After Race Track Budgets: Maryland Racing Commission Considers Past Expense Accounts Extravagant, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-14


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AFTER RACE TRACK BUDGETS ! Maryland Racing Commission Considers Past ! Expense Accounts Extravagant. BALTIMORE, M-l.. February i.i Whether then will i„- a serious tussle between the owners of. M.;m t land no. nark- and the Stat Baring Commission depends entlrelj npon the moderation which the i tracks exercise la unking up their budgets foe ta i ensuing year, sccordiug lo members of the com mission. i Ill- two Democratic mem ben of the commls koa I lames a Lntane, chairman, and Jerviee Bpencer. Jr. i lake the position that there i- no reason t. believe I the tracks will not make important reductions in some of tbelt exnenw items, such as lawyen fees, t and that a- a ■onsequeuci there will be do friction K. clay Timanus, Bepubiican, would neither confirm i nor den] the fact that Ih amission intends to taki- a firm -tmi.l on i spenaes i It is admitted thai it the tracks gracefnllj sub i mit t.. the . p.-n-. ideal of tl mminiea another t precedent will have been set in Maryland. Bpen i . pointed out that this state biased the way in the matter of profits when the commission obtained the i consent of the tra.-k- that profits over 16 per cenl . be devoted to improvements of the track properties, , which ultimately would mak.- Maryland tncka the , tun -i in ih. i itry. •itiir relations with the Iracka are pleasant," -ml Lataae. "1 do not believe the tracks arc antag , onistic to tin mmis-ion. Tiny yielded to US on , the question of tn- fits and I expect they will do a , little more yielding. We expect that the budgets i this year will be eatirely reasonable. In the nasi there have been souse items which the eomminion ] might consider extravagant. These we expect lo i... rednlced this year. "We ai.- aol approaching the matter in a dicta- , toriai spirit. Changes caaaol all be made overnight. Eventually "•■ expect to gel things in good shape, however We expect thai all profits over io per ,,.i,t will i„- u-ed t.. improve the properties until tin- properties no losnrer need improvement. We hope t.. have some mighty good race eounee in Maryland, with all tin- best features thai race tracks have in every part of the country, not per-mitting. of coarse, aay reekleaa extravagaace." The hssngets must be filed within ten days after the dat.-s for racing ea-.m* have hen -"!■ Aa thi-e were -et Thursday the budgets mu- be in by February 2". It was learned from Attorney flpneral Alexander kruutrong thai last year some members, of tin- com mission win- anxfcns to demand a reduction • f tr.-n-k expeaaea and coaaalted him regarding the move. II.- unofficially advised them that a- they pan d tin- hadgrti ami asaae tm.-k- probably had arraaged for exnenditum it would be nawhss to demand a reduelion. —a

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