Big War Bond Sale at Arlington Park: Association and Employers Will Buy at Least 50,000 of Government Securities, Daily Racing Form, 1942-06-30


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Big War Bond Sale At Arlington Park Association-and Employes Will Buy at Least 50,000 Of .Government Securities ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, 111., June 29. When Arlington Park announced that it had dedicated its best day, the Fourth of July, to Army and Navy Relief, the statement was made that the contribution of the proceeds of that day would constitute the racing associations minimum donation to the war effort. In keeping with that statement, Arlington Park announced today that the association and its employes would buy at least 50,000 worth of War Bonds at the booths located in the grandstand and clubhouse, where the public has been making purchases. The goal of 50,000 worth of bonds as a minimum was set at a meeting attended by various track officials, department heads and representatives of the jockeys who are riding at Arlington Park. This meeting followed an announcement that the jockeys had pledged a minimum of 10 per cent of their regular fees and 50 per cent of their stake fees to the purchase of war bonds. Track employes pledged a similar minimum amount. Those attending the meeting at which the 50,000 goal was set included John D. Allen, president of the Arlington Park Jockey Club; B. F. Lindheimer, chairman of the- operating committee; jockey Lester Balaski, chairman of The Jockeys Guild; Laurance Armour, president of the Post and Paddock Club; racing secretary Robert S. Shelley; William Hamilton, steward representing the Lllinois Racing Board, and Warren Wright, master of Calumet Farm and owner of the great Whirlaway, whose presence in his capacity as a horse owner was significant in its relation to the purchase of war bonds by horsemen. Prepare for Army-Navy Day Card Meantime, preparations were being completed for the big Army and Navy Relief program next Saturday. Just how much the two branches of the armed forces will obtain through Arlington Parks contribution depends, of course, on the attendance and mutuel handle, but it is certain to be a most substantial amount, conservatively estimated at more than 00,000.- While stressing the patriotic program to be presented on July 4, including the appearance of the 85 -piece Great Lakes Band, a 28-man army drill team, and numerous high army and navy dignitaries, the Arlington Park management also emphasizes the fact that the racing program itself will consist of the regularly scheduled holiday events, including the Stars and Stripes Handicap. In other words, it will be a day of fine racing, plus a brief but .extraordinary program presented by the Army and Navy themselves, highlighted by music for, the day by the famous Navy Band. Representing the Army and Navy officially with their staffs will be Maj. Gen. George Grunert, commanding the Sixth Corps Area, and Rear Admiral John Downes, commandant of the Great Lakes Naval Station.

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