Post and Paddock Set for Gala Racing Season: Two Events to Precede Opening of Meet at Swank Arlington Club, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-19


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Post and Paddock Set For Gala Racing Season Two Events to Precede Opening Of Meet at Swank Arlington Club This years gala opening of the exclusive Post and Paddock Club, on Thursday, June 24, will fall in the center of opening festivities of the parent organization,- the Arlington Park Jockey Club for which John D. Allen is president, and that will be of a weeks duration. First event will be the third annual ball to benefit the Chicago Boys Clubs on June 19, followed by open house for the general public on June 20, opening of the meeting itself on June 24, the fourth annual revival of the Arlington Park Hurdle Stakes, June 25, and on June 26 the running of the Warren Wright Memorial. George Russell Carr is president of the Post and Paddock and Benjamin F. Lind-heimer is executive director of the Arlington Park-Washington Park co-ordinated meeting. Arlington will close on August 3, and Washington Park will open on August 4 and close September 7. Arlington Park shines like a freshly minted penny and is a bright example in its new dress of what good taste and money can do with a race track. The comprehensive escalator system is expected to prove itself the best of friends to the weary foot-. Charles F. Jelks will ride in the hurdle race and so will A. D. Plamondon m., who with George E. Van Hagen m. is in charge of the event. Mrs. Plamondon n. and Mrs. Van Hagen HI. will entertain at large luncheons on that day. Mr. Van Hagens mother,, Mrs. William W. Wood and her husband will be among opening day hosts. They are bringing their yacht — Tara II. — up from Florida by way of Washington, D. C, and will keep it in Chicago area waters this summer. Mrs. Otto Neumann will be an opening day hostess and on "Hurdle Day" will give a luncheon for 20 debutantes. Other hosts for opening day or those who will share in "mutuel tables" include the Leonard Florsheims, Major and Mrs. Ednyfed Williams, the John B. Gallaghers, the Frank Hiters, Mrs. B. L. At-water, the Charles H. Sethnesses, Jr., whose guests will be the junior Aldis Brownes, the Sam Culbertsons and the Daniel Rices, Mrs. Arthur Biddle, Mrs. Frank Johnston, Mrs. George E. Van Hagen, Sr., and her daughter Elizabeth, Mrs. Alfred W. Mansfield, the L. B. Kup-penheimers, Mrs. R. C. Cooper, Jr., the Irwin Walkers, and Frank Millers. Opening day is the birthday of Judge John F. OConnell who will give a luncheon and also of Walter J. Cummings.

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