Education: The Winner

"I took my prayer book to the contest," gasped the striking girl in the white evening gown, "but I never thought I'd win it." Last week Sophomore Nancy Street, 19, was indeed voted Miss Indiana University in the first beauty contest she ever entered. Real reason for her surprise: Nancy is a Negro, the first of her race to become a beauty queen on the Indiana campus. A speech and theater major, she defeated 14 white coeds with her good looks and a dance interpretation of Harlem Nocturne, will now compete for the state's Miss Indiana title. If she wins that...

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