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July 27, 1963

Self Unanimity

JAMA. 1963;185(4):29. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03060040007006

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Abstract

An unusual bit of parliamentary procedure was described in the story "House Elects Welch by Acclamation", July 6 issue, adv p 29. According to same, Delegate Walter C. Bornemeier of Illinois, who was nominated for Vice-Speaker of the House, "having thanked the delegates who supported his nomination, moved to make the choice unanimous." Bornemeier, of course, did no such thing. The motion for unanimity was made by Delegate Gilson Colby Engel of Pennsylvania, whom Bornemeier had defeated for Vice-Speaker. While dealing with this story, it might be pointed out that the quotation marks which enclosed the headline were unnecessary. Apparently the printer found them aesthetically pleasing since that particular form of punctuation was not called for.

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