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Ord 496 3/24/1924 ` 1� ORDINANCE 110. CAn ordinance for the regulations of Public Domino Parl ors. s«.=u Be it ordained by the Board of Aldermen of the city of Slichita Falls, Texas I0�1 I. That hereafter all persons operating ' maintaining any public domino parlor within the city of iR, Falls shall close t'leir doors and places of business at such place each night From 11:00 o' cloc-, P. y. until 6:00 O' clock- A. 11. except on Saturx;'i nights they shall be closed from 11: 50 o ' clod_ D. T,'1. until 6:00 A. 1 . o' clot c 1, onday morning followilig. 4�_�TIOIT 2. 3 T the term of� public domino parlor as used her eiii, the same shall mead any place where dorinoes are '_ept to be played with by the .��tiblic and for Which a fee is char :ed, pro- vided t-',iat an77 dominoes used in connection with an?,- p1, ce of b..sir ess i,there cigars, or other things of val,_e are sold shall be regarded as within -the terms o= t_:is or lai7ce: -- — -- -- - ---,__- _-__-- - iION 3. It shall be uillawfui. to carry on the b .siness of runnilic., a public domino parlor :ithiii the limits of the, city of Nichita Falls, Texas until a license as herein after provided s�all have been granted for carrying oil such place of business. The applica- tion for such lice.-ise shall be ix, writing b-r the owiler or manager of such domino parlor, =tnd presented to the Board of Aldermen at any regular meeting. The Board of Aldermen sh ;11 refer all applications for domino parlor licenses to the police Cot;missioner, ,,rho shall investigate the application or cause,.samo to be invewtigated to deter- mine whether the domino parlor saught to be liceLsed complies with the regulation, ordinance -6nd laws applicable tliereto, as hereinafter set out. The said police commissioner shall at t ,e liext reRular meeting of the Board of Aldermen, furnish said Board of Aldermen in writing, or orally the information derived from such investig"atioll, accompanied by a recolrnmendation as to whether a lice-1:Lse shou-_�_d be ,T granted, or refused. In the event the Police Commissioner refuses or neglects to present his written or oral recommendation at the next regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen as heretofore provided, then the Board of Aldermen shall act on said a--pplication and issue such license if they deem same advisable. The Board of Aldermen alone shall have the power to issue said licenses. Each license gaited herein shall expire the first day of January, each year, and ti:,' license shall be posted in a conspicious place within the domino parlor. (a'ECTION A. The annual license fee shall be q-25.00. This ordinance shall be printed in full upon each license issued aild each license shall hY its terms, be made subject to revocation as herein provided. LS CTION 5. No license for a public domino parlor shall be issued by the Board of Aldermen to the owner applying for such X, ense, whose moral character and reputation is bad. Said license shall not be tran-8ferable. SE , '.ION 6. The license of any domino parlor shall be forfeited or revoked by the Board of Alder.-,,en for disorderly, 'r i .)moral conduct on the premises, or for the violation of the rules, regulations, ordinances and laws governing; or applying to public domino parlors, or public places. If at any time the license of a public domino parlor shall be forfeited or revohed at least six months shall elapse before ai,y license or privilege shall be grazited the owner. F SECTION 7. The owner or lessee, or manager of any pub-iic domino parlor shall snot permit any person ui2der_ the age of e-�-ghte�bn, ears to enter such place of business or remain there for a-4y .length of time, without tiie consent of the parent of such minor, :'so rie one standing in their place in stead, or oeri-IAt all,, person under the age of eight eenyears to play dominoes in such place of business without tie consent of parents of suci, m(;�ior, or someone *' . standing in their place in stead. � w r r p-3 (8) Any person, persons or club, or partnership, C_o shall violate `'any of the provisionsof this ordinance shall be deemed juilty of a misdeDeanor, and shall upon connection thereof be fined not less than $10.00, nor more than '200.00 for each such offense. IVHEREAS on account of the menace to the public safety of the city of Wichita Falls by reason of public domino parlors stay- ing open until two and three A. E. o' clock and creating all night loitering places and encouraging loafer and tramps to idle in and on the public streell all night long creates an urgency and emergency for the immediate preservation of public peace, health and safety of the inhabitants of the city- of Wichita Falls, and for the immediate passage of this ordinance and it is therefore accordingly so ordained that this ordinance become effective immediately after its passage as in the charter in such cases as made and provided. Passed and approved this the �da T o f 1924. »,-.A........"y _°`_...v...f�•m` ,,.;;_. _ .. h'e'Qili-;�.7,..e.,,...wa ..T*.t,... � Y,..y,; 'R�'IpC�1ep+gNpH'Nr.' Ai" 'V V{(//`�, io-ufG✓rMNryu.Rc+k.;;u....r}.:.J^e.Ys ..D,�i - - '6"w4'da'.iSY1('W,M}JtWlW:n:T1.`+f'MI+M1btiliMl?�Mti11wD=�J.:!'" r