DENMARK: Should I Not?

Copenhagen's School Board was startled. Inger Merete Nordentoft, Communist member of the Rigsdag, principal of a large school, and spinster, applied for three months' maternity leave. Board members grew curious. Who was the father? Would Miss Nordentoft marry him? The grey-haired 42-year-old schoolmistress, who had belonged to the Danish underground during the occupation, and had spent five months in a German prison, retorted that it was none of their business. She threatened to sue if they fired her. Already foster-mother of a year-old adopted child, she loves children, says they love her. Press, clergy, and teachers...

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