Two Hundred Horsemen Attend HBPA Dinner at Fairmount, Daily Racing Form, 1952-06-27


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Two Hundred Horsemen Attend HBPA Dinner at Fairmount FAIRMOUNT PARK, Collinsville, Ill-June 26. — The local division of the Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association held its first annual dinner here last night and the turout exceeded all expectations. Held in the Fairmount clubhouse, some 200 horsemen and their wives were in attendance. Immediately following the dinner several guest speakers made brief talks, among these was Major Thomas McCreery, the first president of the HBPA, who covered the career of the organization from its beginning to the present. The committee, including Bert Levy, chairman; Bob Cameron, secretary, and Frank Orr and J. D. Mikel, made brief talks and several horsemen were called on for their comments. Announcer Johnnie Daniel took dver as master of ceremonies for a short time, while awaiting the arrival of Dr. Harry W. Lindy, vice-president of the Michigan HBPA, who flew down from Detroit to attend the scheduled business meeting following the dinner. After dinner the horsemen were called to order and the affairs at hand were discussed. Since the affair was a success, the local HBPA plans to continue the dinners each year.

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