Sport: For Relief

Long before the Civil War there was horse racing in New Jersey. In the 1880s Jersey's Monmouth Park, with its imported British bookmaking system as well as new-fangled pari-mutuel betting machines, was the rendezvous for New York's fashionable "400." But the citizens of New Jersey in 1897 decided that gambling was a menace, outlawed it, killed racing.

Last week a new generation of Jersey voters, following in the footsteps of 21 other U. S. States which have recently grasped at gambling as a source of revenue, decided to revive horse racing, voted to legalize pari-mutuel betting in their State. Taxes on the...

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