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is a copy, which was adopted by the Legislature and directed to be forwarded your Honorable Body for such action as it may deem advisable.

It is quite unnecessary to remind the Congress that the subject dealt with in these documents is in no sense local, but is of direct nation-wide interest and concern. It cannot be adequately dealt with by State action alone.

The testimony thus far taken indicates the existence of countrywide criminal conspiracies that vitally affect almost every department of industry connected with the building trades. The paralyzing effect of the most important of them extends into and is reflected in the building activities of every city, town and hamlet in the United States. The Legislature is advised that this condition applies also in large measure to many of the necessaries of life, the investigation of which is not within the scope of the committee whose intermediate report is herewith attached. This memorial accordingly deals only with such industries as have been and still are the subject of the pending inquiry.

Whilst it is hoped and believed that much may be done by State legislation to relieve the existing paralysis of building operations in so far as concerns the disintegration and destruction of the strangle-hold of intrastate combinations, the adequate correction of the conditions exposed by the committee and the punishment of the offenders cannot be accomplished without the active and aggressive co-operation of the Federal authorities in so far as concerns the many powerful offenders who are and have been for years operating in interstate commerce in open violation and defiance of the Federal laws.

To that end the Congress is urged without delay to provide adequate facilities and legal machinery for the criminal prosecution of violations of the Federal anti-trust laws affecting the building industries. This will involve the authorization of additional grand juries in the New York district and the employment of special investigators and counsel of wide experience who will be able to cope with the skilled lawyers who are likely to be retained to defend in cases of this character. In view of the urgency of the situation it is hoped that at least as to the three cases referred to in the report of the committee it will be found possible to assign separate special counsel and a special grand jury for each case in order that the delays that have in the past characterized the prosecutions of cases may be avoided. It is because of the conviction that the health and prosperity of our people are endangered by the constantly increasing growth and reckless disregard of the law of these defiant violators of the law that this appeal has been found necessary.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Knight offered a resolution, in the words following:

Whereas, By joint resolution of Senate and Assembly adopted April 24, 1920, a joint committee of the Senate and Assembly was created to recodify the existing labor laws and to revise such portions of the said laws as in the judgment of the committee and upon investigation need revision, and to report to the Legislature of the year 1921, with its recommendations; and

Whereas, The work of such committee is not completed; now, therefore,

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That such committee be continued with all the powers and duties heretofore conferred and imposed upon it, and that such committee shall consist of the persons constituting its present membership, except Burt Z. Kasson, former Senator, and Alton A. Walrath and Caesar B. F. Barra, former members of the Assembly, and that the Temporary President of the Senate shall appoint a Senator and the Speaker of the Assembly shall appoint two Members of the Assembly as members of such committee to succeed the persons above named; and

Resolved, That the sum of $5,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, in addition to any moneys heretofore made available for the use of such committee, be and hereby is appropriated from the contingent fund of the Legislature for the necessary expenses incurred and to be incurred by such committee, to be paid upon vouchers approved and audited according to law.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Mullan offered a resolution, in the words following:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the committee appointed pursuant to resolution adopted April 15, 1920, to investigate the compensation of school teachers; the number, location and equipment of schools; the systems of government and instruction in force therein, and generally all those questions protecting and promoting the educational and the mental, moral and physical betterment of the people of the State, and to report the result of its investigations to the next Legislature with recommendations of such measures for relief and improvement in the premises as it may deem suitable and expedient, be continued with all the powers and duties heretofore conferred and imposed upon such committee, and that the time for it to make its final report to the Legislature be extended to April 1, 1921.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Lockwood, from the committee on housing, acting under joint and concurrent resolution of April 28, 1919, April 24, 1920, and September 24, 1920, submitted its intermediate report.

Ordered, That said report be printed and laid upon the table.

(See Document.)

Mr. Gibbs, from the committee created pursuant to chapter eight hundred and six of the Laws of nineteen hundred and twenty, presented the preliminary report of said committee, relative to St. Lawrence River waterway, which was laid upon the table and ordered printed.

(See Document.)

Mr. Gibbs offered a resolution, in the words following:

Resolved, That the preliminary report of the commission created by chapter eight hundred and six of the Laws of nineteen hundred and twenty, which report is dated January fifth, nineteen hundred and twenty-one, be and become a Senate document, and that five thousand copies thereof be printed for distribution. Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on finance.

The President presented the report of State Comptroller, which was laid upon the table and ordered printed.

(See Document.)

Also, report of Transit Construction Commission, State of New York, which was laid upon the table and ordered printed.

(See Document.)

