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The Lewiston Daily Sun, Maine, 3 May 1930, p.1

Teacher found not guilty of assault

Elyria, O., May 2 -- (AP) -- Mrs. Myrta Bradley, 22-year-old teacher in the New Oberlin district school, was free tonight from charges of assault and battery which the parents of six-year-old Mary Gerhartinger filed against her several weeks ago because she whipped Mary with a wooden paddle.

A jury in court here today found Mrs. Bradley not guilty, after other school children testified the whipping had not been severe.

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The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 6 May 1930, p.3

Teacher shows how she hit girl

In a court room packed to capacity, Mrs. Myrta Bradley, New Oberlin district school teacher, took the stand at Elyria, O., during her trial for assault and battery in connection with the whipping of a girl pupil, and demonstrated with the paddle just how she chastised the child to prove that it was done without injury to the child. Left, Mary Gerhartinger, the child whom the 22-year-old teacher admitted striking six times with the paddle and then "tapping" her face; right, Mrs. Bradley in the courtroom surrounded by some of her pupils.

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