New Orleans Expects Peace Pact.: Believed That W. J. C. and A. T. A. Will Soon Get Together for Further Government., Daily Racing Form, 1907-01-08


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NEW ORLEANS EXPECTS PEACE PACT. Believed that W. J. C. and A. T. A. Will Soon Get Together for Further Government. New Orleans. La.. January 7. — Two meetings of importance are to t e held here this week. The directors of the Crescent City Jockey Club will get together Wednesday and on Thursday the directors O- the American Turf Association will meet. John Condon ami Louis A. Cella are expected to be present at the meeting of the Crescent City Jockey luh and il is expected that before the end of the week representatives of the American Turf Association and the Wetseru Jockey Club will get together for a conference on the subject of amalga-mating the turf governing bodies and establishing permanent peace in the west. "Aside from the actual news from day to day. the most absorbing topic of interest is the probable outcome of the meeting between the represent at ives of the two turf governing bodies when they come together to talk over the terms of the rehabilitation.* says a New Orleans dispatch to the Cincin nati Bnqalrer of Sunday hot. "The past week has brought forth nothing to indicate that there has been any change of heart on either side, and it would seem BOW that unless some tinforseen incident transpire* that the negotiations will go on to a ■aecessfal issue. "Certainly every well minded turfman, east or west, will sincerely hope for such a conclusion. Further holding oil might seriously menace the wel fare of the turf in the west and breeders, track managements and turfmen alike, will join in ad trancing the idea to the end hat the gentlemen who now have the situation in hand will see the foDy of attempting to begin another season with amis drawn. "It must be borne in mind, too, that under the proposed new arrangement extensive powers are not to Ik granted to either of the factions so prominent in bringing about and continuing the present differ enee. Bather an arrangement that will give to each track in the territory to be governed by a voice in the government, for it is only by such means that anything like lasting peace could be effected, ami unless that is done a new compact would ln-little more than a smoothing over of the present situation, and there would always remain the prospect of another split that would be even more costly than this last. "The argument has l oon advanced that the natural politics of the western turf situation would shortly bring the different cliques together again and that after a while there would be the same old bickeriug and another upheaval that might be worse than the present struggle for control. It is all up to he men who have large racetrack holdings at stake and with the lesson of the last two years in mind, they might reasonably be expected to let mere personal feeding pass, since a compromise means so much to the s|»ort. This was done when the agreement between the local tracks was reached, and there is no reason why it could not be done between the greater interests."

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