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Home Edition VOLUME 14 and MOBERLY EVENING DEMOCRAT -INDEX 8 Pages MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS FULL, LEASED WIRE SERVICE MOBERLY, MISSOURI, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 6, 1932 « MARCHERS PETITIONS RECEIVED Curtis and Garner See Committee From 3,000 Demonstrators HEAVY POLICE GUARD WATCHES PARADE Marchers Shout Strains of 'Internationale' and Demand C?~h Relief WASHINGTON, Dec. e WP)-To the shouted strains of the "In- ternationale," a column of demonstrators 3,000 strong marched to the capitol today from their pavement camp in the outskirts, and halted there while their leaders carried petitions to Vice President Curtis and Speaker Garner. The petitions called for cash relief to the jobless and for unemployment insurance. Flanked b y bluecoats, t h e marchers had been on the move almost an hour in an orderly though noisy procession. Vice President Curtis was accompanied by a guard of three as he went to the capitol from his office. Police patrols containing a specially equipped gas squad, armed ·with tear, nausea and another more powerful gas were spread along the Jine of march. As they marched the different groups set up yells, shouted in unison like college cheers. "We want bread, to hell with beer," they roared. Other yells were "unite and fight," and "we demand unern^ ployment insurance." Watch in Silence Small crowds of-curious onlookers gathered at street corners and among the ensnarled traffic, and for the most part Jvere \; lent. ·' On the capitol plaza and inside the bl^f *~tJomed building:, were swarms fcf-policfe. 1 * :-·*' -,*·· - .^ Three department of justice agents sat in the room with Vice President Curtis as the delegation headed by William Reynolds entered. "In presenting our petition," Reynolds said, "we represent the r.eeds of 15,000,000 unemployed ·workers and their dependents, and fanners similarly facing starvation and ruin." Reynolds began to say "We haven't much confidence t h a t you," "Stop that, no reflection ' on me," Mr. Curtis demanded. "--that your body will put these demands in effect," Reynolds finished. Reynolds said he intended to "go back and say to the workers that our message has been delivered." "Your petition will be delivered; goodbye," said the vice president. Received by Garner A short time later Mr. Curtis presented to the senate the petition from the demonstrators. At the house end of the capitol, Speaker Garner walked out of his ·office and said: f- "Good morning, gentlemen," and then spying one woman in the group added "good morning, young lady," Herbert Benjamin spoke for the delegation. i After Benjamin made his plea, Speaker Garner said: "I'll take it under consideration. That is all I ever do when people present a plea, whether they be hunger marchers, senators, or farmers," The two gangs of leaders returned to the main body after presenting their demands and a few minutes after noon the march was resumed. The demonstrators turned westward away from the capitoi down Constitution avenue. Shortly after the marchers returned to their bivouac, Benjamin announced plans for their depart- ture from the city. The first column, he said, would leave for Baltimore about 4:30 p. m. today. Farmer Group Arrives WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. A'-Fresh from the great mid-western wheat and corn belt, a group o£ over-all-clad farmers assembled in the national capital today to lay before congress the needs of thtir neighbors back home. Sixty in number their blue denim contrasted with the reo. caps and arm-bands of the several thousand unemployment relief seeking demonstrators who were hemmed in by police Supplied with food r*id bedding, they did not encounter police obstacles and put up for the night with friends or at a tourist camp Eight states--Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon and Wyoming--were represented. Tomorrow, with the arrival Oy truck of others from the far.t. regions, they will open tc farmers national relief conference to marshal their demands to congress. These include a moratorium on farm debts, increasiyi agricultural prices, and cash rekrol. Amendment to Home Loan Bank Law Is Offered WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (£)-- An amendment to the home loan bank law to make mandatory loans to individual home owners up to 80 percent of the appraised value of their property was introduced today by Representative Cochran (D., Mo.). v In a statement Cochran said; "It was always questionable in my mind as to whether this law should have, been enacted, but it was held out to us as a measure that would save the homes for the individuals. We find, however, that it is of no value to the individual as it is now worded and being administered, because no loans have been made to the individual, and if a loan is made in the future it will not be for more than 30 or 40 per cent of the present appraised value." $17,155 IN TAXES PAID TO CITY Collections Last Month Only $74.01 Under November, 1931 CITY DEPARTMENTS MAKE REPORTS City tax and license collections during November 155.43, according made to the city totalled $17,to a report council last night by Mrs. Pearl Turner, city collector. This amount is but $74.