Better Feeling at New Orleans, Daily Racing Form, 1916-03-28


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BETTER FEELING AT NEW ORLEANS. At the recent meeting of shareholders of the New Orleans Business Mens Racing Association, which condemned the action of those members of the organizations board of directors wfa i voted themselves and accepted sums of money for their services, resolutions were adopted providing for the appointment of a committee of five stockholders, which committee, as representative of the gi neral body of shareholders, shall name at the next annual meeting of the association the nine directors who are to serve next year. "The rapidity with which the resolutions were proposed a:nl adopted was convincing evidence that those shareholders who attended the special session were there with the determination of expeditiously doing all in their power to assure the continued operation of clean racing in New Orleans." said Archibald Marx, the chairman, as he pointed out the fact that all resolutions were adopted without a dissenting voice. It was the sense of the meeting that the appointment of the five men who are to serve on the nominating committee be It ft entirely to the discretion of the chairman, who asked that he be given time to enable him to thoroughly go over the list of stockholders and select only those he believes will have the unanimous support of the shareholders. Dwelling upon the necessity of instant action on the part of those who would preserve clean racing in New Orleans, Mr. Marx went over in detail the original purposes of the Business Mens Racing Association, ami emphasized the fact that no stockholder who subscribed when the movement was first launched did so under the impression that he ever would reap direct personal financial gain from the meeting. "The race meetings have helped our city wonderfully." said Mr. Marx, "and there is not one among us whose business interests have not been benefited by the revival of the sport here. Betterment of our business was our aim. We have accomplished it. and now that the race meetings have proven brilliant financial successes, we should adhere to the promises made at the start of the campaign, and h! the profits of the meetings go to some public-spirited project which will mean something for the community." Mr. Mant address echoed the folding of all present, aud I. B. Reuiiyson. president of the association, was loudly applauded when he suggested that the stockholders not only consider the problem of aiding in the construction of an auditorium here, but immediately start work on the promotion of a Louisiana fair, so the association would have results to show in the future. While a res dm ion condemning the action of the directors who accepted moneys from the association was adopted unanimously, a unanimous vote of common lation was given those of the directors who refused to accept the sums voted them. In this list was included the name of John Dillon, who returned the cheek sent him by the association, stating that he did not believe it was the wish of the stockholders that he be remunerated for the services he had given. R. S. Elily, secretary of the stockholders committee, read a telegram from New Orleans business men in Hot Springs praying that the organization hold together iii the interest of racing and pointing out that the mill I hgllls of the Spa declare the meeting now going on there to be a life-saver. Chairman Man closed the session with a request that all stockholders attend the general meeting called fir the night of March SO, laying stress upon the fact that the future of racing in New Orleans depended on action taken at that coming meeting.

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