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May 4, 2014

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A.C. history by Enfys McMurry

© 2014 Enfys McMurry All rights reserved.

May 5, 1934: “Cavalcade Wins Kentucky Derby; Garner the Rider” said the Iowegian headline. The article went on to describe the happiest man in Louisville on May 5, 1934. It was Centerville’s 34-year old jockey Mack Garner. As the horses left the post, Cavalcade was 11th in a field of 13. But when Mack, began pouring a coaxing “Git along, Doggie” into the colt’s ear, the horse moved up quickly and was seventh as he passed the owner (Mrs. Isabel Dodge Sloane of New York) in her clubhouse box. The whole race was full of thrills but the greatest was the closing fight between Cavalcade and Discovery, the Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt colt that had taken the lead. After trying to pass Discovery on the inside, Cavalcade was swung back and came up on the outside. Coming down the home stretch, Cavalcade passed Discovery and went on to win by two and a half lengths. “I had never before felt so sure I was going to win,” said Mack. “And by the time we got through the first quarter, I was surer than ever.” People in Centerville heard the race on their radios. On May 21 they watched the event at the Majestic theatre. (376/Iow.May 7 & 21, 1934)

Loebsack rep office hours

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack will have Dien Judge at the following locations to work with individuals who are having difficulty with a government agency, have suggestions or would just like to share their concerns. If residents are unable to attend but have a concern call their district office toll-free at 1-866-914-4692.

Tuesday, May 20:

• Centerville, Appanoose County Courthouse, 201 N. 12th St., Supervisors’ office from 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

• Corydon, Wayne County Courthouse, intersection of routes 2 and 14, lower level meeting room from 1–2 p.m.

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