Legislative Messages of Hon. James V. Allred, Governor of Texas 1935-1939 Page: 79 of 263
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I respectfully suggest to you that real results can best be accomplished
through cooperation and understanding. I hope we may all of
us speak thoughtfully, considerately and softly at all times. In that
manner we can work faster and more efficiently.
Again, I pledge you my earnest cooperation and best efforts at all
times during the session, day or night.
JAMES V. ALLRED
Governor of Texas
September 17, 1935
To the Forty-fou,rth Legislature of the State of Texas: (In First Called
Amendment 6 (on the ballot) adopted by the people at the election
on August 24 requires the Legislature at the first special session after
the adoption of the amendment to pass such legislation as will be necessary
to adequately compensate on a salary basis fee officers referred
to in said amendment in all counties having a population of 20,000, or
more, according to the last preceding Federal census.
I hereby submit to you for legislative action the entire subject matter
of said amendment, which was S. J, R. No. 6 appearing at pages 1235-36,
of the General and Special Laws of the Forty-fourth Legislature at its
It is my understanding that the author of this amendment has been
working on a bill for some time. I have been happy to furnish him
such assistance as I could but have had no time to personally study the
matter. It is simply submitted to you for such action as you may see
fit to take.
I have been advised by United States Senator Morris Sheppard and
Senators Stone and Poage that in order for the Brazos River Reclamation
project (concerning which an enabling measure was passed during
the regular session) to qualify for the securing of Federal funds, it
will be necessary to amend existing laws in the following particulars:
1. To permit the tax division funds, which under the original act
could only be used to discharge bonds payable to Federal agencies, to
be negotiable so that they might be issuable to any other agency or
2. To permit the net revenues of the district to be used to repay
the loan from any agency in addition to Federal Agencies.
3. That the original act required use of local relief labor; and
Senator Sheppard now states in a telegram that in view of the fact
that the Federal Government will find more than enough smaller projects
in Texas to require use of all local relief labor and will find it necessary
to use transients on the Brazos River Project, in the event of its adoptions,
it is imperative that this provision restricting labor on this project be
changed to permit use of transients if the Federal Government deems
4. That in view of the possibility that the Federal Government might
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