Diplomatic_Means's trivia - Page 7




 
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Boots
 
February 14th, 2004  
Gunner13
 
 
OK, she was the first woman to enlist in the Marine Corps (legally anyway).
February 14th, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
Gunner you can have the five if you give me her rank.
February 15th, 2004  
Gunner13
 
 
Corporal.

Have to guess here as none of the sources I can locate give that information. I know that she handled publicity duties, but not where.

Oddly enough, none of the official USMC sites list her at all - they list Opha Mae Johnson as the first of 305 women to be accepted for duty in the Marine Corps Reserve on 12 August 1918. Lela Rogers' obituary states that she was one of the first 10 women to enlist in the Marine Corps.
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Boots
February 15th, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
Corporal is incorrect, but I'm giving you 5 anyways since you were the only one responding to that question with any amount of accuracy. She was a Marine Sergeant. I want to do another question now.

Here's an appropriate question:
How did wartime conservation efforts affect the Oscars handed out at the Academy Awards during World War 2?

And for extra credit(another five milbucks) tell me whatever happened to those Oscars in question and how much they would fetch at an auction. And I'll need a source for that.
February 17th, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
You don't have to respond to the extracredit in order to answer the original question. even if we move on to another question before the extra credit is answered the extra credit will still be a valid way to earn 5 milbucks.
February 17th, 2004  
D_Plus_One
 
During the War, the Oscars were made out of plaster instead of the usual gold-plating and britanium, and they were exchanged for the normal statues after the war. No idea about the extra credit
February 17th, 2004  
D_Plus_One
 
I'm not sure about how much they would be worth, but I saw that they only had one known to exist in the academies vault, and since they are against selling OScars, if that is the only one, I would have no idea how much they would be worth. The originla plater ones cost $10.
February 17th, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
Plaster is not the correct answer according to the book. If you give me a website that says that the one remaining WW2 era Oscar is in a vault I'll give you the extra credit.
February 19th, 2004  
D_Plus_One
 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertain...lm/2641441.stm

There's the one that says they were mad eof plaster during the metal shortage.

http://www.oscars.org/academyawards/awards/index01.html

There's the official Oscar's site that says plaster.

http://www.ara.org/articles/oscar.htm

There's the one that says they recently found one in the Academy vault.
February 20th, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
Ok then does anyone want to guess what material the book says they were made of? D_Plus_One the 5 was for the extra credit.