GREAT BRITAIN: 33B and a Prayer

In the practice of the world's oldest profession, the water fronts of Port Said or Shanghai have never hummed more briskly than do London's Piccadilly and gaudy, shoddy Soho. Day & night girls walk their dogs, soliciting. Police look the other way, make few attempts to check the prostitutes' health records. But only last week did British prudery permit a few ugly words to be spoken in public.

When U.S. and Canadian military authorities complained about prostitution, the British Government investigated, discovered a vicious increase in venereal diseases, decided the subject needed airing. The austere London Times quoted Sir Wilson Jameson,...

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