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but it would have to be carefully guarded and protected.

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If that could be done, that would not be bad.

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For example, we got the State to give us some

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money for our police out of the gasoline tax for the roads,

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because the State uses it, of course, for their police,

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and we thought we could use it for our police, and the

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Governor very kindly gave us some for the City Police,

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which is, of course, under the control of the Governor.

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MR. ENEY: Mr. Mayor, can you come back to

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Mr. Sayre's earlier question as to possible reorganization

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of the Executive Department by the Governor; would you be

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in favor of the Constitution giving the Governor complete

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authority to reorganize the Executive Department by execu-

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tive order, or would you want to confer that power on the

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Legislature?

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MAYOR McKELDIN: I would give it to the Governor.

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MR. ENEY: Would you have any limitations on

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it as to how far he could go in abolishing departments or

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in merging departments?

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MAYOR McKELDIN: Well, I think there ought to

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be a limit on that. I think there ought to be a limit on



 

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