Peculiar Louisiana Law: New Orleans Average Opinion Is Against Anti-Publicity Measure., Daily Racing Form, 1921-06-03


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PECULIAR LOUISIANA LAW New Orleans Average Opinion Is Against Anti Publicity Measure NEW ORLEANS La June 2 With two New Or ¬ leans newspapers against and the other approving the action of the constitutional convention last week In adopting an amendment making it a viola lion of the law to print disseminate or circulate in ¬ formation on horses entered in races a stiff fight is in prospect when the legislature of the state con ¬ venes in special session shortly after tlic convention ends endsIn In an editorial the Daily States believes that this sort of legislation would prevent the local papers from printing and circulating race horse information but asks What can prevent outside publications from coming into the state Only an act of the federal government could do this and there is nothing to indicate that the federal gov ¬ ernment will be perturbed by this sort of legislation liecause one of its many states so deems The act it appears was framed to aid some personal in ¬ terest terestThe The TimesPicayune also is opposed strongly to the law as it now is framed It is illjudged says the Times and if enforced to the letter would destroy racing altogether This It appears was not the intention of its proposer and for that reason it does not accomplish its purpose purposeThe The Item on the other hand believos that the law is a good one and that it will not affect the status of racing at the local tracks tracksIt It is almost certain that pressure will be brought to hear from all sources when the legislature Is in session and persons opposed to the amendment are optimistic in their views of the outcome

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