Legislative Messages of Hon. James V. Allred, Governor of Texas 1935-1939 Page: 63 of 263
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Under present constitutional authority and laws, neither the State nor
the municipality has authority to provide for emergencies almost certain
Bear in mind that constitutional amendments can only be submitted
at a regular session of the Legislature; and if you adjourn without needful
action, we will be helpless until after the convening of the next
regular session of the Legislature. I cannot too earnestly again urge
this Legislature to submit proper constitutional amendments for early
vote of the people to authorize the Legislature, as well as local communities,
to make provision for relief.
By the Centennial bill you have authorized fitting testimonials to
pioneering generations of the past. It is our duty to make adequate
provision for the needs of the living!
I am sure the patriotic members of this Legislature are tired and
worn out. So am I. But I don't want a special session of the Legislature,
now or hereafter, if it can be avoided. I, therefore, feel that all
of us should extend ourselves and redouble our efforts to the end that
the people's business may be attended to. I respectfully urge you to
reconsider your decision to adjourn before these problems are disposed
of. Let's avoid a special session.
These suggestions are made in a cooperative spirit of harmony for
the public welfare.
JAMES V. ALLRED
Governor of Texas
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Allred, James V. Legislative Messages of Hon. James V. Allred, Governor of Texas 1935-1939, book, 1939; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3899/m1/63/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .