MANNERS & MORALS: Resistance

MANNERS & MORALS

The furor over the new fashions rose to a fine, shrill pitch. Across the land, women by the hundreds—and city editors, too—flocked to the banners of resistance.

Their stronghold was Texas and their Joan of Arc was a Dallas housewife named Mrs. Bobbie Woodward. Mrs. Woodward, 24, and mother of two, was no Ingrid Bergman. But she had a nice pair of legs and a stubborn spirit. She saw no reason why she should hide her legs under long skirts, why her draftsman husband should be put to the expense of...

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