An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nineteen: Chapter 14
Sixty-Fifth Congress of the United States
[Excerpt from An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nineteen.]
PROHIBITING PROSTITUTION NEAR CANTONMENTS: That section thirteen of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the President to increase temporarily the Military Establishment of the United States," approved May eighteenth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows, subject to the same modifications as prescribed in the Act approved October sixth, nineteen hundred and seventeen:
"SEC. 13. That during the present emergency it shall be unlawful, within such reasonable distance of any military camp, station, fort, post, cantonment, training or mobilization place as the Secretary of War shall determine to be needful to the efficiency and welfare of the Army, and shall designate and publish in general orders or bulletins, to engage in prostitution or to aid or abet prostitution or to procure
(886) or solicit for purposes of prostitution, or to keep or set up a house of ill fame, brothel, or bawdy house, or to receive any person for purposes of lewdness, assignation, or prostitution into any vehicle, conveyance, place, structure, or building, or to permit any person to remain for purposes of lewdness, assignation, or prostitution in any vehicle, conveyance, place, structure, or building; and any person, corporation, partnership, or association violating the provisions of this chapter shall, unless otherwise punishable under the Articles of War, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and any. person subject to military law violating this chapter shall be punished as provided by the Articles of War; and the Secretary of War is hereby authorized, empowered, and directed to do everything by him deemed necessary to suppress and prevent violation thereof."
Approved, July 9, 1918