Organization Under Way: Washington Park Breeder Assn. Going Along with Initial Plans, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-29


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1 ! , I ORGANIZATION UNDER WAY Washington Park Breeders Assn. Going Along With Initial Plans. Expect to Give Chicago Greatest and Largest Athletic Field in Country Finn nee Committee First Move. The Washington Park Breeders Association is going along with its organization plans and leaving no stone unturned to complete them. In the first place, Chicago is sadly in need of a first-class recreation park that can be used for large public events in the athletic line. Nothing proyes that more than the demand last week for tickets for the Princeton-Chicago game and the sad lack of accommodations. A big event cf the kind should be open to the public generally instead of limited seating capacity. The new Washington Park is going to take care cf just such situations and the contemplated athletic field will easily take care of 200,000 people, besides give them perfect transportation to and from the park. There is no branch of sports that is not coming in for consideration and the management is going to confer with the leading lights in each distinct branch in order o see that proper support is given to thr respective lines. Naturally racing comes first, and then the various other sports will be given much consideration. The polo situation in Chicago and vicinity is growing to such an extent that the sport is to be reckoned with and the various organizations have formed a committee asking the new organization to lay out a course for the accommodation of club members who are desirous of perfecting plans of organization for a polo club at the new park. This will also interest these who are interested in hurdle and steeplechase races and the landscape and track superintendent will see that a regular course is laid out for the convenience of those who are longing for that branch of sport. Scott C. Dyer, who is perfecting all plans, will issue each week a sketch of each building and in making his drawings he is using practical knowledge gained in his visits to the various tracks for that sole purpose. The improved Saratoga, the track at Mexico City and some of the new Canadian tracks were object lessons, so he has ample time for consideration in planning his work. One thing he is fully decided on, and that is to follow the Pimlico plan of having the paddock south of the grandstand and between the clubhouse and the grandstand proper, which will permit all to see the horses who so desire. This is only one of the many innovations planned. Judge Murphy will be in Chicago the early part of the week and will confer and take personal charge of the initial work, particularly in the organization of the financial committee, which will be given power to perfect all plans now pending. Among those who have agreed to act on this committee are the following: James I. Naghtcn of John Naghten and Co., insurance ; James H. Channon, J. H. Channon and Co., machinery; Harry C. Cassady, capitalist: Charles Weeghman, Charles Weeghman Corporation restaurants; John F.. Barrett grain. Board of Trade ; Mark Shanks, Standard Ice Cream Co. ; Joseph Bidwell, Jr., Bentley-Murray and Co., printers ; Samuel T. White, capitalist; John Irwin. Irwin Bros., wholesale meats; George Wienhoeber, florists ; John T. Connery, Edgewater Beach Hotel ; besides some twenty others whose names will soon be forthcoming.

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