Wheeling Victory Meet Raises Sum of 3,312: Distribute Funds to Red Cross and Citys Community Fund, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-29


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I Wheeling Victory Meet Raises Sum of 3,312 Distribute Funds to Red Cross And Citys Community Fund WHEELING, W. Va., June 28.— A total of 3,312.64 was turned over to the I Wheeling War Chest today by the West Virginia Jockey Club as the proceeds of the Victory Meeting at Wheeling Downs. In the presence of State Racing Commissioner, Carl O. Schmidt, Mr. John j Minkemeyer, representing the U. S. Collector of Internal Revenue, and others. Edward J. Brennan, general manager of the Wheeling track, formally presented J. O. Pearson, Chairman of the Governors Advisory Committee, a check covering the ! ; proceeds of the Charity Meeting. Brennan, I in making the presentation, stated that he : I was most happy that Wheeling Downs could thus join the national turf effort in aiding war agencies. J. O. Pearson, Advisory Committee Chairman, issued the following statement: "I wish to acknowledge receipt of a check, payable to Wheeling War Chest, Inc., for the amount of 3,312.64, which I have today received from the West Vir ginia Jockey Club as the proceeds of the seven -day Victory Meeting held at Wheeling Downs this spring. The Advisory Committee extends to the West Virginia Jockey Club their heartfelt thanks for their splendid management of the Victory Meeting. I wish to further acknowledge the fine contribution of the Turf Catering Company, of Chicago, who have generously donated 00 to the Victory Fund. Acknowledgement is also made to Mr. Hal Kain who so splendidly cooperated in clearing the mud from the race track, caused by torrential rains." Pearson further stated that the monies received were distributed by Wheeling War Chest, Inc. with Wheeling Ohio County American Red Cross receiving 0,810.11 and the Community Fund of Wheeling, Inc.. ,702.53. James Thomas, chairman of the recent Red Cross drive received the check for that organization, while Mr. Austin V. Wood, head of the Community Fund represented that agency. The formal presentation of the funds, which occured Friday afternoon at the track, was witnessed by the Honorable Beverley Broun, chairman of the West Virginia Racing Commission, who expressed his pleasure with the splendid showing made by the Wheeling Downs Victory Meet.

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