ARMY & NAVY: Parity


To Representative Lister Hill, chairman of the House Military Affairs Committee, Secretary of War Woodring last week dispatched a chit. He recommended repeal of a law passed in 1901 which forbids the sale of beer, wine or intoxicating beverages on Army premises. This, Mr. Woodring explained, was not a Wet-Dry issue, but a question of discrimination against the Army. Sailors and marines can now buy beer at their canteens ashore. Said he: "The repeal of this law restores the Army to parity with the Navy. . . ."