Verdict in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada. Jury foreman Edwin J. Bedford announces the jury found in favor of the defendant, University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada and against defendant Lucile Bluford. At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and her effort to gain admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism, and repeated denials due to her race, lead to a a series of lawsuits that eventually reached the Missouri Supreme Court.