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Hold Up Proposed Change In Ohio Wggering Rule Plan Would Permit Fairs to Sell Mutuel Tickets Without Tote Special to Daily Racing Form COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 24 —Proposed changes in rule 51 of the Ohio Rules of Racing are being "held in abeyance," pending further study by the State Racing Commission. The board is considering relaxing the rule, which requires pari-mutuel wagering via totalisator, for betting at fairs. Under the plan, the fairs would be permitted to return to the outmoded sale of pre-printed tickets if certain requirements are met. A portion of the proposed rule reads: "The commission may permit county and independent agricultural societies to conduct pari-mutuel wagering without a totalisator of approved design in cases where its installation is not economically feasible, if the following procedures are complied with by such societies: "1 All tickets on every horse or entry must be numbered consecutively, starting with zero. "2 No race can be started until the total number of tickets sold on each horse or entry has been tabulated by the racing commission representative, a final line of odds has been posted, and a representative of the agricultural society has delivered to of judges such tabulation and final line ! of odds."