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CLEVELAND MEN OPTIMISTIC See Vastly Improved Conditions for Summer Meeting at Thistle Down Track. CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 26 Thistle Downs thirty-two day meeting, which opens next Saturday at the historic mile course, bids fair to be one of the most successful in local history, in the opinion of general manager Edward Strong. The improved financial condition in Cleveland as a result of adjustment of the banking situation, prompts the most optimistio expressions by manager Strong and all asso ciated with him in the Thistle Down meeting. Other amusement places have recently reported improved business. "We expect to see thousands of racing fans returning to their favorite sport during this meeting," said Mr. Strong. "The advance requests for clubhouse and box reservations lead us to believe that our summer races will be splendidly patronized. We have plenty of good horses on the ground for the opening and are daily booking additional stables from other tracks. Horsemen and officials are reporting daily and the Thistle Down course is pronounced ready. James Farley, who did the announcing at Aurora and who has been a prominent clocker for several years, will handle the loud speaker equipment. It is believed that general manager Strong may have a betting innovation in addition to the "Daily Double" and Quinella. It is the first time the plant will be operated under legalized wagering. E. B. Shipp has a very formidable band of racers on the grounds headed by The Break, Vladimir and Fist Mission.