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January 4, 1944
‘WAC’ nickname called Mistake
Middle Haddam, Conn

(AP) Donald Anderson Laird, noted Psychologist, lecturer and writer, author on a text handling women workers which is used by 4,000 industerial concerns, said today in an interview that the nickname “WAC” for members of the Women’s Army Corps in not only distasteful to most women but has actually kept down enlistment.

“The nickname ‘WAC’ is an unfortunate one.” Dr Laird declared, “Because it immediately suggests something far from complimentary to women who might be interested in joining the organization. While most men like a nickname, the average women does not even it is a complimentary one.”