National Affairs: Naked Policy

The following opinion by Rear Admiral G.J. Rowcliff, Commander Cruisers, Scouting Force, of the U.S. Fleet, got into the press last week: "Neither nakedness nor underwear are authorized Navy outer uniforms at present. The sun's age and man's antiquity being what they are, sunbathing has been practised for some time in the past without a policy. However, the price of clothing, the progress of medical thermo and radio technique, and the existing inclination of mankind toward nakedness and idleness may require the establishment of a policy. Sunbathing, by its very nature, seems to...

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