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RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS

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Resolutions and Memorials

 

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NUMBER 1, SCR 2

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 2–Senator McGuirk.

NUMBER 1

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Congratulating Harry S. Truman on his inauguration as president of the United States.

 

      Whereas, On January 20, 1949, the Honorable Harry S. Truman is being inaugurated president of the United States of America; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada has indicated its confidence in Mr. Truman by giving to him its electoral vote; and

      Whereas, The people of the State of Nevada have implicit faith in the administration of Mr. Truman; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the State of Nevada, through the secretary of state, wire its congratulations to President Truman upon assuming control of the reins of our government, and assure him of our earnest wishes for the success of his administration.

 

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NUMBER 2, SCR 1

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Senator Wiley.

NUMBER 2

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Of respect for the memory of Harry M. DeVotie.

 

      Whereas, The members of this body have learned with deep sorrow of the death of Harry M. DeVotie; and

      Whereas, Harry M. DeVotie served as a member of this body during the fortieth, forty-first, forty-second, and forty-third sessions of the legislature, and as a member of the state assembly during the thirty-third session; and

      Whereas, During the entire time of his service he endeared himself by words, actions, and deeds to his colleagues and his constituents; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the condolences of the members of the forty-fourth session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are hereby noted over the passing of Harry M. DeVotie, and our sympathies are extended to his family; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution be spread upon the journals of the senate and assembly, and that when the respective bodies adjourn today, they do so in memory of this distinguished servant of the people of the State of Nevada.

 

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NUMBER 3, ACR 2

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 2–Mr. MacKenzie.

NUMBER 3

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Recognizing and recording the outstanding services of Jeanne Elizabeth Wier to the state, to science, and to humanity.

 

      Whereas, Jeanne Elizabeth Wier, professor emeritus of history and political science, retired from the post of head of the department of history in the University of Nevada in the year 1940 at the age of 70, full of years and honors; and

      Whereas, The promptings of gratitude unite with the most elementary demands of justice to the end that she receive at least the poor reward of recognition and gratitude for her services before it becomes a mere futile footnote on another page of the book of life; now, therefore,

      Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That this testimonial be adopted and entered in the minutes of the Assembly and of the Senate and an engrossed copy be delivered by the chief clerk of the assembly, as follows:

      Jeanne Elizabeth Wier was born at Grinnell, Iowa, the daughter of Adolphus William and Elizabeth (Greenside) Wier. She was graduated from Iowa state teachers college 1893, received the degree B.A. from Stanford university 1901, which was followed by a master’s and an honorary doctor’s degree from the same institution. At Stanford she received the phi beta kappa key at a time when that implement was used to unlock more doors of learning than in later years. She received the LL.D. degree from the University of Nevada in 1924.

      As a teacher Miss Wier taught general branches in public schools 1889-1895 and followed her specialty in history from 1899, beginning as assistant professor of history, to 1940 when she retired as head of the department of history at the University of Nevada.

      In the field of gathering the archives of history and stimulating public recognition of the value of such work, Miss Wier became a cofounder and secretary of the Nevada historical society in 1904. That society, as a private association headed by Gen. E. D. Kelly, president; Justice G. F. Talbot, vice president; Dr. A. E. Hershiser, treasurer, and Miss Wier, secretary, was given the status of a state institution entitled to support at public expense by Statutes of 1907, page 201. Its scope and functions were progressively increased in 1915, 1917, 1919, and 1923 (see sections 4680-4689 N. C. L. 1929). The task of supervising the publication of a notable set of annual historical society papers and of soliciting proper appropriations biennially from the legislature, at times an onerous and thankless task, fell to the lot of Miss Wier, and the people have never fully appreciated the magnitude of the work, the wealth of results, nor the obligation they incurred to Miss Wier thereby-an obligation not compensated for in the form of salary.

      Starting with the custody of the library and collection of sometime Senator William E. Stewart and the progressive accumulation of original manuscripts as well as works of history and reference, the collection has attracted the notice and high praise of experts of the library of Congress and of the Smithsonian institute who regard them as both unique and priceless.


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original manuscripts as well as works of history and reference, the collection has attracted the notice and high praise of experts of the library of Congress and of the Smithsonian institute who regard them as both unique and priceless. Lack of exhibit space has unfortunately prevented their exposure to public observation and the realization of their actual and potential value.

      In the field of political science and as a publicist Miss Wier called the first public meeting in the woman suffrage movement in Nevada-a meeting arranged at the request of Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay to hear Carrie Chapman Catt, pioneer suffragist. She was an active member of the American historical association, American political science association, National education association, National league of American penwomen, and a dozen more of like caliber. She contributed articles of value and research to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, World Encyclopaedia, Dictionary of American Biography, Dictionary of American History, and other works of reference besides Nevada world war records.

