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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE

NUMBER FORTY-FIVE.

Senate Chamber,
Lansing, Wednesday, March 21, 1923.

2:00 o'clock p. m. The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President.

Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. Paul J. Allured of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Lansing.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

Present: Senators Atwood, Bahorski, Bohn, Brower, Bernie L. Case, William L. Case, Condon, Connelly, Eldred, Gansser, Gettel, Glaspie, Hayes, Henry, Horton, Hunter, Johnson, Karcher, Leland, MacNaughton, Osborn, Pearson, Penney, Riopelle, Ross, Smith, Truettner, Whiteley, Wilcox, Wood, Young-31; a quorum.

Absent without leave: Senator Sligh--1.

Mr. Whiteley moved that Senator Sligh be excused from today's session.
The motion prevailed.

Presentation of Petitions. Petition No. 390. By Mr. Henry. Petitions in favor of a sliding tax on weight of automobiles and opposing tax on gasoline, said petitions being signed as follows:

Ray Webster and forty-nine others of Owendale.
Archie Blain and thirteen others of Detroit.
M. Harvey and six others of Mayville.
Charles Morse and nineteen others of Kent County.
Sam Schultz and forty-nine others of Bridgman.
F. A. Thurber and seventeen others of Grand Rapids.
C. Thomas Cole and four others of Jonesville.
C. L. Boyd and nine others of Lansing.
Chas. H. Field and two others of Hamburg.
F. C. Long and thirteen others of Battle Creek.
John Otto and forty-nine others of Saginaw.
The petitions were referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 391. By Mr. Gansser. Petition of G. H. Zissin, Rawleigh Retailer of Huron County and ninety others protesting against any bills or measures that have for their purpose to create a monopoly of any kind, and especially legislation to prohibit traveling merchants from bringing their goods to homes.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs,

Petition No. 392. By Mr. Atwood. Resolution by the Mason County Pomona Grange favoring the bill to tax hospitals.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Hospitals.

Petition No. 393. By Mr. Atwood. Resolution of Pomona Grange of Mason County favoring the bill to protect game and prevent fire on land owned and controlled by the State.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 394. By Mr. Atwood. Resolution by the Mason County Pomona Grange, favoring the bill to define as manslaughter, the selling, giving or otherwise furnishing intoxicating liquors, where death results therefrom.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Petition No. 395. By Mr. Atwood. Resolution by Mason County Pomona Grange favoring the petition to condemn the issuing of tax exempt state and municipal bonds.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 396. By Mr. Atwood. Resolution adopted by the Mason County Pomona Grange favoring a two-cent gas tax.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 397. By Mr. Atwood. Resolution adopted by the Mason County Pomona Grange favoring the petition to leave the primary laws intact.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Elections.

Petition No. 398. By Mr. Atwood. Resolution adopted by the Mason County Pomona Grange favoring the repeal of the Covert Act, and recommending that no more money be borrowed for road building purposes during the next two years.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Highways.

Petition No. 399. By Mr. Atwood. Resolution adopted by the Mason County Pomona Grange favoring the bill for Credit Union Banking.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Banks and Corporations.

Petition No. 400. By Mr. Atwood. Resolution adopted by the Mason County Pomona Grange opposing the bill to provide for the resignation or retirement of Justices of the Supreme Court with compensation for the remainder of their lives.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Petition No. 401. By Mr. Atwood. Resolution adopted by the Mason County Pomona Grange opposing the bill to appropriate funds for public parks.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Conservation.

Petition No. 402. By Mr. Atwood. Resolution adopted by the Pomona Grange of Mason County opposing the legal adoption of Eastern Standard Time by the State of Michigan.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Petition No. 403. By Mr. William L. Case. Petition of the Otsego County Farm Bureau favoring bill for tuberculosis eradication in cattle.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

Petition No. 404. By Mr. William L. Case. Petition of the Northwestern Michigan Fair Association, favoring appropriation for State Fairs.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

Petition No. 405. By Mr. William L. Case. Petition of Andrew DeYoung and eighty-six others of Wexford County opposing bill for requiring license of vendors.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Petition No. 406. By Mr. William L. Case. Petition of Cadillac Chamber of Commerce favoring the Corliss Corporation Tax Bill.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 407. By Mr. William L. Case. Petition of the Grand Traverse County Farm Bureau endorsing House Bill 98 in favor of tuberculosis eradication in cattle.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

Petition No. 408. By Mr. William L. Case. Petition of the Michigan Potato Growers Exchange of Cadillac opposing the Full Crew Bill.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Railroads.

