Funds Are Sought By Veterans Body: Officers of Rehabilitation Committee Address Board And Track Representatives, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-12


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Funds Are Sought By Veterans Body BodyOfficers Officers of Rehabilitation Committee Address Board And Track Representatives RepresentativesReiterating Reiterating previous statements whereby Chicago race tracks were asked to divert some of their war relief and charity funds to their cause James Ringley and Guy E Bonney vicechairman and secretary re ¬ spectively of the Governors Committee on Veterans Rehabilitation and Employment addressed the members of the Illinois Rac ¬ ing Board here yesterday yesterdayRepresentatives Representatives of all tracks in the Chi ¬ cago area were in attendance attendanceMartin Martin H Kennelly chairman of the War Fund Campaign of the Red Cross also asked that the tracks include his or ¬ ganization in their allocation again this year just as they did last when 2117952 was turned over to this most worthy cause causeThe The Committee on Veterans Rehabilita ¬ tion and Employment was formed on Feb ¬ ruary 8 by Governor Dwight H Green and he himself serves as chairman of the body Both Bonney and Ringley pointed out their need for funds in caring for men returning from service some 10000 already having arrived in the state Of this total 5000 are either wounded or disabled and the remainder were released from service because of overage Besides caring for the wounded and the disabled the organization seeks to find jobs for the veterans and in many cases are arranging that they at ¬ tend school so as to make their task of securing suitable employment easier easierBarney Barney Gets Hearing June 15 15Major Major Ednyfed H Williams chairman of the Illinois Racing Board who presided at the session recalled that both the Army and Navy Relief quotas for the year had been oversubscribed a factor that likewise was presented in the plea of Ringley and Bonney In view of this fact the local track operators most likely will arrange to have some of the war relief funds raised at their meetings earmarked for the vet ¬ erans eransOther Other business occupying the attention of the Board which besides Major Wil ¬ liams is composed of E Fay and Frank E Mandel both of whom likewise were pres ¬ ent was that of the case of jockey L Bar ¬ ney The latter who at preseqt is leading fider of the Sportsmans meeting will be given a hearing on June 15 regarding his suspension by the Mexico City Jockey Club for leaving the employment of John L Sullivan At a previous meeting of the board Barney was granted a license to ride here and of course will be permitted to continue doing so between now and the time the hearing takes place placeThe The boy stated in his original petition that he was unable to acclimate himself to the high altitude prevailing in Mexico City and asked Sullivan for permission to return to the states When an answer to his request wasnt forthcoming Barney returned home

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