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might be necessary to arrange for the work of the extraordinary session and for placing the voting machine in readiness for the use of the House, and the making of such other preparations as will expedite the organization of such session, and the employment of the clerical help and other employees that might be necessary.
Therefore, The Committee on Retrenchment and Reform of the Fortieth General Assembly, beg leave to report they have employed the following, who are now on duty:
Assistant secretary, Walter H. Beam.
Assistant chief clerk, Frank S. Vetter.
man, J. E. Kent.
(Under supervision of custodian.) Janitors--Samuel Blackburn, Stuart McMullen, Jake Tobis, Chas. S.
Harris, W. F. Wiley, B. F. Schreves, Otha Blue, Wilder J. Moore. Elevator tenders-Hazel Anderson, George Stirts.
Assistant State House postmaster, Frank. Blagburn.
(Under supervision of law librarian.)
Law research assistant, R. F. Forest.
Committee on Retrenchment and Reform,
CARL W. REED, Chairman,
Senator Shane offered the following proposed list of Senate employees :
.Paul Simms . Lucille Patterson
Senator Reed moved that his report be received, which motion prevailed.
Senator Reed placed in nomination for assistant secretary Walter H. Beam. There were no other nominations and Walter H. Beam was elected assistant secretary.
Senator. Reed placed in nomination for engrossing clerk Mae McClean.
Senator Tuck placed in 'nomination for engrossing clerk Daisy Williams.
Senator Smith raised the point of order that according to the resolution on page 1575 of the Senate Journal of April 16, 1923, the retrenchment and reform committee was authorized to employ the help for this special session. If it is the will of this Senate that deviations be made, they should not be made in the form they are being made.
The President held that the point of order raised by the Senator from Madison was well taken, as the Senate had by concurrent l'esolution authorized the retrenchment and reform committee to employ the necessary help, and the report filed shows that the help, in pursuance of said resolution, has been employed.
Senator Etliell moved that further action be deferred, and that the selection of officers be made a special order for 1:30 p. m.
The President held the motion out of order, as there was a motion pending.
Senator Price raised the following points of order:
First-That the retrenchment and reform committee is at th's time without any authority to employ the help for the extraordinary session of the Fortieth General Assembly.
Second-That the authority of the retrenchment and reform committee expired with the opening of the first day of this extraordinary session on April 18, 1923.
Third-That the retrenchment and reform committee failed to exercise any authority under the rule until August 18, 1923 and because thereof its acts were in excess of its authority and are illegal and void.
Fourth-That the retrenchment and reform committee are not legally empowered to employ the help for the extraordinary session for the reason that such help can be employed only by the action of the Senate directly on such employment.
Fifth-That this extraordinary session is not conclusively bound by any resolution of the Fortieth General Assembly.
The President held the points of order not well taken.
President Hammill ruled that, under paragraph 3 of the concurrent resolution on page 1575 of the Senate Journal of the Fortieth General Assembly, the Senate delegated the authority to employ officers and other employees of the Senate to the retrenchment and reform committee. Senator Reed's motion was ruled out of order.
Senator Price raised the point of order that these persons have been employed and cannot be removed except for cause.
The President held the point well taken.
Senator Price raised the point of order that there was nothing before the Senate.
The President held the point well taken.
Senator Price moved that the vote by which this report was received be reconsidered.
Senator Brookhart raised the point of order that even the reception of this report was out of order. The President held the point not well taken.
Senator Price asked for a roll call on his motion.
Senator Johnston raised the point of order that Senator Price had closed the debate.
The President held the point not well taken.
On the question, “Shall the vote be reconsidered ?" the vote
Senator Price moved that the report of the committee on retrenchment and reform be construed and treated as merely a recommendation of employees and not as the employment thereof and that the Senate proceed to select such officers and other employees as may be necessary.
Senator Dutcher raised the point of order that the President had already ruled that the retrenchment and reform committee is authorized to employ the help and it is not within the power of the Senate to construe a thing which has been ruled upon by the President. The President held the point well taken.
On motion of Senator Ethell the Senate adjourned until 1:30 p. m.
The Senate met pursuant to adjournment, President Hammill presiding.
Senator Holdoegel raised the point of order that under the concurrent resolution found on pages 1575 and 1576 of the Senate Journal and the rulings of the President, the report of the committee has already been approved.
The President remarked that as a matter of courtesy to the committee the report should be received, and that the point was not well taken.
Senator Tuck asked for a roll call.
On the question "Shall the motion that the report be received prevail ?” the vote was:
Senator Price moved that the Senate proceed to elect all of the necessary employees.
Senator Dutcher raised the point of order that the positions are all filled and there are no vacancies. The President held the point well taken.
Senator Shane moved that a committee of three be appointed