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25 Or. St. B. Bull. 1 (1964-1965)

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BULLETIN

VOL. XXV                                      OCTOBER, 1964                                          No. 1

NAHSTOLL SELECTED AS
STATE BAR PRESIDENT
R. W. Nahstoll, Portland, was elected pres-
ident of the Oregon State Bar for 1964-65
by the Board of Governors meeting in Salem
on Saturday, October 10, the final day of the
annual meeting of the bar. Nahstoll succeeds
Hale G. Thompson, Eugene, who retired as
president and as a member of 'he board with
the conclusion of the Salem meetinm.
James 0. Goodwin, Oregon City, was named
vice-president to succeed J. Ray Rhoten, Sa-
lem, another retiring member of the board.
John H. Holloway, Portland, was reelected
secretary by unanimous vote of the board.
Clifford C. Comisky, Portland, was named
treasurer for the year succeeding Manley
Strayer, Portland. Comisky had been assistant
treasurer during the past year and his for-
mer position was filled by the election of
Randall B. Kester, Portland, as assistant
treasurer.
Newly elected members of the board, Car-
rell F. Bradley, Hillsboro; Wendell Gronso,
Burns; John D. Ryan, Portland, and John E.
Jaqua, Eugene, who attended the board meet-
ing on the 7th as observers, were sworn in
at the recessed meeting on the 10th and took
office. Retiring board members in addition
to President Thompson and Vice-President
Rhoten were Kenneth M. Abraham, Hood
River, and Phillip J. Roth, Portland.
After Nahstoll had taken over the presi-
dent's chair from Thompson, the board passed
a resolution of appreciation for each of the
retiring members and particularly to Thomp-
son for his services as president.
Looking forward to the work of the year,
the four new board members, Bradley, Gronso,
Ryan and Jaqua, were named to the commit-
tee on committees. The recommendations
of the   committee   and  the  board  for
appointment as bar examiners has been
approved by the Supreme Court. Named
were  Edwin   J. Peterson, Portland; F.
Gordon Cottrell, Eugene, and James W. Wal-
ton, Corvallis. Retiring members are Jarvis
B. Black, Portland; Samuel M. Bowe, Grants
Pass, and Mark C. McClanahan, Portland.
Alvin J. Gray, Bend, has been named chair-
man for the year and Theodore W. deLooze,
Salem, vice-chairman.
The finance committee named by the Board
of Governors for this year includes Harlow
F. Lenon, Portland, Ryan and Bradley. Good-
win will head the budget committee with Al-
fred F. Cunha, Pendleton; Philip Hayter, Dal-
las, and Jaqua as fellow members.
At the board meetings on the 7th and 10th,
considerable time was devoted to disciplinary
matters, although much of this part of the
agenda had been discussed at a meeting just
a few days previous in Portland, September
25 and 26. The next meeting of the board
will be in Portland November 19 and 20.
At the Salem meeting, the office of the
bar was directed to conduct a preferential
judicial poll statewide for the Supreme Court,
in Yamhill County for the District Court and
In Multnomah County for the contested Cir-
cuit Court position. Ballots have been mailed
to members of the bar.
The Great Decisions Council had asked
the bar to participate in its program, but the
board held they were without authority to
do so but referred the request to the Commit-
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BAR CONVENTION MARKS LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM
30 YEARS OF ACTIVITY  OUTLINED BY REPORTS

More than 1050 members of the Oregon
bar registered for the 30th annual meeting
at Salem October 7 to 10, and more than 900
actually attended, according to the report of
the state bar office. A list of registrants ap-
pears in this issue of the Bulletin.
Early arrivals joined in the President's Re-
ception Wednesday night with the first busi-
ness session getting under way at 9:00 A.M.
Thursday morning. President Hale G. Thomp-
son, Eugene, called the meeting to order and
J. Ray Rhoten, Salem, the bar's vice-presi-
dent, presided. George H. Layman, Newberg,
was parliamentarian.
Dr. G. Herbert Smith, president of Willam-
ette University, gave the invocation and a
welcome was extended by Willard Marshall,
mayor of Salem.
The financial report of Manley Strayer,
Portland, treasurer, was included in the print-
ed reports distributed to all members of the
bar and was filed with the report of the sec-
retary, John H. Holloway. Wendell Wyatt,
Astoria, state bar delegate to the House of
Delegates of the American Bar Association,
gave his report and commented upon some
major considerations of the ABA, although
he was not able to attend the annual meet-
ing this summer in New York City.
Chief Justice William H. McAllister of the
Supreme Court gave his report, one part of
which was devoted to the work of the Su-
preme Court itself and the other to the
dockets and affairs of the trial courts. Both
were reported in good shape with the Su-
preme Court continuing its exceptional rec-
ord of hearing cases within one month from
the time they are at issue and that the dock-
ets of most of the trial courts were quite
up to date.
Justice McAllister noted an increase in
the case load of the courts and indicated
that the problem of continuing the present
fine record would be a problem if the upward
spiral continued.
The best standard by which to measure
the condition of the docket of a trial court
is the length of time elapsing from the filing
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JUDICIAL PREFERENTIAL POLL
RESULTS
October 23, 1964

