From Kenneth Teasdale to S. W. Canada
Letter from Kenneth Teasdale to University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada regarding an application for admission to the School of Journalism made by Edith Louise Massey. Teasdale writes that Massey is entitled to admission "if no journalism school at Lincoln University is available to the Applicant," unless she is a part of "a movement in bad faith to close the School of Journalism at Lincoln." He adds that he has no information which suggests this is the case, and that he "may only conjecture and surmise." He does assert there is a movement of that sort, however, fostered by Lincoln President Sherman Scruggs, and recommends an investigation into Scruggs' allocation of university funds away from schools of law and journalism - programs at issue in recent lawsuits. At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and her effort to gain admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism, and repeated denials due to her race, lead to a case that eventually was heard before the Missouri Supreme Court.