The Air Force & the Lady
Sir: Your Jan. 29 story regarding the commissioning of Mary Van Rensselaer Thayer to a lieutenant colonel in the Women's Air Force Reserve interested me very much, because I too would like to become a lieutenant colonel. My qualifications:
Graduate, University of Oregon; business experience, 1932-44; U.S. Marine Corps, 1944-45 ; U.S. Naval Reserve, 1947 to date.
The only reason I am considering a change is that I think it would be easier to support my wife and three kids on a lieutenant colonel's salary than on a seaman's . . .
DICK STEVENSON Colusa, Calif.
Well, I think that...