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Wednesday, 11 August 1926

The PRESIDENT - I rule that the Chairman of Committees was perfectly right in refusing to accept the request moved by the honorable senator.

Senator Grant - I desire to make a personal explanation.

The PRESIDENT - Does the honorable senator desire to dispute my ruling?

Senator Grant - No. I wish to say that I did not use the word " ridiculous," and that in using it you, Mr. President, were, in effect, putting into my mouth a word that I did not use. I used the word " destroy."

The PRESIDENT - I accept the honorable senator's explanation that he did not use the word " ridiculous," and that his intention was to destroy the bill. If it will please him, I am prepared to substitute the word "destroy" for the word "ridiculous"; but I point out that if his requested amendment were agreed to, the bill would be ridiculous, and the Senate also made to appear ridiculous.

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