Re "Utah principal apologizes after dance hemline debacle" (Tribune, Oct. 2):
In looking at the line of inappropriately dressed high school young women whom the principal turned away from the homecoming dance at Stansbury High, I was first surprised how frilly the dresses were (I just don't keep up with the styles). Then I focused on the dresses' length, and I was shocked, shocked! that they were a couple of inches above the knees!
I was taken back to similar skirmishes (really wars) about miniskirts in my late-1960s high school. By the early '70s, administrators had given in, and even teachers were wearing short dresses.