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[gap]UGGING FOR WAACS
[illegible] Times
[photograph two smiling women]
By Times Staff Photographer.
Lieut. Doris M. Norrel, Lieut. Glendora Moore

1st Negro Members of Army Auxiliary
In City Enlist 6 In Day.

With the silver bars of first
lieutenants on their shoulders.
first Negro members of the
Women's Army Auxilary Corps
to arrive in Louisville, Doris M.
Norrel and Glendora Moore, are
recruiting Negroes for the
women's Army.

Leaving their base at Fort
Hayes, Ohio, Monday, they added
the name of six Louisville Negro
women to the Waac roster. Lieu-

tenants Norrel and Moore explain
the training and conduct mental
and physical tests at a temporary
headquarters at the U.S.O. Center,
920 W. Chestnut.

Recruits, Lieutenant Norrel ex-
plained, must be between 21 and
45, must pass Army mental and
physical tests and have no de-
pendent children under 14 years
of age. ''All officers,'' she said,
''are chosen from the Auxiliary
ranks.''

First Women in the Army
[Christmas card red flowers in a ribboned box crate CHRISTMAS Greetings]

SECTION 1 THE COU[gap]
Noted Negro Scientist,
Dr. G. W. Carver, Dies

Was Born
Of Slave Parents

Tuskegee, Ala., Jan. 5 (AP) - Dr.
George Washington Carver, the
noted Negro scientist, died to-
night at his home at Tuskegee
Institute.

Dr. Carver had been in failing
health for some months and was
confined to his bed for the past
ten days.

Born of slave parents at Dia-
mond Grove, Mo., he was never
sure of his birth date, but once
estimated that it was ''about
1864.''

Joined Faculty in 1894

He became a member of the
Tuskegee Institute faculty in
1894 and had been attached to
the Negro institution ever since.

Dr. Carver was recognized as
one of the outstanding scientists
in the field of agricultural re-
search. He discovered scores of
uses for such lowly products as
sweet potatoes, peanuts and clay.
From the south's red clay and
sandy loam he developed ink,
pigments, cosmetics, paper, paint
and many other articles.

He will be buried in Tuskegee
Cemetery, where also lies Booker
T. Washington, founder and first
president of the school.

Was Noted Artist, Too.

While Dr. Carver was best
known for his contributions to
southern agrictulure, he also was
a noted artist whose works have
hung in a number of well known
galleries.

He was a humble man who
passed up worldly gain ''to work
among the trees and the ferns
and the grass of God's good
earth.''

Associates tell of the time that
a pecan blight struck Alabama
and Florida trees in the 1920's.
A grower came to Dr. Carver
with a plea for a cure, offering
a large sum of money if he would
undertake research. Dr. Carver
developed a cure and his price
to that grower and all others

[photograph: DR. CARVER.]

was merely the postage stamp
necessary to mail it.

He Was Kidnapped Once.

When quite young, he and his
mother were kidnapped from the
farm where he was born and
taken into Arkansas. His master,
Moss Carver, ransomed him with
a race horse but his mother had
disappeared by the time a mes-
senger reached the kidnappers.

Carver's cherished goal was a
college education and he sur-
mounted all difficulties to attain
it. He was graduated from a
Minneapolis, Kan. high school
and then entered Simpson Col-
lege, Iowa, where he earned his
tuition by working in the college
laundry. The future scientist
spent the next few years at Iowa
State College, accepting a faculty
position there after he had at-
tained his master's degree.

Received Many Honors.

In 1894, Dr. Carver became
Tuskegee's first director of agri-
culture. As he grew older, he
was released from his faculty
duties to become the institute's
consulting chemist and director
of the U.S. Agricultural Experi-
ment Station.

Given to ?? Lucy Joe
[gap]at Ft. Huachuca
May 18-1945

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