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endorsed by the state treasurer and the said bonds shall be Ed signed, countersigned and endorsed by the officers who are in office on the second day of July, 1915, and each shall have the great seal of the State of California impressed thereon. The said bonds signed, countersigned, endorsed and sealed as herein provided, when sold, shall be and constitute a valid and binding obligation upon the State of California, though the sale thereof or the sale of a portion thereof be made at a date or dates after the persons so signing, countersigning and endorsing or either of them shall have ceased to be incumbents of said office or offices.
Sec. 2. Interest coupons shall be attached to each of said bonds so that said coupons may be detached without injury to or mutilation of said bond. Said coupons shall be consecutively numbered and shall bear the lithographed signature of the state treasurer who shall be in office the second day of July, 1915. All such interest coupons shall, upon payment thereof, be cancelled by the state treasurer. No interest shall be paid on any of said bonds for such time as may intervene between the date of said bond and the day of sale thereof, unless such accrued interest shall have been by the purchaser of said bond paid to the state at the time of such sale.
Sec. 3. The sum of twenty-five hundred dollars or SO much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the state treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to pay the expense that may be incurred by the state treasurer in the preparation of said bonds.
Sec. 4. When the bonds authorized to be issued under this act shall have been duly executed, as in section one provided, they shall be sold by the state treasurer to the highest bidder for cash in such parcels and numbers as shall be directed by the governor of the state, but the state treasurer must reject any and all bids for said bonds or for any of them which shall be for an amount below the par value of said bonds so offered for sale plus the interest which has accrued thereon between the date of sale and the last preceding interest maturity date, and he may, by public announcement, at the time and place fixed for the sale, continue such sale, as to the whole of the bonds offered, or any part thereof offered, to such time and place as he may then designate. When a sale is continued as hereinabove provided no notice thereof need be given other than the public announcement of such continuance. Before offering any of said bonds for sale, said treasurer shall detach therefrom and cancel all coupons which have matured or will mature prior to the date fixed for such sale. The state treasurer shall give notice of the time and place fixed for the sale of any of said bonds by publication in one newspaper published in the city and county of San Francisco and in one newspaper published in the city of Los Angeles and in one newspaper published in the city of Sacramento, once a week for four weeks next preceding the date fixed for such sale. In addition to the notice last above provided the state treasurer may give such further notice as he may deem advisable, but the expense and cost of such additional notice shall not exceed five hundred dollars for each sale so advertised. The cost of such publications and notice shall be paid out of any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated on controller's warrants duly drawn for said purpose. The proceeds of the sale of such bonds, except such amount as may have been paid as accrued interest thereon, shall be forthwith paid by said treasurer into the state treasury and must be by him kept in a separate fund, to be known and designated as “Los Angeles state building fund,” which fund is hereby established. The amount that shall have been paid as accrued interest shall be forthwith paid by said treasurer into the state treasury, and must be by him kept in a separate fund to be known and designated as “Los Angeles state building sinking fund,” hereinafter provided for.
Sec. 5. The amount placed in the Los Angeles state building fund pursuant to the provisions of section four of this act is hereby appropriated and shall be used exclusively for the following purpose, to-wit:
The selection, purchase or acquisition of a site for a state building in the city of Los Angeles, the improvement thereof and the construction, equipment and furnishing of a state building thereon. A commission is hereby created to consist of the governor of the state, the president of the state railroad commission and the presiding judge of the district court of
appeals in the second appellate district, who shall constitute a commission to locate and acquire said site and to construct said building, with power to determine the respective amounts of said appropriation to be paid for said site, for the improvement thereof, for the construction of said building and for furnishing or equipping the same. Such commission shall receive no compensation for services, but necessary traveling expenses of the members thereof shall be paid out of the moneys herein appropriated. Immediately after the taking effect of this act, said commission shall proceed to select, locate, purchase or acquire a suitable site in said city of Los Angeles for the erection thereon of a state building for the use and occupancy of such officers, departments, boards or commissions of the state as now are or hereafter may be authorized or required by law to maintain offices or departments in said city of Los Angeles. Said commission shall have the power to receive in the name of the State of California gifts or donations of any such site or toward the purchase thereof, together with any and all appurtenances connected therewith. Title to any property so purchased or acquired shall be taken in the name of the State of California. When said commission shall have selected said site and determined the amount to be paid therefor, if the same is to be purchased, such commission shall present a claim therefor to the state board of control and upon the approval thereof the state controller shall draw a warrant for the amount thereof, payable out of the sum hereby appropriated, in favor of the owner or owners of such property selected and agreed to be purchased as herein provided, such warrant or warrants when so drawn to be delivered to such commission and the same shall be used for the purchase of such site, taking a deed therefor to the State of California, said deed to be delivered to the secretary of state of the State of California and to be placed of record in the office of the recorder of the county of Los Angeles and thereafter filed in the office of the secretary of state.
