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24 Or. St. B. Bull. 1 (1963-1964)

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BULLETIN
OL. XXIV                      OCTOBER, 1963                       No. 1
HALE THOMPSON NAMED    GOVERNOR NAMES JONES    CONVENTION AUTHORIZES
AS PRESIDENT OF BAR   AS NEW CIRCUIT JUDGE  INDEMNITY FUND BALLOT

At the recessed meeting of the Board of
Governors in Portland on September 20, Hale
G. Thomp.ion, senior member of the board
from Eugene, was elected as president for
1963-64. J. Ray Rhoten, Salem, was selected
as vice-president, and John H. Holloway re-
elected secretary. Manley B. Strayer %N s
named to serve as treasurer for the year
with Clifford C. Comisky as assistant treas-
urer.
Following the election, new members of
the board were sworn in by Holloway. Those
taking office were Philip Hayter, Dallas, first
congressional district; Alfred T. Cunha, Pen-
dleton, second district; Harlow F. Lenon,
Portland, third district, and James G. Rich-
mond, Roseburg, fourth district.
After this ceremony, Eugene E. Marsh, Mc-
Minnville, retiring president and board mem-
ber, turned the gavel over to President
Thompson. Other members of the board who
retired at this time were Owen M. Panner,
Bend, vice-president; Robert T. Mautz, Port-
land, and Harry A. Slack, Coquille. The board
voted resolutions of appreciation to the re-
tiring members who concluded their three
year terms.
The newly elected officers and the new
members of the board were introduced to
the convention at the annual dinner Friday
night.
Hayter, Cunha, Lenon and Richmond were
named to the board's standing committee on
committees and they will, in 1964, nominate
successors to those whose terms expire. The
Bulletin expects to publish the list of current
committees next month.
Phillip J. Roth, Portland, chairman; R. W.
Nahstoll, Portland, and Lenon were named to
the finance committee and the budget com-
mittee for the year will include Kenneth M.
Abraham, Hood River, chairman; Donald F.
Myrick, Grants Pass, James 0. Goodwin,
Oregon City, and Cunha.
The board began its September meeting on
the 18th. Much of the first day was devoted
to a review of disciplinary matters and peti-
tions for reinstatement and voting on ac-
tion to be taken. The board directed the sec-
retary to prepare for its consideration defin-
itive rules of procedure for the consideration
of applications for reinstatement.
The employment of counsel by the bar was
considered and the notice appearing on the
first page of this issue of the Bulletin is in
accord with the action taken. The board took
note of editorials appearing in Eugene and
Bend with reference to the recent bar exam-
ination.
Alfred A. Hampson, Portland, chairman of
the Committee on Continuing Legal Educa-
tion, met with the board and discussed the
committee's plans for future CLE sessions.
One of the major projects to be undertaken
by this committee to date is the planned pro-
gram for next spring and spring of 1965, both
of which will feature procedure and practice.
The board referred to the Committee on
Criminal Law and Procedure for study, re-
port and recommendation to the 1964 annual
meeting a proposal that the bar sponsor or
support a bill in the 1965 legislative assem-
bly which would make attempted suicide a
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Robert E. Jones, 36, Beaverton, has been
named to the circuit bench in Multnomah
County by Governor Mark 0. Hatfield. The
appointment will be effective November 1,
when a shift of personnel in the Fourth Ju-
dicial District will be made as a result of the
retirement as of October 31 of Judge Donald
E. Long.
Judge Long, a veteran of some 27 years as
a judge in the domestic relations department
of the circuit court for Multnomah County,
announced his retirement on his 70th birth-
day. Prior to his service on the bench of the
circuit court, Judge Long served two years
as Municipal Judge in Portland.
Judge Long is a graduate of Georgetown
University Law School in Washington, D. C.,
and his public career includes three years as
a special agent of the Department of Justice
and service in World War I and II. For serv-
ice in the European Theater in World War
II he received the Bronze Star with oak leaf
cluster and the Purple Heart. He remained
in the Army reserve after the war and was
retired as a lieutenant colonel.
In the field of domestic relations and juve-
nile court administration, he has received
national recognition. He has participated in a
number of national conferences, been active in
the association of juvenile judges and was the
recent winner of the Kelley Loe Memorial
Award for community service.
Jones will succeed Judge Carl A. Dahl on
the trial division of the court. Judge Dahl is
resigning this post to succeed Judge Long in
the domestic relations department. He has
been serving part time in this department for
some years. Judge Jean L. Lewis is the other
judge in the domestic relations department.
Jones served as a representative from
Washington County in the 1963 session of the
legislature. He is a Republican. He is the
21st circuit judge to be appointed by Gover-
nor Hatfield since he took office.
Jones is a native of Portland. He attended
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NOTICE
The Board of Governors has appointed
a screening committee to solicit and inter-
view applicants for the position of Counsel
for the Oregon State Bar.
The Board of Governors has authorized
the employment of an attorney, preferably
a member of the Oregon State Bar, as
Counsel, to work primarily on unauthorized
practice and disciplinary matters at a
starting salary of not less than $7,200 per
annum.
Counsel will work in the office, and un-
der the supervision, of the Secretary.
The position will be full-time and will
be a career opportunity.
Members of the Bar are encouraged to
make application for the position or to
recommend others who appear to be quali-
fied and available.
Applications, In letter form, with bio-
graphical or other data, should be submit-
ted promptly to John H. Holloway, Secre-
tary of the Oregon State Bar, 328 Pittock
Block, Portland 5, Oregon.

