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THE ERDIC 1931 A YEAR BOOK PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY THE SENIOR CLASS OF THE ALBANY LAW SCHOOL ALBANY, NEW YORK Volume XICopyrighted, 1931 Domenic L. Streppa and Homer K. PetersBoard of Editors Editor-in-Chief HOMER K. PETERS Business M anager DOMENIC L. STREP PA Faculty Advisor CLEMENTS ANDREW V. . 1 ssisia nt Editor-in-( 'h ief Stephen L. Waszkiewicz Managing Editor Lester R. Mosiier Assistant Business Manager Clinton S. Cole Senior Art Editor Reuben A. Lazarus A ssociate Editors Robert G. Ahlheim Samuel M. Hesson Robert F. Fitzgerald Edward L. Keenan James R. Hanley Philip G. Rosenberg Junior Editors Laurence Berghash Harold Segal Freshman Editors John C. Crary Henry Tasker Junior Art Editor J. LeRoy Kniskern Freshman Art Editor John ('. CraryTo RALPH E. ROGERS Teacher, Counsellor, and Gentleman The Class of 1931 dedicates this volume Union University CHANCELLOR FRANK PARKER DAY, A.M., D.Litt., LL.D. BOARD OF GOVERNORS President, ALDEN CHESTER, L.H.D. Vice-President, AM ASA J. PARKER, LL.D. Secretar} , IIAROLD J. 11 IN MAN, Pii.B., A.M., LL.B. UNION COLLEGE Frank Parker Day, A.M., D.Litt., LL.D. . Nicholas V. V. Franchot, A.M................. Edwin W. Rice, Jr., Eng.D., Sc.D. Edgar S. Barney, Sc.D.................... Franklin II. Giddings, LL.D.................. Frank Bailey, LL.D........................... Willis T. Hanson............................. Charles B. McMurray, A.M..................... Willis R. Whitney, Ph.D., Sc.D............... ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE Alden Chester, L.H.D......................... Amasa J. Parker, LL.D........................ ALBANY LAW SCHOOL Harold J. IIinman, Ph.B., A.M., LL.B. Ellis J. Staley .....................■ DUDLEY OBSERVA TORY Benjamin Walworth Arnold................................... Albany Frederick W. Kelley........................................ Albany ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Schencctad y Ole an Schenectady New York- New York Brooklyn Schenectady Troy Schenectady Albany A Ibany Albany A lhanu 8 HUflaOL Albany Law School BOARD OF TRUSTEES Honorary President AMASA J. PARKER, LL.D Albany President HAROLD J. IIINMAN, Ph.B., A.M., LL.B. Albany Vice-President JAMES V. COFFEY, LL.B ■ ■ Troy Secretary FRANK L. WISWALL, LL.B Albany Treasurer A. PAGE SMITH, LL.B Albany Frank Parker Day, A.M., D.Litt., LL.D Schenectady Wilber W. Chambers, LL.B Xew York Walter W. Law, Ph.B., LL.B Sew York Ellis J. Staley Albany Charles S. Stedman, Ph.B., LL.B. Albany Charles B. Sullivan, A.B., LL.B. . .... Albany Seymour Van Santvoord, A.B., LL.B. Troy William L. Yisscher, LL.B. . Albany w11Harold D. Alexander, LL.B., A.M. Dean of Faculty LL.B., Albany Law, 1895; A.M., Union; District Attorney Albany County, 1914- 1919. Lecturer on the law of Real Property, Criminal Law, Agency, Legal Ethics. JOLiam Newton B. YanDerzee, A.B., LL.B., D.Pd. A.B., Williams. 1892: LL.B., Albany Law. 1893; I). Pd., New York State Teachers Col- lege: Surrogate of Albany County. 1900-1918. Lecturer on the law of Wills. Executors and Administrators. John T. Fitzpatrick, A.B., LL.B. A.B.. Cornell. 1900; LL.B., Albany Law, 1903; State Law Librarian. 191.5-1980. Deputy Supreme Court Reporter. 1930- . Lecturer on Legal Bibliography. 15 Roland Ford, LL.I3. LL.B.. Albany Law, 1907. Lecturer on law of Evidence, Torts, Negli- gence, and Insurance. Raymond F. Allen, A.B., LL.B. A.B., Colg' , 1917; LL.B., Albany Law, 1921; Law .assistant Stale Department of Education, 1921-1922. Lecturer on Fundamentals of the Law, Public I’tilitics, and Practice and Procedure. J 10Charles J. Tobin, LL.B. LL.B.. Albany Law, 1904; Counsel State Tax Commission, 1918-1915; President New York State Tax Association. 1924-1925. Lecturer on the law of Assessment and Taxation. Charles H. Andros, C.E., LL.B. C.L.. Rensselaer Polytec’ ric Institute, 1907; LL.B., Albany Law. 1920; 'xaminer U. S. Patent Office. 1920-1921. lecturer on Patents. Trademarks and Copy- rights, and Conflict of Laws. 17ISADORE BOOKSTEIN, LL.B. LL.B.. Albany Law, 1915; Assistant District Attorney Albany County. 1920-1921; County Judge Albany County. 1921-1922. Lecturer on Practice Court Work. ISr Andrew Y. Clements, LL.B. LL.B.. Albany Law, 1919. lecturer on Current Law. Quasi Contracts. Personal Property, and Partnership. Ralph E. Rogers, A.B., LL.B. A.B., Yale. 1901; LL.B., Columbia, 1908; Lecturer Columbia I’niversity, 1913-1917, 1919-1921. I-coturcr on Contracts. Equity and Trusts. Constitutional Law. and Negotiable Instru- ments. 