Post and Paddock Club Located In Heart of Spectator Section: Exclusive Turf Club Takes Over Northern End of Club House at Washington Park, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-10


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Post and Paddock Club Located In Heart of Spectator Section Exclusive Turf Club Takes Over Northern End of Club House at Washington Park ParkHOMEWOOD HOMEWOOD 111 June 9 Washington Park is receiving a general primping with ¬ in the limits of government restrictions on improvements for the 67 days of racing which the Vashington and Arlington Park Jockey Clubs will open here on June 21 and no inconsiderable attention is being Kiven to the track proper and the stable rarea The racing strip is being gone over by track attendants and when they are through it is claimed the surface over which the horses run will be in condition ttf satisfy the most exacting horseman At the same time all of the stables are being put into firstclass shape and arriving owners and trainers wilf find many more conveniences than obtained here a year ago agoRacing Racing patrons also will find numerous changes for the better at Washington Park this summer Through a manipulation of space the Post and Paddock Club will be situated in the heart of the spectator area and for the first time this exclusive turf club will be located directly opposite the finish line This applies to the boxes as well as to the landscaped terrace terraceSimilar Similar to Arlington Arrangements ArrangementsTo To effect this advantageous position the north end of the clubhouse was turned over to the Post and Paddock Club The spa ¬ cious boxes with their simulated desks and comfortable chairs are divided from the remainder of the clubhouse by passageways as is done at Arlington From the box sec ¬ tion two stairways descend to the main floor One leads directly into what long was the presidents office and clubhouse lounge and that will be known as the Post and Paddock lounge The other an exterior stairway leads into the terraced garden gay with flowers and shrubs that runs from the finish line back to the clois ¬ tered walk connecting the grandstand and the clubhouse This is the terrain formerly occupied by the stewards stand That has been removed and the stewards stand skied up with the cameraeye or stationed at in ¬ tervals about the track in accordance with a plan sanctioned last week by the Illinois Racing Board BoardAgainst Against the south wall of the outdoor terrace will be located a buffet where edi ¬ ble delicacies and beverages will be served All about will be tables with particol ¬ ored lawn umbrellas affording shade and shelter Washington Park has always been a most compact plant with every inch of terrain doing its utmost duty so it was im ¬ possible to install a complete dining room Adequate and satisfactory dining room service will be as usual obtainable in the dining room of the clubhouse a most ap ¬ petizing salon with its cool green decora ¬ tions and manywindowed walls nested in the vines and shrubs of the east area of paddock park parkArmour Armour Is President PresidentLaurence Laurence H Armour is president f the Post and Paddock Club Thomas E Wilson is vicepresident Charles Lorre is treasurer and Lawrence Stern is secretary Directors are besides the abovenamed gentlemen Britton I Budd Edward H Cudahy Jr Leonard S Florsheim Lt Gen Roy D Keehn Otto W Lehmann Benjamin F Lindheimer Harry H Lobdell Charles A McCulloch Charles S Pearce and Silas H Strawn John Denby Allen is president of the Arlington Park Jockey Club Other officers are John OStolt vicepresident Joseph J Rice treasurer and Eugene E Murphy secretary Exofficio they serve as direc ¬ tors with Laurence H Armour Ralph At lass Henry C Bartholomay Fred K J Bridges John B Gallagher John D Jack ¬ son Lt Gen Roy D KeelAi Benjamin F Lindheimer Herbert J Lorber John G McCarthy Edward P Morse Daniel F Rice and Thomas E Wilson Demand for boxes is very great be cause news has become public of their ultra advantageous location Among those who already have purchased Post and Paddock Club boxes are John D Allen A I Apple ton Laurence H Armour Philip D Ar ¬ mour Jr J A Amos Mrs Bert L At water E F Bessey Armin W Brand Mrs Benjamin R Brown Britton I Budd J R Cardwell Norman Church L L Cohen John F Cuneo Edward Eckerly M L LEmerich Emerich Marshall Field Leonard S Flor ¬ sheim John B Gallagher John D Hertz Charles M Hofman Thomas M Howell John E Hughes Neil C Hurley P J Hur sen John M Hutchins Judge Michael Igoe Henry H Knight Otto W Lehmann Mrs John Levis Harry H Lobdell Joseph Kirk Love Benjamin F Lindheimer Charles A McCulloch R W Mclllvain Frank A Mil ¬ ler B H Rader Daniel Rice John A Ritchie Lt Comdr J G Sample Lt Wes ¬ ley Sears Lester N Selig Mrs James Shel ¬ don B F Stein Abner J Stilwell J O Stoll Silas H Strawn Gustavus F Swift Mrs Helen W Young Irwin Walker War ren Wright L S Westcoat Fred R Tuerk and from Milwaukee Edwin B H Tower Jr

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