ARMY & NAVY: No Chewing in Ranks

Secretary of the Navy Wilbur last week, after consulting with the Bureau of Aeronautics, the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, the Bureau of Navigation and the Office of Naval Operations, and after mature consideration, issued an order. The order permits — for the first time since 1911, when it was for bidden — the sale of chewing gum to sailors in the stores aboard ship.

In 1911 gum was removed from the list of articles permissible for sale in ships' stores. The action was taken on the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!