Congressman Gordons Little Bill, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-18


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CONGRESSMAN GORDONS LITTLE BILL. Memphis. Tonn.. January IT. — The bill Con-fin ssman Cordon of this district has introduced in congress is. in bis opinion, a far reaching step in the direction of suppressing betting on horse racing. The bill provides for the suppression of race track li [era litre by denying it transmission through the mail-- or avenues of interstate commerce subject to the jurisdiction and laws «f the Cnited States. Gordon says that in drafting his pnpMki law he ]i;iv been guided by the anti-lottery laws enacted some y.-ars ago. and if his bill is passed no tele graph company could handle messages conveying tips, nor the |H stal authorites allow the transmission of any literature designed to promote lK-tling on lt. r.-e races. He believes that the racing of the thoroughbreds can be stopped in this way. And it might be remarked that his bill is now rei-eivinu about all the notice it will ever receive. The number of foolish bills entombed In the files of the committees of congress are almost beyond computation.

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