Education: Privacy in the Bath

Alhambra, a Los Angeles suburb, is an ordinary U. S. town. Girl students in its high school, like those in many another, have to attend gymnasium classes and afterwards take a shower bath. Two months ago Alhambra's high-school girls moved into a new building, where they had to undress and shower in a big common shower room. This seemed all right to most of them. But not to tall, moon-faced Joan Aveline Lawrence, 16. After one horrid ordeal, Joan refused to shower again in public even if they flunked her for it.

Last week Joan, backed by her father, an engineer, sued...

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