Foreign News: Little Eva's Slacks

The right of a girl to wear slacks to school last week involved the Lord Chief Justice and all Britain in defining the subtle frontier between liberty and the law.

The slacks belonged to little Eva Spiers, 14-year-old daughter of a Lancashire nail-maker. Five years ago, she had an attack of rheumatic fever. "Her little body was all twisted up," said her mother, Mrs. Ernest Spiers. "There were nights when I thought I would never get her straight."

Woman-to-Woman Talk. By August 1950, Eva was well enough to start at the Richard Fairclough Secondary...

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