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mittee has elected the following members of the bar of the State as members of this Association:

Norman Shattuck_
W. C. King---
Hamilton McWhorter, Jr.-
R. L. J. Smith
Orrin Roberts
Buford F. Boykin---
Chas. H. Calhoun.
M. R. Lufburrow..
John T. West-
John G. Kennedy--
Mary Campbell Johnson.-
Minton H. Johnson.
M. M. Holloway-
Edward Lyle
Walter R. Daley--
Rodney S. Cohen
L. P. Goodrich.
W. H. Connor..
Carl N. Davie.
Boykin Wright
J. Sprunt Newton..
W. I. Curry--
Thos. A. McNicholas-
John S. Ridgdill -

La Fayette.
--Ashburn.
--Lexington,

Commerce.
--Monroe.

Carrollton.
Washington.

Sylvania.
Thomson.
__Savannah.

Brunswick.
-Brunswick.

-Atlanta.
_Atlanta.
-Atlanta.
-Augusta
--Griffin.

--Griffin.
Gainesville.

-Augusta.
-Claxton.
-Augusta.
Tifton.
Tifton.

The Committee thinks that that is a gratifying showing of the interest felt by the members of the profession in the State in this Association and the things for which it stands. In this connection we take the liberty, on behalf of the Association, of expressing the thanks and appreciation of the Association of the very active and very efficient work done by the Committee on Membership headed by Mr. W. A. Slaton, of Washington. (Applause.)

There are communications from the American Bar Association with reference to two different matters which the Executive Committee has instructed me to present for such action as the Association may now or hereafter take. I will file the papers with the Secretary, and briefly call attention to the fact that the first communications refer to an offer of the American Bar Association to furnish to this Association a sufficient number of copies of the Canons of Ethics of the American Bar Association, which are the Canons of Ethics adopted by the Georgia Bar Association, suitably printed on cardboard and framed, to be hung in every court-house in every county in the State. The correspondence submitted with reference thereto is as follows:

Dear Sir:

I enclose herewith copy of the Canons of Ethics of the American Bar Association.

The Executive Committee is contemplating the printing of these ethics on a cardboard suitable for framing (22 x 28 inches), in order that a copy may be hung in each court-house in the United States.

I am writing now to request that you kindly advise me whether or not your Association would be willing to undertake the placing of one of these cards in each court-house in your State, and if so, how many copies you will need.

If any State has adopted a code of ethics not differing essentially from that of the American Bar Association (only slight change in type-setting being necessary), I think the Executive Committee will be willing to print for that State sufficient copies of its own code for use therein. This will be done, for instance, for New York State, whose code differs from that of the American Bar Association merely in the phrasing of one or two sentences.

I shall be very glad if you will let me hear from you at your early convenience on the above subject, and to have any suggestions which you may care to offer.

Yours very truly,

GEO. WHITELOCK, Secretary.

Augusta, Ga., February 23, 1917. Mr. Orville A. Park, Secretary, Georgia Bar Association,

Macon, Ga. My Dear Mr. Park:

Í have received the following bid for one hundred and forty frames for the proposed canons of the American and the Georgia Bar Associations: “Frames of neat pattern,

: brown finish, one and one-half inches wide, for one hundred dollars. If fitted with glass and back complete for one hundred and ninety dollars."

I suppose that the officers would certainly not feel authorized to make this expenditure without some action on the part of the Executive Committee. We might, however, write to the members of the Executive Committee and have from them an expression of their wishes. I am quite of the opinion myself that it would be well for the Association to do this. What do

you think?

Yours very truly,
WM. H. BARRETT, President.

April 18, 1917. Orville A. Park, Esq., Secretary,

Georgia Bar Association,

Macon, Georgia. My Dear Sir:

Í beg to thank you for your letter of April 16th, and am glad to note that your Executive Committee is of the opinion that your Association should undertake the placing of the Canons of Ethics in the different court-houses of the State. I can appreciate that they would wish to place the matter of framing the copies before the Association itself owing to the considerable expense involved, and I shall be glad to have you advise me of the Association action. Our printer has given me an estimate of $1.10 per copy for framing and packing these copies; this of course may be increased when we are ready to have the work done.

Yours very truly,

GEO. WHITELOCK, Secretary. The President: There will probably be some action necessary upon this matter in order that the Association may give

some direction as to what disposition shall be made of this suggestion. Mr. Bryan inadvertently stated that we were to be furnished with the frames. As a matter of fact we will only be furnished printed copies of the Canons of Ethics, and we are requested to have them framed and put up in each court-house in the State.

Judge J. H. Merrill, of Thomasville: I move that that matter be referred to the next Executive Committee with power to dispose of it.

This motion was seconded and carried.

Mr. Bryan, continuing the report of the Executive Committee: The next communication is from Mr. George Whitelock, Secretary of the American Bar Association, to the Secretary of the Georgia Bar Association, in which he says:

September 23, 1916. Mr. Orville A. Park, Secretary, Georgia Bar Association,

Macon, Georgia. Dear Mr. Park:

I beg to call your attention to the following amendment to the Constitution and By-Laws of the American Bar Association, adopted by the Association at its recent meeting in Chicago (August 30, 31, Sept. 1, 1916), whereby the President and Secretary of your State Bar Association become a member ex officio of the General Council and Local Council, respectively, of the American Bar Association from your State, viz.:

"The President of each State Bar Association recognized by this Association, which accepts this provision, shall become a member ex officio of the General Council provided he be a member of the American Bar Association, and provided further that votes in the General Council be by States whenever a roll call is asked."

“The Secretary of each State Bar Association recognized by this Association, which accepts this provision, shall become a member ex officio of the Local Council for such State, pro vided he be a member of the American Bar Association."

This action by the Association was upon the recommenda

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tion of the Conference of Representatives of the American Bar Association and the various State and local Bar Associations which met on August 28, 1916, in Chicago.

I shall be very glad if you will bring this provision before your State Bar Association and advise me of its action thereon.

Yours very truly,
Geo. WHITELOCK, Secretary.

, Our Secretary then wrote the following communication to Mr. Whitelock, the Secretary of the American Bar Association:

September 28, 1916. Mr. George Whitelock, Secretary,

American Bar Association,

Munsey Building, Baltimore, Maryland. My Dear Sir:

I am in receipt of yours of the 23rd, calling my attention to an amendment to the Constitution and By-Laws of the American Bar Association, adopted at its recent meeting in Chicago, whereby the President and Secretary of the State Bar Associations become members ex officio of the General Council and Local Council, respectively, of the American Bar Association, when the State Associations accept this provision of the Constitution and By-Laws.

I shall take pleasure in bringing this amendment to the attention of the Georgia Bar Association at its next annual meeting, and have no doubt the Association will be very glad to accept the provision.

Yours very truly,

ORVILLE A. PARK, Secretary. The President: The Association has heard the recommendation as made by the American Bar Association. What is its desire ?

Mr. John M. Slaton, of Atlanta: I move that it be adopted, and that our by-laws be amended in accordance with the suggestions made by the American Bar Association.

This motion was seconded and carried.

Mr. Bryan, continuing the report of the Executive Committee: The Executive Committee wishes to call the attention

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