Public Hearing on Jan. 25: Lee Anti-Racing Bill to be Discussed the Latter Part of Month, Daily Racing Form, 1922-01-15


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; , ! I , i ] 1 I c I ! ■ ! l i , FUBLIC HEARING ON JAN. 25 Lee Anti-Racing Bill to Be Discussed the Latter Part of Month. FIt.WKIOltT. Ky.. January 11. A hearing on the anti-lac ing bill. Ml before the aeSMtte, will be held hy the committee, on judiciary of thai i. -!. probably on or about January 3S. Chairuian W. I.. Mo-s of the coiiiuiittee i- a Repuhliean. who ropiesents the mountain c-ouuties e f Bell. Knox and I.auret. William Wallace, another uie-iuber of the committee, i- also a Itcpublican. who-e seat in the Madison -Ow-ley- Itocke astle Jac k-e.n Batlll ciistrict is being coatested by It. C. OMnsaai of Kiehmond. Densocrat, This eontest is to be decided by the contest committee on Monday. January _3. so that if Wallace should bo unsealed, another senator will be appelated in his stead. The three Democrats who will hear the arguments for and against the bill are Senators Ben T. Davia of the Hickman-Fulton-Graves district; Brash E. Daagherty of the Ncdson-Taylor-Marion-Washingt M-Greea district, and Roberi . Simmons, repre-euting Kenton County Covington, where tic Eatonia race track is located. Two yeurs ago Senators Davis and Simmons voted against the Sims anti-racing bill. Advocates of the p sent system are hopeful thai the committee will decide unanimously in favor of it and against the Laa bill, which is a much more drastic instrument than Ihe Siins bill. The latter merely did away with the exeniplion Uatise under whieh pari-mutuels and French pods ;tre permitted to be- sold, but the E ■*• bill goes much farther and makes it a criminal and jail offense to make a bet, or to telephone a wager for s If or another. Should the committees report be adverse to the bill, the proeedure by the senate will be similar to 1 its action in voting .en the resolution to investigate Covernor Morrows action in sending troops to New - port. That resolution being reported unfavorably by the committee on Ke-ntucky statute-, and the action 1 of the commit tee being upheld by the senate, was • tabled. In behalf of the Lee njaaaaanj Helm Bruce of Louisville, who has been leading the anti-racing crusade-, .plans to take a large delegation of men 1 and women to Frankfort, while advoiates of the • present system will be represented by farmers. hoise- hieed.-rs and tho-e interested in the perpetuation • of racing in older to afford a supply of army remounts. Both sides will have spokesmen, and the ■ rules of decorous prcsentaiton of e-vidence will lie • insisted on by chairman Moss, he has declared. He ■ announced that the senate galleries will lee permit ted for use of all persons who wish to hear the ■ proceedings who will conduct themse-lves with pro-• priety, but that the sergant-at-arras will be present to eject anyone applauding in a noisy or objection-; - able fashion, or trying to bring undue pressure to 1 bear on the committee. J i

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