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During the year Stephen S. Gregory, Editor-in-Chief of the JOURNAL, died, and the committee elected as his successor, Edgar Bronson Tolman, of Chicago, under whose efficient direction the work, so well begun by Mr. Gregory and his associates, has been brought to its present fruition.
In pursuance of the resolution offered at the St. Louis meeting by William P. MacCracken, Jr., of Illinois, the President appointed a special committee to investigate and consider the legal aspects of aviation and aerial navigation, to draft such measures as it deems advisable, and to report them, together with its conclusions and recommendations to the next annual meeting of the Association. This committee, consisting of Charles A. Boston of New York, William P. Bynum of North Carolina, Orrin N. Carter of Illinois, George G. Bogert of New York, and William P. MacCracken of Illinois, has submitted a report to the Executive Committee which has been printed and distributed to all members of the Association. The Executive Committee respectfully refers said report to the Association for such action as it may deem proper. The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws has under consideration a Uniform State Law on Aviation. The Chairman of the Committee of the Conference is George G. Bogert of New York.
The resolution offered by Levi Cooke of the District of Columbia, proposing an increase in the compensation and allowance for travel of Grand and Petit Jurors in the District Courts of the United States, was referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence and Law Reform.
The committee invited the International Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association to send one or more delegates to attend the annual meeting of the Association.
The committee approved a new plan of membership campaign submitted by Frederick E. Wadhams, as Chairman of the Membership Committee, providing for the appointment of District Directors, and State and County Advisors. Acting under this plan, the Membership Committee have recommended 4446 applicants, all of whom have been elected by the Executive Committee after approval by a majority of the Vice President and Local Council of the respective states.
The Executive Committee has also elected to honorary membership the Rt. Hon. Viscount Cave of London.
The President appointed a committee of three, consisting of Hampton L. Carson, Edmund F. Trabue and himself, to investigate the feasibility of incorporating the Association.
The President also appointed George B. Young, Charles M. Hepburn, J. Q. Smith, Andrew A. Bruce and J. P. McBaine, as a committee to investigate possible coordination of the work of the Sections and Committees of this Association, with a view of attaining definite objects of accomplishment.
The President appointed the following delegates on behalf of the Association, to attend the meetings indicated :
Walter George Smith, Joseph F. O'Connell and Charles A. Boston, to attend the meeting of the National Civic Federation in New York City on February 15, 1921.
Robert P. Shick, James M. Satterfield and William L. Marbury, to attend the meeting of the American Academy of Political and Social Science in Philadelphia on May 13 and 14, 1921.
Charles A. Boston to attend the unveiling of a tablet to Rufus Choate in the Hall of Fame, New York University, on May 25, 1921.
Hollis R. Bailey, John H. Voorhees, Edwin T. Merrick, Lawrence Maxwell and William H. Burges, to attend the Conference of Delegates from state and local Bar Associations in Cincinnati on August 30, 1921.
Hampton L. Carson to attend the meeting of the Canadian Bar Association in Ottawa, September 6 to 8, 1921.
The President also appointed William Howard Taft, Elihu Root, Frank B. Kellogg, George Sutherland and Walter George Smith as a Special Committee to attend the funeral of Edward Douglass White, late Chief Justice of the United States, at Washington, D. C., on May 21, 1921.
Acting President Carson appointed William Hunter, J. Hansell Merrill, Scott M. Loftin, William Fisher and Evelyn C. Maxwell, as a committee to attend the funeral of William A. Blount, late President of the Association, at Pensacola, Florida, on June 18, 1921.
The committee further reports that, in accordance with Bylaws X and XII, appropriations were made for the use of the
respective committees, sections, etc., not exceeding the following amounts:
1,600 Section of Public Utilities..
150 Section of Patent Law.
200 Comparative Law Section.
250 Section of Criminal Law..
500 Sec. of Conf. Bar Asso. Delegates.
1,250 Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
600 100 400 1,400
500 250 250 450 500 350 3,000
HAMPTON L. CARSON,
MEMBERS AND DELEGATES REGISTERED
FORTY-FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING
CANADA-MANITOBA. Mignault, P. B., Ottawa. Thorson, Joseph T., Winnipeg.
ENGLAND. Simon, Sir John, London,
Appleton, Jean, Lyon.
JAPAN Masujima, R., Tokyo. Yamamato, T., Yokohama.
Allen, Geo. C., Gadsden.
ARKANSAS. Bouic, W. G., Hot Springs. Casey, Samuel M., Batesville. Cockrill, Ashley, Little Rock. Downie, Edward S., Little Rock, Gannaway, Malcolm W., Little Rock. Graves, O. A., Hope. Martin, Wm. H., Hot Springs. Quinn, Frank S., Texarkana. Rose, George B., Little Rock. Stayton, Jos. M., Newport.
ARIZONA. Baughn, O. J., Florence. Hartman, Francis M., Tucson.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
Church, Melville, Washington,
Austin, Edward W., Chicago.