Legislative Messages of Hon. James V. Allred, Governor of Texas 1935-1939 Page: 87 of 263
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employee or potential employee. The work will be done in the
colleges and the high schools of Texas at a cost of $128,000.00 per month,
and many years from now the work resulting from the efforts of these
students will still be in evidence.
"The National Youth Administration has also approved six projects to
employ young men and young women, and all have been given the approval
of the State office of the Works Progress Administration in San Antonio.
These projects call for the direct employment of 41,038 youths for
approximately nine months, at a cost of the Federal Government of
"In order that these thousands of.young people may be placed in practical
and remunerative work to provide substantial improvements urgently
needed, it will be necessary for the State at this session of the Legislature
to provide a fund of not less than $50,000.00. Virtually every cent
of this fund will go for actual materials. The Federal Government will
provide the labor, and this fund will provide the materials to make that
"I respectfully suggest that you submit to the First Special Session
of the Forty-fourth Legislature the question of providing such appropriation
as shall be necessary to obtain a release for Texas of funds the Federal
Government is making available for the Texas park system.
"At the same time you will be giving the members of the Legislature the
opportunity to make such provisions as they may deem necessary so that
Texas may avail itself of the opportunity to obtain its proportionate share
of all Federal funds now earmarked for it in the nation's construction
program for permanent rehabilitation.
"LYNDON B. JOHNSON,
"N Y A Director for Texas."
The subjects submitted are strictly confined to the matter set out in the
bills enumerated above.
JAMES V. ALLRED
Governor of Texas
October 15, 1935
To the Forty-fourth Legislature of the State of Texas: (In First Called
Today automatically brings to an end the First Called Session of this
Several days ago it became apparent that, due to the congested condition
of the calendar and the magnitude of the problems voted on August 24th,
you would not be able to enact a workable old age pension law with revenues
to support same during the remainder of this First Called Session.
In justice to you and to the people I consider it imperative to call you
immediately into a second called session.
I have this day issued a proclamation, copy of which is attached, con
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