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Crew of 1,197 Employed In Mutuel Department E. A. Weidekamp Believes Staff This Year One of Best in Decade CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 4. — E. A. Weidekamp, who has managed the mutuel department at this spacious Kentucky Derby oval for many years, and his assistants, Ernest B. White and Johnny Walsh, will head a wagering staff of 1,197 men for the big race. Weidekamp, who began his turf career under the late Col. Matt J. Winn, believes that the organization this spring is one of the best in a decade. Weidecamp announced this morning that 427 sellers are to be on "duty and 392 cashiers will pay off the fortunate patrons selecting the placed horses in the Derby. The money room will employ 123 men, the mutuel front office will be manned by four employees, and one manToiooirwr the pool and adjustment sheets. Others to be on hand for the 1951 Derby renewal include seven calculators, 47 shee writers, 34 supervisors, one price-maker, 39 ticket checkers, nine information men, 18 board men, five program and telephone clerks, seven Monroe machine operators, 76 messengers and seven porters. Special windows for handling early wagering on the Derby are to be open at 9:00 a. m., according to Weidecamps plans, and the gates at this historical Central Avenue racing grounds are to be opened on Derby Day at 8:00 a. m.