^ 01 under the November collections last year, although the assessed valuation for taxes here was cut 10 per cent this year. According to Mrs. Turner's report, collections on real estate taxes this year were $873.17 greater than last year. The 1932 real estate tax collections made in November this year totalled $12,869.20, as compared with collections of $11,996.03 made in November last year on 1931 real estate taxes. Personal property tax collections in November this year were $315.30 lower than collections on current personal taxes in November, last year. The, personal property collections thjs year were Sl.37-t.OS an compared with 51,- O69.38 last "year.;-"- ··-*.'?*«·***·'· Gasoline tax collections this year were $72.16 greater in November than they were last year. This year collections, on gasoline taxes were $1,039.64 and last year they were $967.48. The Collections The collections made by Mrs. Turner for the month just passed were: 1932 real estate taxes, $12,869.20; 1932 personal taxes, $1,374.08; back real estate tax, $718.61; clerk's costs, $3; 1932 merchant's tax, $528.40; interest on same, $183.16; back personal tax, $68.14.; special weed cutting tax, $a- 95; gas tax, $1,039.64; poll tax, $112;'motor license, $6.25; insurance, $30; merchants and other icenses not specified, $220. The November collections resorted lor last year were: Back real estate, $984.10; clerk's cost, $6.50; 193.1 merchant's tax, $795.04; interest on same, $239.04; 1931 real estate tax, $11,996.03; back personal, $129.37; 1931 personal, $1,689.38; special weed cutting tax, $2; gas tax, $967.48; poll tax, $174; motor license, $31.50; insurance, $100; merchants and other licenses, $115. (Continued on Page 4) ..«,,,-. , _ M O B E R L K MONITOR ESTABLISHED 1868 MOBERLT INDEX EST. 1016 MOBEHLX UEMOCRAT EST. 187« NUMBER 133 DECLARE VACANCY ONBOARD Council Finds 0'Bryan No Longer Eligible for Public Works Post $3,000 TO REMODEL CITY FIRE STATION All Relief Work Transferred to Welfare Assn. and Assistant - Authorized Temperature Here Drops 20 Degrees A 20-degree drop in temperature between 6 o'clock this morning and 2 o'clock this afternoon was registered here today. At 6 o'clock this morning the temperature was 57 degrees and at 2 o'clock the mercury had fallen to 37 degrees. The wind early this morning was in the south, but before noon had switched to the north. During the afternoon a cold sprinkle of rain fell at intervals, and the weather forecast was probable rain turning to snow. . Hannibal Man Urged for Judge ST. LOUIS. Dec. 6 ()-- F. J- Walker, president of the Democratic Club of Hannibal, in a conference here yesterday with Governor-elect Guy B. Park, urged him to appoint Ben Hulse, an attorney, as circuit judge to succeed Judge Charles T. Hays, who was elected to Division No. 1 ol the supreme court in the November election. Hulse formerly was a member of the Democratic State Committee. * SHOPPiNG DAYS TO CHRISTMAS- The post of Redick O'Bryan as a member of the Board of Public Works was declared vacant at the city council session last night. A ruling to this effect was accepted by Mayor L. O. Nickell alter Councilman T. B. Allen had asked for an opinion on O'Bryan's status, and City Attorney Stone hart ruled that the post was ipso facto vacated when O'Bryan accepted nomination as representative in the state legislature. The council also voted to spend approximately $3,000 in remodeling the city fire station; approved a plan to turn all phases of relict work in the city over to the Welfare Association; approved a plan to employ an assistant to Miss Una Rice, welfare worker; ordered 500 feet of new fire hose; approved the purchase of some lanu by the water department; any passed an ordinance permitting payment of salaries due city em- ployes January 1 on December 23, before Christinas. Convention Invited At the request of Dr. E. *V. Lamb, pastor of the First Baptist Church, the council also extended an invitation to Missouri Baptists to. hold their 1933 conference in Moberly. Dr. Lamb explained to the council that he hoped to; obtain this conference, which would DC held next October and, if brought here, would bring from 1,000 to 1,500 visitors. He stated that he was going to Kansas City Monday in the interest of obtaining the convention. In bringing up O'Bryan's status as a member of the Board of Public Works, Councilman Allen stated to the council tliitt, in his opinion ,the council had been operating contrary to the city ordinances