Immediately after the acquisition of such site said commission shall provide for the construction of a state building thereon adequate for said purpose and shall have power to expend the funds available therefor under this act, provided that the plans and specifications for the erection of such building and for the improvement of said ground shall be prepared by the state department of engineering and all work involved in such construction or improvement to be paid for from funds created by this act shall be carried out in accordance with the general law governing the construction and prosecution of all public work for the State of California.
After the purchase or acquisition of said property and its improvement and the construction and furnishing or equipment of the building thereon has been completed as herein provided, the management and control of the same shall vest in the official upon whom said duties are imposed by law and the legislature shall, from time to time, make suitable provision therefor.
Sec. 6. For the payment of the principal and interest of said bonds a sinking fund, to be known and designated as “Los Angeles state building sinking fund” shall be and the same is hereby established and shall be constituted as follows: The state treasurer, on the second day of January and on the second day of July, commencing on the second day in January, 1916 and thereafter on the second day of July and the second day of January of each and every year in which a portion of the bonds sold pursuant to the provisions of this act or any interest thereon shall become due, shall transfer from the general fund of the state treasury to said “Los Angeles state building sinking fund” such an amount of the moneys appropriated by this act as may be required to pay the principal and interest of the bonds so becoming due and payable at each of such respective dates. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund in the state treasury such sum annually as will be necessary to pay the principal of and the interest on the bonds issued and sold pursuant to the provisions of this act as said principal and interest respectively become due and payable. There shall be collected annually in the same manner and at the same time as other state revenue is collected such a sum in addition to the ordinary revenues of the state as shall be required to pay the principal and interest on said bonds as herein provided and it is hereby made the duty of all officers charged by law with any duty in regard to the collection of said revenue to do and perform each and every act which shall be necessary to collect such additional sum.
Sec. 7. The principal of all of said bonds sold shall be paid at the time the same becomes due from the said “Los Angeles state building sinking fund” and the interest on all of said bonds sold shall be paid from said sinking fund at the time said interest becomes due; and the faith and credit of the State of California are hereby pledged for the payment of the principal of said bonds so sold and the interest accruing thereon.
Sec. 8. The state controller and the state treasurer shall keep full and particular account and record of all of their proceedings under this act, and shall transmit to the governor an abstract of all such proceedings thereunder, with an annual report, to be by the governor laid before the legislature biennially; and all books and papers pertaining to the matter provided for in this act shall at all times be open to the inspection of the governor, the attorney general, a committee of either branch of the legislature, a joint committee of both, any person interested or any citizen of the state.
Sec. 9. This act, if approved and adopted by a majority vote of the electors voting thereon at the general election to be held in November, 1914, shall take effect five days after the date of the official declaration of such vote by the secretary of state as to all its provisions, except those relating to and necessary for its submission to the electors and for returning, canvassing and the issuance of the official declaration of such vote and as to said excepted provisions this act shall take effect in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and laws of the state relative to initiative measures to be submitted directly to the electors.
Sec. 10. This act shall be submitted to the electors of the State of California for adoption or rejection by them at the next general election to be holden in the month of November, 1914, and all ballots at said election shall have printed thereon in the manner required by law such ballot title or designation of this act as has been prepared in accordance with law and opposite such designation or proposition to be voted on in separate lines the words "YES" and "NO" shall be printed. If an elector shall stamp a cross (X) in the voting square after the printed word "YES" his vote shall be counted in favor of the adoption of this act; if he shall stamp
cross (x) in the voting square after the printed word "NO" his vote shall be counted against the adoption of this act. The governor of the state shall include the submission of this act to the electors as aforesaid in his proclamation calling said general election.
