The child research wing of Haworth Hall at Kansas University was dedicated in honor of the late John T. Stewart II of Wellington. The facility was part of the Kansas Center for Research in Mental Retardation, which also included research structures at Parsons and Kansas City. The $648,453 structure housed about 25,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space and was used primarily by the departments of human development and family life, speech and drama, and the Bureau of Child Research and the School of Education.
Linda Edds, questioned at the Miss America Pageant about the controversial swimsuit phase of the pageant, defended the contestants’ appearance in swimsuits. “How can the judges judge a girl if she has her legs covered up?” queried Miss Kansas. “A good pair of legs is an important asset to Miss America.”