Buy War Bond and Get Free Admission Ticket: Five New York Tracks Offer Plan during Entries Racing Season, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-06


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I i I i I j Buy War Bond and Get Free Admission Ticket Five New York Tracks Offer Plan During Entire Racing Season NEW YORK, N. Y., April 5.— Anyone going to a race track on any day during the New York season, which opens at Jamaica Saturday, may buy a War Bond at the track and receive a complimentary admission ticket. The five associations which conduct racing in New York have completed arrangements for this with Stanley Oshan, chairman of the sports section of the War Finance Committee of the United States Treasury, and the plan goes into effect on opening day at Jamaica and remains in effect for each of the 181 regular racing days on the New York list. Under this plan, if a visitor to the tracks prefers to buy a bond instead of an admis-i sion ticket, he will receive a complimentary ticket and, upon payment of federal and state admission taxes, will be admitted to the track. Purchasers of 5 or 0 bonds will receive one grandstand ticket for each bond purchased, good for that afternoon and those whose purchase is 00 or more will receive one clubhouse ticket for each bond. The New York State Racing Commission, through Herbert Bayard Swope, chairman, granted special permission for the plan, this being necessary because racing laws forbid the issuance of free tickets to race tracks. Mrs. Hildred Jacobs, chairman of the Queens War Saving Staff of the American Womens Voluntary Services, will again be in charge of the crews as she has been for the past two years when volunteers have sold bonds at the tracks. Mrs. Jacobs will have her staff on hand for the opening day on Saturday. There will be special War Bond admission booths and those desiring to obtain admission this way may subscribe to bonds at these booths, receive a bond receipt and a complimentary ticket. The payment of federal and state admission taxes — 45 cents for the grandstand and .15 for the clubhouse — is made at the tax entrance and the bond purchaser enters the grounds.

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