Report of Contributions for Detroit Fire Fund: Total of 1,433 Received, with 0,000 More from Days Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-17


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Report of Contributions For Detroit Fire Fund Total of 1,433 Received, With 0,000 More From Days Racing DETROIT, Mich., June 16. Dr. Harry W. Lindy, president of the Michigan Division of the Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association has released the following report listing the contributions to the fund set up to help those who sustained losses in the recent fire at Detroit Race Course. Contributor Amount HBPA Michigan division $ 5,080 HBPA New England division 3,500 Michigan Racing Commission licenses and fines 3,000 HBPA Illinois division 2,000 HBPA New Jersey division 1,000 HBPA Florida division 1,000 HBPA California division 1,000 P. L. Grissom 1,000 Jockeys and valets i days pay. 617 Dave Goldberg sale Daily Racing Form at track 600 HBPA Ohio division 500 Mark Leach 250 Dave Goldberg 200 Harold Trevellyn 105 Toledo Turf Club 100 Jockeys and Valets Guild ....7. 100 Tamarack Stable 100 Triple R Stable 100 Starboard Stable 100 Daily Sports News 100 W. 0. Bridge 100 James C. Davis 100 Leon Slavin 100 0. C. Kroneman it 100 Jack Blythe ; 50 Bach Drugs 50 W. F. Otto Saddlery 50 R. B. Berini 50 Sunnybrook Farms ; . . 50 Elmer Cox , 50 A. B. C. Stable 50 Mrs. Al Cleff 50 Mrs. Edna Skibba 50 Benjamin Gould 25 Track and gate crews 21 Philip Trout 20 D. Moceri 20 L. K. Thompson 20 Kingsboro Cleaners 20 Dr. 0. D. Chapman 20. Anonymous 14 Clockers sheets 11 Binocular concession 10 F. F. Shoemaker .. 10 Miss Jacqueline Mathews 10 Mrs. Agnes McMurtrie 10 Total 1,433 Receipts from the extra day of racing designated for relief of fire victims.... 40,000 Total ...1,433 Included in this total are donations by the following: Detroit Race Course tshare of mutuel handle, horsemen sum equal to days purses, mutuel clerks etc. one-half days pay, track officials one days pay, Turf Service Catering Co., MRA parking concession, American Tote Co., Puett Electric Starting Gate Co., medical department and ambulance service, Photo-Finish Corp., - i . , u I Thoroughbred-Photo Corp., Tel-Autograph Corp., KLA Laboratories, Ryan Armored Car Service, Nik-0-Lok Corp. John Hettche, Detroit auto dealer, furnished complete outfits of clothing to 14 individuals who lost all of their clothes in the fire. DISBURSEMENTS The money received was disbursed as follows: Personal clothing and belongings ,739.73 Tack and equipment 5,225.00 Total ,9S4.73 This left a balance of 2,488.27 which was distributed on-a pro-rata basis to owners of 31 horses destroyed in the fire who were not covered by insurance. ou J II

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