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amount of labor; therefore, I would recommend an amendment to this law so that this can be taken care of.

I would further ask you to act upon a bill to define the vocation of practical nursing; to provide for the examination, regulation, licensing and registration of practical nurses and prescribing the duties of the State Department of Health in relation thereto and to repeal acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith. The purpose of this act would be to give title to some people who are not regular nurses. There are a great many people who are qualified to nurse in some cases who have not had the schooling of a regular nurse, and who would not demand the price for their services. People in ordinary circumstances cannot afford to hire nurses at the price of regular nurses. I am not saying that the regular nurses, who have put in a number of years at school, are receiving more than they are entitled to, but we have some nurses who could be licensed who would be able to meet the demand for the ordinary class of cases.

You are also requested to give consideration to a joint resolution proposing an amendment to Article XIII of the Constitution of the State to provide for the condemnation of more land and property than is needed for the acquiring, opening and widening of parks, boulevards, public places, streets and alleys by municipalities of the State within and be yond their boundaries. This is known as the Excess Condemnation proceedings and has been recommended to me by the Common Council of Detroit and the Honorable Mayor of the city of Detroit and I hope that you will give it consideration.

Respectfully submitted,
ALBERT E. SLEEPER,

Governor.

The Clerk announced the appointment of Ivalene Lamkin as Journal Clerk, in the place of Lytton Calrow, resigned, and the appointment of Lionel Leighton as assistant Journal Clerk, in the place of Miss Lamkin, named as Journal Clerk.

The Speaker announced that he had been informed by the Governor's office that General William G. Haan, Commander of the 32d Division in the World War, and at present Commander at Camp Custer, was in the Governor's office in conference with the Governor, and that it might be possible that General Haan would be willing to address the House of Representatives at this time.

Mr. Jerome moved that a committee of three members be appointed to extend an invitation to General Haan to address the House of Representatives, and that the committee at the same time extend an invitation to the President of the Senate and the members of the Senate to listen to the address.

The motion prevailed.

The Speaker appointed as the committee Representatives Jerome, Person and J. W. Moore.

The committee appointed to invite General Haan to address the House escorted the General from the Governor's office to the Speaker's desk.

General Haan was then introduced to the members of the House of Representatives and the Senators and delivered a short address, telling of his experiences as Commander of the 32d Division in the war.

Mr. Weidenfeller moved that Captain Burger, of Ypsilanti, who went overseas with the 32d Division, but who was afterwards transferred to the First Division, and who was present in the House, be invited to address the members of the House and the Senators.

The motion prevailed.

The Speaker appointed Mr. Weidenfeller as a committee of one to escort Captain Burger to the Speaker's desk.

Captain Burger was then introduced by the Speaker and delivered a short address.

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

The Speaker declared the House adjourned until tomorrow at 2:00 o'clock p. m.

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

SECOND DAY.

Lansing, Wednesday, June 4.

2 o'clock p. m.

The House was called to order by the Speaker.

Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. Ralph Paul, of the Pilgrim Congregational Church, of Lansing,

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

Messrs. Byrum, Chase, Chew, Ewing, Jensen, Mosier, Toepel, Welsh and Wiley were absent without leave.

Mr. Brower moved that Mr. Wiley be excused from today's session. The motion prevailed.

Mr. Woodruff moved that an indefinite leave of absence be granted to Mr. Welsh.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Dunn moved that Mr. Jensen be excused from today's session. The motion prevailed.

Mr. Pascoe moved that an indefinite leave of absence be granted to Mr. Ewing.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Braman moved that Mr. Mosier be excused from today's session. The motion prevailed.

Mr. Olmsted moved that Mr. Chase be excused from today's session. The motion prevailed.

Mr. Gowdy moved that Mr. Toepel be excused from today's session. The motion prevailed.

Mr. Hall moved that Mr. Chew be excused from today's session.
The motion prevailed.

Mr. McGillivray moved that Mr. Byrum be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The following messages were received from the Governor and read:

Executive Office, Lansing,

June 4, 1919.

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

Sir:—My attention has been called to the fact that the welfare and prosperity of a portion of the State depends on the continuation and improvement of the Traverse City, Leelanau and Manistique Railroad.

This railroad has been in financial straits for some time and the people served have a plan to finance its future. In order to make this plan possible, it will be necessary for the State to dismiss certain claims for taxes now held against the property.

It would be a great calamity to the people of Leelanau county, and also to the State of Michigan, to have this railroad discontinued, and it would certainly mean the loss of a great many thousands of dollars of valuation of property for taxes, and it would seem to me as though there ought to be some way of having this road kept in operation.

I wish to recommend that you take such action as will keep this road in operation.

Respectfully submitted,
ALBERT E. SLEEPER,

Governor.

Executive Office, Lansing,

June 4, 1919.

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

Sir:—Since the close of the last session, I received notice from the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin to the effect that they had provided for the expense of a commission to promote the project of establishing a deep waterway connection, for ocean-going vessels, between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic ocean.

I deem this of the utmost importance to this State, we having over 1,600 miles of lake front, more than any other State, and feel as though we should do as well as the other States and work jointly with them. Wisconsin and Minnesota appropriated $12,500 for the biennium for the

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