Sec. 11. The votes cast for or against the adoption of this act shall be counted, returned, canvassed and declared in the same manner and subject to the same rule as those cast for state officers; and if it appear therefrom that this act shall have received a majority of all the votes cast upon the question of its adoption as aforesaid and that a majority of the qualified electors voting thereon approve said act, then the same shall take effect as hereinbefore provided, but if a majority of the votes cast as aforesaid are against the adoption of this act, then the same shall be and remain void. The secretary of state shall in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and law make official declaration of the vote thereon and of the result of said election upon the question of the adoption of this act.
Sec. 12. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state to have this act published in at least one newspaper in each county or city and county, if one be published therein, throughout the state for three months next preceding the general election to be holden in the month of November, 1914; the cost of publication shall be paid out of the general fund on controller's warrants duly drawn for that purpose.
Sec. 13. This act shall be known and may be cited as “Los Angeles state building act” and shall be irrepealable until the principal and interest of the liabilities herein created shall be paid and discharged in full, but the legislature may, notwithstanding that it is an initiative measure, amend said act in furtherance of its purpose and the legislature may also repeal said act at any time after its adoption if no debts shall have been contracted in pursuance thereof.
ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF LOS ANGELES
STATE BUILDING BONDS. This measure contemplates the erection by the state of a building at Los Angeles for the accommodation of the various governmental offices that are located in the southern part of the state. The proposition here is to allot for that purpose $1,250,000 of state funds. It should be supported because it is part of a movement to bring the instrumentalities of government near to the people, and will promote efficiency in the service of the state. It has long been evident that certain departments whose relations to the life of the people are particularly close can do their work effectively only when they are convenient to the great centers of population. Accordingly, head offices of some departments and branch offices of others have been located in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The growth in the business of the government made inevitable by the marvelous increase in population and the resulting development of agricultural and industrial activities long ago made the accommodations at Sacramento glaringly inadequate. Partially to remedy this the legislature at its last session proposed the erection there of an additional state building to house the offices of state that, until such building is erected, must occupy rented quarters. The same legislature passed an act authorizing the erection of a building in San Francisco on a site that was secured some time ago. These acts are both submitted to the people at this time and should be approved.
The proposition for a building at Los Angeles is a necessary part of the same movement. A very substantial portion of the population of the state is in those counties whose life and activities are centered in Los Angeles. It will always be necessary to maintain state offices in that city. At this time the state pays rent there for accommodations, among others, for the supreme court, district court of appeals, industrial accident commission, railroad commission, labor commissioner, inheritance tax department, board of medical examiners, state board of dental examiners, commission on immigration and housing, state banking department, highway commission, and fish and game commission. The offices will be increased in number rather than diminished. Thus, an office in Los Angeles to administer the motor vehicle act would be a great convenience to probably 60,000 people, and undoubtedly will be established in the near future. Now, not only must the state pay a high rental for all these offices, but the offices when rented are not adapted to the purpose and are widely scattered throughout the city. The speed and thoroughness of the work of all the departments would be greatly enhanced if they could be housed all in one building where communication between them would be easy, and in rooms large enough for their accommodation and suited to their work.
All of this relates to the work of the people. Whatever increases the efficiency of these bureaus, benefits the people by just that much. The erection of a building at Los Angeles in which all the various state offices located there can be housed, will enable these bureaus to serve the people with greater efficiency, will be in the long run economical, will add to the beauty and dignity of this section of the state, and will give space for increase of work and installation of additional bureaus, as they may be called for by increased population, without additional expense. Electors should vote “Yes” on this proposition.
WILLIAM W. MINES, President Los Angeles Realty Board.
ARGUMENT AGAINST LOS ANGELES STATE It would be as logical for each stockholder of BUTLDING BONDS.
a bank to loan the bank's funds without knowing The state does not need a building in Los
the amount of funds it had to loan, or for each Angeles. There are not enough officers, depart
member of a large family to indiscriminately
incur debts without knowing how those debts are ments, boards or commissions, whose offices are required to be kept in that city, to justify the
to be paid, as for the public to bond the state
without knowing its resources, or ability to pay. state in expending $1,250,000 in housing them.
