Foreign News: The Proper Look

It was a summer of anxiety for G.I. wives in West Germany. On the heels of Christian Dior and the Flat (or raised) Look came Colonel John H. Dilley and the Proper Look.

Colonel Dilley, an infantry soldier who commands U.S. Army installations in Frankfurt, had taken a horrified glance at the sloppy and sometimes less-than-decent appearance of American womenfolk in his area. The colonel is a brave man, and so he decided to do something about it. "The attire being worn in public by some American women is not in good taste," he...

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