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Third commissioner: I move that Terrell's license be renewed.
Chairman: Any objections? (Silence) Motion passed.
Why did the Illinois commission accept Terrell almost literally without question? The apparent explanation is simply that Chicago wants desperately to reclaim its place as a big-fight town, and nothing nowhere is as big as a heavyweight championship fight. It is very important for Chicago.
But why did the responsible Louisville sponsors go along with the idea? The answer here seems to be simple, too. Cassius Clay is now making his own decisions. "We still want to play father to him," says Louisville Attorney Arthur Grafton, "but he refuses to be the child anymore."
MINUS A MINUS POOL
Hialeah racetrack is one of the most attractive in the country and deservedly draws large crowds to good stakes races. But twice last week those who came out to see two prohibitive favorites, Graustark on Wednesday and Roman Brother on Saturday, were arbitrarily deprived of the right to bet on any horse to show in those two races. The decision was taken by track officials who feared a minus pool. That is, they feared the two favorites were certain to be in the first three and that so much money would be bet on them that there would not be enough left in the pool to pay off the legal minimum of 10� on the dollar.
It would be understandable if show betting were eliminated when there are five or less horses in a race. But in Graustark's race there were seven, and in Roman Brother's nine. It is obvious that the Florida Racing Commission was abdicating its powers when it permitted the track to rule out what bettors are entitled to.
The latter had one ironic consolation. Roman Brother finished out of the first three, so the track had deprived itself of a profitable show pool.
HOW DID PUSAN STATE DO?