      The foregoing enumeration is not complete but typical of a long, devoted, and valuable career. It is said that “all history is prologue,” the intimation being that men might well heed and long remember its pages. The task of public conservator and reminder is notoriously one of the prophet who is “not without honor, save in his own country” or a Cassandra meeting alike the anger, distrust, and ingratitude of incredulous Troy. It was, however, a task wanting to be done, worth the doing, and deserving of praise.

      This praise and recognition we, in apt time for once, feel honored to accord.

 

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NUMBER 4, ACR 1

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Elko and Clark County Delegations.

NUMBER 4

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 

      Be It Resolved, That the legislature, with the concurrence of the assembly and the senate, adjourn from Wednesday, January 19, 1949, until Monday, January 24, 1949.

 

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NUMBER 5, SCR 3

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 3–Senator Nores.

NUMBER 5

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 

      Whereas, The plight of the cattlemen in the State of Nevada due to hazardous weather conditions has been somewhat relieved by the work of our senators, Pat McCarran and George Malone; and

      Whereas, The president of the United States has announced that he will make available $50,000 out of emergency funds for the purpose of alleviating the situation; now, therefore, be it

 


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will make available $50,000 out of emergency funds for the purpose of alleviating the situation; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the gratitude of the people of the State of Nevada be thus expressed, a copy of this resolution to be sent to the president of the United States and to each of our senators.

 

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NUMBER 6, SJR 6 of the Forty-third Session, 1947

Senate Joint Resolution No. 6 of the Forty-third Session, 1947–Senator Robbins.

NUMBER 6

(To be voted on at 1950 election)

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to section 11 of article 6 of the constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That section 11 of article 6, constitution of the State of Nevada, be amended so as to read as follows:

      Sec. 11.  The justices of the supreme court and the district judges shall be ineligible to any office, other than a judicial office, during the term for which they shall have been elected or appointed; and all elections or appointments of any such judges by the people, legislature, or otherwise, during said period, to any office other than judicial, shall be void.

 

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NUMBER 7, SJR 3 of the Forty-third Session, 1947

Senate Joint Resolution No. 3 of the Forty-third Session, 1947–Committee on Judiciary.

NUMBER 7

(To be voted on at 1950 election)

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing the amendment of section 14 of article V of the constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

      Resolved by the Senate and the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That section 14 of article V of the constitution of the State of Nevada, be amended so as to read as follows:

      Sec. 14.  The governor, justices of the supreme court, and attorney general, or a major part of them, of whom the governor shall be one, may, upon such conditions and with such limitations and restrictions as they may think proper, remit fines and forfeitures, commute punishments, and grant pardons, after convictions, in all cases, except treason and impeachments, subject to such regulations as may be provided by law relative to the manner of applying for pardons. The legislature is authorized to pass laws conferring upon the district courts authority to suspend the execution of sentences, fix the conditions for, and to grant probation, and within the minimum maximum periods authorized by law, fix the sentence to be served by the person convicted of crime in said courts.

 

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NUMBER 8, AJR 17 of the Forty-third Session, 1947

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 17 of the Forty-third Session, 1947–Messrs. Smith, Higgins, Norstrom, and Swackhamer.

NUMBER 8

(To be voted on at 1950 election)

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to section 5, article IV, of the constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That section 5 of article IV of the constitution of the State of Nevada, be amended to read as follows:

      Sec. 5.  Senators and members of the assembly shall be duly qualified electors in the respective counties and districts which they represent, and the number of senators shall not be less than one-third nor more than one-half of that of the members of the assembly.

      The senate shall consist of one senator from each county. The members of the assembly shall be apportioned on the basis of population; provided, that each county shall be entitled to at least one assemblyman. It shall be the mandatory duty of the legislature at its first session after the taking of the decennial census of the United States in the year 1950, and after each subsequent decennial census, to fix by law the number of assemblymen, and apportion them among the several counties of the state, according to the number of inhabitants in them, respectively.

 

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NUMBER 9, ACR 4

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Mr. Johnson.

NUMBER 9

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Extending to the French people gratitude and appreciation for the sending of the “Gratitude Train” to America.

