Arcadia No Monte Carlo, Daily Racing Form, 1907-11-19


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ARCADIA NO MONTE CARLO. Los Angeles, Cal., November 14. The rumors that there would be all kinds of gambling permitted in the little town of Arcadia after the raoc meeting opened has been given a quietus by Mr. Baldwin, who owns the town site. In an interview this morning he said: "Those who have entertained an idea that Arcadia Is to be turned Into a modern Monte Carlo when racing begins are certainly going to be disappointed. "There has been much talk along those lines by those who do not know anything about the matter, but I want it distinctly understood that nothing of the kind will be permitted. AVe will see to it that Arcadia is properly policed, and the best order possible will be maintained at all times. The police force will be increased as fast as it is found to require increasing, and the town will be a modern and orderly little city. "No more saloon licenses will be granted, no disreputable houses will be permitted, disreputable characters will not be harbored within the limits ot the town, and gambling at faro, roulette and in other forms will be prohibited. We have a nice little calaboose, and rowdies and crooks will find it open at all hours of the day and night. Arcadia shall be a law-abiding community and the establishment of the race track shall not operate to make it a town of crooks, gamblers and disreputable persons. "We are about to realize our dream of a race track for the town, and recognize the fact that the institution is to be one of the best advertisements possible to be had for the town. The track will be one of the finest in the world and everything must be first-class. With a model little city as its location we expect each to be an advantage to each other, which could not be if there was anything in the Monte Carlo talk."

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