AT HOME & ABROAD: Christmas in the Foxholes

There are no attics in the Army or Navy. So those who send Christmas presents to men in Northern Ireland. Australia, Iceland, Trinidad, Egypt, Midway or Brooklyn Navy Yard had better send things that are wanted. Last week, just in time for givers, the Department Store Economist published the results of a poll in which 1,000 servicemen rated 51 potential gifts as "swell," "fair" or "junk."

No giver who takes the poll to heart will send any serviceman a cribbage board unless he specifically requests it, nor burden an infantryman with a portable phonograph. He will steer clear of diaries, shun...

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