9Francis Kelliher, A.H., LL.B. A.B., Yale, 102 2: LL.B., Albany Law. 1026. Lecturer on the law of Damages, Domestic Relations, and Corporations. Austin B. Griffin, LL.B. LL.B., Albany Law, 1007; Supreme Court Reporter, 1919- Lecturer on the law of Sales. 20The: Point Is SemiorSPresident Vice-President Wm Homer E. Peters Treasurer Baldwin C. Chittenden, Jr. Eugene J. Steiner Secretary Leo G. Kane 23 Robert George Ahlheim, A.B. Albany Devius Own; Kappa Beta Phi; Verdict Board. “Joe Smooth." What Brooks Bros, can do for a man. “ Well. I don’t think so Dean." Member of the Benedicts. “So 1 had one more drink of rye and left." Baron Munn- chausen's only rival. Author of “ A Week-end at Colgate . One of our practical minded lawyers. Has spent years in developing his moustache. Athlete, librarian, student, and play-boy. “Xaw, I don t want my picture taken." Ray Allan’s only rival. Member of the Mother Goose Club. Never does anything except New York Cases. Justice of the Peace candidate. Star witness in Chancery trials. “So 1 got mad and shoved him into the bleachers." A thorn in the side of the Republican Party of the Town of Schodaek. The star that tailed. “I, i. Sir." Charles Michael Becker, Jr. Rochester Forum (1); Cap and Gown Committee; Phi Sigma Kappa. An Attorney General in the making. “All good things come from God.” The mystery man of the class. A real plugger. Chief diversion, walking home with a member of the fair sex late in the evening. Smokes " briefs” as well as writes them. Charter member of the Mother Goose Club. Harry Arthur Allan Hast Schodaek Chancery; Basketball (1, 2. 3); Senior Ball Committee; Vice-President (2); Volleyball; Interclass Baseball. 21r John Paul Brennan, A.B. Rochester Forum (1. 2, 3); Chancery; Law Review Board; Mana- ger of Intercollegiate Debating; Class Secretary (1). Member of Brennan, Conley, and O'Reilly. Never agrees with the Dean. Magician extraordinary. Keeper of the books. Knows all the latest tricks and illustrates in the smoking-room evenings from 7.30 to 10.25. At 10.25 he puts away the six books. Earns his tuition by pitching nickels. “Just call me Boon." Samuel Edward Brown Glove rsville Chancery; Kappa Beta Phi; Law Review Board; Basketball (1); Volleyball; Interclass Basketball; Interclass Baseball; Athletic Board (2. 3). Retired athlete. “I'll take two and make 'em good." Captain of all interclass teams. Veteran Kappa Beta. Best little objector at Chancery trials. Always blushes when he doesn’t have the case. Ex-politician, ran for President in his freshman year, but the machine beat him. Sometimes called the Blonde Beast. Better known as “Judge Brown". James John Carroll Cohoes Forum (1. 2); Senior Banquet Committee, Chairman; Interclass Basketball. The answer to a maiden's prayer. No relation to Carol of Roumania, although rumor hath it that he has caused quite a furor among the women. Plays at politics and studies law for the love of the game. Most particular about his briefs. Will not borrow one which varies from his exact specifications. Studies law in the Appellate Division Library during the recesses in the trials of the Supreme Court. Likes fun, the law. the Dean, and the Irish. ■ibMaurice Brannan Conley, A.B. Fulton Forum (1. ‘2. 3); Chancery, Chancellor; Intercollegiate Debates; Junior From Committee; Volleyball; Inter- class Basketball. "The Sick”. Gained his fame by his work on the case of “The Girl with the Green Packard". Notre Dame's contribution to Albany Law. Has retained his individual- ity despite three years of constant exposure to the rays of O'Reilly’s luminous legal powers. It is said that he and Newt go out every Saturday night upon a new clue as to the whereabouts of “The Legal Mind". George Francis Curley Troy Devil's Own; Senior Ball Committee, Chairman; Interclass Basketball; Interclass Baseball. Troy to Albany via the 8:00 A.M. local. Talks little, works a lot. Holds down one of the tables in the State Educa- tional Library. Gives the impression of being in love. Does not drink, smoke, chew, or swear. Never been known to miss a dance. Generally believed to be the author of " Let George Do It ". : i■ Baldwin Charles Chittenden, Jr. Albany Devil’s Own; Class Treasurer (8). Great admirer of men who get by without doing cases. Writes a perfect brief. Syracuse is not only his alma mater, but also his Mecca. Has established a regular monthly schedule between Albany and Syracuse and will maintain it as long as there is a road. There must be gold out thar, or something equally attractive. Our idea of a gentleman. 