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21 Or. St. B. Bull. 1 (1960-1961)

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VOL. XXI                                     OCTOBER, 1960                                       No. 1

Seven hundred and ninety-six members of
the Oregon State Bar registered for the 26th
annual meeting at Gearhart, September 21
to 24, according to John H. Ht oway, secre-
tary. The registration was the largest in the
history of the integrated bar and with wives
and guests the total attendance was well
above the 1000 mark.
Tile many important committee reports
with their proposed legislation, policy changes
and other matters of vital interest to all
members of the bar contributed to the large
attendance and the better than averlge at-
tendance at the business sessions.
Detailed analysis of the action taken on the
various recommendations with cross reference
to the published committee reports will be
included in the November issue of the Bulle-
To mention a few of the actions taken, the
membership unanimously recommended that
the state bar act be amended to permit an
annual membership fee of $50 a year. It also
voted to support the repeal of the Connally
reservation which reserves to the United
States the decision as to whether a matter
involving this country will be submitted to
the international court and approved the
creation of a tax court.
In addition affirmative action was taken
on recommendations relating to admissions
and disciplinary procedure, approval of the
measure on the November ballot providing
for mandatory retirement of judges at 75,
changes in the law relating to remarriage
after divorce, authorized a statewide poll on
the question of giving the supreme court
rule making power in civil action.
Among other items endorsed was a statu-
tory change which would permit five of the
six jurors in a district or justice court to
return a verdict.
The historic format of convention procedure
was changed this year with a continuing
legal education program on Thursday morn-
ing and the first business session that after-
noon. The result was that some 500 members
were on hand the first day, many of them
younger members of the bar anxious to take
advantage of the CLE program.
A luncheon was held on Thursday and the
annual dinner meeting that night instead of
on Friday night. The final luncheon was on
Friday which left Saturday free to conclude
the business sessions and the afternoon for
the outdoor barbeque. With the banquet
moved up to Thursday night the annual tent
show was the Friday night feature.
Social hours were held both Thursday and
Friday night with the shore buffet dinner
being staged on Friday prior to the tent show.
The final social hour was the Sea Breeze
event Saturday which was followed by the
William M. Dale Jr., Portland, was chair-
man of the general committee of the board
of governors in charge of the annual meeting.
He was assisted by T. Leland Brown, The
Dalles, and Otto R. Skopil Jr., Salem. Ar-
rangements secretary who was in charge of
the many details incident to the meeting was
George F. Cole, Seaside.

The crises faced by the free world in its
competition with Communism in the contest
for the minds of men and acceptance of tie
conflicting doctrines by new nations and un-
committed areas was emphasized by Carl M.
Marcy, Washington, D. C., chief of staff for
the foreign relations committee of the U. S.
Senate, in his address at the annual dinner
meeting of the state bar at Gearhart on
Thursday night, September 22, at Gearhart.
Earlier that day at luncheon, the conven-
tion heard Charles S. Rhyne, also of Wash-
ington, D. C., past president of the American
Bar association, speak on World Peace
Through Law as the hope of civilization to
survive in the face of the present cold war
conflicts and the threat of ato-mic war.
Marcy explained that the free nations
understand freedom but are inept at unity,
while the Communist block are expert at
unity but know little and care less about lib-
erty, The eventual victory may be won,
Marcy said, by the first of the two sides to
achieve the synthesis of both liberty and
From his long experience as a top level
officer and advisor, Marcy told his audience
there was no easy solution to the problems
facing this country on the international stage.
The complex problems of the day, he said,
cannot be reduced to slogans, but they should
not be ignored by the public as being too
difficult to understand.
Foreign aid, he declared, will be with us
for a long time and long-term planning with
more closely integrated political, economic
and defense activities a must if this nation
and its way of life, as well as that of the
other free countries, is to survive.
Rhyne, who launched the American Bar
association on its activity in promoting peace
through international law and who is the cur-
rent chairman of the ABA committee on
World Peace Through Law, urged the Ore-
gon lawyers to support repeal of the Con-
nally amendment whereby this country re-
served to itself the right to determine juris-
diction of the international court in any case
involving American interests.
Such action by the congress, he declared,
is essential if we are to effectively lead the
world toward the rule of law among nations.
The state bar committee on World Peace
Through World Law and the Multnomah Bar
association's committee have been most active
during the past year and drew applause from
Rhyne, especially for the TV program pre-
sented last May 1. The state bar meeting
went on record as approving the repeal of the
Connally amendment.
Following his appearance at the convention
in Gearhart, Rhyne addressed the City club
in Portland. Here again he urged his program
declaring that there are three ways for gain-
ing world order, force, agreement and third
party jurisdiction
The first, he concluded, is not desirable
because modern weapons of war are too
powerful. The second, he continued, has
proven impossible, leaving only the third to
The second luncheon speaker was Chief
Justice John R. Dethmers of the Michigan
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Dean F. Bryson, Portland, was elected presi-
dent of the Oregon State Bar by the board of
governors at their meeting at Gearhart on
September 24, during the annual meeting
of the state organization. Bryson succeeds
C. S. Emmons, Albany, one of the four
members of the board whose terms expired
with the annual meeting.
Elected as vice-president was Ray H. Lafky,
Salem, who succeeds Clarence D. Phillips,
Portland, another board member whose term
expired. The new treasurer is Herbert C.
Hardy, Portland, who succeeds Ray Mize,
also of Portland, and Robert Clapperton,
Portland, was designated assistant treasurer.
John H. Holloway, Portland, was reelected
Following the selection by the old board,
Eugene E. Marsh, McMinnville, first district;
Owen C. Panner, Bend, second district; Rob-
ert T. Mautz, Portland, third district, and
Harry A. Slack, Coquille, fourth district,
were sworn in and President Emmons turned
the gavel over to the new president.
In addition to Emmons and Phillips, other
board members who concluded their three
year terms were Otto R. Skopil, Salem, and
T. Leland Brown, The Dalles.
Before adjourning the business meeting with
President Bryson presiding, the board by
resolution expressed its appreciation to each
of the retiring members for their service
to the bar during the past three years, years
which have been particularly productive in
expanding the service of the organized bar
to the lawyers of the state and to the public.
In order to get the work of the new board
under way without delay, standing commit-
tees were named as follows:
Committee on committees: Marsh, chair-
man, Panner, Mautz and Slack.
Finance committee: William M. Dale Jr.,
Portland, chairman; Robert C. Anderson, As-
toria, and Marsh.
Budget committee: Charles G. Howard,
Eugene, chairman; G. W. Kellington, Med-
ford, and Mautz.
The board held two meetings since the
last edition of the Bulletin, one in Portland
on September 17, and the meeting at Gear-
hart on the 21st and 24th.
The Gearhart meeting was devoted largely
to matters relating to the annual meeting
and its program. Dale served as chairman
of the board's convention committee. The
committee on committees made their report
and selections, subject to certain last minute
revisions to eliminate too many duplicate
assignments to individual members and for
final check against committee assignment
requests. The roster of committees will be
published in the November Bulletin.
At the September 17th meeting the board
had before it a number of disciplinary mat-
ters. The board urged prompt action on a
number of matters now before grievance and
trial committees in order that they may be
disposed of as rapidly as possible.
The status of the proposed handbook for
jurors was reviewed and publication author-
ized upon receipt of definite replies from
those counties which have not replied or
which have not made firm commitments.
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