Army & Navy - Mummie

Oldtimers heard the news with barely a blink. The War Department announced last week that a woman had been appointed for the first time as an instructor in the high and mighty Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

She is Major Mary Bell, 50, spinster. A longtime schoolteacher (French, Latin, history, mathematics), she was dean of women at Coe College in Iowa when she joined the WAG (then WAAC) in 1942. She was graduated with the first class of women officer-candidates, one of the oldest of her group, rose rapidly. Her associates say that she is motherly, sympathetic,...

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