 

      Whereas, During the American revolutionary war the thirteen united colonies were imperiled by the armed forces of a powerful adversary; and

      Whereas, It was then that a great Frenchman, a young nobleman, by the name of Marquis de Lafayette, being enthusiastic over the American declaration of independence, left his native land and offered his services to General George Washington, in the colonies’ struggle for freedom; and

      Whereas, His valor and devotion to the cause of freedom played a vital part in the destiny of our country, and his name will forever be inscribed on the hearts of all Americans and revered by liberty loving people throughout the world; and

      Whereas, In 1917 it fell to the lot of a great American, General John J. Pershing, at the head of the First division of the American expeditionary forces, to, in some measure, repay our debt of gratitude to Lafayette and the great nation of France, when he landed on her shores and made that historic and dramatic declaration, “Lafayette, we are here”; and

 


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shores and made that historic and dramatic declaration, “Lafayette, we are here”; and

      Whereas, Again on June 6, 1944, it fell to the destiny of history that another great American, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, leading the forces of another great expeditionary force in World War II, scaled the ramparts of the enemy in landing on the coast of Normandy, in delivery of our comrades in arms from the heels of a ruthless enemy, and thus again demonstrating to the world and to the beloved French people that we would not let them down in the hour of their travail; and

      Whereas, After the routing of the enemy with the aid of the valiant French and our combined allied forces from the confines of her country, her people were left in great straits of distress, want, and need; and

      Whereas, A great and popular American newspaper columnist, by the name of Drew Pearson, conceived the idea of forming a “Friendship Train” to converge at various cities of the United States, and collecting various food supplies, clothing, etc., to be shipped to our friends in France to alleviate their distress; and

      Whereas, The collection of these trains and their contents was a great surprise to every American, and on their arrival in France was greeted by the French people with great appreciation and acclaim; and

      Whereas, The great French people have now seen fit to reciprocate, and in a spirit of gratitude they have organized what is known as the “Gratitude Train,” composed of 50 box cars known as “40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux,” all of which are filled with many items of intrinsic value donated by the French people, and many of which have been donated by the children of France; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the forty-fourth session of the Nevada legislature extend to the representatives of the great French people who are accompanying this “Gratitude Train,” and through them to the great nation of France our deepest gratitude and appreciation for this token of remembrance, by her valiant people, and that it be our great desire that our people who compose these two great republics shall henceforth continue to march arm in arm down the road of time throughout eternity, holding aloft the torch of freedom, liberty, and justice to all mankind; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada be authorized and directed to transmit properly certified copies of this resolution to the French embassy at Washington, D. C., to the French consulate at San Francisco, California, to Monsieur Isidore Lapuyade, consular agent of France for the State of Nevada, at Reno, Nevada, to Mr. Drew Pearson at New York City, and to the representatives of the State of Nevada in the Congress of the United States with the request that this resolution be entered in the congressional record.

 

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NUMBER 10, SCR 4

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Committee on Education.

NUMBER 10

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Nevada tax commission to study the problems involved in placing all phases of county and school finance and operation on a fiscal year basis.

 

      Whereas, Complications arise in school finance in the use of two different periods of time at the state level and the local level; and

      Whereas, School finance and accounting is an integral part of county finance and accounting; and

      Whereas, All phases of county finance and operation should be placed on a fiscal year basis parallel to the state fiscal year; and

      Whereas, There are many statutes requiring amendment and change in order to place the counties and schools on a fiscal year basis; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the enate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the Nevada tax commission be memorialized to study the financial and legal problems involved in placing all phases of county and school finance and operation on a fiscal year basis; and be it further

      Resolved, That a report relative thereto be presented to the 1951 session of the Nevada legislature for study and consideration.

 

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NUMBER 11, ACR 5

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 5–Mr. Boak.

NUMBER 11

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Recognizing and recording the establishment in Nevada of the first uranium school in the field in any state.

 

      Whereas, The United States and the world has entered the uranium age, thereby bringing to the peoples of the world untold and undreamed of benefits and happiness; and

      Whereas, two grams of uranium has the potency of two tons of coal; and

      Whereas, It is imperative that the United States lead the world in the development of uranium for maximum preparedness in time of war, as well as a significant deterrent to future wars, and a boon of incalculable value to industry and to mankind; and

      Whereas, Uranium is widely distributed in numerous geological formations common to Nevada, thereby affording to our great state the opportunity of becoming one of the heaviest producers of uranium in commercial grades; and

      Whereas, The foregoing opportunity was timely foreseen by the state board for vocational education, which recognized the role Nevada is destined to play in the uranium age, and established in Nevada the first uranium school in the field for the enlightenment, education, and edification of Nevada prospectors and mine operators; now, therefore, be it

 


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edification of Nevada prospectors and mine operators; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That this testimonial be adopted and entered in the minutes of the assembly and of the senate and an engrossed copy be delivered by the chief clerk of the assembly to the director of the state board for vocational education, as follows:

      The state board for vocational education, during the latter part of 1948, became cognizant of the tremendous potentialities inherent in the uses of uranium, heralding a new age of advancement for mankind, and foretelling world supremacy in peace and in war for the nation which excels in its production, and in the application of its many uses. The said board recognized that the State of Nevada, with its rich abundance of a variety of ores containing uranium, could readily assume the leadership in developing sources of supply of uranium, and the said board therefore established the first uranium school in the field.