The individual, the corporation and the state Fifty years is too long to bond the state. that pays as it goes is the one that never knows Under this proposed bill the state will pay hard times. $2,537,000, in principal and interest, for a Do not run the state further in debt. With $1,250,000 building. Better issue a ten year, approximately fifty millions of dollars going out six per cent bond, if that rate is necessary, and of our state annually for automobiles and their thereby save more than $860,000 in interest. accessories, and with many of our cities bonded Besides, this generation has no moral right to to the limit, possibly Los Angeles among them, mortgage the state's revenues for fifty years.
our ability to pay is about exhausted. Few Millions of children yet unborn will be gray- states could stand the financial strain that our headed men and women before such bonds
state is now standing. Let us live within our mature.
means, and not erect unnecessary buildings until The public should not bond the state through we have the cash with which to build them. the initiative for any purpose whatever.
W. F. CHANDLER. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BUILDING BOND ACT.
Initiative measure providing for the issuance and sale of state bonds in the sum of $1,800,000 to create a fund for the completion and construction of buildings on the grounds of the University of California in the city of Berkeley, said bonds to bear interest at four and one half per cent and to mature at different periods until January 5, 1965.
The electors of the State of California present . bear date the fifth day of January, 1915. The to the secretary of state this initiative petition total issue of such bonds shall not exceed the asking that the proposed law hereafter set forth principal sum of one million eight hundred thoube submitted to the electors of the State of Cali- sand dollars ($1,800,000), and such bonds shall fornia at the next general election, to be holden bear interest at the rate of four and one half per in the month of November, 1914, for their ap- cent (41%) per annum upon the principal from proval or rejection :
the date thereof. The said bonds and the interAn act authorizing the construction of the un
est thereon shall be payable in gold coin of the finished portion of the library ilding of the United States at the office of the treasurer of the University of California, and the construction state, at the times and in the manner following, of a building for general use as a recitation to wit: The first forty (40) of said bonds shall building, of a building for the use of the col
be due and payable on the fifth day of January, lege of agriculture, and of a building for the use of the college of natural sciences as a
1921, and forty (40) of said bonds in consecutive chemistry building, upon the grounds of said
numerical order shall be due and payable on the University of California at Berkeley ; provid
fifth day of January in each and every year ing for the issuance and sale of state bonds thereafter, until and including the fifth day of to meet the cost of the foregoing purposes ; January, 1965. The interest accruing on all of and providing the necessary moneys for the said bonds that shall be sold shall be payable at payment of the principal and interest to be
the office of the treasurer of the state on the fifth come due on said bonds.
day of January and on the fifth day of July of The people of the State of California do enact as
each and every year after the sale of the same. follows:
The interest on all bonds issued and sold shall Section 1. The regents of the University of cease on the day of their maturity, and the said California are hereby authorized to complete the bonds so issued and sold shall on the day of their construction of the library building of the Uni- maturity be paid, as herein provided, and canversity of California, and also to construct a celled by the state treasurer. All bonds remainbuilding for general use by said university as a ing unsold shall, at the date of the maturity recitation building, a building for the use of the thereof, be cancelled and destroyed by the treascollege of agriculture of said university, and a urer of the state. All bonds issued pursuant to building for the use of the college of natural the provisions of this act shall be signed by the sciences of said university as a chemistry build- governor of the state, countersigned by the state ing, all on the grounds of said university in the controller, and endorsed by the state treasurer, city of Berkeley. For the purpose of meeting and each of said bonds shall have the great seal the cost of such construction, the State of Cali- of the State of California impressed thereon. fornia is hereby authorized to, and shall, incur The said bonds signed, countersigned, endorsed an indebtedness in the manner provided by this and sealed, as herein provided, when sold, shall act, in the sum of one million eight hundred be and constitute a valid and binding obligation thousand dollars ($1,800,000).
