COOKEVILLE, Tenn., July 6, 1925 (UP) -- Application for an injunction to prevent the Scopes evolution trial at Dayton on Friday was expected to be filed here today by John R. Neal, chief counsel for the defense.
Federal Judge John Gore will hear the two petitions that Neal is expected to file. The first, on behalf of John T. Scopes, defendant in the test case, will allege the state anti-evolution act is unconstitutional, and the second, on behalf of an unnamed citizen, will contend the law prevents his children from receiving a proper education.
Considerable doubt existed regarding whether Judge Gore will act favorably.
"This court is very slow to interrupt the workings of a state court and cause for interference would have to be justified indeed for this court to issue any kind of an order," Gore declared.