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VOTED that the President's recommendation be adopted.

ON MOTION by Dr. Wheeler, seconded by Dr. Hopkins, Maryland, it was

VOTED that the portion of the President's Address in regard to National Dental Journal be referred to Committee on Dental Journal and Committee on Amendments to Constitution.

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DISCUSSION on President-elect. On motion by Dr. Barber, Ohio, seconded by Dr. M. F. Finley, Washington, D. C., it was

VOTED that this matter be referred to Committee on Amendments with instruction to prepare amendment to provide for a president-elect.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON INCREASING DENTAL EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS:

ON MOTION by Dr. A. C. Rich, New York, seconded by Dr. Wheeler, it was

VOTED to refer this to Committee on Dental Education,

ON MOTION BY DR. RICH, seconded by Dr. Wheeler, it was

VOTED that the recommendations in relation to Research Commission and Legislative Committee be approved.

Discussion on H. R. 6282 (Drug Bill).

VOTED that the president's recommendation in this matter be approved.

ON MOTION OF DR. BRYANT, seconded by Dr. West, it was

VOTED that the recommendation in relation to Army and Navy Dental Corps be referred to the Legislative Committee.

VOTED that the committee question be referred to Committee on Amendments.

Discussion in relation to restriction in by-laws which makes a member of the Board of Trustees ineligible to the office of president or vice-president.

VOTED that this matter be referred to Committee on Amendments with instruction to prepare amendment to provide for a president-elect.

VOTED that it be the sense of the House of Delegates that the recommendation of the President, as recommended by the Committee on President's Address, with reference to election of President-elect, be adopted, provided that an adequate measure will be provided which will permit the recall of a presidentelect should the occasion require.

PRINTING OF PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS: On motion by Dr. J. M. Barcus, Illinois, seconded by Dr. Geo. N. West, Illinois, it was

VOTED that the recommendation be adopted.

AMERICAN SCHOOL HYGIENE AND RACE BETTERMENT CONGRESS: On motion by Dr. Henry Fowler, New Jersey, seconded by Dr. Hopkins, it was

VOTED that this recommendation be adopted.

The recommendation that the proceedings of 1914 meetings of the Southern Branch be published jointly with the proceedings of this Association. On mo tion by Dr. Kennerly, seconded by Dr. West, it was

VOTED that this recommendation be adopted

Discussion in relation to Dental Hygiene and Public Education. A motion by Dr. B. Holly Smith, Maryland, seconded by Dr. Warner, that the word "oral” be substituted for "dental” in this section, was not carried.

At this point the president explained that there was no provision in the bylaws for an Oral Hygiene and Public Education Committee, and it was

VOTED that this be referred to the Amendment Committee.

Discussion on representation in House of Delegates.

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ARTICLE IV, SECTION 1. We recommend adding the words "upon a majority vote of the House of Delegates" instead of “upon a majority vote of the Board of Trustees, so that this section shall read: "State and Territorial Societies which have, or which hereafter may become organized in conformity with the general plan of the National Dental Association, and which have declared their allegiance to said National Dental Association, and which shall agree to the formation and perpetuation of the House of Delegates, shall be recognized as Constituent Societies upon a majority vote of the House of Delegates."

PUBLIC DENTAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT. On motion by Dr. Bryant, seconded by Br. L. E. Custer, Ohio, it was

VOTED that this recommendation be adopted. Amended to embody Dr. B. Holly Smith's suggestion that “Oral” be added to read "Oral and Dental".

A MOTION by Dr. Rich, seconded by Dr. Wheeler, that this section be adopted, was defeated, and on substitute motion it was

VOTED that the words "Board of Trustees” be adopted instead of "House of Delegates."

At the conclusion of the report of the Committee on the President's address, Dr. Brown again took the chair.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION: (As stated by Dr. Hettrick, no report being read.)

"Some of these articles we recommend their adoption as we will give them to you.

ARTICLE IV, SECTION 2: We have stricken out entirely and add to Article V a new section 3, reading: "In those states or territories in which more than one society is recognized as a constituent, the total number of delegates from such state or territory shall be computed on the total number of members enrolled in the National Dental Association from such state or territory, and the number of delegates from such constituent societies in each state or territory shall be in proportion to the membership of each."

ON MOTION this section was adopted.

