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Fifty names were added to the membership roll since the Annual Meeting last August.
The deaths of fourteen have either been reported or have come to the knowledge of the Treasurer. The names of these have been sent to the Committee on Legal Biographies, Mr. Baer, of Cincinnati, Chairman.
The resignation of thirty-seven members have been received during the year.
At the last annual meeting held in Cleveland a resolution was adopted remitting the dues of those members who were in the Military or Naval Service of the United States. The Treasurer endeavored to find the names of those coming within the scope of this resolution. The result was that sixty-eight members were in the Military Service. The Treasurer further states that there are probably more than this, but he has been unable to learn their names, but as they come to hand will embody them in the Annual Reports from time to time.
The total number on the rolls of the Association at this time is 1,089.
Earnest efforts have been made to collect all back dues, but as many were in the Military Service it was thought not safe to drop names from the membership for non-payment of dues. The names of all have therefore been retained and dues for preceding years have been added to the 1919 statement, the result of which cannot now be reported, for the reason that there has not been enough time to respond. Respectfully submitted,
J. F. CARLISLE,
ADDITIONAL DONATIONS FROM MEMBERS FOR ENTERTAINMENT OF AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, RECEIVED TOO LATE TO
GO IN FORMER REPORT. John W. Kreitzer.
.$1.00 N. H. McClure..
2.00 Addison C. Lewis.
2.00 C. M. Buss.
2.00 T. I. Gillmer.
1.00 Robt. N. Wilkin.
1.00 D. W. Iddings.
CEDAR POINT, OHIO, July 8, 1919. We, the undersigned, appointed as an Auditing Committee to audit the books of the Treasurer, Mr. J. F. Carlisle, beg to report that we have examined and checked the books and vouchers of the Treasurer and find them correct in all particulars.
WILLIAM L. HART,
William L. Hart, of Alliance, moved that the report of the Treasurer be accepted and filed.
Motion seconded and carried.
Chairman Sidney G. Stricker, of Cincinnati, presented the following report on behalf of the Committee on Admissions:
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ADMISSIONS. The Ohio State Bar Association:
MR. PRESIDENT AND FELLOW MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION:Recognizing the necessity of awakening a broader and more universal interest in the work of the Association, the Committee on Admissions has made an earnest effort to enlarge our membership by securing new members, who will take an active interest in the progress and development of the Association.
With this end in view, the Committee is pleased to recommend the following applicants for membership to this Association: Samuel S. Davies. Second National Bank Bldg., Cincinnati Floyd C. Williams.
Atlas Bank Bldg., Cincinnati Miles W. Townsend.
.Walsh Bldg., Cincinnati Gregor B. Moormann.
Traction Bldg., Cincinnati John C. Thompson
Walsh Bldg., Cincinnati Hon. Walter M. Shohl.. .Judge, Court of Appeals, Cincinnati Frank W. Cottle.
First National Bank Bldg., Cincinnati Clayton Quintrell
. Williamson Bldg., Cleveland David T. Keating.
Huntington Bank Bldg., Columbus Eugene Carlin...
New Hayden Bldg., Columbus Don. M. Hamilton.
Huntington Bank Bldg., Columbus Franz George Hoster. Cols. Savings & Trust Bldg., Columbus John G. Price..
Hartman Bldg., Columbus Louis D. Johnson.
... Columbus Chas. S. Druggan. Cols. Savings & Trust Bldg., Columbus B. W. Gearheart. New First National Bank Bldg., Columbus Edward Jos. Greely.
Hartman Bldg., Columbus Olan J. Ross..
23 E. State St., Columbus Ralph M. Lucas.
.8 E. Long St., Columbus O. E. Davis..
New First National Bank Bldg., Columbus John F. Ward.
Central National Bank Bldg., Columbus J. E. Butler..
