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APPRECIATION FOR A PATRIOTIC ACT New York, May 22.— The following letters of appreciation for the patriotic spirit shown by the Westchester Racing Association in granting the government postal stations, free of charge, at the Belmont Park race track, have been received by that organization from Maj. -Gen. George D. SqHier. chief signal officer of the army, and Col. John S. Fair. O. M. C. N. A., in charge of the army remount division: Washington, D. C, April 9, 1918. To the President, Westchester Racing Association, 43 Exchange Place, New York. Dear Sir: I have received information to the effect that your association has granted the privilege, free of any charge, to he Postal Department, for the es-t liilishmeiit of |Kist:ll service by aeroplane, between Belmont Park, Philadelphia and Washington. This action on your | art is noted with groat pleasure, and I wish to ITIank the Westchester Racing Association for its generons contribution to the interest of the air service, as well as its patriotism. Believe me, Very Truly Yours, George D. Sqnier. Major General. Chief Signal Ofricer of the Army. Washington, D. C, April 12. 1918. To the President. Westchester Racing Association, 43 Exchange Place, New York. Dr»ar Sir: I have learned with great satisfaction the fact that your association lias placed at the disposal of the government, the free use of your property for the establishment of peistal service by aeroplane between Belmont Palk and Washington. The great interest that the Remount Service has in common with you in the cavalry horse makes it appear proper for me to join the other branches of Hie service ill expressing to the Westchester Rae-ing Association our appreciation of this patriotic act. Yours Very Trulv, John S. Fair. Colonel. O. M. C. N. A. In charge of Remonut Division.