Racing Cause is Gaining Strength.: Supporters of Reinhardt Bill Gain Another Point in Louisiana Legislature., Daily Racing Form, 1914-06-04


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RACING CAUSE IS GAINING STRENGTH. Supporters of Reinhardt Bill Gain Another Point in Louisiana Legislature. Balon Bongo. La.. June o. By the decisive vote of 7o to 24, the racing advocates in the Louisiana House of Itepreselitalives today succeeded in securing an extension of lime until Friday in Which to bring their bill out of the committee on city affairs. Opponents of the racing bill forced the issue and wanted no extension nf time. Bepreoen-tatives Leon Locke of Lake Charles, and I.. A. foal, not ot Opeloiisas. led the light against further extension ami demanded a roil call. A bug. sym pat by vote, added to the supporters of the Bernhardt bill, gave Ihe bill a sweeping victory in the . house. It was fust blood. That the racing cause as gained strength in the house was indicated by to.lav s proceedings. The. Keinhardt bill is redrafted in three important pari tcalars: 1 Tu make it statewide and applicable to any parish in Louisiana, if the voters should so decide, the provision thai il should apply only to cities of : o.iNM population being stricken out. - That minors will be strictly prohibited from entering the nee course-. This not. In apply to jo. keys. :; lo reduce the stale racing commissioners from ti. to luce, to be appointed by Ihe governor. a pari mutuel betting machine will be set up in tin House of Representatives Thursday night to demonstrate to the legislators Just what it is and how betting K conducted under this system.

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