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CONSTITUTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ix

RESOLUTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii

OPENING SESSION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Invocation by Bishop LILLIs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Welcome by MAYOR BRow N. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Address of Welcome by PRESIDENT LEstER for Commercial Club. . . . . . . . . . 4

Address by GoverNOR HADLEY.................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Address by PRESIDENT WALLACE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Address by HoNORAELE J. B. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Appointment of Credentials Committee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Announcements by PRESIDENT WALLACE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Announcement by SECRETARY SHIPP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Announcement by RECORDING SECRETARY GIPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Request by DELEGATE BAUMGARTNER...................................... 22

SECOND SESSION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Invocation by the REv. Dr. KERR......................................... 22

GoverNor HADLEY Made Chairman....................................... 23

Remarks by GoverNOR HADLEY....................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Call of States. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Address by MR. J. C. BAUMGARTNER of California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Address by PROFESSOR WORSHAM of Georgia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Address by MRS. HoLLAND C. DAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Address by Col. Is HAM RANDOLPH of Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Address by Mr. HARRY EVEREST BARNARD of Indiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Message from Mexican AMBASSADOR..................................... 28

Address by MR. THoMAs H. MACBRIDE of Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Remarks by MR. A. W. STUBBs of Kansas City, Kansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Address of DEAN WATERs of Kansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Address by Col. CRUMP of Bowling Green, Ky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Address by Mr. FRED J. GRACE of Louisiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Introduction of Ex-PRESIDENT B. N. BAKER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Motion by MR. BREEZE of Indiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Remarks by CHAIRMAN HADLEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Address by JUDGE LINDSAY of Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Address by MR. D. M. NEILL of Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Address by HoNorABLE GEORGE Cotopla ND of Nebraska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Announcement by PROFESSOR ConDRA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Address by HoNorABLE E. A. STEvens, Commissioner of Public Roads. . . . 44

Address by PROFEssoR RANE of Massachusetts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

THIRD SESSION. . ................................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Announcements by ACTING CHAIRMAN CONDRA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Remarks by Mr. EMIL GUNTHER... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Address by STATE CoMMIssion ER Joh N D. MooRE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Address by DR. TwitchELL of South Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Address by Mr. Gross, President of National Soil Fertility League. . . . . . . 47

Address by CHAIRMAN CoNDRA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Address by Ex-PRESIDENT BAKER... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Address by PRESIDENT TAFT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

FOURTH SESSION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 62

Invocation by Bishop HENDRIX.......................................... 62

Roll Call of States Resumed............................................ 62

Announcement by CHAIRMAN FowleR of Resolutions Committee.......... 63

Announcement by SERGEANT-AT-ARMs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Address of MR. LoGAN of the Missouri Waterways Commission. . . . . . . . . . 64

Remarks of MR. C. P. DYAR of Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Address by MR. MILTON BRow N of Oklahoma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Address by MR. A. B. FARQUHAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Address by DR. DRIN KER of Lehigh University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Remarks by PRESIDENT WALLACE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Address by MR. B. G. Holden of Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 :

Address by Mr. R. A. LoNG... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 --

Address by HoNorABLE W. A. BEARD of California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 -

Chair Assumed by HoNorABLE J. B. WHITE.............................. 87

Announcement by CHAIRMAN FowleR of Resolutions Committee. . . . . . . . . . 87 -

Address by Mr. HERBERT QUICK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - 88 o:

Reading of Telegram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Appointment of Committee on Nominations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

FIFTH SESSION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.11

Invocation by the REv. Dr. CoMBs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 -

Announcement by RECORDING SECRETARY GIPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 - - -

Introduction of Gover Nor VESSEY as Chairman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 11

Address by Gover Nor VESSEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 -

Reading of Letter from Colon EL RooseVELT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 * -

Reports from National Organizations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 -

Report by MR. MULLIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Report by MAJOR GRIGGs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Report by MR, RUSHTON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 --

Report by HoNorable E. T. ALLEN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 o

Report by MR. SCH webTMAN, of St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 *

Report by MR. CoFFIN, of New York. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 -

Report by DR. FIELD, of the Audubon Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Report by MR. E. R. TAYLOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Address by MRS. VRooMAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Vote of Thanks by DELEGATE BAUMGARTNER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Remarks by MR McBRIEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Address by PROFESSOR GREEN wood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Address by DEAN MUMFORD, of Missouri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Address by MRS. As HBY, of Des Moines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Address by MRs. Scott, President General, Daughters American Revolution. 125

Address by MISS FRANCES BROWN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

Report of Executive Committee by CHAIRMAN WHITE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Amendments to the Constitution......................................... 129

Adoption of Amendments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Address by MISS WELLER, of the Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs. . . . . 130

Address by MR. GUTHRIE, of St. Paul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

