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INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-FIRST CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

S. 3357

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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Ruttenberg, Dudley C., general counsel, Coin Machine Institute,
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Smith, J. Bond, representing Hamilton Manufacturing Co., Minnea-
polis, Minn...

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

Coin Machine Manufacturers Association, list of members_

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

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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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