      The State of Nevada uranium school, as it is known in the mining industry, consists of a well-equipped truck, outfitted to conduct experiments and tests, and to make demonstrations of the uranium content of various ores found in Nevada. This truck is manned by a specialist in uranium ores, and Mr. Donald C. Cameron, director of the state board for vocational education.

      The State of Nevada uranium school instructs prospectors and mine operators in prospecting methods, and in the determination of uranium radiation-bearing ores, and has conducted its “school” sessions in Hawthorne, Mina, Gabbs, Tonopah, Goldfield, Round Mountain, and Las Vegas. The said school has interested innumerable prospectors and mine operators in the quest for uranium and has assisted in locating large and valuable uranium deposits throughout Nevada.

      For its foresight in establishing the State of Nevada uranium school, the state board for vocational education deserves, and hereby is given, the commendation of the people of Nevada.

 

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NUMBER 12, SCR 6

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Senator Budelman

NUMBER 12

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the return of Senate Bill No. 90 from the governor’s office for further consideration.

 

      Whereas, Senate Bill No. 90 has passed both houses of the forty-fourth session of the legislature and has been forwarded to the governor; and

      Whereas, The said bill is defective; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the governor of the State of Nevada is hereby requested to return to the Senate for further consideration senate bill No. 90.

 

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NUMBER 13, AJR 26

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 26–Mr. Cole.

NUMBER 13

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing congress to pass legislation permitting the Territory of Alaska to become a State.

 

      Whereas, Alaska, by the census of 1940, had a population of 72,524 which figure by now may have been doubled; and

      Whereas, Even by the census of 1940, Alaska has more population now than several of our states had at the time they were admitted into the union, namely: Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, and Wyoming; and

      Whereas, Alaska has a representative in Congress, but he has no vote, and his position is little better than that of a lobbyist; and

      Whereas, It is inconceivable that a region as large as Alaska and possessing its great multiplicity and richness of mining and general resources and its strategic military position should remain indefinitely under the American flag in a condition of political servitude; and

      Whereas, The Territory of Alaska has been a part of our great nation for many years and has been a vital part of the economic structure of our great United States of America; and

      Whereas, During all times and during all crises in which we, as a nation, have passed, the Territory of Alaska has played her part; and

      Whereas, The Territory of Alaska has heretofore operated as a territory; and

      Whereas, She could better operate as a state of the union; and

      Whereas, She has proven herself well capable of being a sister state; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the legislature of the State of Nevada memorialize the Congress of the United States to pass legislation permitting the Territory of Alaska to become a state of our great union of states; and be it further

      Resolved, That a copy of this joint resolution be transmitted to the president of the United States, to the vice president of the United States, and to each member of the senate and the house of representatives of the United States from Nevada, and that the senators and representative representing the State of Nevada in Congress be urged actively to support such legislation.

 

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NUMBER 14, AJR 27

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 27–Mr. Pruett (Douglas).

NUMBER 14

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Congress to extend full statehood to the Territory of Hawaii.

 

      Whereas, The Territory of Hawaii has no congressional representative and is limited to one delegate who does not have a vote; and

      Whereas, The people of this great and wealthy territory through their service to the United States in time of war have proven their fitness for statehood; and

 


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their service to the United States in time of war have proven their fitness for statehood; and

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada believes that full representation of this territory should be granted by establishing a state thereof; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and the Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States be, and it hereby is, memorialized to extend to the Territory of Hawaii full status of a state of the United States, thus assuring full representation in congress; and be it further

      Resolved, That duly certified copies of this resolution be transmitted to the president of the United States, and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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NUMBER 15, SCR 7

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Senator Johnson.

NUMBER 15

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Providing for the compensation of certain persons for services rendered to the forty-fourth session of the Nevada legislature.

 

      Whereas, During the present session of the legislature the clergy of the city of Carson, representing four denominations, have rendered daily religious services to the legislature; and

      Whereas, A reasonable compensation of such services is the sum of eight hundred dollars ($800); now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the state controller be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue his warrants, and that the state treasurer be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay the same, out of the legislative fund heretofore created, to the following-named individuals and in the respective amounts designated, as compensation for religious services rendered during the forty-fourth session of the Nevada legislature to wit: Monsignor H. J. Wientjes, the sum of two hundred dollars ($200); Rev. A. S. Kean, the sum of two hundred dollars ($200); Rev. John L. Harvey, the sum of two hundred dollars ($200); and Rev. Harry E. Chapin, the sum of two hundred dollars ($200).

 

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NUMBER 16, ACR 8

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 8–Messrs. Christensen and Cross.

NUMBER 16

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION–Requesting the return to the Assembly from the governor’s office of Assembly Bill No. 155.

