Benefits Business Throughout Nation: Transportation Companies, Hotels and Restaurants Share as Direct Result, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-01


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enerits Business Throughout Nation NationTransportation Transportation Companies Hotels and Restaurants Share as Direct Result ResultCHURCHILL CHURCHILL DOWNS Louisville Ky April 30 The Kentucky Derby is without a doubt one of Americas greatest sports events and holds preeminence in this respect on the turf As a sports event it has upheld and at the same time created traditions which will endure throughout the centuries centuriesAt At the same time while serving the pur ¬ pose of offering Americas greatest race to a crowd of more than 100000 it also will be a stimulent to all American business and agriculture Indeed the beneficial impact of the Derby upon the American economy is enormous No visitor to Louisville can escape the fact at first hand Hotels are crowded Restaurants and clubs stock in huge sup ¬ plies of food to feed the Derby day crowd which started arriving more than a week ago In addition to food and4 lodging this cityfilling crowd is a heavy buyer of merchandise patron of personal service establishmerits such as beauty salons and barber shops entertainment enterprises and the like Louisville is unable to ac ¬ commodate the vast number seeking shelter and the overflow goes to points as far away as Cincinnati Lexington In ¬ dianapolis and French Lick Springs In addition to hostelries and rooming houses many private homes open their doors to the visitors visitorsThe The visitors do more than just come to the Derby In recent days the high ¬ ways to Lexington have been crowded with a Host wishing to see at first hand the famous thoroughbred farms of the Blue Grass area as well a taking in the his ¬ toric scenic lands and shrines which abound in adjacent areas areasThe The rest of America also benefits The railroads bus and air transport companies are taxed to provide transportation for all who wish to journey from points near and far The money thus spent by Derby fans from the time they leave their homes to the time of return is money which is channeled into the American economic system and thus benefits everyone in the nation indirectlyRecognized either directly or indirectly Recognized as the most fashionably groomed of all spectator sports gatherings the outlay for wearing apparel by tomor ¬ rows Derby throng represents another anotherContinued Continued on Page Twelve Derby Has Decided Effect On Countrys Economy EconomyContinued Continued from Page Seven Sevenheavy heavy contribution to the national economy Frankly it would appear that the Derby is one of the nations best known touris attractions The Derby runnings aflds im ¬ measurably to the prestige of the state throughout the entire world worldAnd And make no mistake the fan gets his moneys worth When the bands play the strains of My Old Kentucky Home he is a part of the vast throng who cheers the Derby winner to the charmed circle after the most exciting of contests and partici ¬ pates in the merry good cheer of a typical Derby throng who 4s there but will say he wouldnt have missed the proceedings for anything else in the world

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