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cftec-Sivc rr."w2Ti tah err c? it. rd r.. .. J to tst'sJ ArUsa .The Frcr.klin hirh school test: will not p!iy tn the stits tcrr. Aflcr hotvliit? two special mr;tir.3 the state fcfccrd of control, rJ ty Fefftiir.Tri.ter, of KIIr.s-vil. KIIr.s-vil. KIIr.s-vil. refused tte rtsefcid iU action. tarring the Franklin tears, end ti m resutt, this section is not represent ed in the state meet ts none of the oter schools in this district would cowsenl to have a substitute rrjintet named. The pi me scheduled between between Franklin and Columbus was forfeited to Colurss. A larfe dele.tcn of Frc-lto Frc-lto Frc-lto tr.ta fcr v;tcn C L J. C Wetb and Prof. John Wiizms were spokes men, appeared before the board of control and presented stroiur arpi ment for the re-instatement re-instatement re-instatement of tee Franklin teari IIowe-er, IIowe-er, IIowe-er, mijrht as well fcave staid at home. I ecretary iTester was very fm-p""-""-- fm-p""-""-- nhatic in his position and although I he had no vole in the matter, he dominated the meeting so complete- complete- !y that at no time was there any chance for Franklin to obtain a fair I hearing and an unprejudiced de-l de-l de-l CtSlon. Tlie Franklin delegation everytning in tneir power 10 local learn re-insiafei re-insiafei re-insiafei ror tne ioum-iernoon. ioum-iernoon. ey. They talked to members or board prirately and in session, nut I they stood by his decision. They I Ik fti ft itooK te posiiion mat rranKim nin schools students should be punished I ror Polling classes and visiting 1 .j 1 Mr. Tfester has made good his word I w that Frtnllin was barred and I Icscwier school without the official permission and would not listen to the argument that punishment in the case "was a matter for local de cision. It was reported that Ralph John son a rormer Johnson county boy, now principal of the schools at Bluffton, is a member of the board. I This is In error. Mr. Johnon was n the board last year, but had noth- noth- i to do with the present board's derision againt Franklin The Franklin team went to nioorrtingtnn Thursday night pre pared to win lhe slate champion ship. When they were barred, the school authorities gave them per mission to remain and witness the tourney games. Th people of Franklin are uni versally iniignant over the boards action and are especially aroused against Scntary Tresler, whom 'evervone blames for the injustice done the Franklin high school. It is alio cis I Mr. TreMer has cherish ed resentment against Franklin col lege fitfi more than a year because the summer school faculty of 1916 would not tolerate his head strong methods while he was here as an assistant professor during the sum- sum- reer session. 12 - i the gencl opinion that he allowed personat prejudice and spite to influence his attitude as an of ficial of the state association. Early scores from the tourna ment were: Kokomo 15. vincennes Anderson :5 5ary P; R'M"hester IS. Plainfield tfi; Montmorencl 21, Muncie 16: Columbus 2. Franklin O. forfeited: Martinsville Xt, Rockville 20; niomtngton 39, Richmond 12, to tv be P. on

Clipped from The Evening Star15 Mar 1918, FriPage 1

The Evening Star (Franklin, Indiana)15 Mar 1918, FriPage 1
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