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jAirjARY 28. 195?
Lie»tenanb Govern or Herbert ^ President pro Tempcre Hechein; Hr. Speaker Cloud, Ifembers of the One Hundred and Second General Assemb3.y of Ohio, as I look about this chanber, on both sides of the aisle, I am struck by the great number of old friends and colleaf'ues I find here. I have worked vfith many of you through thos-'j years just past, and I sincerely look fonvard to continuing our pp^rtnership and enlarging it to include those ^vho have come to the Legislature recently.
I am sure tliat each of you, because of your leadership in your
ovm connunity, has felt the pulcse of Ohio in recent months. Our vrhole
state is alive nith prov/th. Tlie prospect of the St. Lawrence Seaway has
created a fiant v/ave of activity from Gonneaut to Toledo. The Ohio River
Valley from Steubenville to Cincinnati blossoms with n-w factories almost
vreekly* It is often reported that Columbus and Central Ohio are the
fastest prov/jng areas of the country* Ipdustribal pi^oduction is increasin^^-,
apricultural production is increasing, population is increasing. We can,
» without dreaminr, look to the day when Ohio may vrell become the leading
state in the nation.
Of course, many factors have contributed to this rem.arkable
situation — location^ resources, natural m.arketsj but underscoring these
has been the climate of govexmient in Ohio. This Legislature, together
wi'tli other officials, lias been resp;onsible for maintaining an atmicsphere
that has nourj.shed and encouraged our growth«