Mrs. French asks The Journal and Tri
bune to publish her letter to the executive
committee of the University of Tennessee,
because the verdict of the special committee reflecting upon her veracity and
consistency of conduct has not only been
published in the public press, but is a part
of the record of the state university that
must go down to posterity. Mrs. French
asks the public to give her their help in
her efforts to have this unjust verdict ex
punged from the record.
To the Executive Committee of the University of Tennessee.
Gentlemen:—In the published report of
the meeting of the trustees of the university, I call your attention to the resolution
of a special committee under the heading
"The Stough Case."
In the summing up of this case in the
last paragraph but one, my name is conspicuously used as one of several ladies
who it is implied are in some way re
sponsible for Dr. Stough's attack upon the
teaching of a professor of the university.
I wish to brand this finding of your special committee as a gross slaader of these
ladies and myself, hence I write to demand|
a re-hearing—not of the "Stough Case,'
his case being no concern of mine, but of
the verdict against the ladies and myself
that we are guilty of making charges
against said professor that cannot be sub
stantiated when we have not been given
the opportunity of defense before the body
that tried and convicted us.
An early reply is solicited as to when I
may be allowed the privilege which is al
ways given the lowest criminal, of defending myself against a verdict which brands
me as guilty of conduct unbecoming any
Yours for justice,
L. CROZIER FRENCH.
Knoxville, Tenn., July 29, 1916.
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