How Square Sportsmen Settle, Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-03


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HOW SQUARE SPORTSMEN SETTLE NEW YORK X Y June 2 An incident ac ¬ centuating the honor and confidence men of the turf have in each other was brought out a few days ago when John Walters handed si defective memorandum of a transaction on a race which had been run a couple of days lH fore to the person who had made the wager The bettor interested has been connected with turf affairs for many years and in making out his slip as customary put down the amount of the bet he wanted to make ami sgned it but never added the most important part of the deal the name of the horse upou which he wished to bet As the account is a weekly one the error was not discovered until the bookkeeper was about to enter the item in the ledger ledgerWalters Walters interviewed the bettor as soon as he saw him and handing him the slip pointed to the fact that he had neglected to name the horse on which he had wagered Now said Walters you just think what race and what horse it was you wished to play on that day and put it on the slip and if it was a winner Ill pay you and if it was a loser Ill charge it to your ac ¬ count This request left it entirely to the hon ¬ esty of the player to decide for himself Tho man replied that he made several Irets that day could not for the moment just designate the horse on which that specific wager was made Just take the slip home and sleep on it suggested Mr Walters May be tomorrow your memory will be refreshed but remember any horses name you write on that slip suits me whether it is a win ¬ ner or a loser I just want to know whether to place under the pay or collect column in the records recordsThe The next day the slip of paper was returned to Walters with instructions to charge up the amount stipulated I tried to solve the problem said the bettor I think it must have been on a loser so charge It up upComment Comment on square dealing among sportsmen of class i unnecessary

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