 

      Whereas, Assembly Bill 155 has passed both houses of the forty-fourth session of the legislature and has been forwarded to the governor; and


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      Whereas, The said bill is defective in title and in other respects; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate concurring, That the governor of the State of Nevada is hereby requested to return to the Assembly for further consideration Assembly Bill No. 155.

 

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NUMBER 17, SJR 3

Senate Joint Resolution No. 3–Senator Wiley.

NUMBER 17

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the president of the United States and the Congress to make changes in the existing unfavorable laws and regulations relating to the use of public lands.

 

      Whereas, The mining industry and the cattle industry are primary industries in the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Certain public lands under the jurisdiction of the federal government have been used by the livestock men and mining men for the purpose of making their livelihood; and

      Whereas, At the present time large tracts of public domain are now withdrawn by the armed forces for use as bombing ranges; and

      Whereas, Mining and livestock men are presently unable to use these large tracts of land; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the president, through his executive offices, call upon the army and navy to revoke withdrawal orders where bombing ranges are no longer used; and be it further

      Resolved, That Congress enact suitable legislation to permit owners of mining claims to re-enter upon their properties which at present are posted for nontrespassing; and be it further

      Resolved, That duly certified copies of this resolution be transmitted to President Truman, to Senators McCarran and Malone, and to Representative Baring.

 

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NUMBER 18, AJR 11

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 11–Mr. Wadsworth. (By Request)

NUMBER 18

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Proposing an amendment to section 25 of article IV of the constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada jointly, That section 25 of article IV of the constitution of the State of Nevada, be amended to read as follows:

      Section 25.  The legislature shall establish a system of county government which shall be uniform throughout the state; provided, however, that the legislature may authorize by statute, in the manner and to the extent therein provided, the granting of a charter to any county or political subdivision thereof for its own government, and may by general law provide for the classification of municipalities, or counties and their political subdivisions.


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county or political subdivision thereof for its own government, and may by general law provide for the classification of municipalities, or counties and their political subdivisions.

 

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NUMBER 19, AJR 8

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 8–Messrs. Cross, Anderson, Batt, Christensen, and Pruitt (Elko).

NUMBER 19

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to repeal the tax on transportation.

 

      Whereas, The Congress of the United States enacted an excise tax on the transportation of persons and property for the purpose of meeting a war emergency; and

      Whereas, The primary object of such tax was to discourage travel and unnecessary shipping during a period of wartime emergency; and

      Whereas, It is the opinion of the legislature of the State of Nevada that the need for such tax no longer exists and that the collection of such tax imposes an unwarranted and unnecessary burden on residents of the far west; and

      Whereas, The cost of transportation is an integral factor in preserving eastern markets for goods and merchandise produced and manufactured in the west and every effort should be made to reduce said cost of transportation to the absolute minimum; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada desires to develop its industries and to develop its vacation and tourist travel on an equal basis with other more populated areas in the United States, without the imposition of unequal or artificial tax barriers; and

      Whereas, It is the opinion of the legislature of the State of Nevada that the transportation tax discriminates against the people of Nevada and the people of other western states; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States be, and it is hereby memorialized to repeal the tax on transportation of persons, being section 3469, title 26, United States code, and the tax on transportation of property, being section 3475, title 26, United States code; and be it further

      Resolved, That duly certified copies of this resolution be transmitted by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada to the president and vice president of the United States, and to each senator and representative of the State of Nevada in the Congress of the United States.

 

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NUMBER 20, AJR 19

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 19–Mr. Higgins.

NUMBER 20

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Congress to designate the name of the lake forming behind Davis Dam as Lake Mohave.

 

      Whereas, The construction of Davis dam will create during 1949 a new lake stretching to the foot of Lake Mead; and

      Whereas, No name for this lake has yet been designated; and

      Whereas, This lake will be situated in the very heart of the territory formerly occupied by that little publicized and colorful Indian tribe, the Mohaves, and will be located a short distance above the former site of Ft. Mohave; and

      Whereas, Naming this new lake, Lake Mohave, would give honor to this tribe of Indians and at the same time designate it as geographically located in this area of the United States; and

      Whereas, Such a name would not conflict with the designation of any other lake or area in the United States; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That Congress be memorialized to designate the name of the now forming lake behind Davis dam be denominated Lake Mohave; and be it further

      Resolved, That duly certified copies of this resolution be forwarded to the speaker of the house of representatives and to the president of the senate of the United States, and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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NUMBER 21, SJR 9

Senate Joint Resolution No. 9–Senator Loomis.

NUMBER 21

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the president of the United States and the congressional delegation of Nevada to assist Bonanza airlines to obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the civil aeronautics board of the United States.

