Education: Girls Meet Boys

Stephens Junior College in Columbia, Mo. is a "progressive" finishing school, attended by the daughters of well-to-do doctors, lawyers, diplomats, Army and Navy officers. Less costly ($950 a year) and less swank than such Eastern schools as Miss Porter's (Farmington) or Foxcroft, Stephens nevertheless has luxurious dormitories. a stable of 36 horses, a country club and other necessary equipment for turning out elegant young ladies. But fertile-brained James Madison ("Daddy") Wood, Stephens' president, believes that elegance is not enough. Eighteen years ago he hired an expert to find out what women do besides being elegant, learned that they busied themselves with...

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