38 Women Law. J. 12 (1951-1952)
Lawyers in the News

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Lawyers in the News

Judge Hughes Endorsed
Judge Sarah T. Hughes of Dallas,
Texas, immediate past president of
the National Federation of Business
& Professional Women's Clubs and
Senator Margaret Chase Smith, of
Maine, won the unique distinction of
being the first women to be endorsed
as candidates for the Vice Presidency
of the United States.
On the opening day of the Biennial
convention in Boston of the National
Federation of B&PW clubs, a boom
was launched for a woman for vice
president and a resolution submitted
by the New York State Federation,
was immediately and enthusiastically
adopted.
In accepting the endorsement Judge
Hughes commented that she had no
objection to the endorsement, but I
am not so naive as to think that we
are likely to elect a woman for Vice
President this year, but I do think
we should get into the arena and start
to fight.
Two NAWL members were success-
ful candidates for national B&PW of-
fices, e.g., Marguerite Rawalt (Wash-
ington, D. C., past president of
NAWL) was elected first vice presi-
dent and Hazel Palmer (Missouri)
second vice president. Illinois Judge
Vera M. Binks was a candidate for
third vice president.
The legislative platform  as ap-
proved by the Federation at its 1952
biennial convention favored advance-
ment. of the position of women and
use of women's full capacities as
citizens, by means of (1) equal rights
amendment to the United States Con-
stitution, (2) jury service for women,
(3) equal pay for equal work, and
(4) removal of and prevention of
discriminations on the basis of age,
sex or marital status. Also endorsed
was support of legislation to promote
peace and national defense; opposi-
tion to compulsory government con-

trolled health insurance and medical
care, and civil service appointment
based on competitive examinations
except for the five and ten prefer-
ence points allowed veterans, and re-
tention and promotion of employees
based on efficiency and length of
service.
Military Tribunal
Most impressive is the story of
GRACE KANODE LLEWELLYN, of
Washington, D. C., an assistant prose-
cutor in the war crimes trial of Gen-
eral Tojo, et al., and the first and only
women ever to participate in an In-
ternational Military Tribunal. Upon
being presented before the Interna-
tional Military Tribunal, Sir William
Webb said:
We welcome you cordially. You
are the first woman to appear be-
fore an International Military Tri-
bunal.
The Tribunal consisted of mem-
bers (judges) from   eleven nations
and the accused were twenty-eight
Japanese warlords.
In connection with this assignment,
Mrs. Llewellyn did all of the research
regarding the military and economic
aggression of the Japanese in the Far
East, her particular fields being Inner
and Outer Mongolia and Manchuria.
She went to Japan just two months
after General MacArthur, in 1945,
and upon completion of the special
assignment returned home about a
year later. Upon her return Amer-
ica and the Future-Subversiveness
was written by Mrs. Llewellyn and
published in September, 1949, copies
of which were distributed to mem-
bers of the Senate and Congressmen.
Assignment K - Tokyo is the
subject of a personal narrative she is
now writing, publication of which is
being held up until her return from
a trip she is now making to the Far
East to bring back the last word of
information.

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