upon the State of California, though the sale Immediately upon the taking effect of this act thereof be made at a date or dates after the perthe treasurer of the state shall prepare eighteen sons so signing, countersigning and endorsing, hundred (1800) suitable bonds of the State of or any of them, shall have ceased to be the inCalifornia, negotiable in form and payable to cumbents of said office or offices. bearer, and expressing on their face the obliga- Sec. 2. Attached to each of said bonds there tion of the State of California to pay, in gold shall be an interest coupon for each semi-annual coin of the United States, the principal amount payment of interest thereon, negotiable in form, thereof at the respective dates of maturity here- and payable to bearer, and expressing the obliinafter specified, together with interest, as here- gation of the State of California to pay the inafter specified, in the denomination of one amount of such semi-annual payment of interest, thousand dollars ($1,000) each. Said bonds in gold coin of the United States, at the time of shall be numbered consecutively from one (1) to maturity thereof. Said interest coupons shall be eighteen hundred (1800) inclusive, and shall so attached that each may be detached without
injury to or mutilation of said bond, or injury to, mutilation of, or detachment from said bond of, the remainder of such coupons the time of payment of which has not yet been reached. Said coupons shall be consecutively numbered in the chronological order of their time of payment, and shall bear the lithographed signature of the state treasurer. No interest shall be paid on any of said bonds for such time as may intervene between the date of said bond and the day of sale thereof, except to the extent to which accrued interest shall have been paid to the state at the time of such sale by the purchaser of said bond.
Sec. 3. When the bonds authorized by this act to be issued shall have been signed, countersigned, endorsed and sealed, as in section 1 provided, the state treasurer shall, from time to time, sell such number thereof as the governor of the state may direct to the highest bidder for cash. The governor of the state shall, from time to time, issue to the state treasurer such direction immediately after being requested so to do through and by a resolution duly adopted and passed by a majority vote of the regents of the University of California. Such resolution shall specify the amount of money which, in the judgment of said the regents of the University of California, shall be required at such time, and the governor of the state shall direct the state treasurer to sell such number of bonds as will, at the par value thereof, equal said amount of money so required according to such resolution of the regents of the University of California. Said bonds shall be sold in consecutive numerical order, save and except that the state treasurer may sell two or more bonds at the same time in one lot, which lot, however, shall be made up of bonds consecutively numbered, the first of which in number shall be the first bond in number yet unsold. The state treasurer shall not accept any bid which is less than the par value of the bond or bonds bid for, and to the amount of the accepted bid there shall be added in each case, as a part of the purchase price to be paid by the bidder, the amount of interest which shall have accrued on the bonds bid for between the date of the payment for said bonds and the last preceding interest maturity date. Each bid shall be in writing and signed by the bidder and sealed, and shall be deposited with the state treasurer not later than the last business day preceding the date of sale. Each bid shall be accompanied by the deposit with the state treasurer, either in cash or by certified check on a reputable bank within the State of California, to the order of the State of California, of one tenth of the amount of the par value of the bond or lot of bonds bid for. Such deposit of each unsuccessful bidder shall be returned to him immediately upon the next acceptance of his bid, and such deposit of the successful bidder shall immediately upon the acceptance of his bid become and be the property of the State of California and be placed in the state treasury to the credit of the “University of California building fund” hereinafter mentioned, and shall be credited to the successful bidder upon the purchase price of the bonds bid for in case such price is paid in full by him within the time hereinafter prescribed. At the time of sale the state treasurer shall open said bids and accept the bid of the highest bidder for cash, save and except that no bid shall be accepted which is lower in amount than the par value of the bonds bid for, and that the state treasurer may, in his discretion, reject all bids. The purchase price of the bonds sold shall be payable within ten days after the acceptance of the bid therefor, and if not so paid the successful bidder shall have no right in or to said bonds or by reason of said bid, or to the recovery of said deposit accompanying said bid, or to any allowance or credit by reason of such deposit. In case the purchase price is not so paid, the bonds so sold but not paid for shall be resold by the state treasurer upon notice as hereinafter provided in case of original sale. Bonds sold shall be deliverable to the purchaser immediately upon, and not before, the payment of the purchase price therefor. Before delivering any of said bonds, the state treasurer shall detach therefrom all interest coupons which have matured before the date of the payment of the purchase price therefor. The state treasurer may, by public announcement at the time and place fixed by him for said sale, continue such sale to such time and place as he may at the time of said continuance designate. When a sale is so continued no notice thereof need be given, other than the public announcement of such continuance by the state treasurer as just hereinbefore provided. The state treasurer shall give notice of the time and place of sale by publication in two newspapers
published in the city and county of San Francisco, in one newspaper published in the city of Los Angeles, in one newspaper published in the city of Oakland, and in one newspaper published in the city of Sacramento, once a week for four weeks next preceding the date fixed for such sale. In addition to the notice last above provided for, the state treasurer may give such further notice as he may deem advisable, but the expense and cost of such additional notice shall not exceed the sum of five bundred dollars ($500) for each sale so advertised.
