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PRETTY GIRL'S CURLS TANGLE WHOLE TOWN
TOPKNOT STARTS THINGS IN HIGH SCHOOL
Florence Blood, Girl With the Riotous
' " " Curls
Eau Claire, Wis., Dec. 8. How
should a school girl dress her hair?
Sounds likea simple question but
it isn't. Not in Eau Claire. A-schoolgirl's
curls have brought the entire
town a hairpulling stage of excite
ment, caused 600 high school stu
dents to go on a strike, and a high
school principal to take an enforced
There was no riot in the high '
school when Florence Blood, aged
17, was rebuked by Principal J. M.
Jack for wearing her hair, as he said,
to "entice the boys."
The 600 students of the school
walked out quietly, named an execu
tive committee, and hired Judge G. L.
Blum to represent .them in future ef
forts to adjust the" difficulty with the
The strikers asked nothing but an
apology by Principal Jack to Miss
Blood for his attack upon her char
acter, and to be-allowed to return
tot their school work without junsh