PROF. THOMAS IS SUSPENDED
University of Chicago Investigates Case Now in Morals Court.
Chicago, April 15. — Prof. William I. Thomas, sociologist, was suspended today from the University of Chicago faculty, pending an investigation of the charges that he had violated the conventional moral code in his relations with Mrs. R. M. Granger, wife of an army officer now serving in France.
A telegram from Dr. Harry Pratt Judson, president of the university, who is now in Washington, directed the issue of the suspension order pending the inquiry into the arrest of the professor and Mrs. Granger at a downtown hotel last week.
Prof. Thomas, who had been called a "silly boy" by his wife and "daddy" by Mrs. Granger, appeared in morals court today to answer a charge of disorderly conduct, but the case has continued until Friday.
Mrs. Granger, who faces a similar charge, was too ill to appear in court and was being nursed back to health by Prof. Thomas’ wife by whom she was given refuge.