New Orleans Election: Business Mens Racing Association Cleans House, Presenting Directorate of Leading Citizens., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-27


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I I r j , * r ; i i | j | j i j t i t 1 ] j ] t j j , , i , ] I | I ! , ; j , i j j NEW ORLEANS ELECTION I Business Mens Racing Association Cleans House, Presenting Directorate of Leading Citizens. NEW ORLEANS, En.. June St —The Bur.i- 1 ness Mens Racing Association, in a reorganization announced today, presents a directorate which is truly representative of the best local interests. The move is expected to pacify the opponents of racing in the Louisiana legislature, where the fight on the Butler and Claiborne bills will be resumed tomorrow. John Dymond, Jr., member of the house of representatives, one of the board of administrators of the Tulane educational fund and prominent local clubman, is the new president, succeeding Abe Burglass, wrho re- , signed with other members of the board of directors last week. Ben C. Casanas. presi- dent of the Merchants Coffee Company and former president of the Association of Com- . merce. succeeds Captain Theodore Smith as y vice-president. Victor II. Demourelle, secre- tary-treasurer, is the only holdover from the board of directors named at the annual elec- tion May 1. Other new members of the board are : Crawford H. Kliis. Wilson Wil- j liams, C. A. Hartwell. W. II. Brill. James I, i Kelney and Louis Houamann, who will fill ! the vacancies caused by the resignations of * P. EL Lande, J. U. Schaeffer, Edward Xa- than, John D. Meyer, W. J. Brawe and .. I. ■ Gravois. Mr. Ellis is vice-president of the United 1 Fruit Company, president of the Pan Amer- I ican Eifo Insurance Co., president of the i New Orleans Country Club avid former presi- den of the Xew Orleans Board of Trade and l resigned last Friday as national president or 1 the Anti-Blue Baw League. Mr. Williams is 1 general agent for the New England Bife In- i surance Company, a member of the board of directors of the Xew Orleans Association . of Commerce and is affiliated with many leading clubs. Mr. Hartwell is president of j the C. C. Hartwell Company and vice-preei- « dent of the Bouisiana Abstract and Title Guarantee Company. Mr. Demourelle is president of James Demourelle and Sons and formerly was a member of the board of the Young Mens Gymnastic Club. Mr. Brill is president of the Monteleone Hotel Company. Bonis Housmann is president of the firm of Houamann, Inc., and president of the Savings Homestead Association. "In the reorganization of the Business Mens Racing Association the men associated with me, as well as myself, desire the public to know that this has been done in a sincere effort to save for Xew Orleans its whiter racing," said President Dymond. "Winter racing in our opinion is one of our most val-| uable commercial assets. We have decided to take hold of the organization in an assurance to Bouisiana that if racing is permitted here it will be surrounded by the healthiest conditions possible." There will be no immediate change in the staff of employes of the association, it was announced by the new officials. The meeting yesterday was a continued session of a meeting held" Saturday. President Dymond said no date has been set for the meeting of stockholders, but he expected to call an election on the matter of increasing the capital within the next few days.

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