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AN ACT TO PROHIBIT TRANSPORTATION OF GAMBLING
DEVICES IN INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

H. R. 6736

A BILL TO PROHIBIT THE TRANSPORTATION OR RECEIPT
OF GAMBLING DEVICES IN INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN
COMMERCE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

APRIL 27, 28, MAY 2, 3, 4, 5, JUNE 1 AND 2, 1950

Printed for the use of the Committee on
Interstate and Foreign Commerce

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UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON: 1950

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ROBERT CROSSER, Ohio, Chairman
ALFRED L. BULWINKLE, North Carolina CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, New Jersey
LINDLEY BECKWORTH, Texas

CARL HINSHAW, California
J. PERCY PRIEST, Tennessee

LEONARD W. HALL, New York OREN HARRIS, Arkansas

JOSEPH P. O'HARA, Minnesota GEORGE G. SADOWSKI, Michigan

WILSON D. GILLETTE, Pennsylvania DWIGHT L. ROGERS, Florida

ROBERT HALE, Maine EUGENE J. KEOGH, New York

HARRIS ELLSWORTH, Oregon ARTHUR G. KLEIN, New York

JAMES I. DOLLIVER, Iowa THOMAS B. STANLEY, Virginia

JOHN W. HESELTON, Massachusetts
JOHN B. SULLIVAN, Missouri

HUGH D. SCOTT, JR., Pennsylvania
WILLIAM T. GRANAHAN, Pennsylvania JOHN B. BENNETT, Michigan
ANDREW J. BIEMILLER, Wisconsin
JOHN A. MCGUIRE, Connecticut
GEORGE H. WILSON, Oklahoma
NEIL J. LINEHAN, Illinois
THOMAS R. UNDERWOOD, Kentucky

ELTON J. LAYTON, Clerk

ROYICE W. RENO, Assistant Clerk
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Text of S. 3357_

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Text of H. R. 6736...

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Report of

Commerce Department on H. R. 6736.

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Federal Trade Commission on H. R. 6736..

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Interstate Commerce Commission on H. R. 6736.

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Justice Department on-

S. 3357.

H. R. 6736.

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Treasury Department on H. R. 6736 and S. 3357-

Statement of

Baring, Hon. Walter S., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Nevada -

127

Batt, Harry J., president, National Association of Amusement Parks,

Pools, and Beaches, New Orleans, La--

225

Bye, Herbert W., representing Railroad Show Owners Association,

Chicago, Ill..

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Hammond, Hon. Hall, attorney general of the State of Maryland,
representing the National Association of Attorneys General.

273

Harter, Dow W., representing Toy Manufacturers of the U. S. A., Inc. 128

Jennings, O. D., president, O. D. Jennings & Co., Chicago, Ill.

138

Jones, Herbert B., president, American Coin Machine ivanufacturers

Association.

165, 179

Krebs, Alfred U., counsel, National Federation of American Shipping,

Inc.

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Morehouse, PGad B., Director, Bureau of Stipulations, Federal

Trade Commission...

O'Keefe, Drew J. T., special assistant to the Attorney General.

35, 294

Pickering, John E., director of public relations, Coin Machine Insti-

tute, Chicago, Ill..

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Plaine, Herzel H. E., Office of the Assistant Solicitor General, Depart-

ment of Justice..

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Preston, Hon. Prince H., Jr., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Georgia

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Ruttenberg, Dudley C., general counsel, Coin Machine Institute,

Chicago, Ill.

107

Schultz, Raymond H., attorney, on behalf of Mills Industries, Inc.,

Chicago, Ill.

199

Smith, J. Bond, representing Hamilton Manufacturing Co., Minnea-
polis, Minn --

252

Additional information submitted for the record by-

American Trucking Association, letter from Edward M. Welliver---- 227

Association of American Railroads, statement of Roland Rice, assistant

general counsel.

232

Bureau of Internal Revenue, letter from Carroll E. Mealey, Deputy

Commissioner, to Hon. James M. McInerney, Assistant Attorney

General

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Coin Machine Institute:

Brief description of pinball machine..

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Manufacturing members, list of --

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Memorandum re constitutionality of S. 3357, by Bernard Weiss-

bourd, special counsel.--

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Coin Machine Manufacturers Association, list of members.

180

Farris, Ralph W., Attorney General of Maine, letter from..

294

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National Carloading Corp., statement of Robert E. Webb.
National Veterans Council, statement of Thomas J. McCloy, president.
State Department, letters from Jack K. McFall, Assistant Secretary.
Western Showowners Association, letter from Nathan Cohn..--

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GAMBLING DEVICES

THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1950

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE,

Washington, D.C. The committee met at 10 a. m., pusuant to call, in room 1334, New House Office Building, Hon. Lindley Beckworth, presiding.

Mr. BECKWORTH. The committee will please come to order.

The Chair desires to say that we are especially pleased to have with us this morning one whom we all love, and appreciate, because of his sterling qualities and long service on this committee, Major Bulwinkle, of North Carolina. Major Bulwinkle would ordinarily preside over the hearings, but has requested that I preside in his stead. He has not been well, but is greatly improved we are glad to note.

We want you to know, Major, that it is a very happy privilege to have you back here with us. It makes the committee feel normal for you to be here, because of your long and helpful service on this committee, and we trust that in the very near future you can come back and stay a lot longer than you are privileged to stay today.

Mr. BULWINKLE. Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. I appreciate, of course, coming back and being here with you. I would not think

of acting as chairman of this committee. I want you to do that. But, I deeply appreciate all of your well wishes that I have received in the past months. I thank you, and wish you the best of luck.

Mr. BECKWORTH. You always will be loved and appreciated by every member of this committee, by those who are serving now and those who have served in the past, Major Bulwinkle.

Mr. BULWINKLE. Thank you.

Mr. BECKWORTH. The purpose of this meeting is to begin hearings on two bills, H. R. 6736, introduced by Mr. Preston in January of this year and S. 3357, which has passed the Senate.

The bills have the same purpose, as I understand it, the purpose to prohibit the transportation or receipt of gambling devices in interstate and foreign commerce.

(The bills referred to are as follows:)

[S. 3357, 81st Cong., 2d sess.] AN ACT To prohibit transportation of gambling devices in interstate and foreign commerce

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That as used in this Act the term "gambling device” means any machine or mechanical device, or parts thereof, designed or adapted for gambling or any use by which the user as a result of the application of any element of chance may become entitled to receive, directly or indirectly, any thing of value.

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