Army & Navy - Tough War

From the politely raffish Deanery to the swank Savoy, there was moaning at London bars last week. U.S. Army officers quartered in London had some bad news. The Army had amputated their allowances: $6 a day for housing; $1.25 a day plus $21 a month for food. It was going to take over the rooming and eating business, operate on a more economical and space-saving scale.

No longer will there be the old carefree days of private flats and charwomen who bring in a bedside cup of early-morning tea. Under new regulations, officers will be billeted in hotel rooms and...

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