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- Animal-rescue group receives grant from rock star for spay, neuter assistance (9/28/16)1
- Monia pleads guilty to 9 counts of financial exploitation of elderly; dealings with murderer Joseph clarified (9/28/16)11
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No slacks for CHS girls in 1943
To the editor:
Reading about the controversy regarding the dress code at Central High School got me to thinking of my high school days.
In 1943, I was a junior at Central, and I don't remember having any kind of dress code. All students dressed nice. Girls wore skirts, sweaters, bobby socks and saddle-oxford shoes. Boys wore shirts, sweaters and nice pants. We had no T-shirts nor sweatshirts with printing on them.
One no-no at Central was that girls could not wear slacks. I had a pair and decided I would wear them to school one day in winter, hoping the teachers wouldn't notice. I did OK until I got to Mrs. Lucille Naeter's class, and she definitely noticed. She told me and the rest of the class exactly how she felt about my attire, which wasn't good. I wasn't sent home, but I was told not to ever wear slacks to school again. And I didn't.
How times have changed.
MAXINE BUSCH BOREN, Cape Girardeau