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Teaching marines how to cook is not included in the plans of most Iowa State Home Economics graduates. It wasn't on Erma Dirks' agenda either, but she found herself at Cherry Point, North Carolina, doing just that. The Marines professed :this to be the first cooking school ever offered on a military base. "I felt at home immediately because Commanding General E. A. Montgomery appointed me Mess Sergeant (Honorary) of all mess halls at the base during my stay. The stripes were enormous and inspection of all mess halls and kitchens was quite an event."
""We Present With Pride","
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 37
, Article 7.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol37/iss7/7