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of the

House of Representatives

of the

STATE OF INDIANA

During the

Seventieth Session

of the

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Commencing Thursday, January 4, 1917

Regular Session

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OF THE

House of Representatives

THURSDAY MORNING.

Indianapolis, Indiana,

January 4, 1917.

The Seventieth Session of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, assembled in the State House in the city of Indianapolis on Thursday, the 4th day of January, A. D., 1917, at 10:00 a. m., being the day fixed by the Constitution for the meeting of the

same.

The House of Representatives was then called to order by Honorable Ed. Jackson, Secretary of State.

Prayer was offered by the Rev. L. C. Howe, pastor of the Christian Church, Kokomo, Indiana.

The State song was rendered by the Lotus Quartette of Indianapolis.

The song 66 'America" sung by the members of the House, the quartette and visitors.

The roll was then called and the following members answered to their

names:

From the county of Boone, George E. Adams.

From the county of Madison, John S. Alldredge.

From the county of Elkhart, Emil V.
Anderson.

From the counties of Dearborn and
Ohio, J. Leonard Axby.
From the county of Greene, William
H. Baker.

From the county of Wayne, William H. Bartel, Jr.

From the counties of Perry and Spencer George A. Bayer.

From the county of Cass, Walter J. Behmer.

From the counties of Decatur and Jennings, David M. Blackmore. From the counties of Wells and Blackford, John M. Bonham.

From the county of Grant, Oliver Buller.

From the county of Clark, Amos H. Burtt.

From the county of Allen, Melville N.
Clapp.

From the counties of Fountain and
Parke, Charles N. Coggins.
From the county of Vigo, Otis Cook.
From the county of Hancock, George
H. Cooper.

From the counties of Scott and Jefferson, Joseph M. Cravens.

From the county of Vigo, John L. Cronin.

From the county of Sullivan, David N. Curry.

From the county of Jay, Chester N. Davis.

From the county of Lake, Edwin C. Davis.

From the county of Lake, James I.Day. From the counties of LaPorte and Starke, John B. Dilworth.

From the county of Shelby, Maurice Douglas.

From the county of Vanderburg, John P Downey.

From the county of Marion, Luke M. Duffey.

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From the county of Putnam, Andrew E. Durham.

From the county of Marion, Harry B. Dynes.

From the counties of Cass and Carroll,

Elmer E. Eickenberry.

From the county of Vanderburgh, Eugene J. Eisterhold.

From the county of Kosciusko, Jesse E. Eschbach.

From the county of Marion, R. Felix Geddes.

From the counties of Monroe and Brown, Frank H. Gentry.

From the county of St. Joseph, Marion S. Gorski.

From the counties of Fulton and Miami, Burton Green.

From the counties of Owen, Greene and

Sullivan, George E. Griffin.

From the county of DeKalb, Cleve H. Grube.

From the county of Marion, George N. Montgomery.

From the county of Allen, Francis E. Moore.

From the county of Lawrence, J. W. Mosier.

From the county of Vermillion, John W. Mushett.

From the county of Hamilton, Artemus H. Myers.

From the county of Vigo, Patrick O'Leary.

From the county of Posey, L. T. Osborn.

From the counties of Lake and Porter,

John J. Overmyer.

From the counties of Madison and Tipton, Horace G. Read.

From the county of Jackson, Joseph M. Robertson.

From the counties of Washington and
Crawford, John Ryan.

From the county of Lake, Andrew H.
Sambor.
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From the county of Marion, Alexander

M. Scott.

From the county of Marion, Richard V. Sipe.

From the county of Laporte, James E. Southard.

From the county of Madison, William M. Swain.

From the county of Henry, Luther F. Symons.

From the county of Floyd, Charles R. Turner.

From the county of Allen, Dick M. Vesey.

From the county of Adams, Joseph W. Walker.

From the county of Vanderburg,

Louis B. Waltz.

From the county of Knox, Abe J. Westfall.

From the counties of Ripley and Switzerland, Joseph J. Westrick. From the counties of Vanderburgh and Warrick, William E. Williams. From the county of Wabash, John W. Winesburg.

From the county of Marion, William
D. Woods.

From the counties of Jasper, Newton
and Benton, William L. Wood.
From the county of Clay, Frank
Wright.

From the county of Clinton, Russell
P. Harker.

From the county of Gibson, Harvey Harmon.

From the county of Lake, J. Glenn
Harris.

From the counties of Dubois and
Orange, Christian H. Hartke.
From the county of St. Joseph, Gustav
F. Haslanger.

From the counties of Knox and Pike,
Christian D. Henke.

From the county of St. Joseph, George Y. Hepler.

From the county of Morgan, Thomas P. Hessong.

From the county of Noble, John H. Hoffman.

From the county of Johnson, Robert B. Hougham.

From the counties of Daviess and

Martin, Hileary G. Houghton.

From the county of Marion, Martin J. Hyland.

From the county of Marshall, Ralph R. Jacoby.

From the county of Marion, Donald Jameson.

From the county of Rush, William R. Jinnett.

From the county of Grant, Charles A. Johnson.

From the counties of Pulaski and White, Elmer Johnson.

From the county of Miami, Ira A. Kessler.

From the county of Tippecanoe, Frank Kimmel.

From the county of Huntington, Otto H. Krieg.

From the county of Marion, Charles
H. Kuhlman.

From the counties of Wayne and
Union, Oliver P. Lafuze.
From the counties of Lagrange and
Steuben, Robert W. McClaskey.
From the county of Delaware, Charles
A. McGonagle.

From the counties of Allen and Whit

ley, Phil M. McNagny.

From the counties of Franklin and Fayette, James K. Mason.

From the county of Hendricks, Charles L. Mendenhall.

From the county of Montgomery, William J. Miles.

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The Secretary of State directed the members to arise and receive the oath of office, which was administered by Judge Lawson Harvey, of the State Supreme Court.

The Secretary of State announced that the House was now ready for nomination for Speaker for the session. Mr. Alexander Scott nominated Jesse E. Eschbach of Kosciusko County.

Mr. Andrew Durham of Putnam County nominated Joseph H. Cravens, of Jefferson County.

The Secretary of State ordered the roll of the House to be called for the election of a speaker.

Those voting for Mr. Eschbach were:

Messrs. Alldredge, Anderson, Baker, Bartel, Behmer, Blackmore, Buller, Clapp, Coggins, Cravens, Davis of Jay, Davis of Lake, Day, Dilworth, Duffey, Dynes, Eikenberry, Geddes, Gentry, Green, Hacker, Harris, Hessong, Hoffman, Houghton, Hyland, Jameson, Jinnett, Johnson of Grant, Johnson of Pulaski and White, Kessler, Kimmel, Kuhlman, Lafuze, McClaskey, McGonagle, Mason, Mendenhall, Miles, Miller of Howard, Miller of Pulaski, Miltenberger, Montgomery, Moore, Mosier, Mushett, Myers, Overmyer, Read, Sambor, Scott, Sipe, Southard, Swain, Symons, Vesey, Westrick, Williams, Winesburg, Woods, Wood, Wright of Clay, Wright of Randolph. Yoder. Total 64.

Those voting for Mr. Cravens were:

Messrs. Adams, Axby, Bayer, Bonham, Burtt, Cook, Cronin, Douglas. Downey, Durham, Eisterhold, Eschbach, Gorski, Griffin, Grube, Harmon, Hartke, Haslanger, Henke, Hepler, Hougham, Jacoby, Krieg, McNagny, O'Leary, Osborn, Robertson, Ryan, Turner, Walker, Waltz, Westfall.

Total 32.

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