Hollywood Park Installs New Electronic Timer, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-05


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Hollywood Park Installs New Electronic Timer TimerHOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD PARK Inglewood Calif May 4 Installation of the Hollywood Turf Clubs new electronic timer which will show how fast the thoroughbreds are running at any point in a race will be completed within 10 days in plenty of time for the opening of Hollywood Parks 50day meeting onTues day May 18 according to racing secretary John R JVfaluvius JVfaluviusIt It was Maluvius who first got the idea for the new timing device when he was serving as a first lieutenant with a crack heavy artillery maintenance and repair team which calibrated and took tests on the speed of shells Upon his return from duty at Okinawa Iwo Jima and the Philip ¬ pines Maluvius was transferred to the Army Proving Grounds at Aberdeen Md where he met Norman W Arnold army physicist who had designed the equipment Maluvius outfit had used usedThe The result of their discussion of the latest methods in timing devices was that upon Maluvius return to Hollywood Park at the close of the war Arnold was commissioned by general manager Jack Mackenzie to cre ¬ ate a new electronic timer which could time horses at Hollywood Park with the same precise accuracy that the Army measures the speed of shells

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