It's generally forgotten that many years ago, when the ASA system came into existence, roll films, sheet films and plates were routinely developed in faster working and more contrasty developers like D61a, D163 (UK), D72 (US) rather than D76, Adox Borax MQ etc. So it's no co-incidence that the developer Steven Benskin posted from 1943 is close to diluted (roughly 1+1) D61a.

It was my understanding that Adox Borax MQ was very closely related to the ASA developer for "Miniature" films, and the formula Steven posted says it's for testing Roll film & film packs.

Somewhere I have an article (probably in a book) discussing the merits of the ASA & DIN testing methods and listing both formulae.