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PROCLAMATIONS

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PROCLAMATIONS

Ordering Special Election to Fill Vacancy in the Office of State

Senator for the Forty-eighth District

STATE OF New YORK — EXECUTIVE CHAMBER WHEREAS, A vacancy exists in the office of Senator for the Fortyeighth Senate District of the State of New York, caused by the resignation on the twenty-seventh day of December, 1919, of Honorable Ross Graves, Senator from said district.

Now, THEREFORE, I, Alfred E. Smith, Governor of the State of New York, in pursuance of section 292 of chapter 22 of the Laws of 1909, as amended by section 62 of chapter 891 of the Laws of 1911, and constituting chapter 17 of the Consolidated Laws, known as the Election Law, do hereby order and proclaim that an election for State Senator in the place of said Ross Graves be held in the Forty-eighth Senate District, on the third day of February, nineteen hundred and twenty, such election to be conducted in the mode prescribed by law for the election of State Senators. Given under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at

the Capitol in the City of Albany this third day of (L. s.] January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty.

(Signed) ALFRED E. SMITH. By the Governor : GEORGE R. VAN NAMEE,

Secretary to the Governor.

National Thrift Week STATE OF New YORK — EXECUTIVE CHAMBER WHEREAS, National Thrift Week, January seventeenth to twentyfourth, 1920, which has the united support of the United States Treasury and of the leading financial, commercial, civic and educational organizations throughout the United States, is well designed to promote the prosperity of our citizens and of our communities, and

WHEREAS, It behooves every economical right-minded citizen to take serious thought to lessen foolish extravagance and waste, to abate inflation of credit, to release through intelligent saving and investment the capital needed to finance production and employment,

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to combat unrest and build up a more stable, prosperous and truly American population, and

WHEREAS, The program of economic education of National Thrift Week is well devised to foster all of these desirable conditions,

Now, THEREFORE, I, Alfred E. Smith, Governor of the State of New York, do call' upon all officers of the State, the Mayors and County officials, the superintendents and teachers of our public, private and parochial schools, and upon each and every citizen, business establishment, industrial plant, trade, civic and other organization, and all employees or members thereof, to exert every effort, individually and through their Community Thrift Committees, to make National Thrift Week a period of constructive thought and action and of economic planning for every one within their several communities. Given under my hand and the Privy Seal of the State at

the Capitol in the city of Albany this twelfth day of [L. s.] January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty.

(Signed) ALFRED E. SMITH. By the Governor : GEORGE R. VAN NAMEE,

Secretary to the Governor.

Law and Order Sunday
STATE OF NEW YORK — EXECUTIVE CHAMBER

WHEREAS, The activities of a small number of the people of our country who desire to accomplish the destruction of our form of government have attracted widespread attention and awakened the public conscience to the necessity of immediate action looking toward the elimination of this element, and

WHEREAS, The Constitution of the United States of America provides sufficient safeguards for life, liberty and property of the individual, and

WHEREAS, A better understanding of the meaning of loyalty, fidelity and confidence is necessary, it is well that we set apart one day of the year for the purpose of explaining more fully the meaning of our Constitution, the justice and necessity for our laws, and impressing upon the public generally the need for a proper respect of the law and the officers thereof,

Now, THEREFORE, I, Alfred E. Smith, Governor of the State of New York, do proclaim Sunday, January twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and twenty,

LAW AND ORDER SUNDAY, and call upon our citizens generally to offer their prayers that Divine Providence in its wisdom may enlighten the minds and quicken the

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