26 T Frangis William DeCamilla Hudson Falls Forum (1, 2); Basketball (2); Cap and Gown Commit- tee; Volleyball; Interclass Basketball; Interclass Base- ball. “The Big Atom”. Sometimes known as “The Bow-legged Terror”. “I'll explain that after class, Mr. DeCamilla.” Arrives at 9:80 sharp each morning. Prefers the Knicker- bocker Press but will read the Troy Record if necessary. Authority on ” How. When and Where to Ask a Question.' Merrill Samuel Effrox Poughkeepsie Devil's Own; Basketball (1, 2, 8); Cap and Gown Com- mittee; Volleyball; Interclass Basketball. Studies law while lie sleeps. Expert poker player. “ I can't see where—. ” Will bet on anything. Reads cases with Goldberg at the State Educational Building. Always pays his debts. Diogenes throw away your lantern. Buys the paper for DeCamilla every morning. Member of the Mother Goose Club. “I’ll stand pat." Joseph Harold Eixhorx, A.B. Alining Forum (1. 2. 3); Devil's Own; Senior Ball Committee; Class Treasurer (1); Junior From Committee. Writer of long briefs. Reads very fluently. Suspected of spending his spare time in Troy. “ Well, in this here case—." Wakes up EfTron at the end of every class. Supplies his class neighbors with the latest briefs. Forum's leading debater. 271 Robert Francis Fitzgerald Utica Verdict Board; Interclass Basketball; Chancery. The Utica Flash. From tennis star to lawyer in one vol- ume. Seems to have that tired feeling. Seldom seen doing cases, but always has them. Fit lives on Lancaster Street so. of course, lie's not married. Girls, here he is. come and get him. Has those wild Irish eyes. A great pal of Cloning's. George William Gloning, Jr. Gloversville Justinian; Chancery; Kappa Beta Phi; Law Review Board; Volleyball; Interclass Basketball; Interclass Baseball. “Here I am girls." Gloversville’s gift to the Justinians. “ Your deal. George." Gave up doing eases after he became a Justinian. Supposed to have a legal mind. Home town boy makes good. Plays a dashing game of basketball. Smooth boy with the ladies. Always dances in front of the orchestra. Wears a wind blown bob. “I'd rather be right than President.” Balances his check book every morning. Member of the Lancaster Street gang. Alexander Goldberg Poughkeepsie Invitation Committee. Chairman. Taxation without representation. Greatest little grind in the class. Never caught without a ease. Has that skin you love to touch. One of the boys from down the river. Owns one of the tables down at the Ed. Building. “Did you see that BABY? They never made 'em that way down home." J 2S T James Robertson Hanley Perry Forum (1); Chancery; Kappa Beta I hi; Verdict Board; Junior Prom Committee, Chairman; Gamma Eta Gamma. Future Judge of the Court of Apples. NN hen the marks come out. Jim steps out. Girls, you should see him. Strep- pa's right hand man. Member of the Lancaster Street mob. Devotee of the pasteboards now and then. Never fools with the Dean. Chancery’s leading trial lawyer. Always laughs at Clonings "jokes”. Young Loehinvar from out of the West. Newton Jay Herrick, Jr., A.B. Canajoharie Forum (2. 3), President (3); Chancery; Volleyball; Junior Prom Committee. The Silo Vance of the Law School. Takes O'Reilly out to lunch every day. Example of what a well-dressed man will wear. Never known to become excited. Noted for his summations at Chancery trials. Takes the Dean seriously, leader in all Forum activities. Writes the longest briefs in the class. A gentleman. Samuel Moodie Hesson, A.B. Watervliet Forum (1. 2); Justinian; Chancery; Law Review Board; Intercollegiate Debates; Verdict Board; President (1); Junior Prom Committee; Volleyball; First Trustees' Scholarship (2). Very little to “kid" Sam about. Went to sleep once in Corporations. Only once without a case in three years. Enjoys explaining the mysteries of the law. Has received many honors from the school and the class. We only regret that we have no more to confer. To use the time-worn expression sincerely. “A Gentleman and a Scholar . 