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less than two "billion" dollars,"" .which'
the rest of the-people Have had to
Iri a pamphlet which is toxbe is
sued as a result of the meeting last
night It is pointed out how 33 men
'(senators) out of a total of 531 mem
bers of congress can prevent the
submission of 'any amendment, how
ever much needed. It is further pos
sible for majorities in the legislatures
of the 13 smallest states, represent
ing -one-fortieth part of the popula
tion of the nation, to prevent the
adoption of any amendment'.
Under the proposed gateway
amendment, amendments could be
proposed by a majority of both
houses of congress, or by either
house should the other, house twice
reject a proposal, or by ten states,
and submitted directly to the voters
of the nation for approval or rejec
tion. ' "The league's work is toco'nsist of
three main branches. First, a bureau
of information upon all phases of-the
popular government - movement,
t which has already been established
aVthe headquarters, of the league,
room 913, jMunsey BuUding, Wash
ington, and which" "will furnish in
stantly accurate data to legislators,
.speakers, editors and others. Second,-the
leagde proposes to funiish
standardised forms of carefully pre
pared model bills based on intensive
study of the 'practical workings of
"popular government. Third, it will
'conduct a nation-wide,-.iedueatiqnal
.campaign, by means of literature f nd
speakers, and will assist 'state and
local movements .when asked in their
campaigns to secure, popular govern
"ment measures. .' '
Besides the officers named above,
Ithe committee list includes such, men
as George Record, Mayor -Newton D.
tBaker of Cleveland; Charles S. Bar
rett, Pres. National Farmers' Union;
Herbert S. Bigelow, Pres. Ohio Con
stitutional Convention;1 .Mayor Geo.
FCottenll of Seattle: James ,W.
JBjiOKUn .oLGrand. JunctionJCoJ.'; .Thv
John R. Haynes of Los Angeles; Her
bert Quick ;-'Dean Wfli. Draper Lewis
of the University of Pennsylvania;
Francis J. Heney; J. Sullivan, father
of direct legislation in America; Wm.
S.;U'Ren; Carl Vrooman'of Linden,
111.; Prof. Edw. A. Ross and'Dr. Chas.
McCarthy of the Wisconsin State
University; Former Gov. Jos. W. Folk
of Missouri; Fred C. Howe; Prof.
Charles Zueblin, besides a 'consider
able list of senators and-congressmen
of all parlies, including Ash'urst, Bris
tow, Chamberlain, Clapp, Hollis, Lea
HE KNEW , '
Teacher Did you know, Willie,
that there is, a burning -fire in you
all the time?
Willie Yes, marm! On a cold day
I kin see th' smoke come out oijmy
nose and mouth!
, . NEXT THE RUGS
"Please, sir," said the maid td the
head of the house, "thereVa gentle
manrhere to see you on business."
"TelLhim to take a cha'fr."
."Oh, he's .already taken them all
and now's he's after the table. He's
from tnc liistailuieut house." N. Y.
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