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3 . . . . » . » , 1 - e Pondfield Is Back at Cranwood To Direct Improvement Program CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 21— Louis Pondfield, general manager of Cranwood Park, located at suburban Warrensville Heights, has returned to his desk at the track offices following a trip through the East where he visited most of the tracks in operation in that sector. Pondfield reports that he stopped over at Washington, D. C, where he discussed with governmental authorities the possi-. bility of obtaining materials for construction of a new clubhouse and grandstand at Thistle Down, located across the road from Cranwood and also owned by the Cleveland Raceways, Inc., operators of the half-mile course. Although highly optimistic as a result of his Washington visit, Pondfield has not made any definite plans for construction work. The Thistle Down stands were destroyed by fire several years ago. Pondfield said, that at the present, he will confine his efforts to the moderniza-e tion of present facilities at Cranwood where a 19-day fall meeting is scheduled to be-e gin on September 15. Cranwood conducted a highly successful 25-day spring season ending May 31. Particular attention is to be paid to sanitary and other conveniences for the public. The parking lot will be enlarged and the landscaping program will be continued.