Sudden End to Inquiry at Windsor, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-08


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: SUDDEN END TO INQUIRY AT WINDSOR WINDSOR, Ont., October 7. -Dr. .T. G. Rutherford brought his investigation of race track conditions in this district to a hurried conclusion last night following an announcement from W. K. Raney. counsel for the social service council, that he would not call any witnesses here to testify against the sport. Just what motive lay lehind Mr. Rancys unexpected action Is not staled, but it is conjectured that the manner in which witnesses made their replies gave the counsel for the "antis" reason to believe he would not bo able to secure much information beneficial to the cause from those who had leen summoned to testify. Other reports emanating from what are considered reliable sources hinted that the Canadian Racing Associations and the "no race" advocates had arrived at a compromise, so far as Windsor is: concerned. It is said that further opposition to racing in this destrict will not be advanced if owners of the three tracks near Windsor can agree upon the elimination of one commissioner. Dr. Rutherford is to make a trip to the Pacific coast 011 his tour of investigation, and will likely hold sessions at Winnipeg. Regina, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. He also intends to make a personal inspection of all race tracks in Canada, so that he will have first-hand kuowledge of conditions.

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