Petition No. 409. By Mr. Eldred. Resolution opposing House Bill No. 273 restricting sale of proprietary medicines, etc.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 410. By Mr. Eldred. Resolution favoring Senate Bill No. 204, ile No. 155, relative to itinerant vendors of lotions, etc.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 411. By Mr. Eldred. Petition of five hundred citizens of Ionia County favoring abolishment of State Police.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Petition No. 412. By Mr. Osborn. Petition of May R. Gray and one hundred and fifty-seven others of Kalamazoo praying the Legislature for the passage of a bill to accept the provisions of the Sheppard-Towner Maternity-Infancy Act of Congress.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 413. By Mr. Smith. Petitions of Allen School Rural P. T. A., Port Huron, The Woman's Club, Port Huron, Washington Van Buren Taylor P. T. A. of Port Huron, Parent Teacher Association Dist. 6, Mt. Clemens, Parent Teacher Association Dist. 2, Erin Schools, Halfway and Romeo Book Club on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 414. By Mr. Glaspie. Petitions of the Columbian Hive No. 284 L. 0. T. M., Chelsea, Women's League, University of Michigan, Hickory Ridge W. C. T. U., Milford, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 415. By Mr. Whiteley. Petitions of Lady Maccabees, Record Keeper Hive No. 439, New Buffalo, Niles Branch, American Association of University Women, Vohma Hive No. 625 L. 0. T. M., Marcellus, Parent Teacher Association, Union Pier, Monday Reading Club, Niles, Benton Harbor Hive 545 Ladies of the Maccabees, and the Galien Hive No. 440 Ladies of the Maccabees on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 416. By Mr. Young. Petitions of The Willing Workers Society, Congregational Church, Durand, Ingham County League of Women Voters, The Byron Circle of King's Daughters, the Woman's Advance Club, Webberville, Ingham County Pomona Grange, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 417. By Mr. Ross. Petitions of the Linden W. C. T. U., The Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Fenton, Goodrich W. C. T. U., and the Flushing Tuesday Club, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

