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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 15, 1929, Mason City, Iowa TWO MASUJN JiTY GLOBEGAZETTE Stecks Senate Address Given to School Pupils 3000 Copies bf Speech as he said in hisswan son in B Husrural dav he went out of office Senate Organization i Printed DBS MOINES May 15 Pi Three thousand copies bf an address delivered by U S Senator Daniel IT Steck of Iowa over radio station VRC Washington on the subject Organization and Work of the iftnate have been distributed to the schools of Iowa The senators was part of a regular weekly nrorraw A Half Hour With tha Senate In which inenVbers of the senate take part and choose their own The distribution was made to sup ply a demand from schools and col Senator Steck in the address a graphic description of the crganiTatlon and work of the sen ate Is OK Political Lines The senate satd the seaator Is organized along political Unes frhe vice president of the United States is president of the senate and Is addressed as llrTresident1 Senators are seated according to political affiliation the republicans to theleft of the vice president and democrats to his right divided by a wide aisle Desirable seats are occupied according to length of service1 Thus most of those with jriiny years of servlce are seated alongor near the center aisle The part of the chamber occu pied by the members slopes toward a pit at the back of which is the vice presidents desk raised two or three stepsabove the floor To the right of vice president sits the sergeant at arms of the senate David S Barry who has been in Washington since he was pointed senate page in 1875 Was Colonel In War To the vice presidents left sits tine secretary of the senate Edwin Pope1 Thayer a colonel during the SpanishAmerican war and ser geant at arms of the republican na tional committee for 16 years Directly in front and a step be low vice president are the sen ate clerks including the chief cleric and the reading clerk John C Crockett whose advice eagerljt sought and cheerfully given has guided presidingofficers for 21 years and whose ability charac ter and friendly helpfulness has en ijeared him t all senators T too sits Charles L Wat kins whose title is minute and Journal clerk but who as parliamen tarian of the senate has decided questions of parliamentary pro for many years Pftudent Vn Tetit Senator Koees holds the position of president pro tempore of the iettateHeto elected fcy and president death of a president Thesecretary cjf the senateand the sergeant at arms are also of the majority party The chaplain is elected by the senate but so far as I know his political affiliation is not inquired Otto party has a floor leader elected in party caucus also a pat ty whip Senator Watson republi can and Senator Joe Robinson democrat former vice presidential candidates are the party floor and Senator Fess republi can and Senator Sheppard demo 6rat are the whips real working bodies are not generally vlsable They are the 38 standing committees of the senate ijschSenator member of threA or more committees Assignments are determined by the part commit tees on committees or steering com mittees Conjmltteea like the sen ileItself are organized on political lines The majority party has a ma jorityon all committees andthe thairman usually is a member of ie majority party withthe most fjiars of service on the committee May Offer Bui the proper timeduring a ses sion a senatormay arise and offer a bill The bill is then referred to the committee which is authorized tV consider the subject matter Be fore it is considered it is usually referred to that department of the government whose functions em brace the subject matter for opin ion Whenever a decision is reached in committee the bill is re ported to the senate with a recom niendation and placed in the senate calendar whereitsfuture is deter mined by its general importance and by the interest taken by one or more senators The majority steering committee may give preference and It is made unfin ished business which position it K61ds until passed or rejected Appropriation bills which must to the house are given prefer preference for consideration of a bill may be defeat and is always delayed by a fiH fyibuster the roll wa scalled 36 senators One filibuster lasted for 28 days before it wore out and the bill passed On one day during a filibuster the was called 36 times As a roll call takes about 10 rtlnutes six hours were taken up Robert W LaFoIlette Sr of Wla ctrasln held the senate filibuster During a filibuster he held the floor for 18 hours and 20 mln ijftes altho interrupted and not Speaking continuously Senator Seed Smoot of Utah holds the rec ord for continuous speaking 11 hours and 35 minutes and it la said without changing his position at his deik PoMtbfe Filibusters are possible under the senate procedure because there is no rule limiting debate or re quiring a senator to confine his re rharks to theVsubJeet before the senate Effortshave been made to adopta rule limiting debate notab ly President Dawes effort dur iag his four years as presiding of ficer He met with no success in his nnt to convert the senate al augural day he went out of office unchanged in his own opinion Before becoming effective the senate must ratify all treaties made with other governments by the state department confjrot aJl executive appointments from cabinet bers to the smallest jxjatoffice ex cept where appointment Iff vested with designated officersof govern ment Senator Steck listed the many duties of a senator in his office Outside of the senate chamber con nected uith the writingof hundreds of letters calls of constituents of fice seekers lobbyists calis on gov ernmental heads on business Joan ing of railroad fare to a constitu ent from home committee meet ings readingup on pending legis lation work on bills preparing of speeches Taken all in all a senator is a very busy map SUck He spends more hours on the Job then typical men in any other pro fession Members of the senate lake their duties seriouslyand are honestly and conscientiously giving the best to their state and country FORFEIT BONDS H Nashelm E H Hickarn and Ralph Ward forfeited bonds of each by failing to appear in police court Wednesday morning to answer charges of BRICK AND TILE GIVES UP TESTS Experiments in Use of Low Grade Coal Prove Experiments the Mason City Brick and Tile company have been carrying on or the past 18 months to cheapen the manufacture ofipl low claywjvfe by the use of pSw dered have been given up ac cording to B W Miilington assist ant superintendent The experiments have attempted the use of a cheaper grade of coal by blowing the powdered coal into the fire boxes Because a slow heat is required in the initial stages at the process low grade coal with a high ignition point hitherto has not been used In the last trial a burner devel oped by Donald Watson Sioux City a senior in ceramic engineering at Iowa State college was used Wat sons device is designedto ignite the coal with an auxiliary oil heat er and to control the flame by vary Jng the amount of free air In circu lation It was hoped that by the use of some similar deviceya cheap er grade of coal could be used but so far the testa have not proved the practicality of the scheme The pro cess has been found more expensive and the clay made at not as good color said Mr Millingtoh An Amerlcap girl musician who paraded nude tooting i clarinet down the stairs of a leading Paris hotel has been hailed Into court Even the liberal spirit of Paris rer feels against the shrieking notes of a clarinet at an unseemly hour Louisville CourierJournal Ten Day Piano Sale i i CARLOAD SALE OE PIANOS We have just received a carload shipment of Grands Uprights and Player Pianos Sale starts tomorrow j Ten Day Piano Sale j DO NDSOME UPRIGHT PIANO ALLOWANCE OFFERED ON YOUR OLD PIANO 40000 Value A Erell upright pianoran inspection will reveal character tone and quality such as you seldom find ex cept in instruments of much higher cost Its action is responsive and sympathetic Its rich sweet full ft tones appeals to the trained ear Its handsome case pleases eye It is indeed a piano AVR are proud to rec TRENCH OONS ommend to our Patrons as a most unusual instrument at an extremely low price ANcane We2l Known Since 1675 TERMS AsLow Week BABY GRAND Other Outstanding Val ues During This Sale Jesse French Player Piano Value Sale Price 00 429 Jesse French Bungalow Upright Regular Sale Price 298 00 Haines Bung alow Upright Regular Sale Price 319 00 Was USED PLAYER PIANO Player Rolls and Bench FREE Wolf Sons Co Inc Was This Baby Grand Model is designed par ticularly for the small home or apartment Beauty and refinement are expressed in every detail to sec to hear it and to play it will bring instant admiration MASON CITY la Northern Iowas and Southern Minnesotas Largest Furniture Stores ALBERT LEA Minn AUSTIN Minn Hear the Latest BRUNSWICK RECORDS IN OUR Music Dept
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