Section 44.   REFERENDUM PETITIONS.
   The requirements laid down in sections above as to the formation of committees for the initiation of measures and as to the form of petitions and signature papers shall apply to the referendum as far as possible, but with such verbal changes as may be necessary. A referendum petition shall read as follows:
REFERENDUM PETITION
proposing the  repeal of an ordinance to (stating the purpose of the measure), a copy of which ordinance is hereto attached. The proposed repeal is sponsored by the following committee of electors;
   Name                     Address
1.______________     ________________________
2.______________   ________________________
   The undersigned petitioners, understanding the nature of the measure hereto attached, and believing it to be detrimental to the welfare of the city, petition the council for its submission to a vote of the electors for their approval or disapproval.
   Name                     Address
1.______________     ________________________
2.______________   ________________________