ever since O'Bryan was nominated as a candidate for state representative. He told members of the council that several residents ol Moberly had questioned him about O'Bryan's membership. He then askeu for a statement by the city attorney. Salary Check Withheld Attorney Stone gave a ruling that, according to the state laws, O'Bryan's place was vacated ipso facto when he accepted nomination to office. Following his ruling Mayor Nickell stated that he would accept the ruling and told members of the council that O'Bryan's $6 salary check could and would be withheld. Mayor Nickell also said that Defore submitting anyone as a successor to O'Bryan he wished to confer privately with the council. That conference probably will be held sometime this month. As yet no mention has been nlade as t« the name of the possible successor to tl'Bryan. Councilmen Bell, Allen, Coons and Fray were named as a committee to proceed with remodeling work at the fire station. The council plans to erect new walls on the north, east and west sides of the structure and for ten feet back on the south side, to put in all new windows and doors ana generally repair the building throughout. (Continued on Page 4) 2 POLICE OFFICERS DISMISSED Council Drops Sellers and Campbell 'for Good of Service' CHARGES BY CHIEF AGAINST 2 OTHERS Cleeton and Patrick Enter Denial and May File Damage Suits "For the good of the service;" Patrolmen Bernard Sellers and A. W. Campbell were dismissed from the Moberly police force by action of the City Council at it:, regular meeting last night. The dismissal was over the determined opposi- SCENE IN HOUSE AS NEW CONGRESS OPENS objection last night. At the same time charges seeking the dismissal of two other officers, E. M. Cleeton and Harlcy Patrick, were filed by Chief Sparkman. No action was taken, except that the council voted to make an investigation with a view to con- PLAN CHRISTMAS FOR NEEDY KIDDIES ducting a private hearing on the j _. _. , ,__.,, _ _ ,, , charges. Big Party Will Be Held Brisk Rally in Stocks Increases Prices $1 to $6 NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (JP)-Stocks rallied briskly today in the sharpest upturn in several weeks. Leading issues generally closed $1 to about $6 higher under a squeezing of the short interest during the last half hour. The market has been firm through the morning and afternoon, although trading was quiet. H o w ever, activity picked up sharply on ,the late upturn and the closing toni: was strong. Transactions approximated 1,000,000 shares. Motor issues were especially strong, although rails also rallied under lively buying. Shorts who had been caught napping by the early firmness, which followed some appreciation in market values yesterday, found themselves badly pinched in some instances as quotations moved higher. Farm Aid Plans Reintroduced By Senator McNary WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (JP)-Chairman McNary of the Senate agriculture committee reintroduced today the farm relief bill authorizing the farm board at its discretion to put into effect the equalization fee. export debenture or domestic allotment plan to control surplus production. The council action against Sellers and Campbell came during the : open meeting, instead of during an executive session. There was little discussion on the proposal, the mayor offering a recommendation for dismissal, giving no reasons other than that the move was for "the good of the service" and the council voting five to two to approve the recommendation. Mayor's Request The mayor's recommendation to the council regarding the two officers, was read by City Clerk O. A. Swoboda: "To the Council of the City of Moberly, Missouri: "I am hereby requesting the council to consent to a dismissal of A. W. Campbell and Bernard Sellers from the police force of the City of Moberly, Missouri, for the good of- the service, effective immediately. "L. O. Nickell, mayor." Councilman W. A. Butler moved that the recommendation bo n.c- ccpled ami complied with, and !-_·· motion was seconded by 'Council-* man C. J. Coons. Councilman O. E. Bowers objected, stating ho believed it was only fair that the council know for what cause'the men were being removed from the service. "When we vote against any man we should know specific rcasors for our actions and know that there is justification. "We are paying for service, and I want to know what service we are not getting. I am making an December 21 at Masonic Temple Here A real Christmas party, with a visit from Santa Claus and distribution of gifts from a gaily-decorated tree, is planned again this year for Moberly needy children. An annual holiday project of the Moberly Kiwanis Club, the party will be staged Wednesday night, Dec. 2:1, in the Masonic Temple. About 175 children, 50 more than were entertained last year, are expected. A bag of candy, an orange, and a toy will be