Scopes Monkey Trial: Dr. John Randolph Neal, John Scopes' lead defense lawyer, is in New York City to confer with witnesses in the case.
While there he discusses with reporters the bigotry and intolerance that Scopes has had to endure from people all over America on account of this case. John Scopes has been charged with violating Tennessee's Butler Act by teaching evolution in a public school.
"This case has more than local significance. One is amazed at the extent of latent sentiment of intolerance and bigotry in other states, a force that will come to the surface once the opportunity is ripe.
If the state's charges against Scopes are sustained you will see other evolution trials and perhaps a movement in Congress to control the thoughts as well as the actions of people."