There is hereby created in and for the state treasury a fund to be known and designated as the “University of California building fund," and immediately after such sale of bonds the treasurer of the state shall pay into the state treasury and cause to be placed in said “University of California building fund" the total amount received from the sale of said bonds, except such amount as may have been paid as accrued interest thereon. The amount that shall have been paid at such sale as accrued interest on the bonds sold shall be by the treasurer of the state, immediately after such sale, paid into the treasury of the state and placed in a fund to be known as the “interest and sinking fund of the University of California building bonds.'
The moneys placed in the "University of California building fund,” pursuant to the provisions of this section, shall be used under the direction of the regents of the University of California exclusively for the completion of the construction of said library building and the construction of the other buildings hereinbefore mentioned.
Moneys shall be drawn from said “University of California building fund,” for the purposes of this act, upon warrants duly drawn by the controller of the state, upon claims made by the regents of the University of California and approved by the state board of control.
Sec. 4. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund in the state treasury such sum annually as will be necessary to pay the principal of, and interest on, the bonds issued and sold pursuant to the provisions of this act as said principal and interest become due and payable. There shall be collected each year, and in the same manner and at the same time as other state revenue is collected, such sum in addition to the ordinary revenues of the state as shall be required to pay the principal and interest on said bonds maturing in said year, and it is hereby made the duty of all officers charged by law with any duty in regard to the levy and collection of said revenue to do and perform each and every act which shall be necessary to collect such additional sum.
There is hereby created in the state treasury a fund to be known and designated as the "interest and sinking fund of the University of California building bonds." The state treasurer shall, on the first day of July, 1915, and on the first day of each January and the first day of each July thereafter, transfer from the general fund of the state treasury to said "interest and sinking fund of the University of California building bonds" such an amount of money as shall be required to pay the interest maturing at the next interest payment date on the amount of said bonds sold and outstanding; and shall likewise, on the first day of January of the year 1921, and the first day of January of each year thereafter in which any of said bonds sold and outstanding mature, transfer from the general fund of the state treasury to said "interest and sinking fund of the University of California building bonds” such an amount of money as may be required to pay the principal of such of said bonds sold and outstanding as mature in such year.
Sec. 5. The principal and interest of all of said bonds which may be sold shall be paid at the time the same become due from said "interest and sinking fund of the University of California building bonds," and the faith of the State of California is hereby pledged for the payment in full of the principal and interest of said bonds so sold as the same mature. Both principal and interest shall be so paid upon presentation to the state treasurer on or after the day of the maturity of the same of the bond or coupon so maturing, and the state treasurer is hereby authorized and required to make such payment. Warrants for such payments shall be duly drawn by the state controller upon the request of the state treasurer.
Sec. 6. There shall be provided in the general appropriation bill to be passed at the next regular session of the legislature sufficient money to defray all expenses that shall be incurred by the state treasurer in the preparation of said bonds and in the advertising of the sale thereof as in this act provided.
Sec. 7. The state controller and state treasurer shall keep States, the second largest of all universities in full and particular account and record of all their proceedings
the country, and the eighth largest of all in the under this act, and they shall transmit to the governor, in world. It has grown from 2,500 students in 1899 triplicate, an abstract of all such proceedings thereunder, with to over 7,000 students in 1914, while its class an annual report, in triplicate, one copy of each to be by the rooms in the same time have increased from 54 gorernor laid before each house of the legislature bi-annually.
to only 68. Several classes now number 600 The books and papers pertaining to the matters provided for in students and lectures are held temporarily in the this act shall at all times be open to the inspection of any gymnasium. Through its agricultural departparties interested, or of the governor, the attorney general, or
ment, its agricultural train and county advisers, the legislature, or of any citizen of the state.
