Blackstone Valley Final Narragansett Park Stake: To Test Crack Band of Sprinters--Track Policed by OPA Directors, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-03


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Blackstone Valley Final Narragansett Park Stake StakeTo To Test Crack Band of Sprinters Track Policed by OPA Directors DirectorsPAWTUCKET PAWTUCKET R I May 1 Narragan ¬ sett Park enters the final week of a meet ¬ ing that has been one of the most success ¬ ful spring sessions in the history of the track Monday despite wartime restrictions and OPA policing of the parking lots which began yesterday The weather has been against the race track management on nearly every day of the season but public support of racing has continued despite all obstacles proving that the thoroughbred sport is the most popular form of relaxa ¬ tion for thousands of New Englanders EnglandersThe The final day of the meeting will be fea ¬ tured by the sixfurlong Blackstone Valley Handicap 2500 event for threeyearolds and upward which will bring the fastest sprinters on the grounds together again againAlthough Although Narragansett did not close its parking lots to the public there has been a notable decrease in the number of cars parked at the track from other seasons Hundreds of persons have walked more than two miles from bus terminals and others have come to the course in the horsedrawn vehicles supplied by the man ¬ agement which run from central points in Pawtucket PawtucketIndignant Indignant citizens are demanding to be told why the regional and local OPA di ¬ rectors are flouting the instructions issued several weeks ago by the OPA administra ¬ tor Prentis Brown Announcing the lifting of the pleasuredriving ban Mr Brown said saidIt It is not the intent of the OPA to in any way police A cars The lifting of the pleasure ban meant exactly what it said Pe9ple may use their gasoline for any pur ¬ pose they wish wishDespite Despite the driving rainstorm Friday 50 OPA inspectorifdrove from Boston in auto ¬ mobiles and proceeded to check every car on the parking lot including those belong ¬ ing to track officials employes and horse ¬ men to all of whom racing is their only means of livelihood

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