Sober Army

Agitators for a return to prohibition got a douse of cold water this week when the Office of War Information released the findings of a survey on drinking in the U.S. armed forces. After gathering information from almost all U.S. camps and ports, from the adjacent "hot spots" and "sin zones," after interviewing commanding officers, provost marshals and chaplains, OWI concluded: 1) there is no excessive drinking among troops; 2) drinking is not a serious problem; 3) no American Army in history has been so well behaved. Some OWI findings:

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