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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 21, 1945)
HEARD THE ANGELS—Co-pilot with Eddie Rickenbacker and
author of the current book, “We Thought We Heard the Angels
"ing,” Lt. James C. Whittaker, is pictured showing his students the
raft upon which in* spent 21 days in the Pacific. He will speak at three
church meetings in Eugene Sunday.
Lt. J.C Whittaker to Recount
Adventures on a Life Raft
Xjt James C. Whittaker, co-pilot
< f the plane in which Eddie Rick
eobacker was downed and survivor
of the 21-day ordeal on a raft, will
.speak at First Baptist church Sun
day at 11 a.rtl., according to Dr.
Vance H. Webster, pastor. His
topic, “We Thought We Heard the
Angels Sing,” is the title of Lt.
Whittaker’s current best-seller.
Kis new book, “Other Hands,’.’ is
scheduled to come off., the presses
At 2:30 p.m. Sunday he will
speak at the First Baptist Church
of Springfield and at 7:30 p.m. int
the First Christian church of
In World War I
Lt. Whittaker, born in Cap»
Girardeau, Missouri, in 1901, en
listed in the navy in the first world
war. He was attached to the USS
Baltimore as a carpenter’s mate.
Upon leaving the service in 1921,
lie went into the building trades
industry, in which he remained
In this year Lt. Whittaker en
listed in the army, and was attach
ed to the sixth ferrying group, air
ransport command. He was en
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For the men, such jobs as foun
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More Jobs Coming
Office work for women has not
yet been organized, but before
long openings will materialize,
Mrs. Hathaway said. Jobs avail
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waitresses, sales clerks in down
town shops, and child care. There
are a great many opportunities
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Mrs. Hathaway has offered to
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gaged in ferrying army planes
throughout the United States, and
from the west coast to Australia.
Immediately before his honorable
discharge on his forty-third birth
day, the lieutenant was ferrying
planes to the south Pacific.
His ordeal of three weeks on the
raft under the blazing sun and sub
jected to the whims of the sea, are
recorded in his book, “We Thought
We Heard the Angels Sing.”
In Kwama Ranks
After almost two weeks of
carrying baggage from train to
taxi to dorm, members of
Kwama are thinking of adding
some amendments to their con
stitution. The white-clad girls
of the sophomore service (with
a smile) honorary are worn to
the nub of their size 42 sweaters.
An amendment to the effect
that not more than 150 pounds
of luggage should be carried by
any one member at any one time
would get a unanimous vote
from the crushed Kwamas.
. Another resolution that black
uniforms be substituted for the
perishable- white is thought too
revolutionary to be passed at
this time. But another term will
come and the stubborn dissent
ers may be weeded out by then.
UO Grad Receives
A promotion from major to
lieutenant colonel in the army air
forces has been awarded Fred J.
Stevens, a 1929 graduate of the
school of architecture.
Called to active duty in May,
1942, as a first lieutenant, Stevens
was operations officer at the
Miami air base for two years
before going- overseas. Since then
he has been stationed in Australia,
New Guinea and Manila with the
air transport command. He has
helped to plan and organize the
recent movement of the occupa
tion troops into Japan.
Stevens’ brother, Col. Kermit
Stevens, is also with the army_^iijt
Keuka college has announced a
new three-year accelerated course
to train nurses.
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