Recommendation to NASRC Made by Governor Warren, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-28


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n s g i. q s y - s y il - x r- e e *■ -• e of ,f a r. Recommendation to NASRC Made by Governor Warren TALLAHASSE, Fla., June 27. — Governor Fuller Warren credits Leo Edwards, former chairman of the Florida State Racing Com-d mission, with having influenced him to veto a bill recently passed by the legislature which would have restricted drastically the publication and dissemination of advance racing news from tracks in the state. Governor Warren further has recommended to the National Association of State Racing Commissioners that Edwards be retained as president of that organization, to which office he was elected last January, In a telegram sent today to Frank Small, Jr., a member of the Maryland Racing Commission and first vice-president of the NASRC, Governor Warren said: "The strong appeal lhade to me by the National Association of State Racing Commissioners through your capable president, Leo Edwards, was one of the most impor-""• tant factors that caused me to veto the proposed law that would have prohibited newspapers from publishing racing infor-ls mation. I felt, from information submitted to me, that this law would have adversely affected racing not only in Florida, but in other states and would have violated the constitutional guarantee of freedom of -the press. "I take pleasure in advising your honorable body of the above facts and I believe your president justly deserves the privilege of fulfilling his term of office with your association."

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