The Racing Situation In New Orleans.: Locke Bill Has Little Chance to Pass--Commission or No Legislation., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-17


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THE RACING SITUATION IN NEW ORLEANS Locke Bill Has Little Chance to Bass Commis ¬ sion or No Legislation One of the best posted men of affairs in New Or ¬ leans with n knowledge of racing matters and sharp acquaintance with IxHiisiana politics said of the crusade against New Orleans racing in the state to the editor of Daily Racing Form recently recentlyThe The Locke bill went through the house of repre ¬ sentatives on a hurrah was sent to the senate for concurrence and there referred to the judiciary com ¬ mittee to which the Cordill bill providing for a racing commission had already been sent There is every indication that the senate judiciary committee will report the racing commission bill favorably and that it will pass the senate and be sent to the house for concurrence the Locke bill being allowed to die in committee committeeUnder Under these circumstances and with but little more than three weeks of the session to run If the house rejects the Cordill bill there will lie no legis ¬ lation affecting racing Senator Cordill is a wealthy man a large cotton planter in the parish or county IK you call it of Tcnsas a heavy operator on the New Orleans cotton exchange and a large real es ¬ tate owner in New Orleans He has many friends and large influence If lie can prevent it the Locke bill will never pass the senate and I consider the matter looks as if there would be no legislation legislationBaton Baton Rouge La June 10 Racing in Louisiana now hangs in the balance The big hearing on the Locke antiracing bill and on the Cordill racing commission bill will take place tonight before the Kenato joint Judiciary committees Delegations ar ¬ rived tonight from Nexv Orleans representing both sides advocates of the Locke bill being headed bv Archbishop Blenk Dr Beverly Warner T I Thompson and others while those favoring regula ¬ tion are headed by S F Heaslip and leading hotel and business men of New Orleans The committee is very close as is the senate No one can forecast the outcome although the indications at this hour are that the Cordill commission bill will get a favor ¬ able report in the committee by a majority of one

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