General Wood Approves Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1918-10-29


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GENERAL WOOD APPROVES RACING RACINGNew New Cleans La OctobOr 28 Mayor Bchrman has today made public a telegram from Brigadier General R E Wood acting quartermaster general U S A and formerly iii the Remount Department in which he upholds horse racing as a reply to the efforts of tiie American Protective League to stop racing In New Orleans next winter and during the wjir With this objeqt in view W D Spencer representing the league filed a protest witli the Fosdick commission in Washington asking for ressation of the sport sportMayor Mayor Belirmau takes the stand that racing is not harmful The Ulcgram of General Wood fol ¬ lows I am thoroughly convinced that you are justi ¬ fied in encouraging race meetings during the war iii order to continue interest in the class of animals that must be dei deiended ended upon to produce cavalry mounts for the army

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