Doubt Clouds The Louisiana Situation.: All Factions Gone to New Orleans for a Session of Sunday Log Rolling., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-21


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DOUBT CLOUDS THE LOUISIANA SITUATION Alii Factions Gone to New Orleans for a Session of Sunday Log Rolling Baton Rouge La June 20 Despite the fact hat on last Thursday the Locke antirace track Mil had a clear majority in the senate by a vote of 24 to 1C that majority has dwindled and dwin ¬ dled for one cause or another until tonight racing in Louisiana again hangs in the balance and the llnal vote on the Locke bill Monday night at S oclock Is very much in doubt When Senator Cor dill put over his coup Friday while the Locke people were either napping or had gone home leav ¬ ing the bars down he carried with him the votes of three senators who up to that time had voted with the Locke people Senator Harrison C Drew of Lake Charles Senator Charles Louque of New Orleans and Senator T W 1errin of Catahoula These three flopped over and voted with Cordill CordillThe The Locke leaders say their vote for Cordill was only senatorial courtesy and that they will be back safely in the fold Monday night Others how eVer question this Then again Senator Robert OConnor of New Orleans who has been with the LoCke people all along is said to have secured a three days leave of absence and it Is said he will not be here Monday night Therefore it seems close n the final vote At this hour there is a bare Wmnee of yet killing the Locke bill Colonel S F HeasllpV president of the City Park Jockey Club nud the entire lobby on both sides have gone to New Orleans for Sunday Some hard licks are be ¬ ing put in down there thereYes Yes said President Heaslip I believe both the City Park and the Crescent City tracks would operate this coming winter under the provisions of the Locke bill but It would be under conditions en ¬ tirely to my disliking It is u matter however for the boards of directors to decide and I could uot speak for them Racing Is not prohibited by the Locke bill You can race 3G3 days in tiie year Neither does it stop individual betting But of course these conditions would not be satisfactory to the big winter tracks here

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