ARMY & NAVY: Good Enough to Marry

ARMY & NAVY

After months of pressure from G.I.s and Army chaplains, the U.S. occupation headquarters in Germany ruled last week that G.I.s and Army-employed civilians may marry German Fräuleins. Some qualifications: 1) the G.I.'s marriage application must be approved by his commanding officer and the mayor of the girl's town; 2) the prospective groom must be scheduled to leave the European Theater a month after the application is okayed. Happiest over the new order were the eligible German girls, who had long complained: "We are good enough to sleep with, but not good enough to marry."

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