Jamaica Officials Thank Public for Fine Support: All Employees Receive Bonus for Duties Efficiently Performed, Daily Racing Form, 1942-05-11


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I [ I I . l Jamaica Officials Thank Public for Fine Support All Employees Receive Bonus for Duties Efficiently Performed NEW YORK, N. Y., May 9.— The Metropolitan Jockey Club, which conducts racing at the Jamaica course, wishes to thank the public for its support of its thoroughbred sport during the 27 days of the current meeting, which ends today. "We wish, also, to thank the many employees who have so efficiently and courteously performed their duties, which did so much to make the meeting a success." During this meeting, the Metropolitan Jockey Club employed 600 men in the mutuel department, under Herman Frank and Lou Walger; 175 Pinkerton police, 100 gate men, under Douglas Geddes; a maintenance crew of 100, under superintendent Tom Mahr; officials and office staffs numbering 70 and 50 attendants in the parking area. The state of New York collected as its share of the gross receipts an amount in excess of ,500,000. In addition to this amount, taxes payable to the federal, state and city governments amounting to more than 50,000 have accrued. The meeting ending today at Jamai cost the Metropolitan Jockey Club in the neighborhood of 5,000 a day to conduct. During the 27 racing days, the Metropolitan Jockey Club distributed in stakes and purses 82,500. a large portion of which finds its way into the various tax channels. The Metropolitan Jockey Club hopes that when all expenses have been made and taxes paid it will be able to contribute the 00,000 toward the war effort which each of the New York tracks wishes to give. All employees today received a bonus.

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