Daily Racing Form Readers Say:: Twas Ever Thus, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-11


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Twos Ever Thus ThusWhy Why do some people who wish to pick a bone always pick on racing Why is a certain element so prone to point out racing as the root of all evil real or fancied Does a thieving bank employee make with the books racing is to blame When a loving husband or father squanders the contents of his pay en ¬ velope the orses got it Let a jerk stray from the paths of rectitude in any manner and what caused it Sure the unholy lure of racing Time was when wine women and song were the great temptations No more The damned now do not dally with wine or women or burst forth in ribald song They frequent race tracks tracksPoppycock Poppycock balderdash arid fiddle fad die True And of all the poppycock balderdash and fiddle faddle that has ever been noted the statements and ac ¬ tions of the regional and local OPA officials here hit a new peak of utter absurdity Their policing of cars driven to the Narragansett Park race track is as ridiculous as their explanation explanationThe The OPA administrator in Washing ¬ ton ruled that holders of A cards are permitted to use a gallon and a half of gasoline for pleasure driving in any way they see fit The local officials over ¬ ruled the federal administrator There is a black market in gasoline they charged and to suppressJt they sent a battalion of snoopers swooping down on the track to check you and you and you and me meEveryone Everyone driving to trie track and go ¬ ing about his peaceful and lawful busi ¬ ness in my case the business of trying to win a 2 bet and beat the Daily Double Ill unashamedly confess is sus ¬ pected of patronizing gasleggers and must account to the snoopers for the six quarts in his tank Because he drives to the race track that sinkhole of iniquity he commits an unpardonable sin against his country his God and himself What crimes indeed racing is charged with withC C T R Providence R I

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