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than by suppression. The program usually includes a sys-
tem of licensing prostitutes. Licensed prostitutes are .re-
quired to carry special identification papers at all; times;
unlicensed prostitutes are subject to arrest by the police.
b. Methods of procuring used by prostitutes. Some
of the more common methods by which prostitutes procure
(1) Solicitation by prostitutes themselves. This method
is used by street-walkers, and by women patronizing bars,
roadhouses, cheap dance-halls, and other public establish-
ments. Promiscuous girls, who engage in illicit sexual in-
tercourse without pay may also be included under this
(2) Through well-known organized houses of prostitu-
tion. Many well-known houses, tolerated by the civilian
authorities, need no other advertising than their reputation.
(3) Solicitation by pimps, panderers, and exploiters.
These persons frequently earn their entire income by pro-
curing for prostitutes.
(4) Solicitation through agents. This group includes
such persons as cab drivers, hotel clerks, bellboys, porters,
waitresses, and bartenders, who are employed in a legitimate
business and engage in procuring to further their own busi-
ness or increase their income.
c. Identifying the prostitute. (1) Prostitutes may fre-
quently be identified through the statements of military per-
sonnel who have had dealings with them. The provost mar-
shal should make arrangements with nearby venereal disease
control officers to be furnished with copies of reports of
contacts of venereal disease (M. D. Form 140), for use in
determining establishments frequented by prostitutes and
descriptions of women known to be infected. In countries
where a licensing system is in effect, licensed prostitutes
may be identified by the identification papers which they
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