Missouri Women in the Health Science Professions

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February 13, 1942

My dear Miss Knapp
      All the girls join me in thanks for the candy and good wishes. The candy supply was getting a bit low so your gift is saving the day.
      We found that the best time to bring it out is just after drill each afternoon. Col. Cady is anxious for us to carry ourselves well and is putting us through the paces each afternoon. He is quite proud of his group and I know that he is expecting us to march from here in great


style when the big moment comes.
      The girls are all on duty each morning 7 – 12, while the afternoons are devoted to drills, general discussions and talks by the various doctors regarding the organization of our particular hospital. Tomorrow afternoon we are going the to have the opportunity of seeing a Field Artillery Demonstration. Col. Cady and the others are simply wonderful to us.
      Last Monday when we visited the 2nd Armored Division, pictures were taken which will probably be released to the St. Louis papers.
      Many thanks for all your kindness to us.

                  Lucille Spalding

P.S. I don’t believe I asked you if you would save all the preliminary material which we used in


the organization. If I am still bent upon writing a thesis when this is over, it may be a good subject.