DAYTON, Tenn., July 6, 1925 (UP) -- A panel of 29 citizens of Rhea county, predominantly farmers, from which the Scopes evolution trial jury will be chosen, was picked by 16 justices of the peace here today. The names were drawn from a hat by a small barefoot boy in overalls elected for the honor because he was too young to read.
The panel is made up of 17 farmers, including one former teacher and one former member of the Legislature, five merchants, including a jury member of the Dayton City Commission, one tanner, one former professor of the University of Tennessee, on teacher in the county public schools, one former United States marshal, one real estate agent, one doctor and one teacher and farmer.
Meanwhile the rest of Dayton was in a state of suspended animation, its hearts and hopes turned toward Cookeville, Tenn., where defense counsel were to move today to have the case transferred to a federal court.
The town of Dayton, nesting in the foothills of the Appalachians, has made extensive preparations to stage the trial and receive hundreds visitors the case is expected to attract. The possibility of an injunction means all this has gone for naught.