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in the practice of law, from the studies which he has made of the causes of crime and of deficiencies, mental deficiencies of younger people particularly, he is well qualified to speak on any of those subjects. He is also the head, as I said the other day, of the American Judicature Society, and I know, and you know, who have received any of their publications, that it is an organization of great value to the profession all over the country.

I have very great pleasure, therefore, ladies and gentlemen, in presenting the Honorable Harry Olson, Chief Justice of the Municipal Court of the city of Chicago, Illinois.

Judge Harry Olson then delivered his address. (See Appendix, page 87).

D. C. HENDERSON, of Lima -As a mark of appreciation for the able address just delivered to us, I move that this address, both interesting and able, be printed in the regular published records of the Association.

Motion seconded and carried unanimously by a rising vote.

LEWIS BRUCKER, of Mansfield:Mr. President, I would like to ask the gentleman one question, and that is, what does he find is the cause that produces these mental defects.

THE PRESIDENT:Judge Olson can answer that, I think.

JUDGE OLSONI think not. That, so far as I know, has not been determined by science. We are hoping that we may get the Rockefeller Institute to take up that question. If any of you have received the report of the Rockefeller Institute, you will notice how small a space they give to mental hygiene, not that they are not working on it, but they have not done very much with it, only a page or two, and they have done nothing with the crime situation. What we need here is a brain clinic to study the brains of these defectives. Men of capacity must be used on that work, and it may be some advance can be made in that way. Dr. Hickson's paper on Organic Brain Lesions before the Neurological Society contained his claim that in every case in which he had seen the brain of the feeble minded and the praecox as well, there was a lesion in the brain, a break down of the tissue. What caused that he does not know, and what caused that, Kraplin, Zeihn and Bleuler do not claim to know. Here is a field for research for the government of the State or an Institution like the Rockefeller Foundation. Of course the court has the advantage of those institutions in having the material in a big city with all its crime, but we have no brain laboratory. I am not sure that anything will be accomplished by that, but that is the next step, I think.

THE PRESIDENT:-The next order of business is the reading of memorials. Thirty-five years ago Lieutenant-Governor Asahel W. Jones was elected president of this Association. He attended every meeting of the Association until two years ago. You all knew him. During this past year he has died. Mr. J. P. Wilson, a life-long friend, has prepared the memorial, and I call on him at this time.

James P. Wilson, of Youngstown, then delivered his memorial. (See Appendix, page 126).

THE PRESIDENT:-Mr. Charles Fillius, who was on the program to speak on the late Judge Laubie, informed me the other day on the telephone that it was absolutely impossible for him to be here, or even prepare a paper. Upon very short notice at my request, Judge Louis T. Farr, of the Court of Appeals, of Lisbon, Judge Laubie's old district, wrote a paper. He is unable to be present and he sent it to me and asked me to read it, which I do with pleasure, because I knew this man, knew him from the time of my first case forty years ago, and I want to say personally that, when he died, one of the greatest lawyers the State of Ohio has ever produced, passed from earth.

The President then read the memorial.
(See Appendix, page 130).
The President then read the following letter:

Cadiz, OHIO, July 7, 1919. J. F. Carlisle, Treasurer, The Ohio State Bar Association,

Cedar Point, Ohio. DEAR MR. TREASURER: -Finding it impossible to be with the Association this year on account of court work running into July, I am herewith inclosing my check for annual dues, as per statement, $5.00.

It will seem odd to me to miss this annual meeting, having been present at the first—forty years ago—at which I was elected one of the Vice-Presidents, with Rufus P. Ranney, President, and I believe have been re-elected and held the office ever since, and do now, under our genial President, Ensign N. Brown.

Should I be permitted to round out a century of membership, I intend then to seek promotion. Kindest regards to President Brown, and believe me,

Very truly yours,


THE PRESIDENT:—Gentlemen, we have lost this year a man whom we all loved. His geniality was peculiar to him. His death was a shock to us all. Judge David F. Pugh, of Columbus, is called upon to say a few words as to the life of Edward Kibler, of Newark.

Memorial to Edward Kibler, by David F. Pugh, of Columbus. (See Appendix, page 137).

THE PRESIDENT:—There was another one, a past President, who until last year never missed a meeting. For some reason he was unable to be here then. Everybody knew and everybody loved Dewey Follett, of Marietta, and it was a shock to us all when we learned of his death in the prime of life. No one knew him better or loved him more than the incoming President, Smith Bennett, of Columbus, who has prepared the memorial.

Smith W. Bennett then delivered his memorial. (See Appendix, page 121).

THE PRESIDENT:It becomes my duty under the Constitution to name three delegates to represent The Ohio State Bar Association at the next annual meeting of the American Bar Association. I take pleasure in naming as these delegates: Sidney G. Stricker, of Cincinnati, Robert C. Patterson, of Dayton, and James P. Wilson, of Youngstown; and as alternate delegates, Oscar R. Krickenberger, of Greenville, W. R. Pomerene, of Columbus, and B. F. Perry, of Jefferson.

JOHN F. CARLISLE, of Columbus:Quite a number of members of the Association have suggested to us that it would be a fine idea if we would, in advance of the issuing of the annual report, have printed in pamphlet form the address of Judge Stafford, in view of the fact that his address was upon a subject which seems to be so vital at the present moment here in America. In order to bring that before the Assembly, I move, Mr. President, that the transcript of the stenographer's notes of Judge Stafford's address be printed in pamphlet form and distributed to the members of the Association at the expense of the Association.

Motion seconded and carried.

SMITH W. BENNETT, of Columbus:-I now move that we recess to meet again at Dayton at a time to be fixed by the Executive Committee, during the holiday period.

Motion seconded and carried.
THE PRESIDENT:It is so ordered.

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