Army & Navy - MORALE: Personal Use Only

From Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall went an order calling attention to a IOOI regulation that forbids sale of hard liquor on military reservations, an all-but-forgotten rule. Prevailing practice in most officers' clubs and messes* is for stewards to purchase liquor in the name of officer-members, earmark bottles for an officer's personal use. Some clubs had grown lax in recent years, allowed unrestricted bar sales.

Dry Governor Leon C. Phillips of dry Oklahoma finally entered a protest to General Marshall against the earmarking practice. He was not quite on solid ground. But General Marshall did decide that the...

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