29Henry John Horstman, A.B. Schenectady Senior Banquet Committee. “Our Hencry”. A faithful member of the Commuters’ Club. Spends the first hour recovering from the nervous strain of Wemplc's fast driving. Spends the last hour packing the brief ease for the return trip. Enjoys reciting for the Dean. Charter member of the smoking room divi- sion of the Court of Appeals. I'nderstands all the fine points of Real Property and Oysters. Chancery; Kappa Beta Phi; Basketball Manager (8); Athletic Board (8). •‘The Senior Class Play Boy". Keeper of the jug. Leading candidate for the smoothest boy with the ladies. Delights in arguing with Mr. Clements. Won distinction as one of the few to receive a conviction in Chancery Court. "'Tis well. Tis well." Harold Edward Jacobson Geneseo Leo George Kane Albani Devil’s Own; Class Secretary (3). Lieutenant Kane, our own military expert. “ Line 'em up. Makes life miserable for attorneys at Chancery trials in their attempted cross-examinations. Reads all the cases and knows the District Attorney’s middle name. Is accomplished in the art of filibustering when it is about time for the bell to ring. As proof of his popularity Leo was the only "anti-organization" candidate to be elected to class office in three years. .10wm mc jcuaaadC jT Edward Louis Keenan Le Roy Forum (1. 2); Devil's Own; Verdict Board; Volleyball; Interclass Basketball; Class Treasurer (2); l’lii Sigma Kappa; Class Prophet. Poet, humorist, and golf player. lias never been known to lose his good humor. Attends both Albany Law and State College. Seldom seen doing cases but always has them. Likes “stud", but never refuses to play “draw". “Our trumpeteer". Leading light on the kkdict Board. “Where would England be if it weren't for The Irish. Excels at dancing and pool. Reuben Avis Lazarus Albany Forum (1.2. 3); Verdict Board, Art Editor; Phi Sigma Kappa; Chancery. Michael Angelo of the Verdict. Tammany's chief tiger. Recited for fifteen minutes upon a Chinese murder ease, accompanied by a symphony orchestra. In his spare moments he sees that the Legislature does no harm to little old New York. “Just tell us in a few words what you know about clams, Mr. Lazarus." Gives half the Senior (.'lass a ride down town every noon. Charter member of the Benedicts. Salvatore John Leombruno Glens Falls Invitation Committee; Junior Prom Committee. Another Benedict. Better known as "Sally". His chief interests in life are the wife and baby. Keeper of the school calendar, knows when every course begins and ends. One of the smooth boys. Worked his way through school and all the cases, too. “I'm a barber, a lawyer, and also a daddy." J e Edward Pius Loeser, A.B. Rochester Invitation Committee; Vice-President (1); Volleyball. “The Admiral". Noted for opening windows on all cold mornings. "It seems—." The librarian whom Fitzpatrick doubted. Our HE-MAN’. Finder of all miscited cases. Chief diversions, skipping rope and handing out notes. The Tarzan of the Law Books. The sailor who never sailed. John Sutherland Marsh Niagara Falls Forum (1. 2, 3); Intercollegiate Debates; Senior Ban- quet Committee; Cardozo Prize Debate (2); Phi Sigma Kappa. An apparently serious person, but we know that he has his weak moments. Divides his time between the smoking room and the library. Has never missed a bull session. Likes to ask the Dean questions. "What I want to know is—." Ardent rooter at all basketball games. No debating team is complete without him. Member of “The Silent Three", Marsh, Mountain, and DeCamilla. George Walden McTsaac, B.S. Devil’s Own; Invitation Committee. Troy Practical, even-tempered George. One of the few men in our class who knows the value of going your own way, going all the way, and going alone. Champion process- server of the class, and mainstay of a Troy office. But “still waters run deep", as a confession on our editorial shoulder once revealed. Do you still remember that trip to New York, George? J 32 ,CMH¥€[EJa E€€ JQllSm rr Ernest Brougham Morris, A.B. Albana Forum (1, ‘2. 3); Chancery; Law Review Board; Inter- collegiate Debates: President (‘2); Cardozo Prize De- bate (2) first prize; Volleyball. His place in the class estimate was defined when he be- came our second president, and no one will deny that he has been one of the biggest men in our ranks. And speaking of bravery, he was one of the first men in the class to marry; he staged a come-back in debating what was a come-back; and he fought valiantly with the minority, in our political battle. Lester Rood Mosher, A.B. Sen; Berlin Forum (1. 