Illinois Jockey Club Gets U. S. Material, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-17


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ILLINOIS JOCKEY CLUB j GETS U. S. MATERIAL Through waiver of a claim of 6,000 against the government for the use of Hawthorne race track during the war Thomas i Carey, wealthy brick manufacturer, yesterday was given ownership of all the buildings, lumber and properties now on the grounds. The right to use the lumber for building additional stables, improvements and other work was immediately given to the Illinois Jockey Club, preparatory to extensive plans now under way for the proposed meeting next spring. More than a million feet of lumber was the estimate given of the material contained in the present upstanding buildings and another half million feet remains, left by the demolition of the buildings recently lowered in the infield. Secretary Thomas E. Bourke announced that within the next ten days work will be started to again go over the entire track, grounds and grandstand with early arrangements to rehabilitate the entire plant. "Heart Lake," the natural body of water in the center of the infield, will be given attention and G. J. Steinmetz, director of several local golf courses, including Flossmore and Berrien County courses, has outlined an entirely new landscape arrangement, which will add beauty to the grounds. A complete new fire fighting apparatus, obtained from tho government, was installed this week, and three new automobile chemicals have been added, to assure better fire protection.

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