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A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 196 (file No. 192), entitled

A bill to provide for the sale of any lands heretofore or hereafter conveyed for any religious, educational, charitable, benevolent or public use or purpose, and the reinvestment of the proceeds of such sale in other lands subject to the same conditions as to the use or purpose set forth in the original conveyance, whenever, because of changed conditions or circumstances, it is impossible or impractical to hold or use said lands for the use or purpose set forth in such conveyance.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 102 (file No. 304), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 213 of the Public Acts of 1915, entitled “An act to provide for a presiding circuit judge and for the manner of his selection, to prescribe his powers and duties and to defray the expenses incident thereto," being section 14546 of the Compiled Laws of 1915.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 293 (file No. 307), entitled

A bill to fix the number of members of the House of Representatives, and to apportion representatives among the several counties of the State.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Apportionment.

Mr. Look asked and obtained leave of absence from tomorrow's session.

Mr. Gardner asked and obtained leave of absence from tomorrow's session.

Mr. Clement moved that the House adjourn.
The motion prevailed.

The Speaker declared the House adjourned until Friday, April 17, at 10 o'clock a, m.

CHARLES S. PIERCE, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

NUMBER SIXTY-SIX.

Lansing, Friday, April 17, 1925.

10 o'clock a. m.

The House was called to order by the Speaker.

Rev. H. B. Pilcher, of tne First Baptist Church of Lansing, offered the invocation:

“Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. We would indeed acknowledge Thee today to be our God. In reverence to Thy name, on this beautiful day, as we see the grass turning and hear the singing of the birds, we cannot but see something of Thy beauty and Thy majesty, and we praise Thee that we thus know Thee. Although Spring is here and calling and the outdoor calls us and we would like to be out in the fields and the woods, or in our homes or somewhere besides here, we have been called here to represent the people of our State. Father, we tha Th for our great State of Michigan. We bless Thee that thou hast put so many resources and opportunities into it, and as we are here to represent the people and the State, may we do everything we can to keep Michigan the best place in the world to live in, where old and young, rich and poor may have a good chance to be happy and good. Help us to represent Thee here. We do not expect Thee to take Thy finger and write laws upon our statute' books, but as Thou has put it into the hearts of men down through the ages, so we ask Thee today to put into our hearts the right ideals. Speak to us in the still small voice, so that as bills come up we may know what are good bills and what are another kiud. Give us the ability to know; give us the courage to vote for good bills and to reject any other kind. Help us, as we are together today, to be courageous and kind to one another so that at the end of today we may feel that something good has been done, and help us, each one, to so live today that as the end comes, we can hear Thy voice speaking in our hearts: 'Well done, good and faithful servants. We ask it all in the name of Jesus. Amen."

The roll of the House was called by the Clerk, who announced that a quorum was present.

The following members were absent with leave:
Messrs. Gardner, Langsford and Look.

The following members were absent without leave:

Messrs. Bartlett, Bryant, Curtis, Deshano, Dykstra, Espie, Edward C. Morrison, Smedley, Walter J. Thomas, Upjohn and Warner.

Mr. Wm. B. Campbell moved that Mr. Espie be excused from today's session. The motion prevailed.

Mr. Howell moved that Messrs. Bryant and Smedley be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.
Mr. Wade moved that Mr. Deshano be excused from today's session,
The motion prevailed.

