The Press: Gambling in Texas

Texas' Galveston, once a pirate hideout, has earned an equally robust reputation in recent years for freewheeling vice, gambling, prostitution and illegal liquor traffic. The Galveston papers, the morning News (circ. 17,510) and evening Tribune (circ. 11,909), both owned by 87-year-old Financier W. L. Moody Jr., do not get excited about it. They take the view that the wide-open situation is what Galveston wants; any change should come at the polls, not through their crusading. But their little brother and Galveston County neighbor, the Texas City Sun (circ. 4,573), which is also...

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