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About Cloverdale courier. (Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Or.) 190?-19?? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 25, 1917)
The seriate sent six
LEGISLATIVE DOINGS of teen the o th governor
er bills over to the house for
action and the house sent tw enty-tw o
m ore bills to the senate.
A p p ro p ria t io n s Asked f o r T o t a l $425,-
F ir s t B ill Signed is fo r Expenses.
T he first bill to pass both houses
and receive the signature of the gov
tr o v e r s y — C on so lidatio n of S ta te D e ernor was an appropriation of $25.00(1
p a rtm e n t s on P r o g r a m — “ Bone D r y ” to defray the expenses of the legisla
Bill on W r y — No C han g e in T a x tu re itself. T his is only a sta rte r and
several m ore bills relating to the ex
N otic e
L ^ w — Woman
In trod u c e s
penses are likely to follow. The total
expenses for the 1015 session ran up
Salem T l"' I ;! 'attire began the to $68,410.02 and it is hoped the ex
third week of (he v s ion with all the penses of the present session will keep
hi« constructive 1 (islation yet to re w ithin th at figure.
A ppropriations aggregating $424,-
ceive attention. In fact, aside from
R epresentative Anders ill's m easure 787.50 have been introduced. The
to m ake effective the “ bone d ry ” con- budget of the state gam e and fish com
stitution al am endm ent adopted at the m ission cam e in with an addition of
N ovem ber election only one or two $89,600 and m iscellaneous claim s
o th er bills of any great im portance to which have been filed m ake a grand
the state at large had been introduced. total of $520,975.56 which has been
W hen the legislature adjourned last asked of the legislature during the
Friday in order to perm it m em bers to first two weeks. Inasm uch as the leg
visit th e agricultural college at Cor islature faced a budget of $715,382.09
vallis S aturday, one third of the 40- in excess of the 6 per cent lim itation
day lim it which the law sets on the am endm ent when it convened it finds
session had expired and leaders ap itself at the close of the second week
preciate that it will be necessary to j w ith a total sum of $1,194,830.15 which
get down to business this w eek if the it m ust cut out to keep w ithin the con
usual rush is to be avoided during the stitutional requirem ents.
M u s t M a k e R ura l C re d its E ffe c t iv e .
closing days of the session.
During the second week of the ses One of the im portant tasks before
sion the volume of bills introduced ! the present session is to enact a law
was lnrger than during the first week m aking effective the rural credits
and if the bills dropped into th e legis am endm ent to the state constitution
lative hopper continue at the present adopted at the last election.
rate the proposed legislation will be S enator Shanks of W heeler county
alm ost as great as it was two years has sought to meet the situation by
ago. T he senate adjourned with 119 i introducing a bill creatin g two new
bills on the calendar, com pared with | offices and an expensive system of
9X at th e sam e tim e in ID 15 and the 1 adm inistering the rural credits fund.
house had 17*» com pared with 206. j His bill already .has become more or
Four m easures passed both houses, less of a storm center and has engen
tw o of which received the signature dered a controversy betw een S enator
OOO— R ural C re d its Bill Causes C on
CALIFORNIA— with its oranges, its Winter
tiowers, its beaches, its m ountain resorts, its
time-stained iniarions, its delightful su n
shine and out-of door lift— surely the call is
ir res is table in January.
But a two days journey away on daily trains
of the delightful
SH A ST A ROUTE
San Francisco Express
You can secure tickets or complete
information from anv agent or write
JOHN M SCOTT. General Passenger Aqent
Southern Pacific Lines
Shanks and S tate T reasu rer Kay. A to drunkenness
T a x Notice Via Postcard Is Lost.
bill representing the views of the state
land board and the organizations ' T he bill to abolish publication of de
which initiated the rural credits ! linquent tax notices and sub stitute a
am endm ent will be ready for intro ; system of postal card notices was un-
! anim ously disapproved by the senate
duction this week.
An effort will be m ade at this ses com m ittee on assessm ent and taxa-
sion to work out an effective plan to ! tion following a public hearin g at
consolidate state offices and d ep art which the dangers of the m easure
m ents. Moth houses tackled the prob | w ere vividly brought out.
It was the feeling of the com m ittee
lem last week. The senate desired to
have a joint com m ittee of both houses that even in this M ultnom ah county
handle all consolidation bills, but the m easure it would not be wise to adopt
house rejected a senate resolution fa the postcard system . Inform al discus
voring th at plan; so each house will sion among the com m ittee m em bers
have a com m ittee to pass upon con revealed the decided opinion th at a
postcard system of notices is so in
and involves such danger
F irs t Consolidatio n
M easu re Loses.
som e provision ought to
The first of the consolidation m eas be m ade for at publication
of the delin
ures to come to a vote in either house
provided for a new state hoard of edu
cation of three m em bers and a paid C on te n tion O v e r C a re of D ependents.