New Hayden Bldg., Columbus Edw. F. Berry
55 E. State St., Columbus Frank W. Doyle.
124 S. Main St., Akron Thos. B. Paxton, Jr..
Citizens Bank Bldg., Cincinnati Nicholas J. Hoban.. .First National Bank Bldg., Cincinnati Reuben R. Holmes. . Legal Aid Div., Pub. Welfare Dept., Dayton W. S. Rhotehamel.
Commercial Bldg., Dayton Edw. E. Burkhart. .Dayton Savings & Trust Bldg., Dayton Jas. W. Tarbell.
Court House, Georgetown Brooks E. Shell.
Court House, Lancaster Milo L. Myers..
Marysville A. W. DeWeese..
.31312 N. Main St., Piqua Frederick W. Gaines.
.Nicholas Bldg., Toledo Murray E. Smith.
. 124-6 W. Main St., Troy Baird Broomhall.
124-6 W. Main St., Troy Leo S. Wilkoff..
Court House, Youngstown George H. Gessner.
City Hall, Youngstown Dahl B. Cooper..
Court House, Youngstown Arthur Morgan..
Dollar Bank Bldg., Youngstown James E. Bauman.
Columbus Thomas H. Ford.
Dayton Joseph C. Breitenstein..
312 Federal Bldg., Cleveland Warner M. Pomerene, Coshocton National Bank Bldg., Coshocton Anthony Ronnedaun.
Cincinnati Walter S. Scott.
Loudonville Alton H. Etling.
Tailor-Johnson Block, Wooster J. C. Royer.
13 Court St., Tiffin James D. Watson.
.1172 Court St., Tiffin Irving Carpenter.
Norwalk J. Malcolm Strelitz..
. 107 N. Main St., Marion Curtis T. Johnson.
Court House, Toledo Irving Carpenter
Gallup Bldg., Norwalk James D. Watson.
.1112 Court St., Tiffin Curtis T. Johnson.
Court House, Toledo C. P. Keiser..
312 Wick Bldg., Youngstown U. F. Kistler.
.706 Mahoning Bank Bldg., Youngstown J. C. Royer..
13 Court St., Tiffin Leonidas E. Speer.
52 Davis Bldg., Dayton J. Malcolm Strelitz..
109 Main St., Marion Your committee respectfully recommends that each of the foregoing applicants be elected members of the Ohio State Bar Association.
SIDNEY G. STRICKER, Chairman, Committee on Admissions.
The Chairman of the Committee on Admissions moved that the Secretary cast the vote of the Association for the election of the applicants whose names had been presented by the Committee. Motion seconded and carried and the ballot of the Association cast accordingly.
THE PRESIDENT:—The Executive Committee has no report to make except as given in the report of the Secretary, who was also Secretary of the Executive Committee.
The next is the report of the Committee on Grievances. I understand that the Chairman, Mr. Ballard, is not here, but his report is here and will be read by the Secretary.
The Secretary read the report of the Committee on Grievances as follows:
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRIEVANCES.
COLUMBUS, OHIO, July 8, 1919. To The Ohio State Bar Association:
The Committee on Grievances takes pleasure in reporting that no complaint has been brought to its attention against any member of the Association during the past year. Members of the Association have not been affected with Bolshevism or kindred evils, and are lending their best efforts toward solving the problems of reconstruction. Respectfully submitted,
H. S. BALLARD,
Simeon M. Johnson, of Cincinnati, moved that the report be received and filed.
Motion seconded and carried.
THE PRESIDENT:—The next will be the report of the Committee on Judicial Administration and Legal Reform.
SIMEON M. JOHNSON, of Cincinnati:- Why has that report not been printed and sent to the members?
THE PRESIDENT:-It has only been prepared just a short time, I think. The Committee just had a meeting.
Louis H. WINCH, of Cleveland:- Judge N. B. Billingsley, the Chairman of the Committee, is unavoidably detained in New York City. He expected to be here today, but I received a telegram from him asking me to submit the report of the Committee. The report of the Committee consists of three propositions or questions, two submitted to it by the Executive Committee and one proposition originated by this Committee. The report is as follows: