Select Frank Small, Jr., as President of NASRC: First Vice-Presidency to Testa; Peabody Gets Post of Treasurer, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-30


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► - STUYVESANT PEABODY, JR. — Illinois Racing Board chairman, was elected treasurer of the National Association of State Racing Commissioners. Select Frank Small, Jr., As President of NASRC First Vice-Presidency to Testa; Peabody Gets Post of Treasurer By CHUCK CONNORS Staff Correspondent MONMOUTH PARK, Oceanport, N. J., June 29. — A meeting of the executive committee of the National Association of State Racing Commissioners was held today at Monmouth Park for the purpose of electing a president to fill the post recently vacated by Leo Edwards, former racing commissioner of the State of Florida. Attending the meeting were Frank Small, Jr., of Maryland, D. Thomas Testa, of Rhode Island, Hugh L. Mehorter, of New Jersey, and Mrs. A. E. Smith, secretary of the commission. Dwight Murphy, of California, also a member of the executive committee, was unable to attend due to pressure of duties, and expressed his regrets. Selected to fill the post of president was Maryland commissioner Frank Small, Jr., who ascended from his former role as first vice-president. Mr. Small, a long-time enthusiast, was a unanimous choice. D. Thomas Testa became the new first vice-president, Dwight Murphy second vice-president, and Hugh L. Mehorter third vice-president. The post of treasurer was filled by Stuyvesant Peabody, Jr., of Illinois. Following the meeting a resolution was adopted thanking the New Jersey State Racing Commission for its courtesies, and another resolution of appreciation was extended to the Monmouth Park Jockey Club for making its offices available for the meeting. Ashley Trimble Cole, of the New York Commission, a corporation lawyer, was called upon for judicial interpretation of the constitution of the national association. He quoted the qualifications relative to the tenure of officers and there was no alternative but to vacate the post held by Edwards. The Florida Racing Commission, of which Edwards was the chairman, was recently replaced by a new body by Governor Warren of that state. Frank Small, in accepting the presidency, stressed the fact that he will fill out the term until April and then will not seek re-election to I the post to which he was named.

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