The Bowman bill providing for tin-
secretary at $1800 a year. In this
and control of delinquent ami de
board were to be com bined the state
children w ent back to com m it
board of textbook com m issioners, the
further consideration a fter it
board of higher curricula and the
on third reading for final
board of regents, respectively, of the
it cam e back into the
U niversity of Oregon, Oregon agricul
com m ittee on healtli
tural college and state norm al schools.
it has becom e a
The senate com m ittee on education,
returned unanim ously a recom m ends
tion that it be indefinitely postponed. One point urged against the m eas
ure as introduced and favored by the
The senate adopted the report.
m ittee, is that while it w ithdraw s
Creation of a state departm ent of
aid from sectarian institutions
agriculture under which would be con
now handle these children, it
solidated several state boards and of
no money provision for their
ficers now operating separately is pro
vided in a m easure introduced into
M e m b e r O ffe rs Eill.
the state house of representatives by
R epresentative Vernon A. Forbes of Mrs. Thompson, the only woman
m em ber, introduced her first bill, a
The departm ents consolidated would m easure which would com pel the com
be the fair directors, live stock sani m itm ent of patients to the institution
tary board, stallion registration board, for the feeble m inded. Any county
board of horticulture, dairy and food judge may, under this m easure, cause
com m issioner and deputy scaler of a feeble-m inded child to be brought
before him and conduct an exam ina
weights and m easures.
The new departm ent would be divid tion. One or m ore com petent physi
ed into fi\e divisions- -live stock, hor cians are to constitute the exam ining
ticulture, agriculture, fairs, grain and board. The relatives of a person
hay and dairies and pure food. A com adjudged feeble m inded can have the
m issioner would head the departm ent ! privilege of appealing. O ther states
and d»**oetor m ira g e each division. have sim ilar laws.
H e a rin g on “ Bene
D r y ” Bill.
L e g is la tiv e
Service on jurors by registered mail
is provided for by a house bill, intro
duced by S tatrin, of Polk.
A m em orial to P resident W ilson
asking a speedy retu rn of the Oregon
troops on the border was adopted.
Resolutions of sym pathy over the
death of Adm iral Dewey w ere unani
mously adopted by the -house and sen
A bill for the repeal of the m others'
pension act of 1913 was Introduced in
the house by W. Al. Jones of Marion
The ’ I m .'*" ury bill introduced in
the house last week by R epresentative
Anderson started on its way through
the legislative mill Monday evening
w hen the joint senate and house com
m ittee on alcoholic traffic gave whole
sale grocers, food m anufacturers and
other interested parties an opportun
ity to be heard on tlie provisions reg
ulating the use of alcohol.
As drafted the m easure prohibits
th e im portation of liquor into the state
by any person by any m eans f o r nnv
purpose other than m edicinal, scien county.
tific or sacram ental. It carries an A bill to prevent Japan ese from
em ergency clause designed to m ake owning or controlling property w ithin
it effective im m ediately upon its p as the state of Oregon was introduced in
sage and as soon th ereafter as the the senate by S enator W ilbur of Hood
governor has signed the bill. The River county.
bill does not contain the "search and Every man has a right to work, says
seizure clause, which has been so R epresentative l.nurgaard, who in tro
much talked of during the last few duced a joint resolution in the house
proposing an am endm ent to the con
W ou'd Punish Drunken Chauffeurs. stitution which will grant state em
M ithout a dissenting vote the sen ployment to all unem ployed who have
ate passed the bill which m akes it a 1 been residents of Oregon for a period
crim e for a person to drive a m otor | of five years.
vehicle while under the influence of W ith but one opposing vote the sen
liquor; prescribes a penitentiary sen at e took a crack a* high in terest rates
tence or jail for the person who, while which prevail in m any of the central
intoxicated, drives an auto in a care ai 1 astern Oregon counties by pass
less or negligent m anner, and causes ing Senator P ierce's bill reducing the
the death or serious injury of another < cal contract in terest rate from 10 to
person; prescribes a fine of $in a day 8 per cent per annum and reducing
for any person who shall kn. wingly the regular legal in terest rate from 6
employ as chauffeur a person addicted to 5 per cant.