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would have decried more promptly than he any attempt to deify or apotheosize his memory today, but he achieved what he was, by a persistence in those homely virtues which have a place in the lives of all of us. Therefore, I am content today to "sing of one whose brave but kindly heart, met fortune good or fortune ill a-smiling, the weary way by virtue of that art beguiling.”

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My friends, I cannot conceive it to be other than a work of supererogation for me to weary you with a recital of his wonderful history so like our boyhood heroes from the pen of Alger or Henty, wherein the modestly equipped boyhood is by energy and perseverance converted to the splendors of official life, first, through an economic competence, then through modest tasks well done to the greatest responsibilities of modern life, for other and more graphic tongues than mine have enlarged on that theme and it is familiar to you all, but I do hold that we may well dwell here on two incidents in his career which demonstrate the simple greatness of him; first, that magnificent speech of acceptance wherein he accepted not only the honors but the responsibility laid on his shoulders by the Chicago convention in which he extended the right of fellowship to his companion on the ticket, where by a simple gesture he might almost be said to have created a new department in our government and in that motion elevated the vice-presidency to a position of responsibility in some degree commensurate to its prominence, where he prepared Calvin Coolidge for the burdens he is carrying so nobly today, and I venture to predict that it will be many, many years before again our conception of that office shall recede to its former level.

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Again, when at his invitation the world powers sent their delegates to a peace conference, he met them with a statement of his hopes of what might be there accomplished so simply stated that a child might easily anderstand, and laying a mantel of confidence and responsibility on the worthy shoulders of Mr. Hughes, quietly retired to the duties to which he had been elected, and thus was born the greatest single movement for peace since historic records have been kept.

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He was a still, strong man. It is a highly significant fact that notwithstanding he was connected with the publishing business practically all his active life, and we are accustomed to associate that business with the slogan of, “Advertise; say it with ink,” etc., yet, in the matter of personal publicity, Harding was a shrinking violet. He rather kept his eye on the task to be done and to that devoted his energies, and his whole life is an illustration of the truism that he serves his country best who serves his neighbor well, and he is most useful to posterity who serves his own time and place.

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He seemed to realize, as few do, that the bubble reputation is scarcely worthy of pursuit, but that character, which is built up day by day, is our acquisition, the one thing we take out of this life that we did not bring into it, is the character and personality we have achieved, and with this it is our privilege to live through an eternity.

We are the better that this life was passed
Within our sphere; he has not lost in dying
On the firm faith that we shall meet at last relying.

We question why the bonds grew firm and strong
With which the fates his heart to ours did tether
If through the world we might not pass along together.

We're answered, for each severed bond may prove
A tendril without which our souls might never
Attain the fullness of that broader love forever.

Rhinehart of Dallas moved that the joint convention be now dissolved. Motion prevailed.

The Senate returned to the Senate chamber and resumed session.

On motion of Senator Shane the Senate adjourned until 1:30 p. m.

AFTERNOON SESSION

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment, President Hammill presiding.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Leave of absence was granted as follows: Senator Gilchrist for the afternoon and Saturday, on request of Senator Bowman.

THIRD READING OF BILLS

On motion of Senator Haskell Senate File No. 171, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify sections three thousand nine hundred fifty-five (3955), three thousand nine hundred fifty-six (3956), three thousand nine hundred sixty-four (3964) and three thousand nine hundred sixty-five (3965) of the compiled code of Iowa, and section three thousand nine hundred fifty-seven (3957) of the supplement to said code, relating to municipal corporations, with report of committee recommending amendment and passage, was taken up, considered, and the report of the committee adopted.

The following committee amendments were adopted : Amend section two (2) by inserting after the word "city" in lines two (2) and six (6), the words “or town”.

Amend section five (5) by inserting after the word "city" in lines six (6), twelve (12), thirteen (13), fifteen (15), twenty-one (21), thirty-three (33), thirty-five (35), thirty-seven (37), forty (40), forty-two (42), forty-four (44) and forty-nine (49), the words "or town".

