Mayor Signs Taxing Measures, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-08


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, . , , | , , MAYOR SIGNS TAXING MEASURE LOITSVILLB. Ky.. April 7— Mayor Huston Quin signed the new race track license ordinance passed by both boards of the general council, and it becomes operative in time for the coming spring meeting, uuiess stayed by legal proceedings on the part of the Kentucky Jockey Club. The mayor said that he courts litigation by the racing people, and he is certain to be accommodated in this respect. Attorney A. J. Carroll, who looks after the legal affairs of the Kentucky Jockey Club, has not di- ulged his plans for attacking the mayor, but whatever they are it is certain that a bitter court fight will be waged. The Louisville Times today, in an editorial captioned "Confiscation," censures the city administration for its effort to overburden the racing association with taxes and states that if the ordinance should be held valid It will give Louisville politicians a chance to "shake down" the racing interests, or demand blackmail any time they see fit. or else force the closing of a popular enterprise. *

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