Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Ann Rosener

 Women in essential services. Ruth Anderson, San Francisco's only woman radio news reporter, has entered a field formerly open only to men. A graduate of radio soap operas, Miss Anderson began her newscasts last October on a probational basis and has been editing, preparing and broadcasting reports on world news ever since. February 1943
 Women in industry. Flare gun production. "What's new about women working in war industries?" asks Mrs. Annette Caines of Detroit, who manned a milling machine in a gun factory during the last war and hasn't stopped work since. Now employed by a Midwest vacuum cleaner plant which has been converted to war work, Mrs. Caines processes flare gun parts on a drill press with the vigor of an eager, youthful worker. With a thirty-two-year-old son in the Army, Mrs. Caines has a deep personel interest in her job. "We women want to fight with our men folks," she says. "Maybe we can't shoot guns, but we sure can make the stuff for them to shoot with." Eureka Vacuum, Detroit, Michigan. July 1942
 Women in war. Summer canning workers. Food to make America strong. Women near Rochelle, Illinois, many of them schoolteachers and pupils, work in asparagus canning factories during the summer months. September 1942
 Women in war. Supercharger plant workers. A former bank clerk and a college graduate who majored in physics, find war jobs in the shipping department of a large Midwest supercharger plant. Betty Hinz (left) whose husband is in the Army Air Corps, left a job in a Milwaukee bank to take a more active part in the war effort. October 1942
[note that the lettering on the left side of the box has 
been "redacted," no doubt a bit of wartime censorship]
Women in war. Supercharger plant workers. Plant foremen point to 20-year-old Annie Tabor as one of their best lathe operators, despite her lack of previous industrial experience. October 1942

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