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Mr. Holland, having reserved the right to explain his vote, made the following statement:

"I voted 'no' on this proposition for the reason that in my judgment there is no reason for a measure and a bill of this kind. When we stop to consider that the banks of this country are flooded with money and that a poor man is supposed to go to a loan shark and pay forty-two per cent for a small loan, it is a shame. For instance, if he should get one hundred dollars from the loan shark, the loan shark would say "Yes, if you can give me forty-two dollars for the use of it.'. Now, in the past ten years the United States government and the people of the United States have sent abroad the sum of eighteen billion fifty-six million dollars, which was earned by the producers of this nation, besides leaving seventythree thousand of the flower of our nation in foreign soil. That is the reason I voted against this measure."

The Speaker called the Speaker pro tem to the Chair.

Mr. Palmer, having reserved the right to explain his vote, made the following statement:

"I voted against receding from this amendment, just as I voted against the original bill, because I believe this House is being stampeded into a measure which is a step back from the law of 1921; that this change, which we have now made, makes the action still worse; that instead of doing something to oppose the loan shark, we have passed a bill which is going to make it more difficult for the poor devil who really needs money to borrow, and we are really driving him into the grip of the loan shark."

Mr. Archie M. Reid, having reserved the right to explain his vote, made the following statement:

“I voted 'yes' on this question, not because I do not think thirty-six per cent a year isn't enough, but because this bill carries a great many improvements over the old conditions. The men who are behind this proposition and who want this bill are of fine caliber, the very finest men in the city of Detroit, and I think they know what they are doing. I still think that thirty-six per cent is enough, but one-half per cent at this time can be corrected in the next legislature, if it is necessary.”

Mr. Roxburgh, having reserved the right to explain his vote, made the following statement:

“The question has always been in my mind, why the loan shark anyhow to prey upon the poor people in distress? To take advantage of them as some of these people do, is certainly no credit to America and her claim to a high state of civilization. I voted 'yes' because it seemed clear to me that this bill would be an improvement on the present law, not in the measure I would like, however, but because it would help some poor unfortunate individual in a small measure, For that reason, it seemed to me best to vote to reconsider.”

By unanimous consent the House returned to the order of

Messages from the Senate.
A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate Bill No. 106 (file No. 64), entitled

A bill to amend section 5 of Act No. 179 of the Public Acts of 1891, entitled, as "amended, "An act to establish, protect and enforce by lien the rights of mechanics and other persons furnishing labor or materials for the building, altering, improving, repairing, erecting or ornamenting of buildings, machinery, wharves, and all other struetures, and the building and repairing of sidewalks, and wells, and to repeal all acts contravening the provisions of this act,” being section 14800 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 re-transmitting, together with the House amendments thereto,

Senate Bill No. 154 (file No. 132)—

A bill to amend Act No. 84, Public Acts of 1909—to provide that veterans of all wars of the United States may have use of State armories.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had nonconcurred in the amendments made to the bill by the House of Representatives.

Mr. Wade moved that the House insist on its amendments and ask for a conference on the matters of difference between the two Houses relative to the bill.

The motion prevailed.

A message was received from the Senate re-returning, together with the Senate amendments thereto, disagreed to by the House of Representatives,

House Bill No. 393 (file No. 206)—

A bill to amend section 107, title 3, chapter 14, Revised Statutes of 1846—to provide that the Governor may revoke commission of a notary public.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had appointed Senators Woodruff, Brower and Quinlan, as conferees on the part of the Senate.

The bill was referred to the conference committee.

Mr. Brainerd asked and obtained leave of absence from the sessions of next week.

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

The Speaker pro tem declared the House adjourned until Monday, April 20, at 8:30 o'clock p. m.

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

JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE

NUMBER SIXTY-SEVEN.

Lansing, Monday, April 20, 1925.

8:30 o'clock p. m.

The House was called to order by the Speaker.

Rev. A. P. Sater, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lansing, offered the in. vocation:

“Lord God, Heavenly Father, we thank Thee that we know that we are Thy hands' work. Thou hast made us, Oh Lord, and thou has placed us in this world and given each one of us a calling, and Thou expect of us that we shall carry out this calling to the best of our knowledge. We aşk, Oh Lord, that Thou would bless this session this evening; bless our lawmakers. May they enact laws that will further the good of Thy will and be for the betterment and stability of our commonwealth. May Thy will be done, Oh Lord, in the smallest thing as well as in the greatest, and may Thy will be carried out, that even we, in a social life, may be Thy servants and love Thee above all things, and love our neighbors as ourselves. We ask that Thou bless all in authority, especially the President and Congress of the United States, and the legislature and governor of this commonwealth. Give them the light and wisdom that they need to carry out their blessings and lighten the burden of the yoke of the people. Hear us, Heavenly Father, when we also, all of us, join in the prayer which Thou hast taught us to say: 'Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day ‘our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen."

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

The following member was absent with leave:
Mr. Brainerd.

The following members were absent without leave:
Messrs. Black, Cowan, Curtis, Haight, Lawson, McNitt, Ming, Odell and Smedley.

Mr. Carter moved that Mr. Haight be granted leaves of absence from today's, Tuesday's and Wednesday's sessions.

The motion prevailed.

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

The motion prevailed.

Announcement by Clerk of Printing and Enrollment of Bills. The Clerk announced that the following named bills had been printed and placed upon the files of the members, Saturday, April 18:

House Bill No. 487 (file No. 326)A bill to provide that in counties of 500,000 or more the county commissioner of schools shall recommend teachers in districts employing less than six, appoint deputy commissioner, supervisors of education, etc.

Senate Bill No. 304 (file No. 311)—

A bill to amend Act No. 116, Public Acts of 1923—to authorize township boards to provide for storm sewers and water supply in certain platted lands and unplatted lands adjacent thereto.

Senate Bill No. 198 (file No. 312)—

A bill to amend Act No. 32, Public Acts of 1873—to remove limitation on University mill tax.

Senate Bill No. 305 (file No. 313)—

A bill to authorize incorporated villages and cities of the fourth and fifth classes to dispose of their gas, electric and other lighting plants.

Senate Bill No. 306 (file No. 314)-
A bill to authorize the sale of certain Michigan School for the Deaf lands.

Reports of Standing Committees, The Committee on Printing, by Mr. Fitch, Chairman reported the written request of Mrs. Anderson for the printing of

House Bill No. 331—
A bill to provide for a uniform system of accounting in all township offices,
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.

Messages from the Senate.

A message was received from the Senate returning
House Bill No. 39 (file No. 58)
A bill to amend Act No. 6, Public Acts of 1907, Extra Session-mother's pension.

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

The bill was referred to the Clerk for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

A message was received from the Senate returning
House Bill No. 142 (file No. 146)—

A bill to provide for the maintenance and operation of public libraries controlled by private interests.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill, and had ordered that it take immediate effect.

The bill was referred to the Clerk for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

A message was received from the Senate returning
House Bill No. 194 (file No. 184)—
A bill to provide for the licensing of private trade schools.

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

The bill was referred to the Clerk for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

A message was received from the Senate returning
House Bill No. 238 (file No. 205)-
A bill to amend Act No. 3, Public Acts of 1895—lighting of villages.

The message informed the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill, and had ordered that it take immediate effect.

The bill was referred to the Clerk for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

A message was received from the Senate returning
House Bill No. 243 (file No. 125)—
A bill to provide for the appointment of a poet laureate of the State of Michigan.

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

The bill was referred to the Clerk for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

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