World Way of Noisy Reformers, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-12


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WORLD WAY OF NOISY REFORMERS I have heard a lord mayor at the mansion house speak as though a bookmaker was about the. last thing in depravity. Yer the same man- in his private capacity went racing, and has often asked me for a "tip." Another shining light from the provinces who was active in getting "the racing news blacked out of the newspapers 1n" the free libraries used to go racing "on the continent iviien he was on his holidays, and apparently enjoyed himself much. And both these men were" quite good fellows when one niet them out, but authority seemed to stifle their human instincts and nfake hypocrites of them. I Suppose they would have argued if challenged on the subject tltaf-thbyaever tfettcil more" ibauT they could afford To" lctte-wlthout inconvenience to themselves, wliieh HeemTs" to-we a food unsvver; and ioes toT-tlitf root ofTOetaftnor, being, in fact, the difference, in my opinion,- between betting-and gambling-. If a mnnbets more than he cair "afford to lose, and by so doingdepriVes his family --or these.depchdent upon hint of ihe-help they are -entitled to-expectfrenn him, he iEtf:gnnj bting, but if he chooses to spend his.. spare, money in this way" without ehuslng injuiy .to.ftnyone? he is doing no h.irnr,- and such a -transaction" way? reasonably be described as "betting" simply; it is certainly not "gambling." Aigilant, in Inidon Spt.rting Life.

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