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One Of Founders Of One Of Pioneers Of Admissions Director Director Publicity Secretary To Member Of Staff Of T SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON I1ADVO" re' 2 A THURSDAY, APRIL Shenandoah Downs Shenandoah Downs At Shenandoah Downs New Shenandoah Downs General Manner Publicity Department ^,. ,, ,. , in+he ' Ulfl tart ra T .s area ~'j ....... strongholds of the t~o~i~::~ii::i~ ............ tl/,ll D- D--L A - ,+hen the iate' i iiiii! i ..... Will D~[~ :PdCK ,~| ducted meeti~ii!ii+ race ~,rack ~~iiii "S ~::~:::: operated on l~iii;ii:: meets, hcacever and ,the ~i~ not used. WILLIAM L. GOLDBERG One of the few ariginal found- ers of Shenandoah Downs race track still actively associated with ~he $4,000,000 xacing plant, only re cently completed at Charles Town was William L. Goldberg. Mr. Gold berg also served as general con- struction superintendent of the track until illness forced him to give up this herculean task. One of the developers of night harness ]'acing, Mr. Goldberg has had many years of experience in build ing and maintaining race tracks. He is known and respected by horsemen everywhere. It was Mr. Goldberg's experiments that really .brought the lighting of night tracks to the present point of per /eetion, a track without shadows and the elimination of the pos- sibility of total power failure un- der any circumstances. It was GQldberg and Arthur S. ~Iamilton, Ji~ of Rochester, N+ Y. H. S. CLOPPER, JR. One of the small group of old- timers who pioneered the promot- ion and completion of Shenan- doah Downs, Steve Clopper. of Charles Town has given ime and energy to the tasks assigned him. Wit'h his fast-growing insurance and real estate business, ffounded by r, he late W. Berry Grove, now under the title of "H: S. Clopper Jr.," this young and active fellow has been going night and day. He, like others, can now reveal in the completion of magnificen,t Shenandoah Downs, a project started more than three years ago and something he has been so much a part. The Town Of Bolivar Harpers Ferry Free Press-Oct. 6, 1824: Notice is hereby given, ,that a petition will be presented to the Legislature of Virginia, at their next session, for authority to lay off and establish a town, adjoining Harpers Ferry. so as to include the village of Mudfort and some adjoining lands. (The town was named Bolivar.) "Lofty", who nursed and loved it before the thousands of tons of earth started moving to mold his 5/8 mile strip, nods his head and writes on his pencil pad: "This is it! The finest in the court,try!" DAN CUTHBERT, JR. Dan Cuthbert, Jr. a veteran of 15 years in the racing business .will be director of admissions for Shenandoah Downs, the new ,three million dollar race track Ias,t near ing completion at Charles Town, it was announced by Robert Leav, general manager of ,the new track. The 41-year-old Cuthbert was serving as superintendent (~f ad- missions at H,ialeah Park before coming to Charles Town. He has also served as assistant director of admissions ~t Tropical Park; and assistant manager of Randall Park. He has also served in similar .posts at the Laurel (Md.) track and at the old Havre De Grace track. Cut~hbert is married and resides wi,t~h his wi~fe and two children in his native Baltimore, Md. 6c Reward. No Thanks Harpers Ferry Free Press-Oct. 6, 1824: SIX CENTS REWARD Ran away from the subscriber on the 7th instant, an apprentice to the Butcherin$ Business, named Dorsey Horner, a stout male youth aged about 18. All persons are hereby cautioned against harbor- ing of employing him in any mat ter whatever. The above reward, and no ~hanks will be given for his apprehension. Sept. 15, 1824 -Michael Smith who spent hours in designing the type and pattern for Shenandoah Downs' track lighting system. The result of this pair's plan- ning is the "most modern and bril :liantly lighted thoroughbred night strip in the world." A serious illness hit Goldberg early this year, which caused his retirement from the active scene of construction. But .this week he ~s back to see and enjoy what has been accomplished in the past twelve weeks Though weak from several operations, he's better. Today, Shenandoah Downs blooms to its comple~ion. And ,__NEWE3T,:BRIOHTE3T TRACK IN AMERICA Upon Completion Of This Modern Three-Million-Dollar Business Venture And Upon Its Dedication And. Opening On Friday, May 1 "Cities Service Products" Phone 118 CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. WILLIAM J. McDONALD William J.