ILLINOIS: Tied Hands

Governor Adlai Stevenson, who for more than a year has been warring on slot machines in Illinois, last week threw a handful of lemons at fraternal and veterans' organizations and private clubs which keep slot machines on their premises. He said that such clubs operate 93% of the 1,783 machines in southern Illinois. Then, in a speech to the County Bar Association in Springfield, he went on to point a moral considerably more important than slot machines. "I know all the arguments about 'the slot machine in the country club is one thing and the slot machine in the...

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