(Note: Page numbers used In the following
article are keyed to the published committee
reports distributed to all members of the bar
prior to the annual meeting.)
By adopting the amended minority report
(pp. 18-19) to the report of the Committee
on Clients' Indemnity Fund (p. 15) members
of the Oregon State Bar will determine by a
majority of those voting whether such a fund
should be adopted, it was decided at a well
attended business session of the bar on Friday
morning, September 20.
Much of the important business to come
before the convention was transacted that
morning when consideration was given to a
series of resolutions. A resolution relating to
a House of Delegates for the bar was adopted
as amended and provided that a definite
plan be worked out with local bar associa-
tion by the Board of Governors.
Wendell Gray, Portland, chairman of the
resolutions committee took the platform Fri-
day morning with a handful of proposals. One
that brought forth considerable oratory was
designed to reverse the action of the Board
of Governors in designating Vancouver, B. C.
as the site of the 1964 annual meeting.
Carl M. Brophy, Medford, led the forces
in support of the resolution in favor of re-
storing a provision originally in the bylaws
that the annual meeting must be held with-
in the state. Phillip J. Roth, Portland mem-
ber of the Board of Governors, who has been
promoting the British Columbia trek for the
past year, defended the action. The board's
decision was supported by a vote of 188 to
132 against the resolution which would have
reversed the selection.
The first three resolutions were passed
without opposition. One expressed apprecia-
tion to the local bar associations, the wom-
en's group and individuals who contributed
to the success of the best attended conven-
tion in the history of the integrated bar.
Another endorsed Glenn R. Jack, Oregon City,
as a candidate for president-elect of the
American Bar Association, and the third
supported the naming of an Oregonian to the
present vacancy on the Court of Appeals for
the Ninth Circuit.
George H. Corey, Pendleton, chairman of a
special committee, reported in support of a
resolution which expressed opposition to the
passage by the congress of SB 1876 which
would split the Ninth Circuit Court and
create an 11th circuit embracing the states
of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and
Alaska with headquarters in Seattle.
It was the opinion of the special committee
and supported by the membership that the
present court would continue to best serve
Oregon.
Another resolution approved the reactiva-
tion of the Constitutional Revision Commit-
tee with the same authority as before and to
direct its attention especially to the bill of
rights and judicial article and taking no
position as to those articles dealing with pol-
itics.
Hugh L. Biggs reported in support of a
resolution against the adoption of an amend-
ment to the federal constitution which would
create a Court of the Union made up of the
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