SIXTH SESSION ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

Address by MRs. MooRE, President General, Confederation Women Clubs. 132

Address by DR. WILSON, of Presbyterian Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

Address by Dr. WILEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

SEVENTH SESSION ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

Induction of DR. North RoP as Chairman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

Invocation by THE REv. Dr. NEEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

Address by MR, BAILEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

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Discussion by PRESIDENT WALLACE....................................... 151

Call of States Resumed.................................................. 152

Report by MR Filson................................................... 152

Address by PROFESSOR SPILLMAN, of the Department of Agriculture........ 152

Address by Mrs. WEEKs, of the National Congress of Mothers........... 156

Address by CosgressMAN F. S. JAckson................................ 157

Address by HoNORABLE CURTIs Hill, of Missouri......................... 163

Report of Committee on Credentials..................................... 167

Address by HosokaBLE J. B. WHITE..................................... 167

Report of Committee on Nominations..................................... 174

Address by PRESIDENT WHITE............................................ 175

Address by PROFESSOR Hopkins, of University of Illinois.................. 176

Remarks by SECRETARY CobURN, of Kansas................................ 18

Address by DR. McGEF, of the Department of Agriculture................ 183

EIGHTH SESSION ....................................................... 193

Invocation by the Rev. Dr. Monroe...................................... 193

Entrance of Mr. BRYAN................................................. 193

Address by PROFESSOR TEN Eyck........................................ 193

Resolution Complimenting Gifford PINchor.............................. 193

Address by HoNORABLE WALTER L. Fish ER, Secretary of the Interior...... 19.4

Remarks by Ms. BRYAN................................................. 203

Letter from Colonel Roosevelt........................................... 204

Address by Ms. GROUT, of Illinois......................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

Report of Committee on Resolutions................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

Personnel of Committee on Resolutions.................................. 211

Remarks by DELEGATE Shoffer.......................................... 212

Resolution by DELEGATE Stubbs.......................................... 212

CLOSING SESSION ...................................................... 214

Address by PROFEssor HoyNes, of Notre Dame University................ 214

*ress by SENATOR Owen, of Oklahoma................................ 218

*ress by Mr. BRYAN.................................................. 220

SUPPLEMENTARY PROCEEDINGS .............. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 231

Address by DEAN MUMFORD, of the University of Missouri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

Address by Ex-Gover Nor HoARD, of Wisconsin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234

Address by HENRY I. WILLEY, of New York. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237

* by Mr. Griggs, of Washington................................... 245

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* by the Rev. Dr. Wilson......................................... 257

** F. A. Filson................................................. 259

* by Mr. Schweitman........................................... 261

* of Poesiest Still Man........................................... 262

* of Dr. Field..................................................... 263

* by Mr. Rushton...................................... . . . . . . . . 264

* of the Camp Fire Club............................................ 265

*" by Committee of National Board of Fire Underwriters............ 267

* of National Association of Audubon societies..................... 272

Letter from Mr. VAN ORNUM...................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .”

* by Mr. Baumgartner................................... 274

* for Idaho by Mrs. Day.................................... 2.5

*Port for Illinois by Colon EL RANDoLPH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275

*Port for Indiana by MR. BARNARD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277

Report for Iowa by Mr. MAcBRIDE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.:

Report for Kansas by DEAN WATERs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ". . . . . . * * * % 8

*Port for Louisiana by MR. GRACE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 2s.

Report for Massachusetts by PROFEssor RAN.E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ' ' ' ' ' ' 284

OF THIE
NATIONAL CONSERVATION CONGRESS
As Amended by the Third Congress.

ARTICLE 1–NAME.

This organization shall be known as the National Conservation Congress.

ARTICLE 2–OBJECT.

The object of the National Conservation Congress shall be: (1) to provide a forum for discussion of the resources of the United States as the foundation for the prosperity of the people, (2) to furnish definite information concerning the resources and their utilization, and (3) to afford an agency through which the people of the country may frame policies and principles affecting the wise and practical development, conservation and utilization of the resources to be put into effect by their representatives in state and federal governments.

ARTICLE 3—MEETINGS.

Section I. Regular annual meetings shall be held at such time and place as may be determined by the executive committee.

Section 2. Special meetings of the Congress, or its officers, committes or boards, may be held subject to the call of the president of the Congress or the chairman of the executive committee.

ARTICLE 4–OFFICERS.

Section I. The officers of the Congress shall consist of a president, to be elected by the Congress; a vice-president from each state, to be chosen by the respective state delegations; and from the National Conservation Association; an executive secretary, a recording secretary, and a treasurer. Section 2. The duties of these officers may at any time be prescribed by formal action of the Congress or executive committee. In the absence of such action their duties shall be those implied by their designations and established by custom. In addition, it shall be the duty of the vice presidents to receive from the state conservations commissions, and other organizations concerned in conservation, suggestions and recommendations and report them to the executive committee of the Congress.

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