J. MILLARD TAWES, Governor 457
(Senate Joint Resolution 5)
Senate Joint Resolution urging enactment of legislation by the U. S.
Congress to restrict the sale of alcoholic beverages in the District
of Columbia to persons twenty-one years of age or older.
Whereas, The State of Maryland limits the sale of all alcoholic
beverages to persons twenty-one years of age or older; and
Whereas, The District of Columbia permits the sale of beer and
wine to persons eighteen years of age or older; and
Whereas, the discrepancy between the laws of these adjoining
jurisdictions is a continual problem to the courts and law enforce-
ment officials of Maryland counties and Baltimore City; and
Whereas, the State of Virginia alcoholic beverage laws puts it
in the same unsatisfactory position in regard to this problem; now,
therefore, be it
Resolved, That Maryland's Delegation in Congress be urged to
enact legislation restricting the sale of all alcoholic beverages in the
District of Columbia to persons of twenty-one years or older; and
be it further
Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent to the U.S. Senators
and Representatives from Maryland and to the Chairman of the
Senate and House District Committee.
Approved April 7, 1964.
(Senate Joint Resolution 9)
Senate Joint Resolution requesting the Governor of Maryland to
appoint a commission to study and report on the acute problems
resulting from a shortage throughout many parts of Maryland of
general practitioners in medicine.
Whereas, there exists in the State of Maryland, as well as in other
areas in the country, a growing shortage of general practitioners, or
physicians devoting their entire attention to family practice, in both
rural and urban areas; and
Whereas, leaders of medicine agree that capable and well-trained
general practitioners in adequate numbers are an essential ingredient
in our system of medical care, the importance of their role in Ameri-
can medicine having been decreed by our social system, in which the
family is basic, and in the current concept of preventive medicine in
which comprehensiveness is the objective; and