Explicit Statement About New Track.: Outlines Plans of New Fair Association in New Orleans-Feared Outside Invasion., Daily Racing Form, 1917-03-06


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1 1 FXPLICIT STATEMENT ABOUT NEW TRACK. Outlines Plans of New Fair Association in New Orleans — Feared Outside Invasion. Anthony Ilouprich. one of the leading figures in the organization of the new Jefferson Parish Fail-Association, has issued a statement in which he outlined more explicitly the plans of the new fair association proposed in the parish. "To start off with." said Mr. Rouprich. "we have no idea of creating any fight club, and really have not settled any plans for conducting a race mooting. "Establishment and perpetaatiea of a 1 poind hi live stock and agricultural fair in sua parish is our chief aim. If we find that we need racing to help finance our fair, we shall take the matter into consideration. "At present we are going ahead with the organization of oar new corporation, t rtificates for stock will be offered for sale principally in Jefferson parish. We expect to maintain our fair all by ourselves, though if the project appeals to New Or-leans citizens they will have the opportunity to purchase stock. "Already 180,006 worth of stock in our new fair has been sold in Jefferson parish. We will have no trouble dmpmdag of it .-11. "The Jefferson Fair Association, which conducted the fair held last fall. wiB meet March 7 and the Jefferson Fair Association. Incorporated, will be organized. Practically the same board of directors that governed the present association will serve in the new corporation. "As to conducting racing on Sunday, there is no Indication that we will do that. It may l e that Sunday racing would injure the sport in New Orleans and thats exactly what wo do not want 10 do. We would prefer not holding any race meeting if we thought it would do an] thing but help thoroughbred racing in New Orleans. "We. have learned on good authority that a syndicate ef northern promoters intends to buy a tract of land in Jefferson parish and open a race trick in opposition to the Fair Grounds. We realized that such a move must be prevented, as outsiders certainly would not consider the good of New Orleans or Louisiana in their desire to make money. "Thats why we mad" haste to bap the tract of ground and we shall do our best to see that no fly-by-night promoters locate in Jefferson pariah. "The tract which we have contains nearly 100 acres and will be plenty big enough for our fair. And we expect to have a monster show next fall. "I cannot understand where the rumor about a fight club came from. New Orleans has a boxing arena which is so large that it never has been filled. What would be the sense in erecting a still larger one at Shrewsbury:" Mr. Rouprich said that the Jefferson Fair Association. Incorporated, would be controlled by a board of directors comprising the leading elthums of Jefferson parish. Among the probable directors are Leo A. Marrero. John Boudreaux. Al Stumnf. Mayor John Ehret of Gretna. Charles Evans aud others. — New Orleans Thnes-Ph aj WW

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