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News pictures of American troops laughing with scantily-clad German frauleins, since the lifting of the nonfraiternisation ban, have evoked a mixed reaction among the womenfolk in America, states the Washington correspondent of the Sydney Morning Herald. "Perfectly disgusting," hissed Edith Maxey, a secretary, when asked her opinion by a reporter. "Our men should be ashamed of themselves. Besides, it's unfair to American girls." Blanche Mills, a Washington sales girl, was bothered by the idea of her brother mixing with Germans. "I dislike his getting friendly with those women, whose husbands and brothers were trying to kill him only a few months ago,!' she said. But another sales girl, Sheila Scanlon, said she thought fraternisation was a good idea, "because it removes the stolen fruit angle."

Mary Jacobs, hostess at a stagedoor canteen, believes girls who have husbands or fiancees "over there" have the right to be worried. Interior decorator Mary Wright thinks differently. She says: "More power to the American bo-o if they want ■ to step out with German girls." Last word comes from a petite English girl, Pat Kelly, who is married to an American soldier stationed in Britain.

"I am all for fraternisation, because it helped me marry a wonderful man, but I am for fraternisation among our Allies, not with our enemies," she says. ARRIVAL IN SYDNEY 2V.Z. GIRL COMMANDS F.A.N.Y.'S. Rec. 10 a.m. . SYDNEY, this day. Lieutenant Nora Ridler, of Wellington, who has lived in England since 1936, commands a detachment of 24 girls of the First Aid and Nursing Yeomanry, the o!' st uniformed women's service in the British Army, who have arrived in Sydney. They will carry out clerical duties i* the Pacific area. SUCCESSFUL FAIR A fair neld by members of the Victoria League Young Contingent in the league rooms on Saturday afternoon realised the sum of £200. Proceeds were in aid of funds for the purchase of chairs for the military annexe at the Auckland Hospital and also for general war work. Those present were welcomed by the league president, Mrs. J. B. Macfarlane, Mrs. L. S. Rickerby and the deputy-chairman of the Young Contingent, Miss Ela Hutchison.

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"FRATTING" VIEWS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 178, 30 July 1945

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"FRATTING" VIEWS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 178, 30 July 1945

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