Improvements to Benefit Patrons of Hawthorne, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-26


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IandIPROVEBIENTS TO BENEFIT PATRONS OF HAWTHORNE Before leaving with his family for a short vacation at Miami, Fia., following his recent and successful campaign for election as president of the county board, Anton J. Cermak assured officials of the Illinois Jockey Club of his support of their plans on his return to this city. As head of the County Board of Commissioners Mr. Cermak can do much to improve the highways leading from various Chicago boulevards to the Hawthorne race track, an improvement that has long been delayed and which will mean a great deal to the thousands of motorists who journey to the popular old Hawthorne course. Mr. W. J. Cummings, president of the West Town Railway, operating street cars in Chicago and the west side, has also promised extensive improvements over his system before the next race meeting at Hawthorne. The Illinois Bell Telephone Company has been ordered to install a modern and complete telephone system around the grounds at Hawthorne. Manager V. R. Lanestrem promised this work would start immediately after January 1. The Jockey Club is also planning to bring West a well-known landscape and architectural designer to draw plans for many improvements at the Hawthorne plant A general overhauling of the stables is to be started within the next few weeks.

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