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reasonable cause to apprehend, at any place within the State the outbreak of any riot, rout, tumult, insurrection, mob, or combination, to oppose the enforcement of the laws or to break the peace by force or violence which cannot be speedily suppressed or effectually prevented by the ordinary posse comitatus and peace officers, or there shall be an assemblage of persons over ten in number with intent to commit a felony or to offer violence to person or property or with intent to oppose, or resist by force or violence the execution of the law of the State, or any lawful process of any court or officer thereof, or the due execution of any legal ordinance, or by-law of any municipal corporation, and that there is not present at the locality a sufficient force of peace officers to preserve the peace and to enforce the laws, the governor shall be and he is hereby authorized to call to his aid and to the aid of the local peace authorities such number of police, patrolmen, or police officers of any town or city as he may deem necessary, and to order them to the locality where needed, to preserve the peace and arrest and prosecute according to law any persons violating the laws of the State. It shall be the duty of the municipal authorities of any town or city when called upon to furnish such policemen and police officers to comply with the demands of the governor in that behalf and to send them under the instructions of the governor to the locality where needed as hereinabove specified. It shall be the duty of all police officers and patrolmen when called upon by the governor or directed by the city authorities to obey the orders and directions of the governor and of the city authorities and to proceed to the place where their services are needed and required. Such police officers and patrolmen and any other persons the governor may employ and authorize to act as peace officers in the particular emergency shall be deemed and treated as legal officers of the State and county where acting, shall be entitled to all the protections and privileges of legal officers and shall possess all the authority to make arrests and to do other things in the preservation of the peace and the enforcing the laws as sheriffs may do under the existing laws of the State.

Section 2. That such police, patrolmen and officers so drawn into the service of the State at the call of the governor shall be paid their reasonable expenses incurred in and about the service when approved by the governor and as compensation such sums as they were at the time receiving from the municipality they were serving at the time of their call for service by the governor.

Section 3. That if in the opinion of the governor the police force that may be available and may be obtained under section 1 of the act is or will be inadequate to deal with the situation, to preserve the peace and uphold the laws of the State, the governor may in his discretion employ such additional men as he may deem necessary to be sent to the locality where needed to preserve the

peace and uphold the law of the State, and may contract with such persons for the payment of them during their service their reasonable expenses incurred in performing their duties, and such compensation as may be agreed upon between them and the governor. All sums of money to be paid under the terms of this act shall be paid by the auditor's warrant on the treasury upon a bill sworn to made out against the State and approved by the governor.

Section 4. That all police officers and individuals drawn into the service of the State by the governor under the authority of this act shall take orders from him, or the governor may in his discretion place them under the orders and direction of the sheriff of the county or of the mayor of the city if the locality of their service shall be in an incorporated town or city.

Section 5. That any person or official of a city failing, refusing or neglecting to comply with the order or directions of the governor made under the authority of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than fifty dollars and may in the discretion of the court trying the case also be punished by imprisonment for not exceeding twelve months at hard labor for the county.

Section 6. This act is to take affect upon its final passage and enactment into law.

Approved February 19, 1919.

No. 171.)

(S. J. R. 70—Carmichael.


Be it resolved by the Senate, the House concurring, that the secretary, assistant secretary, chief clerk in the secretary's office, together with three clerks, all to be selected by the secretary, and the clerk of the House, assistant clerk, together with four clerks to be selected by the clerk of the House, be given a period of twenty days from this date, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to check up, compare and arrange the journals and registers of the Senate and House, and that they be allowed the same per diem as they are now allowed by law. Provided, the clerks named by the secretary of the Senate and the clerk of the House shall be relieved from service when the work is finished.

Approved February 19, 1919.

No. 172.)

(S. 198—Acker.


To create a commission to be known as the Alabama Post-War Council of

Defense, to prescribe its powers and duties, to designate members exofficio and other members, to provide for co-operation between the State and the Federal government and between the State and other agencies in meeting the exigencies and emergencies incident to post-war re-adjustment, and to make an appropriation for the carrying out of the provisions of this act.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama:

Section 1. That there is hereby created a commission to be known as the Alabama Post-War Council of Defense. It shall consist of nine members, with the governor as chairman exofficio. The other members shall be the State highway engineer, State commissioner of agriculture, State superintendent of education, State health officer, director of the State department of archives and history, and three additional persons to be appointed by the governor. The governor shall have power to designate one of the members to be vice-chairman of the council.

