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 - WHERE GAMBLERS WORK UNDER Shadyrest, on a busy...
WHERE GAMBLERS WORK UNDER Shadyrest, on a busy highway southeast of Decatur, has the largest crowds and the Shadyrest Attracts Worst Night Clubbers; Gambling Room Busy Shadyrest, roadhouse on route 48 three miles southwest of Decatur, presents the community's nearest approach to a full-fledged honky-tonk dive. In sharp contrast to other night club resorts, the crowds at Shadyrest are noisy, unruly and often disorderly. The patrons come early and stay late. Almost 24 hours a day, automobiles stand parked before the roadhouse, where on weekends high school boys and girls rub elbows with the riff-raff of the city. Fist fights are a regular incident of Saturday nights at Shadyrest. A GAMBLING ROOM IS NOT ABOVE MORROW STORE Location of one of the gambling places described in the fourth article of The Herald and Review's series on gambling in Decatur was erroneously given as being over the Morrow Art store in a building owned by Mrs. Margaret D. Morrow at 112 East Prairie avenue. PRESSURE 'WISP?'' busiest gamohng tables of the roadhouses in this vicinity. Elements of ity. Girls from the red light district, there for relaxation late at night with their especial friends. Ex-convicts, thugs, petty crooks are there with young boys and girls from good homes, seeking a thrill in Macon county's most lurid night spot. "Slumming" Parties. The crowd includes old men sitting at the checked oil cloth covered tables with women young enough to be their daughters. Or tottering old bats attempting to renew the thrill of youth in a painful and ludicrous exhibition on the

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  1. The Decatur Herald,
  2. 30 Oct 1935, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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