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establishment of community high schools or from any other cause, and to report methods of securing more equitable taxation for school purposes.

(d) To consider means for securing sources of revenue for school purposes in addition to direct taxation.

(e) To investigate the necessary and comparative needs and expenditures for elementary and higher education.

(f) To investigate the proper functions of the normal schools, their proper and necessary courses of study and the necessity for uniformity of methods, study and administration for all the State normal schools; to investigate the causes of decreased attendance at many of the State normal schools; to ascertain their unused facilities and their accommodations for additional students; to investigate the propriety of grades; to investigate the methods of the pupils' training department at the State normal schools with a view to ascertaining their efficiency and whether advantageous or otherwise to the pupils taught therein by normal school students.

(g) To investigate the present and future needs of the State university with a view to providing university education for all students of the State qualified to enter and desirious of entering the university. To consider the advisability of restricted attendance at one center in certain courses, and to permit instruction in prescribed courses of the university of one or more or all of the State normal schools, if such procedure is consistent with the best purposes of both pedagogic and university education.

(h) To consider the policy of placing all of the State's higher institutions of learning under the management of a single controlling body.

(i) To investigate housing conditions for students at the higher institutions of learning and to consider means of moral and physical, as well as cultural development of students.

(j) To establish a plan of vocational education and determine its place in our educational system.

(k) To investigate any and all other matters that may improve the educational policies and school laws of this State.

The Illinois educational commission shall make an exhaustive and thorough study and investigation of the matters herein specified and shall report its conclusions, findings and recommendations thereon to the Fifty-fourth General Assembly.

§3. The Illinois educational commission shall have power to secure, employ and retain all technical and expert assistance required to execute fully the powers and duties enjoined by this Act. It shall employ a secretary to the commission and fix his salary.

§ 4. It shall be the duty of all schools of this State, the State university, the five State normal schools and instructors, all public schools of the State, their officials and instructors, all public officials, the Attorney General, all State departments, officials, institutions, boards and commissions, to render to the Illinois educational commission any and all assistance that may be required of them by such commission, and to give such commission such information, opinions, data

and statistics concerning the subject matters herein authorized as the commission may request.

The commission may conduct investigations and hearings, may subpoena witnesses, issue subpoenas to require the production of books, papers, records and documents which may be needed as evidence of any matter under inquiry and any member of the commission may administer oaths and affirmations. Subpoenas shall be signed by the president and shall be served by any sheriff, constable or other person of full age. If any person who has been properly served refuses or neglects to appear and testify, or to produce relevant books, papers, records or documents, the commission may petition the Circuit Court of the county in which the hearing is being held for an order requiring the witness to attend and testify or to produce the documentary evidence. The Circuit Court shall hear the petition and if it appears to the court that the witness should testify. or should produce the documentary evidence, may enter an order requiring the witness to obey the subpoena. The court may compel obedience to its order by attachment proceedings as for contempt of


§ 5. The chairman of the commission shall receive for his services during the period the commission is in existence the sum of five thousand dollars. The other member appointed from among the citizens of the State shall receive one thousand dollars for the same period. Neither the Governor nor the four members appointed from the General Assembly shall receive a salary, but all members of the commission shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary traveling and other expenses.

§ 6. The sum of fifteen thousand dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary is hereby appropriated to defray the expenses of the commission and the members thereof in carrying out the provisions of this Act. The Auditor of Public Account shall draw his warrant upon the presentation of itemized vouchers, certified to as correct by the chairman of the commission, and approved by the Director of the Department of Finance.

APPROVED June 28, 1923.

1. Appropriates certain sums hereinafter named.


§ 5. Illinois State Horticultural Society-$15,000.

2. Illinois Farmers' Institute$64,740.

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3. Illinois State Beekeepers Association-$2,400.

4. Illinois State Dairymen's Association-$5,000.

(HOUSE BILL No. 221.

Grand Army Hall and Memorial

§ 8. Department of Illinois, Grand Army of the Republic-$3,000. § 9. Subject to State Finance Act. APPROVED APRIL 23, 1923.)

AN ACT making appropriations in aid of the Illinois Farmers' Institute, Illinois State Beekeepers' Association, Illinois State Dairymen's Association, Illinois State Horticultural Society, Illinois Firemen's Association, Grand Army Hall and Memorial Association, and Grand Army of the Republic.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. The following named sums or so much thereof as may be necessary are hereby appropriated, respectively, for the purposes hereafter named for the biennium beginning July 1, 1923 to the associations and organizations as follows:

§ 2. To the Illinois Farmers' Institute:

Far salaries and wages....

