All Walks of Life in Derby Crowd: Washington, D. C. Well Represented; Cabinet Members, Senators, Governors, Congressmen and Diplomats in Vast Throng; Owners, Breeders On Louisville Scene; Fans Come From Nations Various Sectors as Well As Many Foreign Countries, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-01


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Racing Board and president of the Hialeah Race Course Inc respectively are among those in todays Derby day throng All Walks of Life in Derby Crowd Washington D C Well Represented RepresentedCabinet Cabinet Members Senators Governors Congressmen and Diplomats in Vast Throng ThrongCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky April 30 The great near great and would be great from the far reaches of the United States and the regions beyond the seas are converging on Churchill Downs for the sev ¬ entyfourth running of the Kentucky Derby Cabinet members governors sena ¬ tors and congressmen rubbed shoulders with generals and admirals in the crowded downtown section Stars of the stage screen and radio attracted almost as much attention as the thoroughbreds ready for the big event while the arts sciences and Industry were represented by leaders in virtually every field of human endeavor at the annual gala event eventMany Many foreign countries were represented by members of the various diplomatic corps who came west Jrom Washington while breeders from England and France also are here to view the classic test of American thoroughbreds thoroughbredsIn In the New Orleans delegation the larg ¬ est ever to represent the Crescent City were many on the executive staff at the Fair Grounds among them Jack S Letel lier president and Mrs Letellier Anthony Pelleteri executive vicepresident and Mrs Pelleteri and their young daughter Patri ¬ cia Felix Gaudin secretary James Sinnot and Dr E P Karstendieck KarstendieckCalifornians Californians Join Texans Mr and Mrs Edward Janss owners of El Conejo Stud traveled from California to join Mr and Mrs W C Stroube of Texas and California for the Derby DerbyLucian Lucian A Moseley owner of one of the larger Kentucky breeding farms came from Hopkinsville for the big event eventMr Mr and Mrs E Bernard Weiss and their daughter Louise flew from Shreveport La with John Ewing in the latters private plane Ewing is one of the countrys better known newspaper publishers and he also is the owner of several radio stations Weiss also is a business leader in the northern Louisiana metropolis On reaching Louis ¬ ville they were joined by Richard Lyons prominent young lawyer of Washington D C CJohn John Clark president and Sam H Mc Connick secretary and treasurer of the Hialeah race course arrived several days ago and will remain in Kentucky until next week weekThe The genial Lou Smith chief of staff at Rockingham Park is keeping his Derby at ¬ tendance record intact intactI I J Collins farmer member of the Ohio racing commission and an owner and breeder arrived yesterday from his home in Lancaster Ohio OhioOne One of the larger groups reported en route from Omaha is headed by J J Isaac ¬ son popular activities manager of AkSar Ben and others of that communitybuilding organization including George BrandeiS i chairman of the board Hacing at AkSar Ben opens on May 25 I Loyd Wright chairman of the California Horse Racing Board is returning for an ¬ other running of the classic and while here i will confer with Thomas Underwood noted 1 editor of Lexington Ky and the national 1 I secretary and treasurer of the National As Owners Breeders On Louisville Scene SceneFans Fans Come From Nations Various Sectors as Well As Many Foreign Countries Countriessociation sociation of State Racing Commissioners CommissionersOthers Others from New Orleans who arrived early included Wally Ypungt Mr and Mrs Joe JJannon Mr and Mrs Marcy Labry Beauregard Miller Leo Ernst Remy Dorr and Claude Mauberet MauberetGaledos Galedos Owner OwnerJohn John Pat Kelly executive head of the jockeys guild is flying out fronvNew York Charles A ONeil Jr owner and Tommy Tault Jr trainer of the threeyearold Galedo who failed to qualify for tomor ¬ rows race returned from a visit to Lexing ¬ ton and will be pulling for the best horse to win tomorrows race raceA A Abercrombie wealthy Texan and the owner of several horses racing here Fred Wyse and others in their party are backing the Lone Star representative My Request owned by Ben F Whitaker WhitakerThe The Clifford Lussky party will be one of the largest to see the race Lussky an owner and breeder is a leading industrial ¬ ist here James C Ellis owner of Dade Park and others associated with the western Ken ¬ tucky course arrived today from Owens boro The next annual meeting at that track is scheduled to open on August 7 7Mr Mr and Mrs Allen Dudley Df E W Ash and Mrs Ash Mr and Mrs Warren Wells and Mr and Mrs Edward McDonald made up a party from Omaha and Cpuncil Bluffs for the Derby Dudley is an Omaha union stock yards executive Dr Ash is in charge of the upper division of the Sisters of Mercy Hospital Council Bluffs Wells is a retired lumber and bridge supply dealer while McDonald onetime Notre Dame football star is engaged in the insurance and bond business

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