This 1940 photo shows Louis E. Plummer using a microphone to make an address to the campus. A few months later, he would be removed as superintendent of the high school and college by members of the Board of Trustees. His firing upset students, faculty, and members of the Fullerton community at large. Fullerton residents petitioned the Orange County Grand Jury to investigate the Trustees, but the Grand Jury found nothing to justify the action. Plummer’s removal was due to a number of factors: his proposed changes in the heads of departments; angry suppliers who weren’t awarded contracts for campus building projects; and the election of a new member to the Board of Trustees who did not support Plummer.