2); Devil's Own; Intercollegiate Debates; Verdict Board. Managing Editor; Volleyball; Gamma Eta Gamma. "What is life, without a wife", eh, Le$? Les once tried to make an enemy and had to give it up. Now lie is dis- tinguished for his Mark Twainish humor. His extensive writing at Hamilton Iwire fruit on our Editorial Staff, and we're all mighty grateful. But how can you spend so much time on your cases. Ix?s, with such a sweet better-half in town? William Henry Mountain, Jr. Glean Forum (1. 2); Athletic Board (1); Senior Ball Commit- tee. Rumor has it that the Junior league flag is to be at half- mast the day Bill says “Good-bye" to Albany, or is it only “Au 'Voir"? And tell us. if you can. how this ser- ious. dependable student can combine high marks with high flying. There was one non-stop flight after a basket- ball game which concededly takes first prize. The modern Croesus. a James Miles O’Reilly Rochester Forum (1. 2. 3), President (2); Justinian; Chancery; I.aw Review Hoard; Intercollegiate Debates; Second Trustee's Scholarship (1. 2); Volleyball; Interclass Basket ball. We hear Jim once piled up some library tables, but we’ve never seen him pile up anything but books in our library. That he piled the latter to advantage has been amply demonstrated, for but once in three years has he delivered anything but a smooth recitation, besides being a leader in debate, mock-trial, and political activities. And altlm a very eligible young man. the girls don’t seem to be able to discover anv bait which attracts him. Disciple of Walter Winehell. Joseph Francis O’Rourke II udson Devil’s Own; Senior Banquet Committee; Interclass Baseball. I'p on the milk train every morning from the distant city of Hudson. Authority on "All-American Football Teams’’. “ I was just going to sum up." Resides in Buffalo for pur- poses of taxation. Heer. baseball, and dissenting opinions are his chief hobbies. Member of the Mother (loose Club. “The Beerslaycr’’. Homer Elias Peters, A.B. Mechanicville Forum (3); Chancery; Law Review Board; Basketball (1. 2); Editor-in-Chiff of Vekdict; President (3); Junior Prom Committee; Intcrelass Basketball; Inter- class Baseball. “Pete”. One of our married men. We don’t blame him. If the trainmen on the Mechanicville local should strike, he'd never graduate. Batteries for today's game. Peters and O'Rourke. Can’t get him into a library when the World Series is on. N'or out of it when it's over. No, it wasn't tipping beer steins that wrinkled the back of Pete's collar, it was looking at a paragon board. We hope that next Christmas Santa will bring him a nice labor un- ion to play with. Schenectady Senior Hall Committee. “Bill”. That irresistible profile. Keen boy. They're wait- ing for him in every hamlet east of the Mississippi. They love him because iie smokes a pipe, but how can they stand that Union Leader? Remember. Bill, pipes "don’t go" in drawing rooms. The credit agency’s sleuth. I labitue of Skidmore tea dances. Bradford Academy. 3 to ( , and two chaperons. What a situation for a red hot. lie-guy like Bill. “Phil". Unostentatious, but he gets the law. Relentless reviewer for exams. Poker daily on the train from Hudson. We’ll dedicate the Ed. Building to Phil. Never caught without a case until one day someone feloniously purloined his briefs. He buys his cigarettes in drug stores—maybe. Those Fire-house dances! Too short to stagger. William Arthur Schmitt, Jr. Miami, I'la. Philip George Rosenberg Hudson Verdict Board.Eugene Joseph Steiner, B.S. Albany Forum 0. ‘2, 3); Justinian; Devil's Own. President; Law Review Board. Editor-in-Chief: Vice-President (3); First Trustees' Scholarship (1); Patents Prize; Cor- poration Prize; Intercollegiate Debates. Incomparable man who knows all. sees all, and tells all. Burner of the midnight oil. Judge of all disputed points of law. Reformer of Devil’s Own, led them out of the depths of Hades. Guiding hand of the Law Review Board. Bril- liant student. Explains the law to the Dean. We admire his taste in women. Justinian Gene. Domenic Leo Streppa Fairport Forum (1. 2, 3); Chancery; Kappa Beta Phi; Law Review Board; Basketball (1); Business Manager of Verdict; Athletic Board (1. 2. 