Nothing Wrong About Betting.: Rector of Fashionable Church at San Francisco Makes Sensible Declaration on Subject., Daily Racing Form, 1910-01-22


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NOTHING WRONG ABOUT BETTING Rector of Fashionable Church at Sin Francisco Makes Sensible Declaration on Subject There is no wrong in taking a chance Our whole life is a chance When you run for a street car it is a chance Why 1 played poker myself when I went to college I have gone to the race track with members of my congregation and we all chip cd in and made a pool to back a certain horse t win I go to tiie Orplienm every week If more clergymen went to the shows and sat in the front row it would check those players who show a ten ¬ dency to be suggestive Uev Fletcher Cook asso ¬ ciate rector Trinity Episcopal Church San Francisco Cal CalFollowing Following a sermon on the theater somewhat un ¬ usual for its latitude and broadness delivered at Trinity Church the leading and most fashionable religious organization of the Episcopal denomination at San Francisco Cal last Sunday night Uev Fletcher Cook associate rector of the church In ex ¬ planation of it went still further declaring openly that he had in the past placed a bet on a horse race at the track maintaining that gambling for personal fun and pleasure was not in itself vicious If I gamble with a friend he declared and there is no bitterness nor anger about the trans ¬ action I maintain that there is no wrong done But if Ipgambled with a man who could not afford to lose or who took his loss in bad part then I would return him his moneyi moneyiThe The topic of gambling will be discussed by Uev Mr Cook from the pulpit next Sunday and will he one of a series of its kind which he is delivering

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