Press: Tennessee Threat

Tennesseans are a sporting breed, and one of the most famed sporting places in that state used to be a Nashville gambling house and saloon known as the Southern Turf. Within that four-story, knife-thin building some 30 years ago Colonel Luke Lea founded the Nashville Tennessean. Where the roulette table once stood is now the city desk. Trick doors, gaudy ceilings, elaborate decorations furnish a lurid background. A telephone switchboard marks the spot where the Southern Turf's onetime owner killed himself.

In 1933 the Tennessean went into receivership and last year its...

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