ALASKA CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

December 5, 1955

TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY

PRESIDENT EGAN: The Convention will come to order. We have with us this morning the Reverend William J. Gordon, Episcopal Bishop of Alaska. Bishop Gordon will give today's invocation.

BISHOP GORDON: 0 God our Heavenly Father, Who called us in this Convention to bring the blessings of love and justice and truth to this land of our heritage, fire our minds with a vision of a more perfect society here on earth in which justice, righteousness, peace and brotherhood shall reign according to Thy will. Help us each one to do our part that Thy will may be done on earth as in Heaven. Amen.

PRESIDENT EGAN: The Chief Clerk will call the roll.

(The Chief Clerk called the roll at this time.)

CHIEF CLERK: Five absent.

PRESIDENT EGAN: A quorum is present. We will proceed with the regular order of business. Mr. White?

WHITE: Mr. President, the Committee to read the journal has read the journal for the 24th Convention day and recommends its approval without change.

PRESIDENT EGAN: Mr. White, speaking for the special Committee assigned to read the journal, asks unanimous consent that the journal of the 24th Convention day be approved. Is there objection? Hearing no objection it is so ordered. Mr. White?

WHITE: Mr. President, the Committee to read the journal has read the journal for the 25th Convention day and asks its approval without change.

PRESIDENT EGAN: Mr. White asks unanimous consent that the journal of the 25th Convention day be approved without change. Is there objection? Hearing no objection it is so ordered. Are there any petitions, memorials or communications from outside the Convention? Are there reports of standing committees? Reports of select committees? Are there any proposals to be introduced at this time? Mr. Robertson?

ROBERTSON: Mr. President, I have two proposals on the Secretary's desk.

PRESIDENT EGAN: Are there other proposals? The Sergeant at Arms may bring them forward.

CHIEF CLERK: "Delegate Proposal No. 31, by Mr. Robertson,

BILL OF RIGHTS."

PRESIDENT EGAN: To the Committee on Preamble and Bill of Rights, Committee No. V.

CHIEF CLERK: "Delegate Proposal No. 32, by Mr. Robertson, STATE LANDS AND NATURAL RESOURCES."

PRESIDENT EGAN: To the Committee on Resources, Committee No. X.

CHIEF CLERK: "Delegate Proposal No. 33, by Mr. Lee, ABOLITION OF FISH TRAPS."

PRESIDENT EGAN: Committee on Direct Legislation or Resources?

LEE: Mr. President, I request it be referred to Resources.

PRESIDENT EGAN: If there is no objection then the proposal will be referred to Committee No. X on Resources. Are there other proposals?

CHIEF CLERK: "Delegate Proposal No. 34. introduced by Mr. Kilcher, CONVENTION FOR CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION."

PRESIDENT EGAN: Committee No. XIII, Committee on Direct Legislation, Amendment and Revision.

CHIEF CLERK: "Delegate Proposal No. 35, by Mr. Cooper, QUALIFICATION OF VOTERS."

PRESIDENT EGAN: Committee on Suffrage, Committee No. VI.

CHIEF CLERK: That is all the proposals I have.

PRESIDENT EGAN: Are there any motions or resolutions? Is there any unfinished business? Those questionnaires that were given to the delegates on Saturday -- the Chief Clerk would be very happy if they were turned in this morning to her office. The Chair would like to state that the reporter for the NEWSMINER does not feel too well because there was a slight error in the story that appeared in the paper on Saturday. She states that it was not her story and that we had actually voted on a recess, and she would like to have you all know that it in some manner got in the paper that way but it was not through her reporting in error. Is there any other unfinished business to come before the Convention? If not, the Chair will entertain a motion -- Mr. Victor Rivers?

V. RIVERS: Mr. Chairman, I move and ask unanimous consent that we adjourn until 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.

PRESIDENT EGAN: Mr. Victor Rivers moves and asks unanimous

morning. Is there objection? Hearing no objection the Convention is adjourned until 9 a.m. tomorrow.