SUPREME COURT*
Ballots sent-2578
1    2
Ralph M. Holman     218   28
Ed Howell     ..    144  158
CIRCUIT COURT**
Ballots sent-1395
Eugene K. Oppenheimer
Phillip J. Roth
DISTRICT COURT***
Ballots sent-   23
Kurt C. Rossman .......
Rollin B. Wood ....

Returned-1932
3    4
722   97 1065
346 219    867
Returned-1062
733
329
Returned- 21
. .. ....  15
6

(*) State-wide poll, vote by Congressional
District; (**) Multnomah county only;
(***) Yamhill county only.

In the following resume, page references
are to the pages In the published commit-
tee reports which were mailed to all ac-
tive members prior to the annual meeting.
This device is employed again this year In
order to make it possible to give as com-
plete a report as possible within the space
limitations of the Bulletin.
A number of important legislative propos-
als and policies of the bar with reference to
future activity were established by action on
committec reports during the 30th annual
meeting of the Oregon State Bar at Salem
October 7 to 10.
A numoer of reports which included no rec-
ommendations and which did not require ac-
tion by the convention were received and
filed during the opening business session.
These included:
BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS (pp. 16-
18); CIVIL RIGHTS (p. 18); CONTINUING
LEGAL EDUCATION (pp. 18-20); INTERN-
AL REVENUE SERVICE LIAISON (pp. 89-
90); LABOR LAW AND WORKMEN'S COM-
PENSATION (p. 116); LAWYER PLACE-
MENT (p. 122); LEGAL ETHICS (p. 139);
JOINT COMMITTEE WITH PRESS AND
BROADCASTERS       (pp.  148-149);  REAL
PROPERTY (p. 180); STANDARDS AND
ADMISSIONS (pp. 180-181).
No written reports were submitted by the
following  committees: CONSTITUTIONAL
REVISION, MINERAL        LAW, OREGON
STATE BAR, PATENT, TRADEMARK AND
COPYRIGHT     LAW, PERSONAL        LEGAL
CHECKUP (discontinued), PUBLIC ATTOR-
NEYS.
The report of the Committee on WORLD
PEACE THROUGH LAW was not published,
but was received and filed.
The following action was taken upon rec-
ommendations of the other committees:
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW (pp. 15-16): All
three recommendations adopted. No legislr.-
tion proposed.
CORPORATION       AND    PARTNERSHIP
LAW (pp. 20-57). Recommendation No. 1 (p.
20) adopted. Recommendations No. 2, 3, 4
and 5 (p. 21) adopted and recommendations
No. 6, 7 and 8, received and filed. Extensive
legiclation proposals in the form of bills were
included in this report.
CREDITORS' RIGHTS (pp. 57-66). Recom-
mendation No. I (p. 57) was amended by
amending the exhibit so as to affirmatively
show protection for the wife. Recommendation
No. 2 (p. 57) was amended, along with the
accompanying bill, to add plus cost of sale.
Recommendations No. 3, 4 and 5 (p. 57) were
adopted as submitted. Recommendation No.
6 (p. 57), on which the committee split 5 to
4, was rereferred for further consideration.
Recommendations No. 7, 8 and 9 (pp. 57-58)
were adopted.
CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE (pp.
66-74). The four recommendations of this
committee (pp. 66-67) were adopted. An ef-
fort was made to amend recommendation No.
2 (p. 66) so as to provide that presentence in-
vestigation reports would be furnished the de-
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