Also, annual report of Roosevelt Memorial Commission of the State of New York, which was laid upon the table and ordered printed.

(See Document.)

Also, the annual report of the Superintendent of Banks, which was laid upon the table and ordered printed.

(See Document.)

Pursuant to concurrent resolution adopted by the Senate and Assembly April 21, 1920, the State Engineer and Surveyor pre

sented a map showing blue line on Ellicott creek, which was laid upon the table and ordered printed.

(See Document.)

The Chair presented a communication, in the words following: To the Senate of the State of New York, Albany, New York:

Please take notice, That John J. Dunnigan, residing at 1861 Holland avenue, in the borough of the Bronx, city and State of New York, contests the claim of title of George H. Taylor to the office of Senator, Twenty-third Senatorial District of the city and State of New York, and demands of you that the said George H. Taylor be removed, and that the said John J. Dunnigan be recognized and seated as Senator of the Twenty-third Senatorial District on the following grounds:

1. That said John J. Dunnigan claims to have been duly elected a member of the Senate of the State of New York by the electors of the Twenty-third Senatorial District at the general election held on the 2d day of November, 1920, by the greater number of votes cast at said election for Senator in said Twenty-third Senatorial District.

2. That the issuance of the certificate to said George H. Taylor was improper and based upon improper and incorrect returns and statements of the various inspectors of election and of the board of county canvassers of the county of Bronx.

3. That the various boards of inspectors of election improperly and incorrectly canvassed the number of votes cast on November 2, 1920, and failed to credit the said John J. Dunnigan with all of the ballots cast for him, and credited the said George H. Taylor with more than the number of valid ballots cast for him.

4. That the various boards of inspectors of election improperly canvassed and counted ballots for the said George H. Taylor which were in fact void ballots and refused to canvass and count and declared as void valid ballots which had been cast for the said John J. Dunnigan.

Wherefore, The said John J. Dunnigan demands that this Senate proceed without delay, pursuant to the provisions of section 10 of article 3, State Constitution, and promptly examine into the matters and things hereinbefore set forth, and thereupon order and declare that said George H. Taylor is not entitled to the office of Senator for the Twenty-third Senatorial District, and that the said John J. Dunnigan is entitled to said office, and seating the said John J. Dunnigan in your body as such Senator' from the said Twenty-third Senatorial District.

Dated New York, December 31, 1920.

JOHN J. DUNNIGAN.

Knox & Dooling, of counsel, 27 Cedar street, New York city. Ordered, That said notice of contest be referred to the committee on privileges and election.

The Chair presented a communication, in the words following: To the Senate of the State of New York, Albany, N. Y.:

Please take notice, That Daniel J. Carroll, residing at No. 135 North Third street, in the borough of Brooklyn, county of Kings, city and State of New York, contests the claim of title of Abraham S. Katlin to the office of Senator, Eleventh Senatorial District of the city and State of New York, and demands of you that the said Abraham S. Katlin be removed, and that the said Daniel J. Carroll be recognized and seated as Senator of the Eleventh Senatorial District on the following grounds:

1. That said Daniel J. Carroll claims to have been duly elected a member of the Senate of the State of New York by the electors of the Eleventh Senatorial District at the general election held on the 2d day of November, 1920, by the greater number of votes cast at said election for Senator in said Eleventh Senatorial District.

2. That the issuance of the certificate to said Abraham S. Katlin was improper and based upon improper and incorrect returns and statements of the various inspectors of election and of the board of county canvassers of the county of Kings.

3. That the various boards of inspectors of election improperly and incorrectly canvassed the number of votes cast on November 2, 1920, and failed to credit the said Daniel J. Carroll with all of the ballots cast for him, and credited the said Abraham S. Katlin with more than the number of valid ballots cast for him.

4. That the various boards of inspectors of election improperly canvassed and counted ballots for the said Abraham S. Katlin which were in fact void ballots, and refused to canvass and count and declared as void ballots which had been cast for the said Daniel J. Carroll.

Wherefore, The said Daniel J. Carroll demands that this Senate proceed without delay, pursuant to the provisions of section 10 of article 3 of State Constitution, and promptly examine into the matters and things hereinbefore set forth, and thereupon order and declare that said Abraham S. Katlin is not entitled to the office of Senator for the Eleventh Senatorial District, and that the said Daniel J. Carroll is entitled to said office, and scating the said Daniel J. Carroll in your body as such Senator from the said Eleventh Senatorial District.

Dated New York, December 31, 1920.

(Signed) DANIEL J. CARROLL.

(Signed) Knox & Dooling, of counsel, 27 Cedar street, New

York city.

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