Philip Chambers, age 15, was an employee
of the National Pencil Company who regularly worked Saturdays.
Examination by Reuben Arnold
you see Frank entertain female employees in his office?]
"Mr. Frank never did have any women in there."
[Did you ever see Frank drinking at the factory?]
"I never saw any drinking there."
you ever see Dalton visit Frank at the factory?]
"I have never seen Dalton come in there."
Arnold: [Did you ever see Conley or
anyone else watching the door for Frank?]
"I have never seen anybody watching the door on any
Saturday that I was there."
Arnold: [Did you ever see Frank
doing anything sexually inappropriate with any female workers?]
"I have never seen Mr. Frank familiar with any of
women in the factory. "
Arnold: [Did you ever see
Frank doing anything inappropriate with Mary Phagan?]
"I have never seen him talk to Mary Phagan at
by Hugh Dorsey:
"You and Mr. Frank were
pretty friendly, weren't
"Just like a boss should be."
"Did you ever complain to J.M. Gantt that Frank had
made improper advances to you?"
"You didn't tell Gantt that Frank had threatened to
discharge you if you did not comply with his wishes?"
objected that this line of questioning had no support and was designed
solely to damage the reputation of the defendant. Arnold
complained: "It's the most unfair thing I've ever heard of
in a court
proceeding. It's the vilest slander that can be cast upon a man. If
run this way it could be brought against any member of the
community-you, me or
the jury. No man can get a fair showing against such vile insinuations.
comes up again, I will be tempted to move for a new trial." Judge Roan
ordered the evidence concerning Frank's sexual interest in Chambers
struck from the record.]