Faux Pas At 12 O'clock High!

The U.S. Air Force Academy turns out officers, but will they be gentlemen--or gentlewomen--any longer? In a cost-cutting move, the academy intends to abolish the office of Cadet Wing Hostess, an in-house Miss Manners. In 1955, when the academy opened, the hostess instructed the all-male student body in the finer points of calling cards and the quaint Victorian custom of calling on commanding officers.

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