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GAMBLING CLUB ', RAIDED BY STATE PATROL OFFICERS Platte City — <UP> — Gam- i bling operations have ceased at , the notorious Green Hills gam- , the notorious Green Hills gam- bling club today after state pa- trolmen acting under the orders of Gov. Phil M. Donnelly raided the Platte county establishment last night. Nearly $3,000 was confiscated from dice tables and horse racing bookies. Prosecuting Attorney Jay B. Wilson said the money would be returned to patrons—"if they •want to claim it." Fifteen men were apprehended in the raid last night and -were fined a total of $950. „. „ Charges had not been filed , against the operators of the club ! today and Wilson said he would confer with highway patrolmen before filing charges of misde- meaner. All of the men arrested last night pleaded guilty to charges of gambling before Justice of the Peace J. L. Ward. Highway patrolmen took the men a short distance up the road from the Green Hills establishment to the Ward, where home of Judge they were fined. Highway patrolmen said three or four-Xoperators of the club escaped^ through second story windows' in the colonial type home which housed the gambling fraternity. Wilson said warrants had been issued for the arrest of those men who escaped. ' Donnelly's orders for the raid on the Green Hills club consti- tuted the second such raid dur- ing the past two months. His is the third state admini- stration to fight the notorious est&blishlH6nt ..._.. said about 60 ™re in the gambling club last night during the raid and they were to appear before him today. He said no charges would "be filed against the patrons of the club.

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  1. The Neosho Daily News,
  2. 27 Oct 1945, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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