The Press: Clothes Decision

For six and a half years the editors of the tabloid Army Times never put their paper to bed without a pin-up girl in it. Like their "Gripevine" column, the pretty creatures helped build circulation (now 375,000), and hold it when mustered-out readers had to be coaxed over to the veteran's edition. But an irate letter from Bastrop, Tex. momentarily shook the editors' faith.

". . . It makes my blood boil," wrote Mrs. Wilson C. Bridges, "to think that children see such pictures. . . . I'm a soldier's wife . . and...

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