Army & Navy And Civilian Defense: Major Hobby's WAACs

The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (TIME, May 18) came into legal being last week. Immediately Secretary Stimson appointed as director one of the most remarkable Texans in Washington: Mrs. Oveta Gulp Hobby, 37-year-old mother of two. Her rank corresponds to that of an Army major. Slim, trim, quiet and pretty, Mrs. Hobby has a taste for fancy hairdos and shocking hats. In the Corps she will wear a uniform hat, but will probably continue to ruin the hairdos by running her hands through her pompadour while thinking. She does a lot of thinking....

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