"In reference to the changing of Article XI, we find such a division of opinion that we bring the matter to the House for recommendation. Except as I will note to you as we come to it, that is in reference to dividing the country into districts, the committee were not unanimous but we bring it before you for your consideration, but the rest that I shall read we recommend its adoption or expulsion.”

ARTICLE IV, SECTION 1: Upon a majority vote of the Board of Trustees. We would recommend that this be "upon a majority vote of the House of Delegates."

ARTICLE VIII. Change to read: "The House of Delegates may create such branch organizations as may be deemed essential to the welfare of the National Dental Association and of the dental profession.” Not seeing that there should be other branches, we recommend that this section be stricken out, and it was

VOTED that this recommendation be adopted.

VOTED to strike out section 3, Article 10, of the Constitution.

VOTED also to sto out Sections 3 and 5, Article 11.

In reference of Article XI-Transfer present Sec. 1 to Sec. 2, and substitute for present Sec. 2 the following Sec. 1. There shall be a Board of Trustees, etc. We strike that out and go to paragraph 2, which reads: "Change numbers of present Sec's. 3 and 4 to 4 and 5 respectively, and add a new Sec. 3 as follows: Each member of the Board of Trustees shall be elected from one of the nine districts into which the Constituent Societies shall be grouped for this purpose, as provided in Chapter VII, Section 2 (new) of the By-Laws."

This is the part we bring to you for discussion. We have had open meetings at which members interested came and discust it. We find there is a difference of opinion, so we bring it to you for adoption or rejection. (Dr. Hettrick then read Section 2 of Chapter VII, as follows:)

"To carry out the provision in Article XI, Section 3, of the Constitution, the House of Delegates shall authorize the grouping of the Constituent Societies into nine districts, each district having about one-ninth of the active members of the Association. The House of Delegates may at any session authorize a revision of such districts, whenever changes in the membership of the Association may indicate the desirability of so doing

On the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the Association, the delegates from the Constituent Societies in each of those districts in which the term of office of the trustee is about to expire, shall hold a meeting for the purpose of making nominations for a new trustee. Such meeting shall in each case be called by the trustee whose term is about to ex. pire, or by someone appointed by the president if such trustee should be ab

sent, and notice of the time and place of such meeting shall be given to each delegate from the particular district.

At such meetings the delegates shall nominate one or more trustees, whose names shall be presented to the House of Delegates. Nominations shall be made under the following rules. In case one member receives the unanimous vote of the delegates of the district, the one name only shall be presented to the House of Delegates as the nominee of the District. In case one member receives a majority vote, the minority delegates may select a second nominee. In case no one member receives a majority vote, after two ballots have been cast, the member receiving the highest, next highest, and third highest vote shall be the nominees from such district. The name of the nominees shall be handed to the General Secretary, together with the vote which each nominee receives, and both the names and the vote shall be announced to the House of Delegates, by the General Secretary. A nominating speech of two minutes may be allowed in behalf of each nominee.

VOTED that this recommendation be adopted.

In the By-Laws, we recommend striking out headings Book 1. Membership. Book II. Delegates. Book III. Book IV. Book V.

VOTED that this recommendation be adopted.

To replace Chapter I. Membership. New Section 1, to read as follows: "ACtive Members. The presentation of a properly certified roster of members in good standing of the Constituent Society, together with the annual dues, shall establish the full membership of each member in this Association.

VOTED that this be adopted.

NEW SECTION 2, CHAPTER 1. Im. mediately after the annual meeting, etc.

Recommended that this be changed to read Sixty days after the annual meeting, etc.

VOTED that this recommendation be adopted.

SECTION 3. (Same as present Section 6.) A member who becomes a resident of another state, to retain his membership in the National Dental Association must become a member of the Constituent Society in the State to which he has removed.

VOTED that this be adopted.

SECTION 4. Honorary Members. Same as present Section 2 of Chapter III, simply placing it in another position.

VOTED that this be adopted.

SECTION 5. Associate Members. Same as present Section 3 of Chapter III. VOTED that this be adopted.

SECTION 6. Same as present Sec. tion 4, Chapter III.

VOTED that this be adopted.

CHAPTER II, SECTION 1. Change to read: No member shall take part in the proceedings of the Association or of any of the sections until he has registered with the General Secretary and secured an official badge of the Association.

CHAPTER III. Omit. (Section 1 is covered in Chapter IV. Section 8. Sections 2, 3 and 4 are transferred without change to Chapter I.)

VOTED that this be adopted.

