HBPA Aims for National Unity; Hold General Meeting Tonight: Purposes of Convention Are Outlined by Maj. McCreery; Appoint Various Committees, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-10


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JOSEPH A MURPHY The noted offi ¬ cial will address the general meeting of the Horsemens Benevolent and Protec ¬ tive Association tonight HBPA Aims for National Unity Hold General Meeting Tonight Purposes of Convention Are Outlined by Maj McCreery Appoint Various Committees CommitteesAppointment Appointment of committees and discus ¬ sions of matters of interest to their organ ¬ ization and members occupied the attention of delegates to the first annual convention of the Horsemens Benevolent and Protec ¬ tive Association which got under way in Chicago yesterday Representatives of the various divisions of the HBPA and Maj Thomas H McCreery president of the asso ¬ ciation held a private meeting which last ¬ ed several hours in McCreerys suite at the Palmer House yesterday and their proposals will be submitted to a general gathering of members this evening eveningThe The purposes of the convention are to outline a program for the year and to co ¬ ordinate the various divisions so that it will be possible for the organization to function as a single unit except where purely local matters are concerned Officers of the organization also will be elected during the twoday conclave conclaveMajor Major McCreery who arrived yesterday morning from New York said that the asso ¬ ciation will continue to give its full co ¬ operation to the various racing associa ¬ tions the state commissions and will do everything possible to improve racing and conditions within the sport sportHe He said further that racing is continuing its interest in War Relief and it is his hope that it may be possible for the industry to duplicate this season the splendid record which was made last year when the turf turfContinued Continued on Page Three Greater National Unity Is One of HBPA Aims AimsHold Hold General Meeting Tonight Various Committees Appointed AppointedContinued Continued from Page One Oneraised raised more than 3200000 to which the HBPA contributed substantially substantiallyAn An important matter that McCreery will bring before the convention is the need for a greater reserve fund for the protection of horsemen their employees and their racing stock during emergencies such as the war brought about in Florida and California CaliforniaIt It was indicated that the HBPA will go on record as recommending that racing officials and commissioners discontinue the granting of trainers licenses except to those applicants who can pass certain obli ¬ gations and meet other qualifications pecu ¬ liar to that profession professionThe The labor situation which now confronts horsemen also will be discussed and it is quite likely that the HBPA will ask track operators commissioners officials and horsemen themselves to take a more active interest in the welfare of grooms and other stable employees employeesIt It was disclosed that a recent drive for new members has brought most satisfac ¬ tory results and that the active member ¬ ship now exceeds 2000 exclusive of several hundred additional owners who contribute percentages of the winnings of their horses to the organization without otherwise par ¬ ticipating in its activities The drive is continuing in the hope that within the near future trainers and owners of all stables will be in the organization organizationTonights Tonights session will be attended by all visiting officers and delegates as well as several hundred HBPA members who are participating in the Lincoln Fields meeting This conference will be held at Smiths Hall on 52nd Avenue near 23rd Street Cicero There will be several speakers who will address this gathering among them Joseph A Murphy veteran racing official who is coming from Detroit All recom ¬ mendations resolutions and other proposals will be presented and officers for the ensu ¬ ing year will be elected at this closing session sessionBesides Besides Major McCreery and Murphy other visiting delegates to the convention are Harold O Simmons secretary and treasurer O L Foster John McDowell William E Charles and Walter E Hap good who came from Boston and Leo ODonnell James Powers and Dr J R Upton who came from Detroit DetroitThe The local delegation includes Monte Weil divisional vicepresident R J Gilmore Jake Lowenstein Roscoe Goose August Swenke Paul Kelley Harry Herendeen Bennett Creech Kirby Ramsey William Causey Clyde Troutt Edward Carpenter Dr C N Finch and Otto Bagley BagleyThe The southern division includes Al Gaal James Chesney Frank Nugent Frank Grand Levi Thompson and E E Irby

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