its university extension, its correspondence Sec. 8. This act shall be known and may be cited as the
courses, and its stations in southern California, "University of California building bond act," and, after any
Fresno, and at Davis, the university reaches and of the bonds herein provided for have been sold, shall be irre
benefits over 250,000 persons annually. With pealable until the principal and interest of all bonds sold shall
the large number of students, many departments have been paid and discharged in full, but the legislature may
of the university are housed under pitiful conamend this act at any time in furtherance of its purpose, and ditions at Berkeley. may also repeal this act at any time after its adoption, provided
Private benefaction has recognized the Unithat there are at the time no bonds which have been sold there
versity of California by building the following under outstanding and unpaid in full as to both principal and
permanent structures on the campus: The Uniinterest.
versity Library, the Hearst Memorial Mining
Building, the Boalt Hall of Law, the Hearst ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF UNIVERSITY OF
Greek Theater, the Sather Gate, and the Sather CALIFORNIA BUILDING BOND ACT.
Campanile, at total cost of approximately The $1,800,000 bond issue for the University of $2,000,000, besides a $600,000 hospital for the California is for permanent buildings for the medical school; while the state has built Caliuniversity at Berkeley. The graduates of the fornia Hall and the first agricultural building at university, of whom there are now about 10,000 a total cost of $500,000. in California, are bringing this bond issue to the The Alumni Association believes that while the attention of the people of the state.
It is pro
state has been liberal in its support and mainteposed to erect a number of buildings to meet the nance of the University of California, yet it is crowded conditions now existing. A building or
absolutely necessary at this time to make the buildings must be provided for the college of people of California realize the grievous inadeagriculture, which is growing rapidly in all its quacy of the present building equipment of the branches, and which under the new organization university and to make it clear that without this is doing a tremendous service to the entire state; bond issue the state cannot supply these buildfor completing the university library, which is ings. In collecting the signatures to place this already overcrowded in every way; a chemical measure on the ballot, no opposition has been laboratory for the chemistry department, whose met. The work of getting signatures was largely laboratories were built to take care of 300 and voluntary, and support was given the measure are now being used to teach more than 2,000 in every county of the state. The benetits which students; and, most important of all, to construct the university gives to the state are unquestioned ; a large recitation and class room building in therefore it is felt that it is proper and right to place of North Hall, which is daily a menace to place before the people of California the opporlife and property and overcrowded almost beyond tunity of endorsing and properly providing for endurance.
the work of their state university. The University of California is in point of num
ALLEN L. CHICKERING, bers the largest state university in the United
President Alumni Association. PROHIBITION ELECTIONS. Initiative amendment adding section 11 to article IV of constitution. Prohibits, for eight years after this election, state election on question of prohibiting or permitting transportation of intoxicating liquors and any election on question of prohibiting or permitting the manufacture or sale thereof; prohibits state election or election under local option law or charter upon latter question within eight years of like election thereon ; declares majority vote in each municipality or district at this election upon prohibition amendment to article I of constitution, and at any statewide prohibition election hereafter, makes same license or non-license territory.
The electors of the State of California present a new section to follow section 1 and to be numto the secretary of state this petition and request bered section 13, in the following words: that a proposed amendment to the Constitution Section 11. Subdivision first: From and after of the State of California, by adding to article the general election in the year 1914 (at which IV thereof, after section 1 of said article, a new there is submitted to the people of the State section to be numbered and known as section 13, of California for their approval or rejection a be submitted to the people of the State of Cali- certain proposed amendment to the constitution fornia for their approval or rejection at the next proposing to add to article I thereof, sections 26 ensuing general election or as provided by law. The proposed amendment is entitled as follows:
and 27 relating to intoxicating liquors), and for
a period of eight years thereafter, no other or Amendment to the Constitution of the State of further election upon the question of prohibiting
California by adding to article IV thereof or permitting the manufacture or the sale or the after section 1 of said article IV a new section numbered section 11 limiting the times
transportation in or to the state, of intoxicating and periods at which elections may be held
liquors shall be held in the state at large whether on questions or propositions as to the pro
by way of proposed amendment to the constituhibition or licensing of the manufacture, sale tion or by way of legislation, either as an initiaor transportation of intoxicating liquors and tive or as a referendum measure, or in pursuance declaring the effect of such elections.
of any existing law, or of any law that may be The people of the State of California do enact enacted hereafter; nor during the said period of as follows:
eight years from and after said election shall Article IV of the Constitution of the State of there be submitted to the votes of the electors California is hereby amended by adding thereto of any incorporated city or town, or supervisorial