8 Docket Call 1 (1973)

handle is hein.journals/dcktcll8 and id is 1 raw text is: Dean Rusk, Chairman, Advisory
Committee of the International Ex-
change of Attorneys Committee;
Charles S. Rhyne, President, World
Peace Through Law Center

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On August 26-31, 1973, the SIXTH WORLD CON-
FERENCE on WORLD PEACE THROUGH LAW and
the FOURTH WORLD ASSEMBLY OF JUDGES will be
held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, West Africa. The Con-
ference is sponsored by the World Peace Through Law
Center, and it is another milestone in the ever growing
effort of judges and lawyers to help establish an effective
and acceptable international legal order to replace
violent conflict as a means of settling disputes. It also
covers all transnational contacts and relations and
common domestic concerns in the law field.
(Continued on page 8)

v

Retirement: What is your instant reaction to that word?
Pleasant? Unpleasant? Not interested?
Fifty years ago, retirement was the Golden Dream,
sought by many, achieved by few. When Grandfather
was no longer able to cycle to his shop, his family
scrounged a rocking chair, a cane and a spittoon and
Grandpa lived out his years, humbly and grumbly, on a
rotating succession of front porches.
But this was not the Golden Dream. The Real Thing
featured wintering in Florida, a Packard, a maid or two
and envious contemporaries.
retirement
golden dream or dreary nightmare?
Since those days, awesome changes have taken place:
the automobile and airplane, affluence, longer and
healthier lives, plus Social Security made the Dream
available to more and more people. Sweet slogans
appeared: Freedom from Care, The Golden Years,
Taking Life Easy, but in time, the true picture emerged.
Retirement for many began to resemble an aging
stripteaser: take away the tinsel and beads and what was
left was a bit disappointing.
Simone de Beauvoir has written a book called
Coming of Age, the Age being 65, which Madame has

just reached. She feels that most over-sixty-fivers are
disenchanted and my investigation forces me to agree,
but I am in accord with the great Maurice Chevalier who,
when asked how it seemed to be old, replied, It is
better than the alternative.
When I was asked to write this article, I weighed my
credentials: First, my wife and I have spent most of our
travel time in the last 30 years in numerous retirement
areas. Second, I left a 35-year law practice in 1967 and
have lived for the past five years on an increasingly
popular retirement-vacation island in the West Indies -
St. Maarten; and, third, I have in 1972 attained THAT
AGE: 65.
My first discovery that all was not golden with
retirement came when my father, who had no hobbies or
interests, retired at the age of 60. He had appallingly
good health, and spent the remaining 27 years of his life
being vigorously and violently bored. Those 27 years of
family warfare brutally convinced me that Planned
Retirement was tremendously important and I began
doing something about it in my early forties.
My wife and I have the good fortune of sharing an
aptitude for art. I deny that we are talented, an alibi
word that enables far too many people to sit on their
duffs and try nothing. We chose art as our retirement
thing and from 1950 to 1965 we spent the equivalent of
two and one-half years in a variety of adult art education
(Continued on page 16)

Copyright @1973 American Bar Association

editor's
guest
Charles S. Rhyne

contents
1. EDITOR'S GUEST
RETIREMENT
2. RATING LAWYERS
4. THE SECTION: WHAT'S UP WHAT'S IN
6. THE CASE OF THE SOLO PRACTITIONER
10. VIDEOTAPE
12. INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF ATTORNEYS
WHITHER UMVARA
14. EXAMINING CONDOMINIUM DOCUMENTS
15. NEWS RELEASE

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