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House Committee on Houston Press Story, Investigation, Special - 52nd R.S. (1951)

Committee Members
Harold M. LaFont, Chair
Stanley Banks
Omar Briggs
Joe Madison Kilgore
Max Carlton Smith
Charges
• The Houston Press on Monday, April 9, displayed headlines and a front page "exclusive" story to the effect that a member of the "Texas House of Representatives has shaken down Harris county clubs for hundreds - and perhaps thousands of dollars with a promise to prevent the anti-slot machine bill from passing the Legislature --." Conduct immediately an investigation into all all of the alleged acts appearing in the story above referred to, as well as any other matters relating thereto.

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Appointed by Speaker 4/11/1951, pursuant to HSR 172.

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