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*| J J i J ] j , , J . j i , | | , ] • , | , J • . TWO AMERICAN ASSISTAN™ Starter Marshall Cassidy Must Use Canadian Help on C. R. A. Tracks This Year. TORONTO. Ont., Mav 9.— Starter Marshall Cassidy has been permitted, by the Canadian immigration authorities, to take up his duties on the Canadian Associations racing circuit this year but will only have two American assistants, Walter Mara and Dave Davis. It will thus be necessary for Mr. Cassidy to recruit the remainder of his crew in Canada. Major Palmer Wright, secretary-treasurer of the Ontario Jockey Club, maintains his recent trip to Ottawa was solely for the purpose of securing the entry of Mr. Cassidy and his assistants and refutes all other reports in connection with his visit. It is known that the immigration department is taking a stricter stand this year on the importation of American labor for Canadian race meetings, but to what extent the more stringent regulations will be carried is not definitely known as yet. There is assurance, however, that the Thorncliffe Association will have the services of secretary J. P. Turner and "Wash" Norvell will, as usual, officiate in the same capacity at the A. M. Orpen tracks: Long Branch, Kcnilworth and Dufferin Park. As far as the mutuel help is concerned, Mr. Woollatt, of Thorncliffe, maintains the stricter regulations will make little difference as comparatively few Americans have been employed at any of the Canadian courses for the past couple of years. To date, Mr. Orpen has not been successful in having the department allow the entry of clerk of scales Benny Jacobs and starter George Palmer, but has not relaxed his efforts in this direction. Neither is it known at this time whether secretary Frank Bryan will be on hand to officiate at Ontario Jockey Clubs Woodbine Park meeting.