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Denver Bar Association under our plan the committee which had the matter in charge found that the process of elimination was not rapid enough, and the plan was modified while the voting was going on so as to make the process of elimination more rapid. I believe that that met with no serious objection.

Here we have the reverse situation, and I believe, as the Secretary has stated, that if future primaries are held by the Bar it would be well to have the process of elimination less rapid. But, gentlemen, we are attempting an experiment, the first time in the history of this Association. If we are successful in electing the candidate endorsed by the Bar, our plan is adopted and we can get it through at future times. If we go ahead with the process which has been suggested by this amendment and are unable to get our candidate before the assemblies which are convened within a very few days, by reason of our tardiness, we fail to get our candidate upon the various tickets, and I think the plan will be doomed, and the future success of the Association in that respect will be greatly hampered.

For that reason I believe that the practical objection as to speed in nominating the candidates is conclusive and that we should vote against this amendment.


The question was here called for.

Harry E. Kelly:

I was assuming that the committee had found that there was

E. C. Stimson:

No, it would be absolutely impossible to take any more time.

Harry E. Kelly:

That ends it. With the consent of the Association, I would like to withdraw my motion.

George F. Dunklee:

I do not think we ought to do that. I think we ought to vote on this proposition.

(The question was again called for.)

If you

The question is this. There are at least two and probably three great political parties in the State of Colorado. expect to get the candidate of this Association on all three of those tickets you have got to show that you have gone at it in a deliberate way, and that the name you present is really the genuine choice of the Association, and for that reason, and for that reason alone, I seconded the motion, believing that it would result more satisfactorily to the Bar and would be more apt to get that candidate on all three tickets.

Vote was here taken on the motion, and the motion was lost.

J. L. Bennett:

Should any action be taken now to care for this plan in the future, or will anything come up before any meeting of this Association?

President Dubbs:

The chair would rather have the chairman of the committee answer the question.

E. C. Stimson:

The meeting will be far enough in advance of the general election, so far as state officers are concerned.

There may be some recommendation to be made later. If any endeavor should be made to make suggestions to the appointing power where a vacancy might occur, and this plan should be invoked in that direction, then the difficulty that is now before us might still exist. But there will be no general election until 1916, and the 1915 meeting of our Association can take up such plan at that time as may seem advisable, after we have once tried

the experiment. This is just an experiment. The thing is not lost if we happen to fail this time. We are going to win eventually. (Applause.)

President Dubbs:

Are there any special orders which anyone desires to present?

Secretary Wadley:

None on the Secretary's table.

President Dubbs:

The Secretary advises there are none on his table. Is there any unfinished business to be considered?

Ernest Morris:

On behalf of the special committee appointed to audit the books of the Secretary, I desire to report that Mr. Gast and myself spent a considerable part of the night going over the voluminous accounts of the Secretary and Treasurer, and Mr. Gast acted as expert accountant, and I furnished the legal advice that was necessary. We find that at one time of the year Mr. Wadley became confused in his accounts and there was an item of five cents for exchange which he omitted! Fortunately, that error was corrected before the end of the year, and we find that the books balance exactly, and find them correct, and have O' K'd his report.

President Dubbs:


The next order of business is the nomination of officers. the Nominating Committee ready to report? Mr. Trimble is the chairman.

Samuel D. Trimble:

Mr. President, the Nominating Committee submit the following nominations for officers for the ensuing year:

President, Edward C. Stimson of Denver.

First Vice-President, Alfred R. King of Delta.
Second Vice-President, Fred A. Sabin of La Junta.
Secretary and Treasurer, William H. Wadley of Denver.

Your committee has taken no action in reference to delegates to the American Bar Association. Following the custom, the committee recommends that this matter be left to the Executive Committee with power to act.

President Dubbs:

Is there any new business for presentation?

W. N. Searcy:

If I am not out of order, I would like to move a vote of appre-· ciation and thanks to members of the Supreme Court for the work done in preparing and presenting new rules of procedure in response to request from this Association.

Harry E. Kelly:

I second the motion.

President Dubbs:

It is moved and seconded that the thanks of the Association be tendered to the Supreme Court and to its members for the work that the court has done in promulgating rules under the Act of 1913. Is there any argument or debate? If not, the chair will put the question.

The motion was carried unanimously.

Secretary Wadley:

It has been customary, probably more out of courtesy than anything else, to nominate as honorary member of this Association those who have favored us with annual addresses. In con

formity with that custom, I desire to submit the name of Honorable Charles Nagel, of St. Louis.

This nomination was duly seconded, and prevailed unanimously, and Mr. Nagel duly declared elected such honorary


Harry N. Haynes:

I move that the report of the Executive Committee and the report of the Treasurer be adopted.

This motion was seconded and carried without dissent.

President Dubbs:

The next order is the selection of delegates to the American Bar Association.

Edward S. Worrell Jr.:

I move you that that be left to the incoming Executive Committee.

This motion was seconded and carried unanimously.

President Dubbs:

The next order is the selection of next meeting place. For various reasons that matter has been left to the incoming Executive Committee. I simply suggest that as matter of practice. The chair is ready to entertain any motion.

Edward S. Worrell Jr.:

I move that that be left to the incoming Executive Committee.
This motion was seconded and carried unanimously.

President Dubbs :

The chair on its own motion postponed further consideration of Mr. Bannister's address until this point was reached. If any gentleman now desires to enter into any further discussion on that subject, the chair will listen to it.

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