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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE
DES MOINES, IOWA, JANUARY 2, 1924. The Senate met in regular session, President John Hammill presiding
Prayer was offered by Col. L. W. Ainsworth, secretary of the Senate.
On motion of Senator Ethell rule 33 was suspended for the day.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE Leave of absence was granted as follows: Senator McIntosh for the day, on request of Senator Tuck.
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Senator Schmedika from Camp No. 3554, M. W. A., Rudd, protesting fraternal insurance legislation. Insurance.
Petitions of Royal Neighbors of America protesting fraternal insurance were presented as follows, and referred to committee on insurance. By Senator Schmedika from Camps at Blairsburg and Williams.
By Senator Shinn from camps at Mapleton, Woodbine and Missouri Valley.
By Senator Wichman from camps at Garner and Clear Lake.
By Senator Brookins from camps at Nashua, Ionia and Powersville.
By Senator Brookhart from camps at Buffalo and Davenport.
By Senator Buser from camps at Columbus Junction and Cones-
RESIGNATION OF DOORKEEPER W. A. Granquist tendered his resignation as doorkeeper to take effect immediately. The resignation was accepted.
Senator Bowman offered the following resolution:
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8
Whereas, the great basic industry of this country is agriculture,
Whereas, there can be no permanent prosper'ty until the agricultural in. dustry is on an economic basis comparable with other industries, and,
Whereas, the great heart of agriculture (the middle west) has for three years been laboring faithfully, although seriously handicapped and maimed by unjust differences in the prices it has received for its products in comparison with the prices it has been compelled to pay for the commodities it is compelled to purchase, and
Whereas, at this time the Iowa farmer is receiving less for the products of the farm than a year ago, and
Whereas, in times of stress the government has deemed it wise to take the farmers' crops at a price which netted the government treasury some fifty millions of dollars, and
Whereas, there has been many appeals from the agricultural district de. siring action upon the part of the government that would help to adjust the present economic inequalities between agriculture and practically all the other great industries of this country, and
whereas, any political party seeking the support and patronage of the great middle west must have as its leaders those who are in sympathy with, and have a clear understanding of middle west conditions, and
Whereas, all the conferences and proposed remedies upon the part of those in authority have been of little benefit in adjusting these economic inqualit'es in the great agricultural middle west; therefore,
Be It Resolved by the Senate of Iowa, the House concurring: That the President of the United States, the Cabinet Officers, and the Executive Officers of the great Republican party be and are hereby requested to give prompt and careful concern to the matters herein ment'oned that there may result some measure of relief, that the love, respect, and abiding confidence of the great middle west for that grand old party of Lincoln, of McKinley, of Roosevelt, and of Harding, may thereby be the more firmly cemented to the end that it may more easly weather any storm threat. ening its power and authority.
The resolution was laid over under the rules.
On motion of Senator Stoddard the Senate went into executive session.
The Senate arose from executive session and resumed regular session.
On motion of Senator Stoddard the Senate adjourned until 10 a. m. Thursday.
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE
The Senate met in regular session, President John Hammill presiding
Prayer was offered by Rev. David J. Shenton, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Winterset, Iowa.
On motion of Senator Brookins rule 33 was suspended for the day.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE Leave of absence was granted as follows: Senator Mantz for the day, on request of Senator Abben; Senator Olsen for the day on request of Senator Brookins.
PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS Petition protesting fraternal insurance legislation was presented by Senator Hartman from camps of Royal Neighbors of America at Clermont and Rockford. Referred to committee on insurance.
THIRD READING OF BILLS On motion of Senator Ethell Senate File No. 151, a bill for an act to amend, revise, and codify sections thirty-four hundred twenty-four (3424) to thirty-four hundred thirty-five (3435), inclusive, thirty-four hundred forty (3440), thirty-four hundred forty-one (3441), thirty-four hundred forty-five (3445), thirtyfour hundred forty-six (3446), thirty-four hundred forty-nine (3449), thirty-four hundred fifty (3450), thirty-four hundred fifty-three (3453), thirty-four hundred fifty-four (3454), thirtyfour hundred fifty-eight (3458) and thirty-four hundred fiftynine (3459) of the compiled code of Iowa, and sections thirtyfour hundred forty-five-a one (3445-al) and thirty-four hundred forty-five-a two (3445-a2) of the supplement to said code, relating to townships and township officers, with report of committee recommending passage, was taken up, considered, and the report of the committee adopted.
Senator Buser offered the following amendments and moved their adoption:
Amend by striking from line 4 of section 30 the following "four dollars ($4.00)” and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "three dollars ($3.00)".
Also amend by striking from line 4 of section 31 the following: "four dollars ($4.00)” and inserting in lieu thereof the following, “three and one-half dollars ($3.50)".
The first amendment by Senator Buser was adopted.
On the question "Shall the second amendment offered by Senator Buser be adopted?” the vote was:
Senator Wichman offered the following amendment and moved its adoption:
Amend by striking from lines 3 and 4 of section 29 the words and figures "two per cent (2%)" and inserting in lieu thereof the words and figures “two and one-half per cent (242%)".
The amendment was adopted.
Senator Banta offered the following amendment and moved its adoption:
Amend section 16 by inserting in line 5 of said section, immediately following the comma after the word "April" the following: “June, September,".
By unanimous consent on request of Senator Banta the word