more lol''March 16, 1921
BARRY COUNTY SOLON PARTY IN FIST FIGHT Stngc Clash on House Floor With Representative Straub of St. Louis. ' Jefferson City, Mo., March 15.— A clash between ..Representatives Straub of St. Louis and Hilker of Barry county, in which seve'ral blows were exchanged on the floor of the house today, was the third fight which has followed discussion of the county unit bill in the house in the last week. The encounter followed a vote on a resolution introduced by Whitaker of Hickory, requesting the senate to amend the bill to make it optional, or to add a referendum clause, pledging the house to support the bill if such action were taken in the senate. • Whitaker's resolution was defeated, 56 to 69, after Speaker O'Fallon had taken the floor in the defense of the county unit measure and denounced Whitaker as an "obstructionist'."