October 1, 1957

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Wheeler of sus- the left ivrisl. was weakened a of her physician was Moberly Teacher Suit Heard By Judge Sent to Little Federal Judge Roy W. Harper, assigned to relieve Judge lionald N. Davics in the U, S. Districl Court at L i t 11 r Rock, was the judge who heard the integration suit last summer involving the Mo bcrly school district. junction asjsinst the school board practices, and seeking $4,000 d to hall allegedly discriminalory ages c.ich. The N a t i o n a l Association A d v a n c e m e n t of Colored made i( a test case. The case So f a r , Judge H a r p e r has n o t i heard hy . f u d handed down a decision in Ihc M o - l i s a year a-,'o in A u g hcrly case, a l t h o u g h a decision is lasted four days believed i m m i n e n t . The suit involving Ihe Mohtrly school district was filed hy eight former Negro teachers at Moberly's Lincoln School, who were dismissed when Ihc school system here was integrated at Ihe end o( the Icrm in 1955. Damages Asked The eight teachers filed against the district, seeking an in Under Advisement Judge Harper look t)ie case under a d v i s e m e n t , and attorneys filed briefs instead of m ing closing arguments. The briefs were filed shortly after the end Ihe year, and a decision lias been pending since. A t t o r n e y s A u s t i n Aril ' t h u r M. O'Kccfe, representing (Continued on Fiige 2)

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 01 Oct 1957, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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