Referendum to Decide Future of off-Track Wagering Plan, Daily Racing Form, 1946-05-23


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| [ 1 1 1 I 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 Referendum to Decide Future Of Off-Track Wagering Plan BATON ROUGE, La., May 22.— A bill to amend the racing law of Louisiana to per-l mit the licensing of handbooks in New Orleans, part of a program endorsed by Mayor Morrison of that city, was sent to the House Committee on the affairs of New Orleans yesterday. A second bill to legalize slot machines in New Orleans was indefi-1 nitely postponed by a 66-27 vote, and a third proposing a constitutional amend-l ment to provide for legalizing of gambling by local option throughout the state was tabled by a vote of 63-27. Following the first tests in the House. Mayor Morrison said he had no intention of canceling his call for a public refer-1 endum on the licensing of off-track and other forms of betting, set for next Tuesday in New Orleans. "I will be guided in future steps by the referendum," he said.

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