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Mr. GILLETT, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the

following

REPORT

(To accompany H. R. 7643)

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The Committee on the Judiciary, having considered the bill (H. R. 7643) to establish a term of the District Court of the United States for the district of Nevada at Las Vegas, Nev., reports the same favorably to the Senate without amendment and recommends that the bill do pass.

The effect and need of this legislation is explained in the following excerpt from House Report No. 576, Seventy-first Congress, second session:

This bill provides for a term of the Federal court at Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Las Vegas is the county seat of Clark County and the distribution center for a vast mining territory, also it will be a distribution point for all supplies going into the Boulder Canyon Dam. It is at Las Vegas that the executives in charge of this great work will be located. All supplies and labor will flow through Las Vegas to the dam site 30 miles away. North of Las Vegas is the agricultural section along the Muddy River and still north of this section is Caliente, the junction point for the railroad leading to Pioche, an active mining center. Pioche is the county seat of Lincoln County.

Carson City, where the Federal court now sits three times a year, is located in the extreme western part of Nevada and is reached both from Las Vegas and Caliente by automobile only, unless a detour is made out of the State and this is a distance of over 400 miles by the shortest route from either point. To go by railroad from Las Vegas or Caliente, or Clark and Lincoln Counties one has to go by way of Salt Lake City or Los Angeles and Sacramento, at least a thousand miles of travel.

Clark and Lincoln Counties are located in the extreme southeastern point of Nevada and separated from the rest of Nevada by 200 miles of desert which must be crossed, if at all, by automobile. For the people of this section to be compelled to go to Carson City for appearance at court is neither fair nor just and is intensely discriminatory in its effect. Tens of thousands of dollars can be saved to the residents of Clark and Lincoln Counties if at least one term of the Federal court sits at Las Vegas. In view of the number of cases arising in Clark County at the present time Congress is justified in providing for one term of the Federal court at Las Vegas, Nev.

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TERM OF COURT AT LAS VEGAS, NEV.

Within a short time, it is presumed, an appropriation will be made to begin the construction of the Boulder Canyon Dam. This will bring thousands of people into Clark County and cases in the Federal court will increase proportionately. Because of the anticipated increase in population at Las Vegas a substantial appropriation has been made for the construction of a Federal building at Las Vegas. This building should contain necessary court space. Without legislation such as this bill proposes the inclusion of such court space is prohibited and this bill makes this provision without disturbing the three sittings of the . Federal court at Carson City.

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71st CONGRESS

SENATE

REPORT

{ No. 935

TO TRANSFER WILLACY COUNTY IN THE SOUTHERN

DISTRICT OF TEXAS TO THE BROWNSVILLE DIVISION

JUNE 17, 1930.-Ordered to be printed

Mr. GILLETT, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the

following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 11050)

The Committee on the Judiciary, having considered the bill (H. R. 11050) to transfer Willacy County in the State of Texas from the Corpus Christi division of the southern district of Texas to the Brownsville division of such district, reports the same favorably to the Senate without amendment and recommends that the bill do pass.

The desirability of this legislation is set out in the following excerpt from House Report No. 1273, Seventy-first Congress, second session:

This bill transfers Willacy County in the State of Texas from the Corpus Christi division of the southern district of Texas to the Brownsville division of such district.

The bill is recommended by the United States district judge for the southern district of Texas, the United States district attorney, the Willacy County Bar Association of Texas, as well as the Attorney General who, in a communication to the chairman of the committee, Hon. George S. Graham, on April 1, said:

"Willacy County logically belongs in the Brownsville division and the transfer would, in all probability, result in a reduction in travel expense, both to the Government and to private litigants. You are, therefore, advised that I have no objection to the proposed change."

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Mr. ROBSION of Kentucky, from the Committee on the District of

Columbia, submitted the following

REPORT.

(To accompany S. 4555)

The Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill (S. 4555) to amend certain sections in the Code of Law for the District of Columbia relating to offenses against public policy, having considered the same, reports favorably thereon with the recommendation that the bill do pass.

For the purpose of better coping with the gambling evil in the District, the bill is designed to amend four sections of the District Code relating to gaming, and to add to the code a new section which the law enforcing and prosecuting officers of the District believe will have a salutary effect.

Three of the amendments to the present provisions of the code are designed to increase the penalties for operating gaming tables, permitting gaming, and for bookmaking or pool selling. The fourth of these amendments broadens the scope of the definition of a gaming table so as to include the words "schemes or plans” to bring the so-called numbers game, in which only slips of figures are used, under the prohibition.

The new section which the bill proposes would penalize any person possessing or having under his control any gaming device with intent to use it in violation of the law, and would also punish frequenters of houses of gaming and prostitution.

This bill was drafted by the United States attorney for the District of Columbia, at the request of this committee's subcommittee on police and fire departments, after an extensive investigation of gaming in the District had disclosed a lack of sufficient law to apprehend and punish offenders.

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