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Petition No. 418. By Mr. Henry. Petitions of the W. C. T. U., Marshall Union, Centennial Bay View Reading Circle, Coldwater, Mrs. Willis E. Hodgman, Coldwater, Chamber of Commerce, Coldwater, and the Union City Woman's Club, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 419. By Mr. MacNaughton. Petitions of the Women's Literary Club of Caledonia, and the P. T. A. of Freeman School, Grandville, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 420. By Mr. Eldred. Petition of the Greenville Federation of Women's Club on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 421. By Mr. Leland. Petitions of the Ladies Library Club of Wayland and The Saugatuck Woman's Club on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 422. By Mr. Riopelle. Petition of the Mellie S. Hive No. 255, Wyandotte, the Ladies of the Maccabees, McKinstry Hive No. 671, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 423. By Mr. Condon. Petition of the Detroit Homemakers Club on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 424. By Mr. Wood. Petitions of the Zonta Club, Detroit, and Alice H. Gilleland and seventeen others of Detroit on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 425. By Mr. Bahorski. Petitions of the Shapiro Hive No. 564, Detroit, Ladies of the Maccabees, Detroit, W. C. T. U., Detroit, Breitmeyer Parent Teacher Association, Detroit, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 426. By Mr. Hayes. Petitions of the Entre Nous Club, Detroit, Community Club, Detroit, and the Woman's Club of Plymouth, Membership No. 115, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 427. By Mr. Brower. Petitions of the Fern Leaf Rebekah Lodge, Helmer Parent Teacher Association, Jackson, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 428. By Mr. William L. Case. Petitions of the Grace Church Guild and Parish, Traverse City, Pansy Hive Ladies of the Maccabees, Thompsonville, The Cadillac Woman's Club, The Walter T. Best Community Club, Leland, Alba Tuesday Study Club, Alba, and the Megizee Hive Ladies of the Maccabees, Elk Rapids, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 429. By Mr. Atwood. Petitions of Newaygo Parent Teacher Association, Lake Breeze Hive No. 78, Manistee, Methodist Organization, Ferry W. C. T. U., Shelby, The Woman's Club of Baldwin, Ladies Literary Club, Shelby, and Mrs. D. E. Cartier and sixteen others of Ludington, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 430. By Mr. Penney. Petitions of the Woman's Club of Owosso, East Side Hive 518, Saginaw, and the Hoyt School P. T. A., Saginaw, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 431. By Mr. Horton. Petitions of the Morenci Circle Child Conservation League and the Monroe Study Club, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 432. By Mr. Karcher. Petitions of the Clare Study Club and Mrs. Jennie Erwin and thirteen others of Standish, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 433. By Mr. Pearson. Petition of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Charlevoix, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 434. By Mr. Bohn. Petitions of the Sault Ste. Marie Hive L. 0. T. M. No. 367, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and Isabelle Tillman and nineteen others of Gladstone on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 435. By Mr. Truettner. Petitions of the Teachers of Bessemer City Schools, Presbyterian Ladies Aid Society, Munising, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 436. By Mr. Wilcox. Petitions of Alice Daniels Hive No. 54, L. O. T. M., Rockland, and Anna Gagnon and twenty others of Rockland on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 437. By Mr. Hunter. Petitions of Charlotte Grange No. 67, Woman's Progressive Club, Ovid, Banfield W. C. T. U., Potterville W. C. T. U., Dimondale Hive No. 622, Ladies of the Maccabees, Eaton Rapids Hive No. 858, L. 0. T. M., W. C. T. U. of Grand Ledge, and the Mutual Improvement Club of Grand Rapids, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 438. By Mr. Gansser. Petitions of The Ladies of the Maccabees, Bay City, and the Pinconning Women's Community Club, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 439. By Mr. Connelly. Petitions of the Progress Club, Muskegon, Julie Lollie and fifteen other women of Coopersville, the White Lake Unity Club, Montague and Whitehall, The P. T. A. of Muskegon High School, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 440. By Mr. Gettel. Petition of The Woman's Literary Club of Deckerville on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 441. By Mr. Henry. Petitions in favor of a sliding tax on weight of automobiles and opposing tax on gasoline, said petitions being signed as follows:

D. C. Brown and six others of Bay City.
William C. Flora and six others of Grand Rapids.
E. M. Hall and eight others of Lansing.
Fred Troup and eighteen others of Paris.
Carl W. Peterson and forty-four others of Grayling.
Arthur C. Miller and thirty-five others of Dundee.
Vernon Richmond and twenty-four others of Chatham.
The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 442. By Mr. William L. Case. Petition of the Mancelona Chamber of Commerce favoring gasoline tax.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 443. By Mr. MacNaughton. Petition of W. J. Brack and seven others of Sparta, Kent County, favoring Senate Bill No. 204, providing for licensing and regulating the sale of drugs, cosmetics, etc., by traveling vendors and hawkers.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 444. By Mr. Gansser. Petition of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Division of the Travelers Protective Association of America, Grand Rapids, desiring defeat of the "Full Crew Bill."

The petition was referred to the Committee on Railroads.

Petition No. 445. By Mr. Smith. Petition of John Russell and 199 other citizens of Emmet, St. Clair County, protesting against the gasoline tax.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Petition No. 446. By Mr. Truettner. Petition of Group K. St. Paul's Guild, Marquette, favoring the acceptance of the provisions of the Sheppard-Towner Act.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 447. By Mr. Bohn. Petition of Parent Teacher's Association, Powers, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 448. By Mr. Karcher. Petition of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Farwell, on the same subject.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

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