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Harding's Capitol Notes Cheyenne, Wyoming February 1, 1953. We are now just half-way the session. Yesterday the last day for introducing s. We have had a total of 392 introduced in both houses about 20 memorials and res- This is considerably more we had two years ago and is an all time record. How- relatively few of them per- to entirely new subjects. Most them are amendments to exist- laws. It is impossible for any of the legislature to know, at this time, what is in each of the bills. For race, yesterday we had a total bills presented in the sen- We did hear a brief descrip- of each when the titles were ad but we do not know exactly effect the passage of any of will have. It will not be until receive a printed copy of each that we will be able to analyze However, I understand that proposal of the State Farm ureau has now been introduced. the major items consid- last week was the Reappor- Bill. It was killed in the several days of discuss- However, a similar resolution also been introduced which submit the proposal to the of the State at the next election. Thus far, rela- few bills have received fin-i The Governor did sign the first two Senate that were introduced. These principally~ to high school problems in\Crook county. those who are interested the Fireworks Bill, it is now birth~ a conference committee The n sat~[u~e PUt on an amendment which re v#~uld legalize firecrackers u to me and one'- "- - P i! -halt inca in length ,ily .~is one-quarter inch in diameter ew,'as amenclment would defeat ~0~ost of the purpose of the on dha~ ~al bill and the : - - "~ ~enate reIusea ,,~n~rneCUr in the amendment. The ot ~ld a meecmmittee has not yet in ~0~, so abo, ~ting but probably will n: ~ ~ ~ weanesday. ~#iA.mong the bills which I helped P mtroauce during the ast we ~as one wl.'^,- P ek ~ate Park "'~ Would set up a Commission. Operating a very nominal cost the Park Would help develo facilities throu ..... P gnout the including recreational areas Keyhole dam. matter of several to introduced the Gov- Compact Corn- more stringent penalties control of the narcotic laws, particularly as pertain to minors, a bill re- title certificate for a Trailer, a bill whict require that ql~nty Treas- Pay to the Sta~ only such as they actually collect WOuld permit a school or alibrary board or ~n ,~u memoers COmpenstation to pay salary to one member for clerical and ae- services. principal interests here has been leg- to school fin- past week I introduced bills which should be ver to school financial condy Crook county. One of the permit almost any high kn the State to qualify to Training during- the Year. Those who take the Training course would be to receive a two year cer- to teach in a rural school. another bill which ap- a small amount of mon- establish the Normal lg departa~ents in the high another bill which would formula on which the. is distributed to This money on a school census the Present time, accord- number of children in ages 6 to 21. this formu- their 6th and In effect it elim- By A1 Harding * inates all those who are 19 and 20 and relates the age more speci- fically to those who are actually in school. This should be of help to smaller districts and counties. The large districts, such as Chey- enne, have a much larger number of young people ages 19 and 20 than we have in any of our small districts. This will reduce the number of children on the census list and provide more mon- ey for each one on the list. This bill will be on third reading in the Senate Monday morning. So tzw, we have beaten down one at- tempt by the cities to include children who are 5 years old. We expect another amendment for the same thing to be introduced tomorrow. Although all districts, of course, have children who are 5 years old, the cities have a great many more and if the a- mendment is adopted they will receive much more of the census distribution. One of the most difficult jobs we have had has been in rewrit- ing the formula by which distri- bution of the school equalization funds is made. During the past two years only about one-half of the equalization money that was available was actually distributed. Most of the school districts could not qualify under the old formula. Under the new formula. ~s it is now introduced, there will be more money available to help the dis- trict which actually need equali- zation help, the benefits for each teaching unit have been increased. and the formula has been especial- ly adjusted to give some help to the small high schools which are now levying the maximum special district tax allowed by law. Be- sides the three high schools in Crook county there are a number of others throughout the State, of about the same size, which have not been receiving any equaliza- tion money. If the new formula is adopted the elementary school districts now qualifying in Crook county should be able to qualify on about the same basis and the three high schools should benefit by a total of about $10,000.00 a year. This should be of tremen- dous help in establishing a better high school curriculum. I have attended a couple of meetings at which the proposed Retirement plan for teachers and other state employees was ex- plained. I do not have the answers to all the questions yet, but it seems that the proposed bill. has several very desirable features. One of the measures introduced last week will be of considerable interest to many people. This is a proposal to eliminate the neces- sity of declaring a party affilia- tion when votin~ at a primary election. If the law is enacted a voter will not have to declare that he is either a Democrat or a Re~ publican. Ite will merel~y state that he is a resident of a certain pre- cinct, be handed a ballot on which appears the names of all the Re- publican candidates ~n one col- umn and the names of all the Democratic candidates in another column. He will, in the voting booth, be entitled only to vote for primary candidates in one column or the other. If he makes marks in both columns his ballot will be void. It is too early to predict the final fate of the bill, but there are a great many who are in favor of it. Carlile Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Zimmer schied and sons attended the show in Moorcroft Sunday night. They were Spearfish visitors Monday, accompanied by Mrs. Elsom. While there the ladies consulted the optomitrist. Wilbur attended a P. M. A. meeting., in Sundance Tuesday. The Harry Berger and Tex Davis families were Sunday visitors at Howard Zimmerschied's home. Frank Singleton, who has been home on a ten day furlough left Tuesday afternoon on the train from Moorcroft. He was to report back to Fort Smith Ark. for a new assignment, having completed his basic training at Camp Chaffe Arkansas. Mrs. George Carr returned from Deadwood where she spent several days in the St. Joseph hospital. Her friends wish her a speedy re- covery. Miss Minnie Mac George was a supper guest at the Elbert Zim- mershied home Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Blakeman and David Ray, Harry Lee Garman, Mr. and Mrs. John Blakeman, Art Roberts and son Lance were Sun- day visitors at the David Roberts home. Tommy Davis of Moorcroft spent Monday night with John Garman. Mr. and Mrs. David Roberts and sons were supper guests at Albert Manke's Friday evening and at Lyle Griffith's Monday evening. GIHS of JEWELRY... }:or her---exquisite diamonds of brilliant beauty! 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