given to each child who attends. Plans for the affair were perfected Monday afternoon at a meeting of general committees from the Moberly Public Welfare Society and the Kiwanis Club. The meeting was held at the welfare headquarters, 210 North Clark street. ' Those two pfcneral committees 2.1:0: Kiwanis Club: Malcolm Rippel, A. E. Westvig, M. A Spohrer, Charles Gillespie, and R. L. Russell. Public Welfare Society, Mrs. George H. Robinson, Miss Addie White, and Miss Una L. .Rice. Mr. Rippel has appointed these party committees: decoration, Charles Gillespie, Chester Wilmte, Carl Frederick, W. G. Tallen; invitation, Miss Rice and Miss Beatrice Kinney; buying, A. E. West- vig. Highlights From Hoover Address WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. IP --Here are some high lights from President Hoover's annual message as it was read today to congress: "Continued constructive policies promoting the economic recovery of the country must be the paramount duty of the government." "In the face of widespread hardship our people have demonstrated daily a magnificent sense of humanity, of individual and community responsibility for the welfare of the less fortunate." "Institutions and men may have resources and credit but unless they have confidence progress is halting and insecure." "The congress must be warned that a host of interested persons inside and outside the government whose vision is concentrated on some particular function will at once protest against these (federal reorganization) proposals." "If we are to secure rapid and assured recovery and protection for the future we must cooperate with foreign nations in many measures." "The welfare of our people is dependent upon successful issue of the great causes of world peace, world disarmament and organized world recovery." "We have builded a system of individualism peculiarly our own which must not be forgotten in any governmental acts, for from it have grown greater accomplishments than those of any other nation." "As a competitor it (the government) becomes at once a tyranny in whatever direction it may touch." "The highest Torm of self- government is the voluntary cooperation within our people for such purposes." objection to the procedure, not Mlss Rice and Miss Kinney will make out the invitation list and girls of the junior high s'choo! social services classes and clubs will assist in writing and distributing the invitations. Women of the welfare society and Kiwaniqueens will aid Mr. Westvig in the buying. Mrs. Hartley Estill will direct group sing- because these men are my friends, but because I want to know that we are doing the right thing. If the charges against them are suf- ficient'cause for dismissal, I am ready to vote for that dismissal. Until I know something about the charges I can't approve the requested action." JS'o Further Discussion The mayor asked if there were any further discussion. Silence greeting him, he put the motion to a vote, and the council stood five to two to approve the mayor's recommendations. Councilmen Bowers and T. R. Bell voted "no, 1 and Councilmen Coons, Butler, Roy Fray, Ed. Forbis and T. B. Allen voted "yes." Councilman A. D. Edwards was absent. Immediately after the council had voted on the proposal, Chief Sparkman submitted his charges against Officers Cieeton and Patrick. The chief pointed out public hearings had been held on two other occasions, when charges had been filed against Moberly police officers, and asked that a similar public hearing be given in this case. The charges against the officers, as included in the chief's statements and read to the council in open session by City Clerk Swoboda were: Chief's Charges 'To the Honorable Mayor and City Council: "I am complaining to the mayor (Continued on Page 4) House Honors Rep. Dickinson of Missouri WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. X-Representative Clement C. Dickinson of Missouri got a birthdr.y compliment today in the House. Representative Dyer, a Missour Republican, called attention that it was Dickinson's eighty-third birthday. "He is the oldest member from the standpoint of years in the present congress," Dyer said of the aged Democrat. "He nas served here 20 years. He is loved and respected by all Missourians, regardless of party." House members arose and applauded. Dickinson, smiling, Kept his seat. The oldest member remains active. He has a place on the powerful Ways and Means Committee. Dickinson was re-elected to the next congress, although eignc present House members from Missouri will not come oatk. ing. Mr. Rippel, who is in charge of the transportation, announces that all children will be called for and delivered. Brown Announces Motor Vehicle Commissioner JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 6 (JP)--V. H. Steward of Poplar Bluff will be commissioner oi motor vehicles in the office of the secretary