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o Ca ca ra Ca u ta ca na Ca tat ta Ca Ca Ca Ca Ca Ca Ca Ca Ca Ca Ca Hens-ley B. I. FrtsL: Deletion Clnprful Thai 11 & Tract IVCI he fr-liwtated. fr-liwtated. fr-liwtated. DeSnite derision on Franklin' rihl to play in the state Imskelball tourney at Indiana university to morrow mill be made at a special meetir? of the state board of control control to be held this evening at 6:33 o'clock in the Howies hotel at uioomingion. iiiree motor cars carried a delegation of Franklin business and professional men. headed by SupL J. C Webb and Principal John S. Williams, to liloomington early this afternoon and a determined effort will be made to presuade the board to re-instate re-instate re-instate the Franklin team. The meeting is scheduled at 6:30 o'clock but several Franklin., men .have planned to drive to Bargersville and go down to Bloomington on a train leavfna Bargersville at 5:34. They will teach Bloomington in time to appear appear with the local delegation before before the board. The members of the high school team will go to Bloomington Bloomington on this train and be ready to go into the tourney if the board's decision is favorable. Prominent educators, state officials, officials, city officials, bankers, news paper men and athletic directors have been enlisted in the fight to obtain obtain Justice for the Franklin team. Without exception every man to whom the matter has been submitted has unqualifiedly agreed -that -that it is unfair to bar Franklin from the tourney. State Superintendent Ellis is one of the prominent mea who is doing everything he can to convince the board that Franklin's tram should be allowed to play. - Prof. Denman Kelly of the Hopewell Hopewell schools, who is strongly favor- favor- aide to Franklin, was asked by the board of control to be present tonight tonight and give his advice. He has assured the Franklin delegation that he will do his very best to persuade persuade the board to rescind its action. I. Newt Brown and Hubert Kinnear, representing th Hopewell schools, made a special trip lo Martinsville to see Secretary Trester and told him that Franklin should be allowed to play by all means. The decision of the board may not be reached by eight o'chck or later but Supt. Webb said he would send . . k m m a telegram lo ine .vieans urug siore just as soon as the dec i ion is reached. He also gave instructions to have the telegraph company make public the telegram as soon as it is received. It will le given to the telephone exchange for the convenience convenience of persons who do not care to come down town. Teachers Hke eixlrtsrul. When he received the intimation Tuesday afternoon that Franklin might be barred. Principal Williams opened a campaign to prevent I'ranklin's being barred and has spent his entire time since then in keepinst in touch with members of I the board and other persons in the stale who rarght be of service in obtaining obtaining re-consideration. re-consideration. re-consideration. Before going to Bloomington this afternoon Mr. Williams and Miss Nettie Craft, senior menilers of the high school faculty, issued the following statement statement addressed to the citizens of Franklin and the student yfTf the high school: We wish in this way to say to the students of Franklin W A ? J it mien ana prob-lthat whatever may be the outcome the present controversy we must keep in mind the fact that the fun damental purpose and ultimate wel fare of our schools must always he the chief consideration. While our student lcarne over-enthusiastic, over-enthusiastic, over-enthusiastic, as they are some times wont to do, they are now back at work and will continue so with the ask-lproper council and admonition. So may we not all be loyal and refrain from savinx or doing anything to bring discredit upon our school?

Clipped from The Evening Star14 Mar 1918, ThuPage 1

The Evening Star (Franklin, Indiana)14 Mar 1918, ThuPage 1
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