For the following positions at not to exceed the annual

rates herein specified:

1 secretary

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Reporting proceedings


.$3,600 per annum

1 secretary, Department of House

2,000 per annum

1,320 per annum

1,800 per annum

700 per annum







For office expenses

For equipment

For contingencies

For speakers and field workers.

For county institutes ...

For officers expenses and State institutes.

(Total for Illinois Farmers' Institute, $64,740.)

§3. To the Illinois State Beekeepers' Association:

For shorthand reporter and compiling reports at $200 per


$ 400

For publishing and distributing report and expense of State
Fair exhibit and annual meeting.


(Total for Illinois State Beekeepers' Association, $2,400.) §4. To the Illinois State Dairymen's Association: For secretary and stenographic work at $395 per annum... $ 790 For office expenses .. For travel and expenses of annual and one-day conventions 2,360 (Total for Illinois State Dairymen's Association, $5,000.)


§ 5. To the Illinois State Horticultural Society: For secretary and stenographic work at $625 per annum.. $1,250 For office expenses ...

For travel and expenses of experiment station, district and
State societies, demonstration and summer meetings.....
(Total for Illinois State Horticultural Society, $15,000.)
§ 6. To the Illinois Firemen's Association:



For postage, expenses of annual meetings and dissemination of information


(Total for Illinois Firemen's Association, $2,000.) § 7. To the Grand Army Hall and Memorial Association: For 2 custodians at $1,200 each per annum.... For printing, postage and other expenses...

$4,800 1,700

(Total for Grand Army Hall and Memorial Association, $6,500.)

88. To the Department of Illinois, Grand Army of the Republic:

For printing and distributing bulletins and general orders. $3,000 (Total for Department of Illinois, Grand Army of the Republic, $3,000.)

§ 9. The appropriations herein made are subject to all the provisions of "An Act in relation to State finance," approved June 10, 1919, as amended.

APPROVED April 23, 1923.


§ 1. Appropriates $6,000.

§ 2. How drawn.

(HOUSE BILL No. 833. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1923.)

AN ACT making an appropriation for the Illinois Grant Home Association.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. The sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) is hereby appropriated to the Illinois Grant Home Association for the purpose of repairing the house and grounds of the Grant Home, situated in the city of Galena, Illinois.

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby required to draw his warrant on the Treasurer of the State of Illinois for the above specified sum, mentioned in section 1 of this Act, payable to the order of the said Illinois Grant Home Association.

APPROVED June 30, 1923.


1 Right to acquire by donation.

§ 3. Appropriates $7,500.

§ 2. Duty of Department.

(HOUSE BILL No. 587. APPROVED JUNE 21, 1923.)

AN ACT authorizing the acceptance by the State of certain land in McHenry County and the acceptance, operation and maintenance of a dam, lock and fishway located thereon.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. For and on behalf of the State of Illinois, the Department of Public Works and Buildings shall have the power to acquire by donation, the title to the following land:

Beginning at a point thirty-six (36) rods east and fifty-six (56) rods north of the south-west corner in Section one (1), Township forty-four (44), Range eight (8) east of the Third Principal Meridian in McHenry County, Illinois, four (4) rods from high water mark on the west bank of Fox River, and marked by a stake 52 links north, 25° west of a willow tree 12 inches in diameter; thence south 23° east, fourteen (14) rods; thence south 19° east, eleven (11) rods; thence south 3° west, thirty-five (35) rods to a stake about three rods south of section line; thence east four (4) rods to the river bank; thence following the bank of river to a point four (4) rods east of place of beginning; thence west to place of beginning; the same containing one and one-half acres;

Also, a strip of land on the west bank of Fox River four (4) rods by sixty (60) rods long, in Sections one (1) and twelve (12), to begin at the outlet of the stream or creek that discharges its water from the north part of the land in Section one (1) to Fox River, Township forty-four (44), Range eight (8) east of the Third Principal Meridian;

Also, commencing in the center of the river, 390 feet south of the north line of the south-east quarter (S. E. 4) of the north-west quarter (N. W. 4) of Section No. twelve (12), Township No. fortyfour (44) north, Range No. eight (8) east of the Third Principal Meridian; thence in a south-easterly direction in the center of the river, 100 feet; thence west to the river bank and highwater mark of said river; thence west, 100 feet; thence in a north-westerly direction, following and parallel to and keeping 100 feet from the highwater mark of said river, 100 feet; thence east to the place of beginning; all of said land being situated in the town of Nunda, county of McHenry and State of Illinois:

The title to said land shall be taken in the name of the People of the State of Illinois and the deed or deeds conveying such property shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State.

The land so acquired shall be reserved for the purpose of maintaining thereon the dam, boat lock and fishway now situated thereon. § 2. After the acquisition of the land and property aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the Department of Public Works;

(1) To take possession of said land and property.

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