COUNCIL ACQUIT CASEY
NZ Truth , Issue 1090, 21 October 1926, Page 15
COUNCIL ACQUIT CASEY
Referee's Report Is Passed Oyer By Governing Body The case of Harry Casey, disqualified on a foul m his fight with Artie Hay at Hastings, has been considered by the N.Z. Council.
AFTER considering all 'the evidence the referee's report, and the spinion of the council's representative present at the fight the council has decided under rule Gl, subclause 2, not to impose any line on Casey. Seeing that th'e rule provides for„a fine, disqualification or suspension and :he power to order the forfeiture tb the lssociation any prize due to the dffpnd-3r, Casey, m otlier words, lias been ficluitted by the ./ruling body, of boxing n New Zealand. But whether he is to get his end of the purse is another matter. Under the agreement of articles the lssociation can withhold Casey's end, md judging by. the letter the Hastings Association wrote fto Casey oni October he is going ito "miss the bus." The letter makes an interesting piece >f reading, especially the following sxcerpt: "My committee wishes to inform you hat, under the agreement signed by /nu, and by the decision of the N.Z. Council, yoii are not entitled to that jortion of tlie purse otherwise due to rou." j Written a week before the council jonsidered the case the letter canlonly lave one meaning that Casey had
been ordered by the ''council to forego his "chop." In saying that the Hastings Association made a decidedly unfair and most inaccurate statement, the penning of such lines leaves, only one impressio that an attempt was being made to intimidate Casey. Now thtit tlie council has dealt Avith the subject, ancl replied m terms that can only be taken as a fairly broad hint that Casey is entitled to his money, there is still time for the original wrong to be righted. Casey was badly treated when he was given his marching orders, arid that the referee erred "N.Z. Truth" will always hold. And judging from the attitude the council has taken up it is of much, the same opinion.''