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VOL. XXX. No. 116 - October 25, 1925
HAYWARD DECLARES THAT U.S. COURTS MIGHT ACT TO STIFFLE SCHOOL ROW
Harry Hayward, county attorney, will go to Topeka tomorrow to confer with C. W. Griffith, attorney general, in regard to complaints made by the Mother's Club in the Argentine district, and other patrons, relative to Mexican children attending the same schools as their children.
The seriousness of arousing trouble against the Mexicans was indicated today by Hayward when he pointed out that the difficulty might lead to a federal injunction against the patrons.
Complaint has been made by the Mexican embassy to the secretary of state in Washington, D.C., that any move to segregate the Mexican children would be a violation of the treaty existing between Mexico and the United States. The complaint was forwarded by the secretary of state to Governor Ben S. Paulen, who referred the matter to the attorney general for investigation.
To head off further entanglements the attorney general will try to effect a peaceful agreement with the protesting patrons.
Plans for placing the facts of the matter before the parents will be outlined at the Griffith-Hayward conference.
An attempt will be made to have a special meeting of the parents called when Hayward and other officials will explain the terms of the treaty and the course of action state and national executives would be forced to take should the difficulty assume any larger proportions.