Section 2. The members of the council shall serve without compensation.

Section 3. Authority is hereby conferred upon the council to initiate and carry on within the State measures to co-ordinate the emergency activities of the State with those of the Federal goyernment and other states and agencies, to bring about the highest effectiveness within the State in relation to the problems of demobilization and re-adjustment and to meet the emergencies arising within the State as the result of the previous existence of war. The council is charged with the duty of developing in the various communities an intelligent interest in the improvement of the health, sanitation, welfare, recreation and social activities, and in maintaining the spirit of organized community life brought about during the war.

Section 4. The council is empowered to call upon State departments and other officials of the State or any political sub-division thereof for information requested by the Federal government or State government for use in meeting all problems growing out of the after-war period of re-adjustment.

Section 5. The council is empowered to employ such clerical and other assistance as may be necessary for the conduct of its work, provided that the persons engaged under this section and the salaries fixed by the council shall be first approved by the governor.

Section 6. The council shall be empowered to organize such subordinate bodies as may be advisable in promoting its work, provided, however that no appointee under this section shall receive any compensation from the council for services rendered.

Section 7. For the execution of the provisions of this act, there is hereby appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars or such fractional part thereof, as may be needed, provided that no sum shall be expended except upon vouchers expressly approved, by the governor.

Section 8. The council is hereby created for the duration of the emergencies arising out of the previous existence of war, and is subject to dissolution at the discretion of the governor.

Section 9. This act shall take effect on and after its approval by the governor.

Approved February 18, 1919.

No. 173.)

(S. J. R. 64—McDowell.


Whereas, the splendid record of the Alabama soldiers, in the great world's conflict, has been such as to cause all Alabamians to point with pride thereto, and to feel profoundly grateful to them :

Therefore, be it resolved by the Senate, the House concurring that the solicitors of Alabama, be and they are hereby requested, in the event any soldier from Alabama, who was called to the "colors" and at the time of his departure from home, had any misdemeanor case pending against him in any State court, or who was under bond to answer any misdemeanor charge against him, to dismiss such charge against said soldier who answered the call of his country, and that the governor of Alabama be, and he hereby is respectfully requested to issue a pardon, or parole, to any soldier, who at the time of his departure for the front, stood convicted of any misdemeanor in the courts of this State, and who was on bond pending the said appeal. In order that such returned soldier may re-enter civil life without embarrassment.

Approved February 18, 1919.

No. 174.)

(S. J. R. 67—Craft.


Whereas, Alabama has been allotted approximately one million six hundred thousand dollars by the Federal government for road construction, and

Whereas, there is an amendment to the Post Office Bill now pending in the Congress of the United States, which when adopted will give Alabama a grand total of five million seven hundred seventy-two thousand, one hundred ninety-seven and twenty-six cents ($5,772,197.26), and

Whereas, Alabama's distinguished senior senator, the Hon. John H. Bankhead, is the author of the original bill and the pending amendment thereto, and

Whereas, he has been untiring in his efforts in behalf of good roads of the country and especially of Alabama, therefore

Be it resolved by the Senate of Alabama, the House concurring, that the thanks of the Legislature of Alabama be extended to Senator Bankhead.

Approved February 19, 1919.

No. 175.)

(S. J. R. 66—Evins.


Be it resolved by the Senate, the House concurring: That 2,000 copies of the General Acts passed at this session of the Legislature, be printed, in pamphlet form, as soon as possible, and that 10 copies be sent forthwith to the probate judge of each county in the State, and one to each member of the Senate and House of Representatives, one to each of the solicitors and judges of this State and one to each department of government, and the remainder to be distributed to the general public upon request.

February 18, 1919.

No. 176.

(S. J. R. 55—Carmichael.


Whereas, no more important industrial activity, or business enterprise of more far reaching significance has ever been projected than the plants at Muscle Shoals, designed for the production of nitrate from the air for use in agriculture and industry, and

Whereas, the work has called for large expenditures in the construction of transportation facilities, the purchase of locomotives and other railway equipment, and the erection of modern and up-to-date buildings of the latest design, and provided with the latest types of machinery, and

Whereas, the demand for the product to be manufactured by the said plant is now more than ever in demand throughout the entire country, particularly by the agricultural interests; and

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