Kentucky-born Jouett Shouse, chairman of the National Democratic Executive Committee, has sporting instincts. He bets on horse-races and elections. Often he loses. His efforts this year to win the House of Representatives for his party is a man-sized political gamble on which wagers will be made. Last week the U. S. Board of Tax Appeals revealed Democrat Shouse's efforts to deduct his betting losses from his back income tax returns..

From 1923 to 1925 Bettor Shouse lost $22,458 by picking slow horses at Maryland and Kentucky race...

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