 

      Whereas, The State of Nevada is the sixth largest state of the Union, consisting of approximately 110,992 square miles of territory, with widely separated communities which depend in large part for their economic stability upon interstate relations with states contiguous to Nevada; and

      Whereas, There is no direct rail connection or railroad service between Medford, Oregon; Reno, Nevada; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Phoenix, Arizona, to serve the vast area between these points; and

      Whereas, There is no direct air line connection or air line service between Reno, Nevada, and Phoenix, Arizona, and there are no air feeder lines between Las Vegas, Nevada, and Phoenix, Arizona; and

      Whereas, Bonanza air lines has served the people of the State of Nevada with intrastate scheduled air line service for three years, and has rendered a most commendable service without fatality or serious accident, and with but two canceled scheduled flights during all of said period due to inclement weather; and


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      Whereas, The said Bonanza air lines has made application to the civil aeronautics board of the United States for a certificate of convenience and necessity whereby its operations would extend service from Phoenix, Arizona, through Las Vegas and Reno, connecting with Medford, Oregon; and

      Whereas, The legislature of the State of Nevada is of the opinion that the public convenience and necessity warrants, and in fact compels, the granting of the said certificate of public convenience and necessity; and

      Whereas, All of the people of the west will be benefited directly and indirectly by the granting of said certificate and will be afforded fast, safe and dependable interstate air service transversing Nevada from north to south, and connecting the great northwest with the rapidly developing southwest; and

      Whereas, The State of Nevada would thereby be placed on an equal par with other states by means of an interstate air service connecting with major interstate air carriers, so that the air line feeder service envisioned and contemplated by the civil aeronautics act of 1938 might at long last become a reality in Nevada; and

      Whereas, All traffic from the south and southwestern part of the United States, terminating at Phoenix, Arizona, and bound for the northwest, would be greatly facilitated and encouraged by an all-year, clear-weather air route between Phoenix, Arizona, and Medford, Oregon, as aforesaid; and

      Whereas, Connecting the vacation areas of Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona with speedy air travel will make available to countless thousands such scenic wonders as Klamath Falls in Oregon, Lake Tahoe and Hoover dam (sometimes known as Boulder dam) in Nevada, and the grand canyon and painted desert in Arizona, thereby affording ready access to recreation areas unequalled in beauty and splendor over “the vacation route of the far west”; and

      Whereas, It is imperative that Bonanza air lines be certified for interstate commerce by air, as aforesaid, so that the State of Nevada will be assured of intrastate air service, making available to Nevada world markets for her products and natural resources, and assuring to the State of Nevada the right to compete on an equal basis with other states for world commerce; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the president of the United States, and the representatives of the State of Nevada in the congress of the United States be memorialized to lend their support to the granting of a certificate of public convenience and necessity by the civil aeronautics board to the Bonanza air lines whereby its operations would be extended from Phoenix, Arizona, through Las Vegas and Reno, to Medford, Oregon; and be it further

      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada be authorized and directed to transmit properly certified copies of this resolution to the president of the United States, and to the representatives of the State of Nevada in the congress of the United States.

 

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NUMBER 22, AJR 17

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 17–Mr. Bacigalupi.

NUMBER 22

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Repealing section 24 of article IV of the constitution of the State of Nevada.

 

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, That section 24 of article IV of the constitution of the State of Nevada is hereby repealed.

 

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NUMBER 23, SCR 9

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 9–Senators Loomis and Robbins.

NUMBER 23

      Whereas, The members of this body have learned with deep sorrow of the death of former Senator Richard H. Cowles; and

      Whereas, Senator Cowles served his constituency of Washoe County capably and well during the 30th, 31st, 32d, 33d, 34th, 41st, and 42d sessions of the Nevada legislature; and

      Whereas, Richard H. Cowles during his distinguished career was a prominent livestock and mining man; and

      Whereas, Richard H. Cowles was a distinguished citizen of Washoe County, the city of Reno, and the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, During his entire life in the State of Nevada he endeared himself by words and deeds to the people of the State of Nevada and the members of the Nevada state legislature; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly concurring, That the condolences of the members of the forty-fourth session of the legislature of the State of Nevada are hereby noted over the passing of an outstanding public figure, and our sympathies are extended to his widow, Mrs. Cowles, and all other surviving relatives of the deceased; and be it further

      Resolved, That this resolution be spread upon the journals of the Senate and Assembly, that copies be delivered to Mrs. Richard H. Cowles.

 

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NUMBER 24, AJR 25

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 25–Mr. Embry.

NUMBER 24

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing Congress to install a system of flood control with facilities for the production of power on the Virgin River in the States of Nevada and Arizona.

