Education: Outfit

Grim-eyed, stringy-haired, frumpishly virginal, the oldtime schoolmarm lived in a tradition as famed as that of the absent-minded professor. But frumps and dowds are not admired by present-day school teachers; "schoolmarm" is a fighting word. For anti-frumps there was sprightly reading last week in the sedate Journal of the National Education Association. Mrs. Lillian Gray, assistant supervisor of State Teachers College at Santa Barbara, Calif., had called together her teachers and posed the question: How can a teacher improve her personal appearance? Upon their replies she based an outline for the...

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