Eight times Seattle pulled out all the stops to welcome home a boatload of "rotating" G.I.s returning from Korea. The standard welcome program: brass bands, free theater tickets, ice cream, candy, a performance on the wharf by bathing beauties, swivel-hipped hula girls, and prancing cancan dancers. The boys thought it was great stuff, but some of Seattle's moms didn't. They wrote letters to the papers, buttonholed and berated officials to complain about the show the girls put on at dockside.

Last week, as the ninth troopship nosed into the harbor, Seattle's outraged matrons had their way. The band was...

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