 

      Whereas, The State of Nevada contains large areas of land held by the federal government, which land is exempt from taxation for flood control and irrigation, and power purposes; and

      Whereas, The farming area served by the Virgin river in the State of Nevada is subjected to periodic floods which destroy valuable crops and farm land and which result in a tremendous and needless loss of property; and


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      Whereas, Thousands of acres of valuable farm land in the States of Nevada and Arizona will be developed through the installation of a dam on the Virgin river that will afford millions of gallons of water for irrigation during the growing season; and

      Whereas, Such a project, in addition to supplying flood control and water for irrigation, will make available to power users in the States of Nevada and Arizona additional blocks of power so that industry may be attracted to this area, and so that power produced at Boulder dam may be sold to power users in the industrial area of Southern California; and

      Whereas, It is the opinion of the legislature of the State of Nevada that the federal government should provide a dam on the Virgin river for flood control, irrigation, and power purposes; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the Congress of the United States be memorialized to provide a dam on the Virgin river in Mohave County, Arizona; and be it further

      Resolved, That duly certified copies of this resolution be forwarded by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada to the president of the senate and speaker of the house of representatives of the United States, and to the representatives of the State of Nevada in the Congress of the United States, and to each house of the legislature of the State of Arizona.

 

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NUMBER 25, AJR 9

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 9–Messrs. Cross, Christensen, Burke, Batt, and Miss Smith.

NUMBER 25

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the president of the United States, the secretary of state, and Nevada’s congressional delegation to endeavor to effect the release of Cardinal Mindszenty.

 

      Whereas, The whole civilized world and all individuals who believe in God regardless of race, creed, or denomination, have been profoundly shocked by the arrest and imprisonment of Josef Cardinal Mindszenty by the communist government of Hungary; and

      Whereas, It appears that there is no justification for this arrest and imprisonment, but that it is actuated solely by the desire to destroy religious freedom and freedom of worship; and

      Whereas, Every right-minded person in this country must desire with all his heart to do something to bring about the release of this great churchman; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That the action of the Hungarian government in arresting and imprisoning Cardinal Mindszenty be condemned; and be it further

      Resolved, That the president of the United States, the secretary of state, and the representatives of the State of Nevada in the Congress of the United States be memorialized to do everything in their power, and to use every legitimate force to bring about the immediate release of Cardinal Mindszenty; and be it further


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      Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Nevada be authorized and directed to transmit properly certified copies of this resolution to the president of the United States, the secretary of state, and to the representatives of the State of Nevada in the Congress of the United States.

 

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NUMBER 26, AJR 20

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 20–Messrs. Higgins and Ryan.

NUMBER 26

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializes Congress for further development of Lake Mead recreational area.

 

      Whereas, Through the bureaus of the department of the interior, the Lake Mead national recreational area, in Nevada and Arizona, has been created, and by the appropriation of moneys for the maintenance and improvement thereof Congress has signified its approval; and

      Whereas, There are still opportunities and substantial need for additional facilities for recreation in the area thus provided, on both the Nevada and Arizona side of Lake Mead; and

      Whereas, The further opening of this splendid area will not only be of great benefit to Nevada, but will render its beauties and recreational advantages available to the people of the whole United States, and cause it to take a high place in the great national park system of the United States; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, jointly, That Congress be memorialized to provide for the further development and improvement of the facilities of the Lake Mead recreational area; and be it further

      Resolved, That duly certified copies of this resolution be forwarded to the speaker of the house of representatives and to the president of the senate of the United States, and to each member of the Nevada congressional delegation.

 

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NUMBER 27, SJR 5

Senate Joint Resolution No. 5–Senators McGuirk, Wilson, Tallman, Budelman, and Wiley.

NUMBER 27

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to repeal all laws inhibiting free trade in gold in the open market.

 

      Whereas, The Congress of the United States has enacted laws restricting free trade in gold produced in the United States, its territories and possessions, and compelling that all such gold be sold only to the government of the United States at a price fixed by statute at thirty-five ($35) dollars per fine ounce; and

      Whereas, The aforesaid fixed price was established in 1934 at a time when both labor and materials were readily obtainable at a reasonable price; and


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      Whereas, Wage costs and material costs have more than doubled since 1934 and no longer can be met by gold producers in the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, Gold mining is a major industry in the State of Nevada and has, in the past, enabled the development of lead, copper, zinc and silver properties which were of inestimable value to the nation during World War II; and

      Whereas, The restrictions and inhibitions on free trade in gold, coupled with the arbitrary and unreasonable fixed price on gold, have compelled the closing and abandonment of gold mines in the State of Nevada, resulting in unemployment and hardship for the people of Nevada and drastically affecting the economic and tax structure of the State of Nevada; and

      Whereas, There is pending before the Congress of the United States proposed legislation to permit free trade in gold in the open market within the United States, its territories and possessions, and to permit gold to be exported without the imposition of duties, excise taxes, or licenses, permits, or any restrictions whatsoever; and

      Whereas, The enactment of such legislation will be of inestimable benefit to the people of the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the Congress of the United States be, and it is hereby memorialized to enact senate bill 13, 81st Congress, 1st Session, or similar legislation repealing all restrictions on trade in gold and permitting gold to be freely bought, held, sold, or traded in the open market, and permitting gold to be exported without duties, taxes, licenses, permits, or any restrictions whatsoever; and be it further

      Resolved, That duly certified copies of this resolution be transmitted by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada to the president and vice president of the United States, and to each senator and representative of the State of Nevada in the Congress of the United States.