3); Junior Prom Com- mittee; Volleyball; Interclass Basketball; Intcrelass Baseball; Gamma Eta Gamma. Member of the Lancaster Street Club. “I'll raise you five.” With Strep as Business Manager the Verdict is an assured financial success. It must be great to be in love. Retired athlete. Takes twice as long as anyone else to do a case, but gets them done. Mathematician of the Real Property Class. One of our veteran week-enders. Holder of all speed records from Albany to Potsdam. "It’s as plain as the nose on your face." Stephen Leon Waszkiewicz, A.B. Utica Forum (l. 2); Devil’s Own; Law Review Board; Ver- dict Board. Assistant Editor-in-Chief. "Steve". A Phi Beta Kappa who doesn’t like to wear his key. How one man can do so much in twenty-four hours is beyond us. Can tell you anything that has happened in Albany since his arrival. Will talk on any subject. Dis- likes post mortems. The only man to ever pass an exam while in the hospital. “My pal." Really has a legal mind. ■SC,Archibald Ci llings Wemple, A.B. Schenectady Cap and («own Committee, Chairman. Driver of the fast Schenectady Express. East to the road. Our Archie finally joined the Benedicts. The man who did every case in Patents. “Well, in this case ." I'sed to go to Washington, but now he stays with the wife. Began his career as an insurance salesman, but his conscience failed him. Here he is. girls. I just know you'll like him.Senior Class History THE history of the Class of 1931 is not unlike the parable of the sower of the seeds as it is related in the Bible. The members of the Class who are but the seeds of budding lawyers have met with various fates. Some students have fallen by the wayside of examinations, and some have been unable to continue because of various circumstances. Originally we were fifty seven; but even with the addition of Marsh and Herrick, who were not with us in the first year, we are now only forty. It was in September of 1928 that we first came together. The Lancaster Street School building was still in use, and it was there that we received our first instructions in the law. Shortly after the opening ceremonies, Mr. Fitzpatrick explained the unforgettable “Infants 50“; and in a few more days, when Mr. Kelliher assigned his first three cases in Domestic Relations, our interest in law promptly increased. After months of cross-examination on the cases assigned, we were convinced that to arrive at the right answer we had to go through a process of mental gymnastics, and this conviction remained until the last of the Senior ear when it dawned upon us that it was usually cerebral inertia when we gave the “Rule in Massachusetts”. For the first few weeks the briefing of cases occupied most of our time, but in due time Freshmen (’lass elections were held. Though the struggles at the nomina- tions and the polls were bitter, the battles brought out closer friendships and con- tacts. Sam Hesson was elected president by a scant margin, and his diplomacy soothed the disgruntled campaigners. At the start of our second year a serious problem controuted us. The New Scotland Avenue School was so new and so ideal that at first no one telt altogether comfortable, and it was some time before the yearning for the old building left us. It seemed a desecration to act as carefree in the new building as we had in the old school. But. with the coming of winter and the games in the gymnasium, our opinion was changed. The ( lass Leagues were organized in volleyball and basketball, and the contests played were more replete with enthusiasm than with physical endu- rance. The ('lass of 1930 finally won in both leagues but only after keen competition and many bruises. In the second year we chose Ernie Morris as our leader and he proved to be a wise choice. Due perhaps to the fact that there were adequate accommodations in the new building, our social activities increased during this year. The Dean’s Reception was the first affair, and this proved to be even more enjoyable than one held in the 'ten Eyck Hotel in the previous year. After the mid-year examina- ■JS CMjflivwiiMe loiEsm mm (T 10 tl0n 1, tions were over we held our Junior Prom, with Jim Hanley acting as Chairman, and through his efforts and those of the Committee, the dance was highly successful. The Forum Smoker was another of the activities which proved highly entertaining. Mr. Uosbrook, the Instructor in Corporations, died during our Junior year after a very short illness. In addition to being a teacher of exceptional ability he had been the Faculty Advisor of Chancery, and had presided over its Trials. His passing was deeply mourned by members of the ( lass. Finally we became Seniors, and instead of following the accustomed practice