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At&MSe Cxrd Arrest to Re eerier Attlzzx Tcien Ttmdzy. After wiznijost hotly con tested sectional tarnxmect in years 1 ranklin high c.'jzjl tilyZy tlre frosa competic? for' tirtscrc xt EJoomington, Frkiiy. Ar"-.tl Ar"-.tl Ar"-.tl without having received eomplaint cf any kind from either Hopewell or Frxcliin, A. L. Tresfer, of Martins ville state secretary of the Indiana high school athletic board, decided that Franklin high school students thotikt be punished for their eele- eele- I ration Monday, morning and recom mended to the board membere that the Franklin team be barred from the state tourney. The , board aequiesed in 'his recommendation and Franklin was notified that its team could not appear in the schedule. Other teams in the dis trict were asked to vote for some ether team to represent the dis trict. In spile of the fact that J-ranklin J-ranklin J-ranklin had been barred, three of these teams, Hopewell, Shelbyville and Whiteland voted for Franklin. Franklin or no team" was their answer. Supt. J. C. Webb, Supt. Warren fount and Coach Wagner motored to Martinsville this morning and presented 'the case to Mr. Trester. After a long conference he agreed to have the decision reconsidered at a meeting of the- the- board to be held in Ctoomiagton, Thursday evening at 6:S3 o'clock. A local delegation headed by Supt. Webb will go to Bloom uut Urn and, endeavor to convince convince the board that their decision was made hastily and is vastly un fair to t ranklin and Johnson county. In a long distance telephone con versation with The Star today Mr. Trester said that no Hopewell rep resentative had objected to Franklin Franklin playing in the tourney at Bloom-mgton. Bloom-mgton. Bloom-mgton. v He admitted that he knew Ccpewell felt . entirely friendly about the matter and that several lopewell meu -had -had seen him in Franklin's behalf and urged that Franklin be not barred. "Who started this thing?" the Star asked Mr. Trester. "Well, I don't know as anyone started 11" he said. "If Hopewell doesn't object arid feels all right why should outsiders interfere?' he was asked. The stale oard must uphold lean sportsmanship and we don't believe that students should be al lowed to ImU their classes and no notice taken of it," he said. Cut isn't that, a matter for settlement by the local, school author ities?" he"was c:-dT c:-dT c:-dT "Not as we see iV ts cakl. "Did you . get both sidles of this matter before askfcjr the board to vote on itlT ' I certainly did. "Who did you talk to from Frank- Frank- inr . To Supt. Webb and Prof Wil- Wil- lams. "What did Mr. Webb tell you?" T am not -going -going to tell you what Mr. Webb said." Why not? . He certainly didn't approve or t ranklin being barred. da he?" I said I wouldnt' tell you what Mr. Webb said. He can tell you that." Are you opposed to Franklin playing? "Not personally. It will be entirely satisfactory to me if the board re considers ita decision. I have noth ing against Franklin." fkipts. Webb and Yount returned from SlarlinsviHe at 2 o'clock. , Mr. Webb said that when he beard of the plan to bar Franklin he immediately immediately i filed protest with , Mr. Trester. He said he could not understand understand why Mr. Trester should re use to tell the Star what he had rid to him. "I have tried every way know to keep Franklin from being tarred and will go to Bloomington toctsrrow to fosbt thxi our team be permitted to compete in the tourney", tourney", he ssid. v . . , , , When- When- asked why he did not try to communicate frith mec.ers cf he board yesterday afternoon in- in- ttecd of waitizg until lite in the evep to g to UxxUayiHe, Kf.j VeLb sxid tixt Prof. Trester is the real power cf t-e t-e t-e tcrrd tad Uzz ft ccU not have ccccrrplixiied tny- tny- Siizz to have crrred with otttr zzztzn cf the tecri ' FrczlIIn pecIe ere up in trim over te bcxixTa rrticn xd if Frrr:k- Frrr:k- a b trrrrJ tl vri'.l te over the rzzzl J"rcz3 city ever tzj

Clipped from The Evening Star13 Mar 1918, WedPage 1

The Evening Star (Franklin, Indiana)13 Mar 1918, WedPage 1
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