Stirred Up at New Orleans, Daily Racing Form, 1908-12-31


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STIRRED UP AT NEW ORLEANS. Xew Orleans. La.. December :50. "When the proposed race meeting at the Suburban race course in Jefferson1 Parish opens on January 10 I will positively enforce the Locke law to the letter." said District Attorney L. II. "Mafrero today in discussing Joseph A. Murphys plans for a meeting across the river. "Of-course, if the racing can be conducted so as not to violate the law there will be no Interference on tlie part of any of the authorities, but I will make it a point to see that the law is rigidly enforced." President A. Rouprieli of the Suburban Bacing Association today confirmed the story that Judge Murphy would Inaugurate a racing meeting at the Suburban track in Jefferson Parish on January 15. He said that while Murphy would be presiding judge, he Rouprieli would have full charge of the management. He said that while Borne Resness would be interested, he would have no active direction in the management. Rouprieli feels, confident that they can operate within the confines of the Locke law. asserting that the best of racing would be furnished, and that the association would not tolerate bookmaklng of any kind, and that the Locke law would be strictly enforced. He said that they did not exnect to make a world of money out of the meeting, but lie thought if it was conducted on the right basis they could make some money out of it.

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