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7 Wash. St. B. News 1 (1953)

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Vol. VII, No. 1                         JANUARY, 1953                                  Page 1

ATTORNEY GENERAL
MAKES CHANGES
Attorney General Don Eastvold has
recently appointed 21 new assistant at-
torney generals. (We cannot bring ourself
to say attorneys general.) Bernard
Lonctot is Eastvold's chief assistant, and
Willard J. Wright is a special assistant
who will supervise the operations of the
Seattle area of the Attorney General's
office.
Eastvold's new  appointments in the
Seattle area, all a3signed to Labor and
Industries and Board of Industrial Ap-
peals, include Henry Heckendorn, Arthur
S. W. Chantry, Floyd L. Colvin, Joseph
Mijich and Donald L. Holman, all of Se-
attle; Lloyd C. Baker, Gig Harbor; Rus-
sell Potter of Hoquiam and Harold Hun-
saker, Edmonds.
New assistant attorney gen~rals ap-
pointed to serve at Olympia include Carl
Loy, Yakima, State Tax Commission;
Phyllis Dolvin, East Stanwood, general
staff; Cy  Dimmick, Olympia, License
Department and State Patrol; Andy Eng-
bretsen, Morton, general staff; Ralph
Davis, Olympia, chief of legal opinions;
William Hallin, Longview, general staff;
Don Miles, Pullman, Highways Depart-
ment; Moksha Smith, Seattle, social se-
curity; John D. Thomas, Jr., Seattle, em-
ployment security; Quinby Bingham, Ta-
coma, Public Service Commission; Fred
Dorsey, Tacoma, and Arthur Mickey, Se-
attle, Liquor Control Board.
BENTON-FRANKLIN COUNTIES
Ralph A. Rodgers of Pasco and his as-
sociate, RZ. G. Patrici., have recently
moved to new and spacious offices (ad-
jectives by parmission) in the Title and
Trust Building in Pasco. Ralph is the
new president of the Pasco Chamber of
Commerce. As of the first of the year,
Edward Guenther joined Hugh B. Horton
of Kennewick. They will practice as the
partnership of Horton and Guenther. Bar-
ring unforeseen contingencies, Ed will be
Kennewick's new city attorney. His is the
only name on the ballot since the with-
drawal of incumbent, Kenneth Serier.
Your correspondent is the proud parent
of the first baby brother for two sisters.
John Day, formerly of Spokane, is res-
ident attorney for Kaiser Engineers in
Richland.
Benton and Franklin County readers
are urged to send material for the News
to the undersigned.
-SAM J. FAmMEn.

BOARD FAVORS HIGHER
JUDICIAL SALARIES
The Board of Governors of the State
Bar Association, at its meeting in Olym-
pia on January 19, went on record as favor-
ing annual salaries of $18,000 for Supreme
Court judges and $15,000 for Superior
Court judges. The board directed the
Legislative Committee to prepare an ap-
propriate bill for submission to the Legis-
lature. The increased salary scale, if
adopted, cannot affect the salary of any
incumbent judge during his present term.
The higher salaries suggested were ar-
rived at after considering the recent re-
port of the Judicial Council on the subject
of the salaries of judges (Thirteenth Re-
port of the Judicial Council, 1953, pp. 15-
20). The action is in line with the reso-
lution adopted by the Bar Association
at the last annual meeting in Tacoma in
September.
WALLA WALLA REPORT
Carlton G. Conkey, a 1951 law grad-
uate of the University of Washington, is
opening offces at 207 Drumheller Build-
ing, Walla Walla, for the general practice
of law. Carlton is a nephew of Thomas
P. Gose, prominent Walla Walla attorney,
has been with the Corps of Engineers in
the rea, estate division, Walla Walla Dis-
trict, for the past year and a half and did
his undergraduate work at the University.
He is married and has one child.
At its December 30 luncheon, the Walla
Walla County Bar Association endorsed
a proposal to be submitted to the legis-
lature to increase salaries of Superior
Court judges to $12,000 and Supreme
Court judges to $15,000. The bar also
authorized President Carl L. Johnson to
appoint a committee to study proposed
changes in Walla Walla County Superior
Court rules pertaining to the appraisal
of estates.    -AnrTun L. HAWMAN.
SKAGIT COUNTY NEWS
By the time this item   is published,
Judge W. L. Brickey will have retired
after sixteen years upon the bench. Judge
Charles S. Stafford, Jr., assumed his
duties on January 13.
Harry Follman has been appointed
justice of the peace for Mount Vernon
Precinct and police judgb of the city of
Mount Vernon, replacing Walter J. Deier-
liein, Jr., who resigned to become deputy
prosecuting attorney.
The attorneys of Skagit County were
guests of Alfred McBee and Warren J.
Gilbert at a New Year's reception held
at the home of Mr. Gilbert.
-HARWOOD BANNISTER.

CHELAN COUNTY NEWS
J. A. Adams, recently elected to the
bench of this county, took his oath of office
on January 12, in a courtroom packed
with members of the bar and other well-
wishers. Retiring Judge Fred Kemp, com-
pleting his twelve-year tenure, admin-
istered the oath to Judge Adams and
wished him  all success; the latter re-
sponded with a pledge to attain the com-
petency and zealousness of Judge Kemp.
The Chelan County Bar Association
honored both judges the same evening
at a banquet held at the Wenatchee Golf
and County Club; dinner was preceded
by a refreshing social hour. Guest of
honor and main speaker of the evening
was Judge Sam Driver of the Federal
District Court, Spokane, who was as-
sociated in private practice in Wenatchee
with Judge Adams from 1927 to 1937.
The bar association presented Judge
Kemp with a fishing rod and reel, with
the admonition 4' at members of the as-
sociation would now demand actual proof
as to the fishing skill of the former judge,
rather than the hearsay evidence that
had been presented in the past.
The enjoyable evening was concluded
by association president D. A. Shiner's
presenting the gavel to president-elect
Fred M. Crollard. Other officers for the
coming year are Robert E. Connor, vice-
president, and Edward Engst, secretary-
treasurer.
Other news from this county is the ap-
pointment of James Arneil as city attor-
ney to succeed Jud'pp Adams, and R. D.
Kendall as court commissioner to succeeLC
Fred M. Crollard. Jon Phelps, deputy
prosecutor for the past two years, has
entered private practice in Wenatchee.
-IIMEn A. CROLLARD.
REPORT FROM SNOHOMISH COUNTY
On December 26, 1952, the bar associ-
ation met for its annual election of new
officers. Alfred Holte was elected pres-
ident, Wesley Duce, vice-president; Sam-
uel Hale of Snohomish, secretary, and
Herbert Swanson as treasurer. The date
for our annual Washington's Birthday
banquet was fixed as February 21, 1953.
Judge Ralph C. Bell has commenced the
active practice of law and is officing with
Dan English and Louis Bell at the First
National Bank Building in Everett.
Our apologies to State Sen. William
Gissberg. In reporting previously on our
election results the nane of William Giss-
berg was omitted. Congratulations to you,
Bill.             --WisEy K. DUCE.

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