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Elect Judge D. C. Jones Chairman of Commission Floridas New State Racing Solons Hold Initial Meeting MIAMI, Pla., June 29.— Judge D. C. Jones, on Naples, was elected chairman and G. Warren Sanchez, of Live Oak, secretary at the first meeting of the new Florida State Racing Commission, recently appointed by Governor Fuller Warren. The other members are Lawrence Rogers, of Kissimmee, Charles S. Isler, of Panama City, and Carl Hanton, of Fort Myers. The first official acts of the commission in the field of racing were the granting of dog and jai-alai dates and the denial of five applications for reinstatement. Ten other applicants were notified to appear for hearings at a later date. Those denied reinstatement were: Dod-die Lynch, a trained suspended for alleged doping of a horse at Sunshine Park; Samuel Lobrin, of Miami, charged with touting and barred at Hialeah Park; Frank Pier-son, a groom charged with sponging at Sunshine Park; Homer Hubbard, of Miami, ejected from all three local tracks on bookmaking charges. The application of Frank Wilde, of Miami, suspected of book-making, was tabled as was that of John A. Robinson, of Louisville, who was denied admission to Hialeah Park as an "undesirable" and who was formerly a betting commissioner in Kentucky. The commission requested track security forces to furnish complete details in all charges of violations, and said that records on file were incomplete. Chairman Jones revealed that the commissions allocation of funds had been reduced 5,000, and that the board would find it difficult to operate in consequence. Jones succeeded Leo Edwards, of Miami, as chairman. Other members of the old board ousted by the governor were Roy L. Patience, Crescent City; Ralph L. Crum, Lakeland; Percy O. Corbin, Blountsville, and B. P. Beville, Gainesville, secretary.