ARMY & NAVY: New Suit

At U. S. Army posts in Texas, Wyoming, Maryland, Illinois and New York, soldiers for the last year have worn a new, experimental uniform. Instead of the olive drab standard since War I, the color was a sporty slate blue. Instead of baggy breeches, rounded below the knees for leggings, trousers hung straight and trim. Tunics cut loosely at the shoulders made for more comfort and utility in the field.

Last week Secretary of War Harry Hines Woodring* announced the results of the tests: the Army will have the new tailoring, trousers and all, but will stay in olive drab....

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