Dec. 30, 1941: It seems that local women didn’t get the memo about the being the “Greatest Generation.” They’re a bunch of slackers in the war against the Axis and don’t want to work as air-raid wardens.
“Los Angeles women have been challenged and they are not meeting the challenge,” says Mrs. John Stearns Thayer, head of the California Federation of Women’s Clubs.
“Even in the small towns of the San Joaquin Valley I found registration for all services 100%. Los Angeles women are lagging with an indifference and a selfishness that is most disturbing. They are asking other women to work overtime to protect them — and that is terribly unfair.”
It seems that women lose interest once they discover that there’s no uniform (gasp!) and there’s no pay (ahem).
“They Died With Their Boots On” starts tomorrow at the Warners Hollywood and Downtown. (Added feature, “Rhapsody in Rivets.”)
Tom Treanor writes that wartime sacrifices will be good for Americans, who have gotten soft and lazy. “More walking won’t do many people harm. For the long haul, there are streetcars and buses? Remember them?”
Jimmie Fidler says: Mary Astor, who turned over her husband (Manuel del Campo) to the Canadian R.A.F. months ago, has now turned over her private plan to Uncle Sam.