of state, Dwight H. Brown, secretary of state-elect, has announced. Steward formerly was a newspaperman at Poplar Bluff. The appointment is effective January 9, when Brown takes office. Steward will succeed Oscar G. (Dick) Steininger, who has been commissioner of motor vehicles under Secretary of State Charles U. Becker. AND BEER BILb Senate Group Takes Up f^ass Proposal as House Studies Modification WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. JP--The senate today referred back to its judiciary committee the Glass resolution proposing repeal of the 18th Amendment and substituting a ban against the saloon. This has been suggested as the probable vehicle for early prohibition debate promised in the senate, where both the Republican and Democratic leaders agreed today that the issue will certainly be threshed out this .session. In the House, meanwhile, Chairman Collier of the House Ways and Means Committee opened the way for hearings tomorrow on a beer bill by sponsoring a measure allowing modification of'the Volstead Act. Points In Bill Principal points in the Collier bill to modify the Volstead law are: Permits manufacture and sale of oeer, lager beer, ale and porter containing 2.75 percent alcohol Dy weight. Reduces the present tax of SB a barrel of 31 gallons passed during the World War period to $5 a barrel. Shivell Reelected By Insurance Men P. H. Shivell, a Moberly insurance man for 41 years and a member of the firm of- Shivell Riffel, was re-elected president of the Moberly Insurance Agents' Association Monday, at a luncheon at Jones' Drug Store. Mr. Shivell has headed the association since its organization in 1927, and his re-election year aft- j er year is testimony to the affection in which he .is held. L. W. Coleman was re-named vice-president, and W. R. Swindell was re-chosen secretary- treasurer. FATHER AND DAUGHTER WED AT SAME TIME ST. LOUIS, Dec. 6 (/P)--A father and his daughter, residents of Kirksville, Mo., obtained marriage licenses at the same time at the city hall here and were married last night at St. Charles. The father, Frank D. Manning, 40, was married to Opal Mae Love, 21, of Macon, Mo., and one of Miss Love's friends, William W. Perkins, was married to Manning's daughter, Bertha. Both are 21 years old. Manning is a postal employe and Perkins is employed in a theatre at Macon. Permits sale of non-intoxicating vinous liquors made by natural fermentation of grape juice, and imposes .a tax of 20 cents a ganon, the same as under existing law, for wines of less than 14 per cent alcohol. Permits sale of beer in bottles and barrels. Protests dry states from shipments of interstate character. Provi£3s penalties for violations in accordance with existing laws. Takes effect within thirty days after enactment. Could Change .Percentage Collier explained that while the bill places alcoholic content ot beer at 2.75 by weight, this percentage was chosen simply as a basis on which to work. "It will be for the committee to determine the content desirable," he said. The same is true of the tax rate, he went on, noting that his bill would levy $5 a barrel on oeer and 20 cents a gallon on nature grape wines made "without tne addition of distilled spirits." Meanwhile, Senator Tydings (U., Md.), sponsored a bill to strike one half of one percent from the Volstead Act and allow the courts to decide what constitutes an intoxicating beverage. YAR10US VIEWS ON HOOVER MESSAGE Sales Tax Especially Comes in for Conflicting Expressions WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 President Hoover's message to congress evoked a whirl of con flicting comment, Republicans in general giving it high praise and some Democrats assailing it with vigor. The sales tax recommendation especially was cited, the variec comments being reminiscent o the stubborn debate which pre ceded defeat of such a measure in the house last year. Representative Snell, the Re publican leader, seconded the tax proposal, and agreed heartily on the sentiments eral spending. for cutting fed- 43,236 Loads of Freight Handled By the Wabash ST. LOUIS, Dec. 6 (.T) -- Total cars of freight handled by the Wabash Railway Company in November were reported as 43,236. Of these 20,000 were loaded on the Wabash lines. '.'The outstanding recommendation," he said, "is changes in the fundamental banking laws of the country. Experience of the last three years demonstrates it is needed." Speaker. Garner withheld comment until he had a chance to read the message, but he asked newspapermen, "does he recommend any revenue from beer?" Told no, he had nothing to say. Later, he said "there are quite number of the President's suggestions I am sure we are all in agreement with--the question of reduction of the cost of government and the desirability of balancing- the budget." Representative M a p e s (R. Mich.): "I am in general sympathy with the recommendation