Louisiana Reformers Show Liberality.: Willing to See Passage of a Law That Will Limit Racing to Forty Days., Daily Racing Form, 1908-07-01


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LOUISIANA REFORMERS SHOW LIBERALITY Willing to See Passage of a Law That Will Limit Racing to Forty Days New Orleans La June 30 The antirace track gambling committee of New Orleans has closed lip its business and adjourned subject to a call from the chairman Its expenses were 43940 and col ¬ lections for the campaign 4S9 Tlie contributors were J J McLanghlin Thomas P Thompson Eugene D Suundcrs Henry P Dart Chandler C Luzenberg Maurice Stern James II Blenk Warren Kcarny Charles Hosen Henry P Dart Jr I L Loucht Charles A Duchamp Orloff Lake E L Chappuis Felix Gondin H M Walmsley Charles Payne Fenncr J Blanc Monroe Francis C Zach nrle Frank II Howard John M Parker Beverly Warnei Louis J Bridges H H Labouise H W Wllmot Clarence F Low 15 N Hiirrod A Vix iird Jr 10 F Kolmke J L Onorato W O Hart 1 L Lyons J T Withcrspoon Isidore Newman K J Phllhorgtr and Dr Win M Perkins PerkinsTho Tho project of a bill to be presented to the leg ¬ islature giving municjpalitlcs and police juries the right to limit the number of racing days was sub ¬ mitted to tlie committee but they decided that this was n matter that did not fall properly within the purview of their duties and will not make any campaign for Its passage They found no objection to the measure and boliove it would be a good one In view of the many contentions raised against the Locke bill that it would permit racing all the year around aroundTlie Tlie measure which has been prepared reads as follows An act granting authority to municipalities and police juries to lixthe days time and period during which horse races may be permitted on tracks or other places open to the public to prohibit the holding of same at other lays times or periods limiting said time to forty days in any calendar year and authorizing said municipalities and police Juries to prescribe and enforce penalties for the vio liitUni of ordinances adopted pursuant to the pro ¬ visions of this act actSection Section 1 Bo It enacted by tlie General As ¬ sembly of tho State of Louisiana that authority is hereby granted to all municipal corporations and police juries each in its respective jurisdiction to llx the days time and period during which horse races may bo permitted at or on all tracks or other places open to the public within their respective jurisdictions and to prohibit the holding of same at other days times or periods provided that in no case shall such races be permitted in any parish or nuinielpalliy for a longer time than forty days al ¬ together In any calendar year yearSection Section 2 Be It further enacted etc that to make their ordinances effective in the exercise of the authority herein conferred all municipalities and police juries shall have authority to prescribe such penalties for the violation of the same as they may now prescribe for the violation of other or ¬ dinances passed under their respective charters or under the laws of this state

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