All the girls stayed at the University of Dayton, a Catholic school where the nuns wear ankle-length habits and medieval coifs. Suddenly the campus was alive with girls in bell-bottoms and miniskirts. Said one startled but smiling sister, "We have 1,100 women staying here during the semester, but we weren't prepared for anything like this!"
There was even a beauty queen at Dayton, Tara Sheldon, a talented women's high jumper. A willowy 6' 4", Tara is "Miss Tall Oregon." She arrived with two suitcases—one containing her track equipment and the other high-heeled evening pumps and a night-blue gown adorned with glittering rhinestones. Tara is on her way to Hamilton, Ont. to represent Oregon in the "Miss Tall Universe" contest. "That's me," said Tara, the spirit of the new femininity. "Spiked shoes and stiletto heels."