 

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NUMBER 28, SJR 10

Senate Joint Resolution No. 10–Senators McGuirk, Wilson, Tallman, Budelman, and Wiley.

NUMBER 28

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Memorializing the Congress of the United States to appropriate funds for the erection and operation of a new precious and rare metals station of the United States bureau of mines, in Reno, Nevada.

 

      Whereas, The precious and rare metals station of the United States bureau of mines located on the campus of the University of Nevada in Reno, Nevada, has for many years rendered invaluable service to the mining industry and to the country at large in solving problems of metallurgy through extensive research in precious and rare minerals; and


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      Whereas, The existing United States bureau of mines precious and rare metals station has been housed on the campus of the University of Nevada for thirty years in a building supplied by the university; and

      Whereas, The University of Nevada is in great and pressing need of the university building occupied by the precious and rare metals station that it may take care of the ever-increasing enrollment in the Mackay school of mines of the university; and

      Whereas, The present headquarters of the precious and rare metals station on the campus are inadequate to meet current and growing requirements and for proper laboratory space, and are further inadequate for the engineers and staff of the bureau, and which requires much of the equipment of the mining branch of the bureau to be placed in storage; and

      Whereas, The geophysical workers of the United States bureau of mines have for years been located in a university building also needed by the Mackay school of mines and which moreover is inadequate for the purposes of the bureau; and

      Whereas, The University of Nevada has deeded to the government of the United States a tract of land of about two acres located on the campus of the University of Nevada, said tract to be used for the site of a building sufficient to house the precious and rare metals station and various other branches of the United States bureau of mines now located in Reno; and

      Whereas, There is pending in the Congress of the United States H. R. 2386, introduced by Representative Baring, which directs the secretary of the interior to establish, equip and maintain a research laboratory in Reno for research and assistance in matters pertaining to precious and rare metal mining and metallurgy, and directs appropriation of $750,000 for construction of a building sufficient to house the facilities indicated, and also directs appropriation of $250,000 annually for maintenance and operation of said precious and rare metals station and other bureau of mines activities; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the Congress of the United States be, and it is hereby memorialized to enact said bill, H. R. 2386, to the end that proper housing and facilities be furnished the United States bureau of mines precious and rare metals station, and that the University of Nevada may recover use of the building occupied by said station which it so sorely needs; and be it further

      Resolved, That duly certified copies of this resolution be transmitted by the secretary of state of the State of Nevada to the president and vice president of the United States, and to each senator and the representative of the State of Nevada in the Congress of the United States.

 

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NUMBER 29, SJR 4

Senate Joint Resolution No. 4–Senator Nores.

NUMBER 29

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION–Respecting memorializing Congress to enact legislation for the relief of gold mining.

 

      Whereas, Under war order L-208, effective October 1942, an unusual and unprecedented hardship was inflicted upon the industry of gold mining causing a general suspension of gold mining throughout the United States, thereby seriously injuring many gold mine operators and ruining many others; and

      Whereas, Many fine communities in Nevada have been for nearly a century almost wholly dependent upon gold mining and are now threatened with becoming ghost towns, because enforced abandonment of these gold mines is imminent under existing circumstances; and

      Whereas, Gold mining was the industry which originally founded the prosperity of Nevada and has continuously been one of Nevada’s major industries and sources of new wealth up until the said L-208; and

      Whereas, The injury and injustice to gold mining has not been remedied but on the contrary becomes more acute causing poverty and dislocation among the many communities of Nevada’s extensive mining regions, threatening excessive and unnatural unemployment with the great costs and expense incident thereto a heavy burden upon the State; now, therefore, be it

      Resolved by the Senate and the Assembly of the State of Nevada, jointly, Now in regular session, that the Congress of the United States be petitioned and urged to take early and effective action toward remedying the distress caused by the said L-208 and to effectuate ways and means of restoring, rehabilitating and preserving in its former circumstances prior to the said L-208, the gold mining industry; and be it

      Further resolved, That this resolution be sent to the President of the United States and the Congress and to each member of the senate and the representative from Nevada.

 

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