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3 Or. St. B. Bull. 1 (1942-1943)

handle is hein.barjournals/osbb0003 and id is 1 raw text is: OREGON       STATE BAR
VoL. III.              ()(c'T(I iM, 19-t2          No. I

More than 30O lawyers of the state at-
tended the eigth annual meeting of the Ore-
gon State bar at Eugene last month where
they heard legal problems arising from
the war effort discussed and argued 12
committee reports, some of them provoking
considerable debate, and were entertained
at the end of the long business sessions by
members of the Lane county bar.
The business sessions of the convention
were well attended and the members stayed
with it until the arguments were over on
the various reports and resolutions. The
fact that the reports were printed in adi-
vance proved to be an advantage because
tne convention members were familiar with
the recommendations ahead of the actual
The invocation was given by Dr. Norman
K. Tully, while the address of welcome was
oelivered by Gordon A. Rainstead, president
of the Lane county bar. The report of
Secretary F. M. Sercombe showed that large
numbers of lawyers are being called into the
military services and that probably more
than one third of the membership will be
in the armed forces before January 1,
next year. The financial statement of the
state bar was given by Treasurer Arthur
H. Lewis.
One of the outstanding events of the con-
vention was the address of Dean Wayne L.
Morse of the University of Oregon law
school, now a member of the national labor
relations hoard, in which he contended that
there is practically no limit to the power
of the board in war time because it stems
from the president, whose powers under
the constitution, he said, are such that the
rresident can take almost any necessary
step to protect and preserve that constitu-
Dean Morse Gets Tribute
Justice James T. Brand of the Oregon
supreme court w as toastmaster at the
luncheon at the Eugene hotel at which
Dean Morse gave the address. Ile paid tri-
bute to the yeomnan service given to the
country by Dean Morse in his service on the
war labor board and declared that it is the
duty of the boerd to assess in some mea-
sure the sacrifices to be required of the
civilian population so that they will euqal
in some measure the sacrifices being made
by the fighting forces of this country in all
parts of the world. He said that the work
of the board is of interest to everyone, that
it affects all of the civiilan life of the coun-
try and that Dean Morse is one of Oregon's
most outstanding and useful citizens.
In the afternoon of the first (lay of the
convention, Colonel Joel F. Watson, of the
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Nearly 200 lawyers of the state are now
in the armed forces of the United States,
according to information gathered by F.
M. Sercombe, secretary of the Oregon State
bar and Oscar Furuset of the committee of
the Multnomah bar which has been work-
ing on the subject.
This list of attorneys now in active serv-
ice for their country is, of course, just a
starter and before the end of the year many
more will he wearing the uniform. It was
predicted that soon about one-third of the
bar will he called to duty in the next few
The list, as far as it is available, follows:
Abraham, Kenneth, Portland-active,
Aker, Leslie J., Boise-inactive.
Akerman, Joseph A., Portland-inactive.
Alfred, Frank C., Heppner-active.
Allison, Donald J., Salem-inactive.
Austin, Robert D., Washington, D.C.-active.
Alton, Robert M., Portland-inactive.
Adams, Win. B., Portland-active.
Anderson, Geo. L., LaGrande-active.
Barnett, Garfield, Portland.
Baughman, Harry C., Portland-active.
Belt, George, Salem-active,
Bergman, Howard J., Portland-active.
Boardman, Charles E., Portland.
Bollenbach, Clarence X., Portland-active.
Bradfield, Earl F., San Pedro-active.
Brooks, Stan E., Portland-active.
Brown, Alex. G., Portland-active.
Brownton, Wesley, LaGrande-active.
Burdick, Denton G., Jr., Portland-active.
Bush, Neal, Hillsboro-active.
Beckett, Clifford S., Portland-active.
Barnett, Garfield, Everett, Wa.-inactive.
Beckwith, John A., Portland-active.
Calavan, C. Corwin, Portland-active.
Carlson, C. C., Portland-active.
Carson, Allan G., Salem-active.
Cartwright, Peter Co., Portland-active,
Chinnock, Neil, Portland-active.
Chipman, Philip, Portland-active.
Coke, John M., Portland-active.
Collins, Hugh B., Fort Lewis, Wn.-active.
Corey, George H., Portland-inactive,
Crampton, L. Eugene, Portland-inactive.
Crandall, Kern, Portland-active.
Crawford, Win. James, Portland-active.
Carson, Joseph K., Portland-active.
Coughlin, John J., Portlamd-active.
Carter, W. A., Jr., Salem-active.
Coleman, Harry S., Portland-active.
Day, Frank E., Pasco, Wn-active.
Doxey, Edward 0., Portland-active.
Duffy, Chas., Portland-active.
Easley, Norman L., Portland-inactive,
East, William G., Eugene-active.
Eivers, George J., Portland-active.
Elliott, Charles V., Portland-active.
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Gunther Frederick Krause, member of the
board of governors since 1940, was elected
president of the Oregon State bar at the
Eugene meeting of the board and took over
the convention gavel from Retiring Presi-
(lent A. K. McMahan, who has served the
past year.
Ierbcrt P. Welch of Lakeview was elect-
(d vice-president.
Arthur H. Lewis of Portland, who has
been treasurer since 1935, was re-elected
and F. M. Sercombe, secretary, of Portland
was re-named for that position on the
At the same time, the board inducted four
new members: Francis Marsh of McMinn-
ville, who was re-elected from the first
congressional district; Ernest C. Smith of
flood River, from the second; Judge James
W. Crawford of Portland, from the third
and A. N. Orcutt of Roseburg, from the
nuw fourth district.
James J. Crossley of Portland, A. K. Mc-
Mahan of Albany and Carlton L. Pepper of
The Dalles closed their terms of service on
the board and retired at the meeting.
Judge Crawford Seated
With the new members, these will serve
the state bar: J. L. Foote, St. Helens; 0. J.
Frohmnayer, Medford; J. F. Kilkenny, Pen-
dleton; Gunther F. Krause, P o r t 1 a n d;
Charles R. Spackman, Jr., Portland; Bruce
Spaulding, Dallas and Herbert P. Welch,
Lakeview. William G. East of Eugene is
on leave of absence because of military
Judge Crawford was seated as a member
of the board of governors after President
A. K. McMahan had asked an opinion from
Attorney General I. H. Van Winkle, follow-
ing discussion as to whether a cir-uit judge
had the right to be a member of the board
and whether this was dual office probibited
by law or in contravention of the oath of
office taken by the circuit judge.
George William Neuner, assistant attor-
ney general, after holding that a position as
a member of the board of governors is not
incompatible with the duties of circuit
judge, declared:
The conclusion that a circuit judge of
this state is eligible to serve as a member
of the board of governors is confirmed as
a matter of contemporaneous construction
placed upon the bar act by the members of
the bar. One of the members of the first
board of governors of the integrated bar
%%as the Honorable James T. Brand, who,
(luring the time of his service to the bar as
a member of the board, was one of the duly
elected, qualified and acting judges of the
second judicial district. (See 1 Oregon State
Bar Bulletin, page 7),
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