of becoming dignified, the opposite was true. The extra Practice class for “Yes' or “No” questions became a period of general warfare, and no few insults and batteries were perpetrated there. Brief cases and esoteric articles of clothing were spirited away from the owners by means of a mysterious but efficient underground rail- road; and nail files became weapons to be used in combat. But, despite the influence of the nursery rhyme period, the Senior Class elections went off much more quietly than the balloting had in the past. Homer Peters was elected to the presidency with very little opposition. By this time the love of strife seemed to have worn off, so far as politics were concerned. Chancery and Devil’s Own, both exclusively Senior Fraternities, were the most active of those in school. The Chancery Society held a complete circuit of mock trials in which every member of the Fraternity had an opportunity to act as attorney. Mr. Rogers, the new Faculty Advisor, and Dean Alexander, and Judge Kogan of the Municipal Court of Albany presided at these trials. Among the high points of these trials were the conviction of Mountain and the finding that Hanley kept a speakeasy. Devil’s Own adopted the policy of having guest speakers at the semi-monthly luncheons. These speakers were usually specialists in some depart ment of the law and proved to be instructive as well as entertaining. The activities of these two organizations were confined mainly to the first semester. At the start of the second semester the interclass athletic games in volleyball and basketball were commenced. At the present writing the outcome of these leagues is still in doubt. The Seniors gained the Championship of the Suicide Basketball League for the first half, and are expected to repeat in the second cir- cuit because of their recent victory over the Freshmen, 13-11, when they came from behind to overcome a five point lead. The Freshmen, however, have clinched the first half laurels in volleyball by trouncing both of their opponents. No history of the Class would be complete without mention of the smoking room discussions. We came there from the classroom or the library with the inten- tion to remain there five minutes, and then usually stayed for half an hour in voicing an opinion upon whatever question was under debate, or in pitching nickels. Any topic from a Laurel-Hardy comedy to the Statute of Perpetuities could and would be orally dissected without any decision ever being reached, any victory in argument ever being conceded, or any humor ever being admitted to be such. The Dean’s Reception took place in the Autumn, with several splendid enter- zjtamers performing, and also with several not so splendid spurts of warbling on the part of the student body. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers had many informal Sunday night luncheons in order to acquaint the various members of the Classes with each other, and these entertainments were successful. But most of the activities of the Seniors will come after Raster when we are having our final hours in school. The Senior Class Banquet is being arranged by Chairman Jim Carroll. George Curley, (’hair- man of the Senior Ball Committee, is planning to have the last social gathering one that we will long remember. Then, finally we come to the goal of three years of study,—Graduation. Then of course we point for the Bar Examination, but until after Commencement, and we have our sheepskin firmly within our grasp, the Bar is still in the distant future. Like all students attending schools or colleges we have had our yearnings to be out in the world and to be working. But doubtless we will become retrospective soon after we have left the walls of Old Albany Law School. The memories we now have of our triumphs will outweigh those of our disappointments, and we will cherish the pleasant memories always. It may seem strange to predict that there will come a time when each one of us will look back to the years spent here and say, “Those were the happy days”. But when this happens, if this history can serve to recall those memories to the retrospective one, then it has served its purpose.r Prophecy of the Class of 1931 FOR weeks I had striven vainly to find someone who knew what was to become of the Class of ’31. Fortune-tellers, crystal-gazers, palm readers, spiritualists— all have listened to my importunings, and all alike had refused to