U.S. WILL LET SOLDIERS DRINK LIQUOR IN HOMES
Washington, D. C., Feb. 19. — War department regulations have been so amended as to permit officers and men of the army to be served with alcoholic liquors in the homes of their relatives or friends outside of the camp zones. The change was made at the suggestion of Chairman Fosdick of the commission on training camp activities while considering a general change in the prohibition zone systems for the camps.
Changes were considered when the war college found that at one camp the five mile zone operated to close saloons on one side, while saloons on another remained open, though only a half mile away, because they were within the corporate limits of a municipality.
The war college took the view that a uniform zone system should be adopted irrespective of the proximity of towns, but the training camp commission disagreed with this view and the old zone system was retained.