Friday, April 22, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Guilford Township Teacher Sues For Salary (1900)

from the Jamestown Press (Jamestown, Indiana) – issue of Friday, June 8, 1900 – page 4, column 4:

The Teacher Won
The case of Alice E. Roberts vs. Oscar Hadley, trustee of Guilford township, Hendricks county, tried in the Hendricks circuit court last week, resulted in the finding for the plaintiff of $150.75, the amount of the salary for the term of teaching contracted for, although she was discharged by the trustee before her term was finished. The law does not allow the employment of married women as teachers, but this lady, then Miss Thomas, entered into a secret marriage with Mr. Roberts, a student then attending the Danville college, shortly after she engaged to Trustee Hadley as teacher, but the contract for her engagement as teacher had not been signed until after she was married. Hadley has asked for a new trial.

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