Arranging For New Orleans Fair., Daily Racing Form, 1916-05-12


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ARRANGING FOR NEW ORLEANS FAIR. New Orleans, fan.. May 11.— The New Orleans Live Stock and Agricultural Fair, under the auspices of the Dusiness Mens Racing Association, with I. D. Kciiiiysnn as general manager, will be given at the Fair Grounds. November 11 to 19, inclusive. This was announced by Mr. Rennyson following a conference with President Pinckard of the racing association. The dates will not conflict with the State Fair at Shreveport. Mr. Rennyson will leave for Shreveport Monday evening, where he will confer with Louis N. Droug-gerhoff. manager of the State Fair. It is probable he will visit other fair centers to get first-hand information on the successful conduct of a big live stock and agricultural exhibit. "Our dates," said Mr. Rennyson. "will not conflict with the State Fair held annually at Shreveport. We have carefully guarded aguinst that, and the object of my visit to Shreveport is merely for the purpose of conferring with the fair management, discussing exhibits that might be used to advantage here. It is the purpose of the racing association to conduct a fair that will be filled with edu-, eational features. We want to attract the attention of the farmers, the breeders and everybody who is directly or indirectly interested or concerned in the development of the great state of Louisiana." Immediately on the return of Mr. Rennyson, who resigned the presidency of the Dusiness Meus Racing Association so that he could give his time to the management of the live stock and agricultural fair, the fair committee will complete the preliminary details. This will be followed shortly by arranging the Fair Grounds to suit the plans for the big fair. Pending the building of the fair, the management will conduct a campaign of publicity over the south, directing attention to the November dates, all of which will have a tendency to bring a greater number of people here during the latter ■art of the year and in advance of the regular racing season. The fair will be followed closely by the opening of the winter race meeting and, no doubt, will serve as an annual feature that will command attention not only over the south but over the entire country. The exhibit will be known as the New Orleans Live Stock and Agricultural Fair, thus avoiding any conflict in name or otherwise with the annual State Fair at Shreveport. , i , 1 • • . . I . I ■

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