for a sales tax, exempting necessities." Senator Dill, (D., Wash.): "Fortunately we have a new President because the old one has nothing to offer except a sales tax which puts more burdens on the poor.' Dill said whatever cuts are made in government salaries should be graduated .with the larger reductions in the higher salaries. Given Little Attention Scant attention was paid in either branch to the presidential message. Conversation was general and in the house it rose to ,a point where it drowned out the reading clerk's voice. A few members read printed copies that were distributed. There was no applause until the end when some Republicans clapped. Immediately after the reading, Senator Huey Long of Louisiana, made the first senate speech of the session, observing that while Governor Roosevelt was elected on the issue of "decentralization of wealth" there seemed to be in Mr. Hoover's message "quite a little effort to roll along the sales tax in a quiet, easy way." G. F. Hess and J. B. Hudley, Wabash mechanical department officials of Decatur, 111., are in Moberly today conferring with local officials. Mr. Hess is superintendent of l5coa.otive power and Mr. Hurley is general road foreman of engine's SALES TAX ADVOCATED BY HOOVER otf Urges Uniform Rate Every Product Except Food ADDITIONAL PAY SLASH SUGGESTED: Banking System Greatly Criticised in Message to Congress WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 A blanket manufacturers' but fo T' ng , Virtual 'y ' and sales pay cut for federal employe! was recommended *~ ^-*._r-_ today by President In his final message, which did not touch upon the agitated prohibition question, the chief executive asserted three separate efforts to be "necessary foundations to any other action"--balancing the budget, complete re-organlz«i- tion of the nation's banking system and wholehearted co-opera* tions in the economic field. As for the present state of the union, he said that "the aeuta phases of the crisis have obviously passed," and that the freedom from industrial conflict was greater than hitherto known. "While we have recently engaged in the aggressive contest of a national election," he added "its very tranquility and the acceptance of its results furnish, abundant proof of the strength of our institutions." Oth'.T Proposals Urged In addition to the manufacturers' saks tax at a "uniform" but unspecified rate, here are some o£ his far-flung proposals for securing the balanced budget which he termed necessary to "fully rt- stored confidence in the future'" Wide spread re-organization of the federal government with executive orders to be submitted "within a few days" for regrouping and consolidating more than 50 federal departments and agencies. A flat 11 per cent slash in federal salaries, witJ} a Sl.OOO - exemption, in addition to the present 8 1-3 reduction under the furlough system. rfo? e ft UCtions m appropriations un. der those for the present fiscal year of $830,000,000--this to btt offset in part by increases in "uncontrollable items" of $250.000.000. Drastic whittling down of ex. ' ir public works . to $422,769,000 Elimination of certain unnamed payments to veterans arising from ill-considered legislation." Scores Banking- System The president, after asserting that-measures already adopted had undoubtedly saved the country from economic disaster, devoted a full section of his message to criticism of the nation's banking system. He declared "widespread banking reforms are a nationai necessity and are the first requisites for further recovery." "As a system," he said, "our banking has failed to meet thtg great emergency. "It can be said without question of doubt that our losses and distress have been greatly augment(Continued on Page 2) * * * · » * * * « · * » * » * « * THE WEATHER « . * * . a . . , i j . + 4 . + + + + MISSOURI: Snow flurries In northwest and rain turning to snow in east and south portions ;onight, followed by generally fair Wednesday except snow in extreme southeast portion Wednesday morning. Colder, moderate cold wave Wednesday, and in northwest portion tonight. Will Rogers Says: BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., Dec. 6 --To the Monitor-Index: Kuropa turned out a movie called "Congress Dances,',' and it pleased everybody. To'day our congress met and pleased nobody. Forty- six Democrats, mostly lame ducks, were the villains. In November the country went o v e rwhelmingly wet, but ninety- eight Republicans and forty- six Democrats f.~ured that the country didn't know what it wanted ,so that means an extra .session of con- rress. Regardless of what your opinion is on this subject, but when you absolutely know that it will eventually pass, then to purposely hold it up and cost the government all this money, then you are a "lame duck," but not in the leg. Yours,

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