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By cash paid George Whitelock, Balti
more, Md., Secretary, to refund
and assistants, telephone and
and sundries For disbursements at annual
meeting For disbursements a/c Ameri
can Bar Association Journal
1.60 19.20 74.20
Balance on hand August
$12,477.19 Which balance consists of
Amount deposited to the credit
of American Bar Association,
pany, Albany, N. Y.......... $ 4,463.41
of American Bar Association,
Approved August 17, 1915.
ROME G. BROWN,
SALT LAKE City, UTAJI, August 17, 1915 The Executive Committee respectfully reports that under the last clause of Art. IV, of the Constitution, providing for the election of members by the Executive Committee between meetings when nominated by a majority of the Vice-President and Local Council, 271 new members were elected.
The committee has elected to honorary membership the following:
Rt. Hon. Rómulo S. Naon, Ambassador from the Argentine Republic to the United States; and
Rt. Hon. Viscount Alverstone, formerly Lord Chief Justice of England.
Both Ambassador Naon and Lord Alverstone have accepted election; the letter of acceptance of Lord Alverstone is hereto annexed as a part of this report.
The committee further reports that in accordance with ByLaw XII appropriations were made for the use of the committees of 1914-15 not exceeding the following amounts: Insurance Committee
$ 250 Commercial Law
200 To Oppose Judicial Recall.
1250 Uniform Judicial Procedure.
2500 To Suggest Remedies.
300 Legislative Drafting
300 Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
1000 Section of Legal Education....
500 Section of Legal Education for use of Committee on Standard Rules for Admission to Bar...
750 Judicial Section
300 Jurisprudence and Law Reform.
250 Comparative Law Bureau...
The Treasurer was directed to pay the expenses incurred by J. Nota McGill in arranging hotel accommodations for the members in Washington.
A special committee of three was appointed by the President to prepare for insertion in the report of the Association a résumé of important federal and state legislation for the years 191314-15, and the Executive Committee passed a resolution recommending to the Association the establishment of a permanent Standing Committee for such purpose.
The special committee appointed by the President to prepare such résumé consisted of: Thomas I. Parkinson, New York; William H. Loyd, Philadelphia, and Donald R. Richberg, Illinois. The Treasurer was authorized to pay to this committee for expenses a sum not exceeding $250.
A Special Committee on Reports and Digests, consisting of one member from each state, which was authorized by resolution of October 21, 1914, was appointed by the President. Thomas H. Reynolds of Missouri is Chairman of this committee.
The resolution offered by Tore Teigen of South Dakota at the annual meeting in Washington and referred to the Executive Committee, was duly considered by the committee, viz.:
“ Resolved, That the officers of this Association and the members of the Executive Committee be authorized to secure and present for dedication in the Washington Monument a tablet or stone with suitable inscription as the tribute of this Association to the name of Washington." It was unanimously decided that the resolution could not be appropriately carried out, and the committee so reports to the Association.
The Special Committee on the Publication of a Journal reported favorably at a meeting of the Executive Committee in February, 1915, and recommended that the matter be placed in the hands of the Publication Committee of the Association, Simeon E. Baldwin, of Connecticut, Chairman. It was decided to issue the JOURNAL quarterly at an annual cost to members of $1.50, not to be an additional charge, but to be appropriated out of dues; the price to non-members to be $3. Three numbers of the JOURNAL have already issued, the first as of January, the second in April and the third in July, 1915.
The attention of the committee was called to the dire need of refugee lawyers impoverished and rendered homeless by the war, and a special committee, consisting of the President of the Association and the former presidents thereof, was appointed and authorized to take up with the members of the American Bar Association and kindred legal organizations in the United States the question of voluntary subscriptions to this cause, and to distribute and apply such funds as the Special Committee might receive. Hon. Joseph H. Choate was appointed Chairman of the committee; and the Secretary and Treasurer of the Association were appointed ex-officio Secretary and Treasurer thereof.
The Executive Committee was advised of the death of the Rt. Hon. Sir Wm. Rann Kennedy, P. C., L. L. D., Lord Justice of the Court of Appeal in England, who was an honored guest of the Association at its meeting in Buffalo, in 1889, and again at its meeting in St. Louis, in 1904; and who was also in attendance at Portland, Me., in 1907, when the International Law Association held a meeting in connection with the American Bar Association. A memorial note was approved by the committee and copy transmitted to the International Law Association.
The committee was also advised of the death of Mr. F. P. Ward, publicity agent of the Association. A memorial note was spread upon the minutes, and copy sent to the family of Mr. Ward.
The committee has also been advised of the death of Sir François Langelier of Montreal, Canada, an honorary member of the Association.
The University of North Carolina invited the Association to appoint a delegate to represent it at the Inauguration Ceremonies of Edward Kidder Graham as President of the University at Chapel Hill, April 21, 1915. The President appointed P. A. Willcox, of South Carolina, to represent the Association.
An invitation was extended by the Trustees and Faculty of Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., to the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of the College, June 20, 1915. The President appointed William M. Hargest, of Pennsylvania, to represent the Association on this occasion.
The National Council of the World's Insurance Congress will meet in San Francisco, Cal., October 4-16, 1915. The President has appointed Arthur I. Vorys, of Ohio, to represent the Association on that occasion.