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life in the army,". Mrs. Naylor fur
ther testified. "The ladies don't think
very much of their domestic life.
They think mostly of going and hav
ing fun, dancing and horseback rid
ing. It is not an unusual thing it is
a very usual thing to see officers'
wives with other officer when the
officer is on guard or on" some duty
that he has to attend to, some officer
taking some other officer's wife to a
"It is just a little world of our own.
Everybody knows everybody else.
We just live informally, and officers
are around the house all the time.
Mrs. Frederick Naylor and her tWo
We don't think, anything of doing
what we call 'spooning.'' It was not
thought anything of; h was just done
in a lively spirit."
Miss. Naylor was asked: "Do you
want us to understand that it was a
common, thing for officers and others
at the posts to hug and kiss each
others' wives V . . . .
"It certainly seemed to be at the
posts I lived in," she replied.
' ; LIFE AT ARMY POST J
"The curse of the "'army g6'sjls
gossip; people at the posts' gossip
about' everything, and they put evil