Among Those Present At The Derby, Daily Racing Form, 1939-05-08


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j j : j ! | AMONG THOSE PRESENT 1 AT THE DERBY i- A Gov, Richard Webster Leche, of Louisiana, recovered from a six weeks illness, and Mrs. Leche were present to view their first Kentucky Derby this afternoon. The guests of E. P. Greenwood, president of the Great Southern Life Insurance Company, Dallas, Texas, included Gov. Robert T. Jones, of Arizona. Nine United States senators made up a "bloc" lured to Churchill Downs by the Kentucky Derby. Among them were Joseph P. Guffey, Pennsylvania; Alben W. Barkley, Kentucky; Sherman Minton, Indiana; James F. Murray, Montana; Theo. F. Green, Rhode Island; Dennis Chavez, New Mexico; Scott Lucas, Illinois, and George L. Radcliff, Maryland. Congressman Patrick J. Boland, Pennsylvania; Ralph Strassburger, publisher of Nor-ristown, Pa., and Leslie Biffle, secretary to the Senate majority, arrived from Washington, D. C, Derby morn. Assistant United States Attorney-General Brien McMahon was among the prominent legal talent in the clubhouse gathering. Engineering had its representation at the Kentucky Derby in the person of Dr. Howard S. Hadden, Kingstree, S. C, retired architectural engineer. In addition to the many correspondents and publishers from every section of the United States, Walter Davenport, assistant editor of Colliers Weekly, put in his appearance. The Kentucky Derby was the occasion for the Matz family to hold a reunion in the Churchill Downs clubhouse and those present were Mrs. Alvin Rothstein, Louisville; Mr. and Mrs. Sylvan Horowitz, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Matz, Louisville; Mrs. Milton Oppenheimer, Louisville; Mr. and Mrs. Max Matz, Bluefield, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Jacques, Cincinnati; Mrs. Benson Littman, Baltimore; Mrs. Leo Freed, New York; Mrs. Joseph Frehling, Louisville; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Handmaker, Louisville, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Olsan, Dallas. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Reade, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Wilkins of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. William Mullins of Detroit arrived here Saturday morning and were entertained at the Derby by Mrs. Anna Gilbert. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Noone and their daughter, Miss Patricia Noone, of East Orange, N. J., were Derby guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Francis Schimpeler. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Weist came from their home at Hope Ranch Park, Santa Barbara, Calif., to witness the running of the sixty-fifth Kentucky Derby, Mrs. Thomas Clarke Bradley, wife of the widely known racing official, her brother-in-law, Dr. Ernest Bradley, and Mrs. Bradley; Judge Richard Stoll and Mrs. Stoll, and Mrs. William Howard Barnes composed a party to come from Lexington for the Derby running. Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Westerfeld, who arrived from their home at Shreveport, La., Thursday, were Derby guests of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Love. Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Albrecht and daughter, Miss Helen Louise Albrecht, of Marion, Ohio, were entertained at the Derby by Mr. and Mrs. Elmer C. Reis. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stone came from New York to be Derby guests of Dr. Joseph Bell and Mrs. Bell. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mitchell and Michael Mitchell, Jr., arrived from their, home at Covington to witness the running of the sixty-fifth Kentucky Drby. Mr. and Mrs. Echols Russell and Miss Hendy Russell of Memphis were Derby guests of Mrs. Emma Russell Coppinger. George Raft, currently starring in the film "Lady From Kentucky," hopped to Churchill Downs from Cinemaland by plane and will return to Hollywood after the Derby. Edmund Lowe, also of the silver screen, "winged" it to Derbyville. Governor John E. Miles, New Mexico; "Boots" Adams, president of the Phillips Petroleum Company, and Judge Colin Neb-lett were the guests of Mrs. B. C. Coffman of Shelbyville, Ky. William McClure, ranch owner of Oklahoma City, Okla., saw his first running of Americas blue ribbon turf event at Churchill Downs Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. B. Frank Fitch of Greenwich, Conn., who arrived here Friday, were Derby guests of Mrs. John Morton Morris. Judge Charles Ferguson and Mrs. Ferguson of Huntington, W. Va., viewed the Derby in the box of Mr. and Mrs. Fred McClure Garrett. Maj. Charles H. Moore and Mrs. Moore, who arrived Thursday from their home at Alton, 111., were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moore. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur K. Branham of Peoria, 111., were entertained at the Derby by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Louis Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Hatcher and son, Irving Hatcher, of Toledo, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reed. Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Howard arrived from Huntington, W. Va., Friday night and were entertained at the Derby by Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Howard. Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Kern arrived from Chicago Thursday. Mr. Kern, with* his brother, owns the Lexbrook Stables. Mr. and Mrs. George K. Bodenschatz had as their Derby guests Baron von Giehanth of Berlin, Germany; Dr. William Heubener of Doom, Holland, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Schmitz. Mr. Schmitz is director of the Germany Railway. Mrs. Virginia Gramig Boeschen of Belle-rose, Long Island, N. Y., and Mrs. Ruth Strickland of Boaz, Alabama, were Derby guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Gramig. Press Roberts, of Cincinnati, occupied a box and had as his guest Sam Ziffin, of Indianapolis. Tom J. Davis, president of the First National Bank, and J. M. Hutton, broker, were among other visitors from Cincinnati. Ike Lanier, show horse and saddle horse fancier, motored from Cincinnati for the Derby Day program. . .

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