Senator Ethell offered the following amendment and moved its adoption :

Amend by striking out the word “five” and figure "5" in line 25 of section 5 and insenting in lieu thereof a blank.

The amendment was lost.

Senator Tuck offered the following amendment and moved its adoption:

Amend by inserting the words "or, alley" after the word "street" where it appears in lines 20 and 21 of section 5.

The amendment was adopted.

Senator Buser moved that further action on the bill be deferred until Senator Fulton could be present.

Senator Campbell moved to amend the motion by adding that the bill retain its place on the calendar.

Senator Tuck offered the suggestion that the proposed amendment to the motion would require a two-thirds vote, as it involved the suspending of a rule.

The President agreed that the suggestion was correct as to the requirement of a two-thirds vote on the amendment.

On a division vote, twenty-six voted “aye.”'

The President ordered the roll called to determine the number in
attendance and the following Senators responded :
Abben
Campbell
Mead

Shinn
Adams
Darting
Nelson

Slosson
Baird
Dutcher
Newberry

Smith
Banta
Ethell
Olson

Snook
Bowman
Goodwin
Perkins

Stoddard
Brookhart
Haskell
Price

Thurston
Brookins
Holdoegel
Reed

Tuck
Browne
Horchem
Schmedika

White
Buser
Johnston
Scott

Wichman
Caldwell
Kimberly

Shane
Total, 39.

The amendment having received a two-thirds vote, was adopted.

Senator Haskell offered the following amendment to the motion and moved its adoption:

Amend by making the time of action on this bill, Monday.

The amendment was adopted.

The motion prevailed and action was deferred until Monday.

On motion of Senator Haskell, Senate File No. 173, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify sections three thousand nine hundred eighty-seven (3987) and three thousand nine hundred ninety (3990) to three thousand nine hundred ninety-two (3992), inclusive, of the compiled code of Iowa, and sections three thousand nine hundred eighty-two (3982), and three thousand nine hundred eighty-eight (3988) of the supplement to said code, relating to municipal corporations, with report of committee recommending amendment and passage, was taken up, considered, and the report of the committee adopted.

The following committee amendment was adopted : Amend by inserting after the word "of" as it occurs in line 11 of said section 2 the following words "not to exceed”.

The bill was read for information.

Senator Shane moved that the reading just had be considered the third reading, which motion prevailed.

On the question “Shall the bill pass ?'' the vote was:

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The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to have passed the Senate and the title was agreed to.

On motion of Senator Haskell, Senate File No. 175, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify sections four thousand twelve (4012) to four thousand twenty-two (4022), inclusive, of the compiled code of Iowa, relating to municipal corporations, with report of committee recommending amendment and passage, was taken up, considered, and the report of the committee adopted.

The following committee amendment was adopted: Amend by striking out the words “any violation" in line 1 of section 2 thereof, and substituting therefor the words “a violation of any”.

The bill was read for information.

Senator Goodwin moved that the reading just had be considered the third reading, which motion prevailed.

On the question "Shall the bill pass ?'' the vote was:

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The bill having received a constitutional majority was declared to have passed the Senate and the title was agreed to.

On motion of Senator Brookhart, Senate File No. 75, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify sections sixty-three hundred seventeen (6317) to sixty-three hundred thirty-two (6332), inclusive, of the compiled code of Iowa and section sixty-three hundred twenty-seven-a one (6327-al) of the supplement to said code, relating to chattel mortgages, real estate mortgages creating liens on personal property, and conditional sales of personal property, with report of committee recommending amendment and passage, was taken up, considered, and the report of the committee adopted.

The following committee amendments were adopted : Amend by striking out the word "hour” in line two of section 7 and inserting in lieu thereof the words, "exact time”; and by inserting after the word "instrument" in line two of section 6 the following: "or any assignment or release thereof”; also by striking the word “mortgagee" in line four of section 6, and inserting in lieu thereof the word "owner"; also by striking the period after the word "remarks" in subsection 12 in section 8 and adding the words, “and assignments”.

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