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 - Mob be is born Witbeck "A Check By Law" "I also...
Mob be is born Witbeck "A Check By Law" "I also believe that law? should be passed, if not already on the statute books in Missouri, so that practices similar to Uio.se of t;it Insult companies could not be in dulged in and innocent and u^-{ suspecting people made victims unscrupulous promoters of worthless worthless stock and bonds. 'And I think the state public service commission should bi made up of men of the highest integrity." Several Raids Commenting on alleged gam bling at a horse racing track Kansas City, Judge Park said: "When operation of the Greeu Hills Club (in southern Plattt County) first came to by attei.- tion, through hearsay, I called attention of the prosecutor' ana the sheriff of Platte County to the fact that it was reported ii be a gambling establishment," he said. "I asked them to investigate and if necessary to raid the cluu. Three or four raids were madi; but officers found no evidence oi gambling, it was reported. "In the November term of in Platte County last year a jury was convened, and I instrtic:- that grand jury, directing its attention specifically, by name, the Green Hills Club and informed informed the jurors I had heard that gambling was going on and that its patronage was largely from Kansas City, and told jurors such an establishment should not be permitted to opei.- af.e in our county, asking them make specific investigations ot the Green Hills Club. The grand jury returned no indictments." Judge Park, explaining the facts involved in operation ot Riverside race track, said he had done all possible in conformity with the duties of a circuit advise county officials as to the horse racing situation. A test case was brought several years ago in the supreme court from St. Joseph, where a man was arrested charged with ] violation of the laws against betting: betting: on horse races. -i'he question involved was whether what is commonly called the donation system of betting, which Judge Park said he was informed was vogue at Riverside, was a violation violation of the law. The supreme court handed j dov."n an opinion written by Judge Atwood, said Judge Park, holding that the system was not a viola-

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 17 Oct 1932, Mon,
  3. Page 4

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