Prof. Thomas is Due in Morals Court
William I. Thomas, ousted professor of sociology at the University of Chicago, put in considerable time yesterday in conference with his attorney, Clarence A. Darrow.
Tomorrow the professor and Mrs. R. M. Granger, young wife of a United States army officer, with whom he was found in a hotel room last week, will be arraigned in the Morals court for disorderly conduct. The charge may be supplemented by federal action. Investigation for violation of the Mann act is under way. The maximum penalty on the state charge is a fine of $200.
Mrs. Granger is said to have regained her health and is expected to appear in court with the professor. She still is being “mothered” by the professor’s wife, who took the young woman into her home after the hotel episode.
Martin A. Ryerson, president of the university board of trustees, said the case was closed, so far as the faculty is concerned, with the dismissal of Prof. Thomas.