NEW CHAPTER III-REGISTRATION AND ADMISSION TO MEETINGS. Section 1. Admission to all general sessions, section meetings and clinics of the Association shall be limited to those persons who have received the official badge of the Society, issued by the General Secretary. VOTED that this be adopted.

Section 2. The General Secretary shall issue membership cards to all active members when their dues are paid, and on the occasion of the annual meet

ing of the Association shall issue membership badges to such members on presentation of their membership cards, or satisfactory evidence of the fact that such cards have been issued.

VOTED that this be adopted.

VOTED that this House of Delegates adopt all the sections which have been read and not already adopted.

VOTED that the last two paragraphs, page 36, second column, of the report of last year, amendment preseated by Dr. B. Holly Smith, be adopied.

VOTED that the delegation from New York State have the privilege of electing another member, inasmuch as that State has paid in sufficient money at registrar office to entitle them to another delegate.

After the above vote was taken it was learned that the Ad Interim Committee had already ruled in the same way, and it was

VOTED to approve the action of the Ad Interim Committee in this matter.

The President being called out he requested Dr. Logan to take the chair.

REPORT ON MILLER MEMORIAL.

Rochester, N. Y., July 6th, 1914. Mr. President: The Committee on the International Miller Memorial most respectfully submits the subjoined report: Since the session of 1913 we have collected from the Michigan State Dental Association and the members of the profession of that state Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00). From Dr. A. G. Freidrichs, of New Orleans, Twentyfive Dollars ($25.00). Promises have been made by delegates from states which have not yet made contributions. I am assured the fund will be increased within another year. It is the desire of the committee to raise the contributions of America to Six Thousand Dollars ($6000.00). We therefore ask the continuance of the committee another year that this may be done. Respectfully submitted,

TRUMAN W. BROPHY,
B. HOLLY SMITH,
WILLIAM CARR,

Committee. VOTED that the report be accepted.

VOTED that the session recess until 10:00 A. M. July 9th, at Exposition Park. sent, and notice of the time and place of such meeting shall be given to each delegate from the particular district.

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At such meetings the delegates shall nominate one or more trustees, whose names shall be presented to the House of Delegates. Nominations shall be made under the following rules. In case one member receives the unanimous vote of the delegates of the district, the one name only shall be presented to the House of Delegates as the nominee of the District. In case one member receives a majority vote, the minority delegates may select a second nominee. In case no one member receives a majority vote, after two ballots have been cast, the member receiving the highest, next highest, and third highest vote shall be the nominees from such district. The name of the nominees shall be handed to the General Secretary, together with the vote which each nominee receives, and both the names and the vote shall be announced to the House of Delegates, by the General Secretary. A nominating speech of two minutes may be allowed in behalf of each nominee.

VOTED that this recommendation be adopted.

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VOTED to strike out section 3, Article 10, of the Constitution.

VOTED also to strike out Sections 3 and 5, Article 11.

In reference of Article XI-Transfer present Sec. 1 to Sec. 2, and substitute for present Sec. 2 the following Sec. 1. There shall be a Board of Trustees, etc. We strike that out and go to paragraph 2, which reads: "Change numbers of present Sec's. 3 and 4 to 4 and 5 respectively, and add a new Sec. 3 as follows: Each member of the Board of Trustees shall be elected from one of the nine districts into which the Constituent Societies shall be grouped for this purpose, as provided in Chapter VII, Section 2 (new) of the By-Laws.”

This is the part we bring to you for discussion. We have had open meetings at which members interested came and discust it. We find there is a difference of opinion, so we bring it to you for adoption or rejection. (Dr. Hettrick then read Section 2 of Chapter VII, as follows:)

"To carry out the provision in Article XI, Section 3, of the Constitution, the House of Delegates shall authorize the grouping of the Constituent Societies into nine districts, each district having about one-ninth of the active members of the Association. The House of Delegates may at any session authorize a revision of such districts, whenever changes in the membership of the Association may indicate the desirability of so doing.

On the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the Association, the delegates from the Constituent Societies in each of those districts in which the term of office of the trustee is about to expire, shall hold a meeting for the purpose of making nominations for a new trustee. Such meeting shall in each case be called by the trustee whose term is about to expire, or by someone appointed by the president if such trustee should be ab

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In the By-Laws, we recommend striking out headings Book I. Membership. Book II. Delegates. Book III. Book IV. Book V.

VOTED that this recommendation adopted.

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