Mr. David F. Morrison moved that Mr. Edward C. Morrison be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. DeBoer moved that all other absentees without leave be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Jos. L. Campbell rose to a question of personal privilege and made the following statement:

"In, this morning's Free Press there is an article undertaking to show that I supported Mr. Culver in the vote that was taken on the anti-loan shark bill. I would like to say that they misrepresented my reasons for voting against the bill. So far as I am concerned, I have no reason to doubt the gentleman from Wayne when he says that he was offered a bribe. I wish to say, too, in justice to the reporters, that I am aware they are not mind readers and do not know what are my reasons for voting on certain bills unless they are told, although some frequently assume to know, but I believe it is a rank injustice to so color an article in the paper as to make it appear that a member of this House is supporting someone in crooked work. To make my position plain on this one thing, I feel justified in making this explanation of my position on the loan shark bill. It is no more than fair to the reporter. I sincerely hope he is present and that he may be given the chance to correct the impression that has gone out over the State that I am favoring a crooked deal. I voted against this because I could not bring myself to a point to lend my support to a bill that would deliberately and intentionally allow one of my fellow men to take thirty-six dollars of another one of my fellow men's money for the use of one hundred dollars for one year-or thirty-six per cent per annum.

By unanimous consent the House took up the order of

Motions and Resolutions. Mr. Watson moved that a respectful message be sent to the Senate requesting the re-transmission to the House of

Senate Bill No. 237 (file No. 235)—

A bill to authorize villages to expend, out of the general fund, not to exceed five hundred dollars for sprinkling.

The motion prevailed.

Announcement by Clerk of Printing and Enrollment of Bills. The Clerk announced that the following named bill had been printed and placed upon the files of the members, Thursday, April 16:

House Bill No. 490 (file No. 325)—
A bill to regulate the taking of fish from certain portions of Keweenaw bay.

Reports of Standing Committees.
The Committee on Agriculture, by Mr. Hulett, Acting Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 193 (file No. 287)-

A bill to make appropriations for the Department of Agriculture--maintenance, operation and payment of premiums of the Annual State Fair,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
The Committee on Printing, by Mr. Fitch, Chairman, reported
The written request of Mr. Watson for the printing of
House Bill No. 480

A bill to make an appropriation for the National Home of the Veterans of Foreign Wars,

With the recommendation that the request be granted.
The question being on concurring in the recommendation of the committee,
The recommendation was concurred in, and the bill ordered printed.

The Committee on Industrial Home for Girls, by Mrs. Anderson, Chairman, reported

Senate Bill No. 249 (file No. 252)

A bill to authorize the conversion of the Industrial Home for Girls at Adrian into the Girls' Training School,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the general orders.

The Committee on Roads and Bridges, by Mr. Kirby, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 280 (file No. 283)—

A bill to amend Act No. 283, Public Acts of 1909—determining damages in connection with highway work,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the general orders.

The Committee on Towns and Counties, by Mr. Darin, Chairman, reported
House Bill No. 415—

A bill to amend Act No. 353, Public Acts of 1913, relative to salaries of police judge, clerk and bailiff in cities of 100,000 to 200,000.

The committee recommended that the bill be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

The question being on concurring in the recommendation made by the committee,

The recommendation was concurred in, and the bill was so referred.

The Committee on Towns and Counties, by Mr. Darin, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 172 (file No. 153)—

A bill to amend sections 76, chapter 16, Revised Statutes of 1846—to remove limitation on term of office of township treasurer,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the general orders.

The Committee on Towns and Counties, by Mr. Darin, Chairman, reported Senate Bill No. 75 (file No. 37)— A bill to amend Act No. 81, Public Acts of 1903—an act to provide for the care of cemetery lots,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the general orders.

The Committee on Towns and Counties, by Mr. Darin, Chairman, reported
Senate Bill No. 281 (file No. 284)—

A bill to authorize village county seats to borrow money and issue bonds for the purpose of buying or building a court house or jail,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the general orders.

Messages from the Governor.

Messages were received from the Governor informing the House of Representatives that on Thursday, April 16, he had approved and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State

House Enrolled Act No. 21 (House Bill No. 188, file No. 55)—

An act to amend Act No. 206, Public Acts of 1893—taxation of charitable homes of fraternal or secret societies.

House Enrolled Act No. 43 (House Bill No. 130, file No. 80)

An act to amend Act No. 256, Public Acts of 1917—to provide that fraternal benefit societies may hold real estate.

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