Leading Grand Rapids Men Patrons.: All Lines of Business in Support of the Projected Race Meeting in July., Daily Racing Form, 1917-06-06


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LEADING GRAND RAPIDS MEN PATRONS. All Lines of Business in Support of the Projected Race Meeting in July. Grand Kapids. Mich.. June $. — The Grand Itapids lurniture Market Association, the Michigan Resort Devesanaaeat Bareaa and ether civic and state organizations whose combined support are back of the coning race meeting that will begin at Grand Kapids July 4. and run t n days. Ralph P. Tietsort. William IK Gay, George G. Whitwnrth. C. J. Kindel, nil millionaire furniture mauuf.u turcrs; Joseph IK Pr-wer, president of the American Public Ctilities Co.; Hen jam in S. H. in-shot, president of the Crand Kapids Railway, controlling street railway and interurban systems in Michigan; Halted States Senator William Alden Smith; J. Boyd iantliml, hotel owner, Dudley E. Waters, banker, and Frank G. Row. president of the Crand IJapids Association of Commerce, comprise the governing board of the West Michigan State Fair Association, operators and owners of the Comstoek Park track, which for twenty-five years enjoyed the reputation of being aaae of the fastest tracks in America, several worlds records for hari.fss horses being established here. The new 00,000 concrete grandstand and magnificent speed stables in connection, make Comstoek track one of the finest plants in the middle west. The movement to open Michigan to the thoroughbreds has been heartily endorsed by the public and the press. Joseph A. Murphy of St. Louis, is to take charge of the meeting, a five year option for his services having been secured by the West Michigan State Fair Association on which board of directors appear the names of men prominent iu financial, eepaer and coal mining, lumber, industrial and agricultural interests of the state. Grand Rapids lias 150,000 population and is the gateway to the vast pleasure resort region whieli was crowded to capacity last season and will be this season.

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