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CERTIFICATE NO. 16 a STATE OF TEXAS STATE BOARD OF INSURANCE of the COMPANY NO. 01-39600 1 ; iAustin, Texas, April. 30, 1959 11; TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to certify that HIGH PLAINS LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY PLAINVIEW, TEXAS a has according to sworn statement complied with the laws of Texas as conditions precedent to its doing business in this state, and I have issued to said Company a Certificate of Authority from this office entitling it to do business in this State for the period ending May 31, 1960. Given under my hand and my seal of office at Austin, m Texas, the date first above written. WM. A. HARRISON Commissioner of Insurance immarmanummummunmammiimumimand m Nudists, Atheists, Newsboys Escape 518 Bill Deluge AUSTIN As a weary Ho use reading clerk droned the words of Price Daniel’s unusual last-day message to lawmakers, time ran out on the 56th legislature’s regular session at 6 p. m. Tuesday, leaving unpassed and substantially unlamented pending bills to outlaw nudists, require professors to proclaim belief in a supreme being, install a one year compulsory college course in Texas history, and r e m o v e newsboys from workmen’s compensation coverage. With the Senate standing leisurely at ease throughout most of the last afternoon, House members debated everything . in sight in a successful effort to avoid a final test vote on the anti nudist bill. Reading clerks plodded through a 30 page report of the House Interim General Investigation Committee and that was followed with Daniel’s message. Daniel restricted the upcoming special session, for the time being at least, to consideration of three areas of legislation defraying the deficit, passing a general appropriations bill for the next two years, and matching it with a general tax bill. Although much pending legis lation was killed by strict session ending r u 1 e s, the two houses passed a flood of bills in the final 48 hours including a constitutional amendment setting annual legislative salaries at $4800 to be submitted to voters in November, 1960. The Senate vote was 22-7 with Parkhouse, Dies, Lane, Moffet, Krueger, Smith and Bradshaw dissenting. In all, the legislature considered 1560 measures, passing 514 bills and f our constitutional amendments. Water measures accounted for 84 bills, schools 59, and game and fish law revisions 67. Of 27 criminal law changes recommended by the Texas law enforcement commission, the legislature enacted three. The Senate by a vote of 26-1 and the House, 114-14, passed Rep. Malcolm McGregor’s bill to authorize pre-school English instruction to non-English speaking students. The bill, setting up a three month summertime program, is one of the Hale-Aikin recommendations. The Parkhouse Atwell boat safety bill, though revised and reduced in s c op e, was finally passed after absorbing another series of amendments in the Senate which cut registration fees on small boats from $5 to $1 and placed administration of the act under the Highway Dept. rather than the Game Dept. Sens. Moore and Parkhouse engage d in a heated exchange, touched off by Moore’s disclaimer “I’m not concerned about the Senator from Dallas’s feud with the Highway Dept. on advertising billboards on interstate highways.” “I deeply resent the remarks of the Senator,” rejoined adman Parkhouse. “I never hit below the belt.” “O000h, Mr. President,” Moore laughed, “point of order on that.” After the House agreed 64-45 to Subsequently, Moore and Parkhouse tangled again when Moore rose on personal privilege to denounce lobbyist Preston Weatherred. The feud in. the House which flared between Reps. Bates and Dungan over the nudist hearings was renewed in debate over Dungan’s hotly contested milk importation bill. “I don’t have time to explain the bill,” said Dungan in an effort to get the House to suspend the rules to consider the measure, “It just regulates the importation of milk into the state.” Bates replied “They don’t want to talk about this bill and I can’t blame them. This is a trade bar Legislative Roundup rier bill to prop up their market. This is an effort to keep midwest milk out of Texas and raise the price. It is special interest legislation, pure and simple.” Dungan failed by fifteen votes, 79-62, of getting the necessary two-thirds vote. The atheist bill never came to floor debate in the House. Big city delegations from, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston got into a confused last minute tangle o v e r a bill by Rep. Tom James of Dallas boosting salaries of ‘district attorneys and judges in large cities. The bill was killed by the time factor when it ran into objections f r o m Houston and San Antonio representatives who wanted to debate the bill. Parkhouse, watching on the House floor, blamed the bill’s failure on Speaker Carr. “He should have laid it out earlier, instead of a lot of secondary stuff that he put ahead of it,” Pa r k h o u se said. “This was an important bill and there just wasn’t enough time to discuss it.” Friday last week, before closing down. for the last weekend of the regular session, the House had a brief debate on San Antonio Rep. Raymond Russell’s bill to “stop the sale of hip-pocket poll taxes,” as he described it. Rep. Dean Johnston, Houston, said it would prohibit the sale of poll taxes except some designated particular place, and would be “another stumbling block in the way of democracy.” Rep. Don Kennard, For t Worth, brought out that it would prevent the sale of poll taxes in ,union halls, civic club meetings, or door to door. After the House agreed 64-65 to let Russell bring up the bill any time, it got c a u g h t in the last minute rush and failed to pass. As the session closed, Speaker Waggoner Carr told the House they have “already done a great
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