In the light of recent public announcements of the large numbers of WAVEs now on duty in the shore establishment of the Navy, and because of the praise of their accomplishments by high ranking officers, it is felt that service personnel may be interested in a brief account of the training and indoctrination of WAVE officers.
The U. S. Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School (WR), located at Northampton, Massachusetts, is, as its title indicates, a training school for officers of the Women's Reserve. It employs some of the facilities of Smith College, as well as the Hotel Northampton (dormitory) and the famous Wiggm's Tavern for messing. And what messing! Nowhere in the country, it is believed, do any trainees receive, within the limits of the standard Navy ration, such delicious meals, of such interesting variety, and cooked to perfection as they would come out of the most skilled housewife's kitchen.