Education: Pother

Midwestern parents and pedagogues have this autumn managed to raise a new pother, on the strenuous issue: What shall the well-dressed schoolgirl wear?

At Port Fulton, Ind., Mrs. Fahyma Allen marched off to court to obtain a writ compelling the school authorities to permit her daughter Virginia, 9, to attend school clad in knickerbockers. Twice daily for three weeks Virginia had been sent to the school door, twice daily been viewed with alarm and sent home by officials who were shocked to see her spindly extremities encased separately instead of draped in unison....

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