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13 J. B. Ass'n St. Kan. 1 (1944-1945)

handle is hein.barjournals/jkabr0013 and id is 1 raw text is: WeJournal of the Bar Association
of the State of Kansas
VOL. XII                          AUGUST, 1944                               NO. 1
Published Quarterly, August, November. February and May, by the
Bar Asmociation of the State of an&s.
$3.00 Per Annumn                   Members $1.50                   Single Copy $1.00
Address comniclations to John Eberhardt, 608 Fourth National Bank Building, or
The Journal Publication Offie. 1501 B. Dougls, Wichita, Ksnsas.
Entered as Second Class Matter, August 20, 1932, at the Post Office at
Wichita, Kansas, under the Act of March 3. 1879.
Conflaft 1932. by Joumnal of the 9e Aesodation of the Sa t ofm
By E. C. FLooD
To have served as President of this Association has been an honor, a privilege and a
pleasure, which I greatly appreciate. I am e4ually appreciative of the fine cooperation and
the painstaking work of all the officers and members of the Executive Council and of the
Chairmen and members of the various Committees. I am grateful for the support of the
Local Bar Associations and for the willingness to help on the part of the Bar generally,
and for their friendliness and good will.
The time has now come for me to perform one of the constitutional duties of the
President of the Bar Association of the State of Kansas. At the commencement of his
address, one of my. predecessors in this office remarked that our constitution permits
considerable freedom to the speaker on this occasion.-In fact, there are other precedents
that a President is privileged not~to follow a too strict construction of any constitutional
limitations of his own prerogatives.
But desiring to conform to a well-established custom, and realizing that most classes
of people like to talk about themselves, and, if the tone be not condemnatory, to hear
themselves talked about, I shal say something about lawyers. To .allay your fears that
there may not be a terminus to this journey, you' are informed that my remarks will
be confined to lawyers of the United States.
I think it entirely fittisg and proper that at the outset I should say just a little about
lawyers as citizens. Today's lawyers, like those of the past, have recognized and accepted
their civic resopnsibilities. Their militant leadership in the struggle to preserve constitu-
tional government and-their services in the many important community activities attest
that their good citizenship never has been merely passive. The large number of them now
in active military service and the contribution of their time and talent to the various
phases of war effort by those who remain at home, is ample proof, if any were needed, of
their patriotism.
Professionally, lawyers of today have experienced great changes drastically affecting
them in their practice. His views as to some of these changes, recently were forcibly and
rather humorously expressed by Mr. E. V. Pettis, an Alabama lawyer of some forty years
at the Bar, who said When Washington was granted the power of unlimited tax action on
incomes and amassed the billions of dollars in the Federal Treasury, the Federal agencies,

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