Rumor Authorities Will Seek To Limit Aqueduct Crowds, Daily Racing Form, 1945-06-22


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Rumor Authorities Will Seek To Limit Aqueduct Crowds ELMONT, L. I., N. Y., June 21.— Mayor F. H. La Guardia is reliably reported today to have sent a letter to Tom Maher, track superintendent at Jamaica, ordering that all manure in the stable area be placed in the concrete boxes available for that purpose daily and the boxes, in turn, cleaned out daily. The present shortage of stable help makes this difficult of accomplishment this year. It is understood that the mayor had received a letter of complaint from a resident of the area adjacent to the track. Reports were current at Belmont Park today that the mayor was also determined that attendance at Aqueduct, which is Elated to open on Monday, would be rigorously limited to the actual seating capacity of the plant, which is 18,500 in the grandstand and 3,000 in the clubhouse. Week-end crowds at Belmont and Jamaica have doubled this figure. The most persistent rumor is to the effect that firemen would be stationed in the aisles to prevent any spectators standing in those areas.

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