assume any responsibility in the matter. Nowhere could 1 find a seer with the courage of his convictions, and it seemed finally as tho’ our class prophecy would consist of but three words, “Time will tell". The dead-line drew near and I racked my brain for an idea. The C. P. A. had made that a vain search also. Imagination was dead and interred forever, somewhere between Passive Trusts 1 and 2. Dazed and bewildered after reading Conkling v. Weatherwax, I sat listening to Coon-Saunders while the hands of the clock reached for small numbers again. Despair enveloped me, for the day was at hand when mine Editor-in-Chief would demand an accounting, and I had nothing to offer. But as I sat there. Mother Nature came like an angel, shooing away little devil conscience, mistress law and young Dan Cupid, took me in her arms like a child and drew her kindly mantle of sleep over my eyes and thoughts. But not for long did oblivion visit me. I dreamed. I night mured. With cold sweat breaking out all over me, I was pleading the case of a saloon-keeper before U. S. District Judge Brown and I knew he was death on prohibition offenders. He frowned terribly upon me and smiled benignly at Federal District-Attorney Jacob- son. the merciless enemy of racketeers. Just as sentence was being imposed upon my luckless client everything faded. Then I saw a huge figure in dark robes towering over me. It drew fearfully near, seemed about to crush me—then I saw the face- smiling, and breathed easily once again. Twas County Court Judge Mosher entering the court-room—and taking the bench for a Special Term. Unnoticed I stood behind his chair and saw and heard all—like a ghost. The court was filled with familiar faces—all looking prosperous and happy. There was Ernie Morris, of Morris, Morris, Morris and Morris—(Leo Kane of counsel) for the X. V. Central in an ejectment action. Newton Herrick, retired surrogate, was there looking on and apparently enjoying the proceedings. At first I couldn't recognize his companion —but discovered after a close study that it was State Comptroller Steiner walking slowly down the hall, chatting with Justice Conley. And then by the merest chance, I glanced over the clerk's shoulders, and my eye was caught by familiar names on the calendar. Jim Carroll's name was there, attorney for the pretty plaintiff in a divorce action, but I knew he had his hands full, for his opponent in the action was “Dorn" Streppa, representing a wealthy client whom I knew to be Yice-Presi- J dent of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Bill Schmitt. Carroll had moved for a preference on the calendar, but Judge Allan had denied it. When I tried to scan the list closer it faded—-and I was in the State Capitol Restaurant, crowded as usual but I seemed to be able to pass thru and around people without taking up space or attracting attention. Hearing a name I knew, I turned to a table where four men, obviously politicians were sitting. There were Senators Hanley and Wemple, their boss “Rube" Lazarus, the unofficial Governor, and Assemblyman O'Rourke, all engaged in a lively discussion over the recent investigations by that fearless little District-Attorney DeCamilla. In another corner I recognized City Court Judge Buhrmaster of New York City and Ahlheim, cor- poration counsel for Old Gold Tobacco Company, Spira, the “policy racket- buster” of Schenectady, and Fitzgerald, leader of the Fitzgeralds of Utica made up the foursome at that table. Feeling hungry, I ordered a veal cutlet. As usual nobody heard me, and I stood looking around for other familiar faces. I saw none, and was about to leave when in walked another District-Attorney—this time it was (Boning from Gloversville, with Chittenden, the Territorial Manager for the Underwriters Association of Syracuse. I bumped into Gloning, or rather he gave me the shoulder. I started a right from the floor—then everything went black. After what seemed an eternity I found myself at the University Club in New York City, at a weekly luncheon of Albany Law Men. Curley was there and looking as tho' his up-state practice yielded a sweet return. Sam Ilesson, lecturer at Columbia Law, presided and strange to say Jim O'Reilly and his able assistant Brennan were present. I overheard Jim say the trip to New York was a success after all, for he'd finally secured a copy of the Mirror autographed by Winchell. I oeser, Merchant Marine Board Counsel, and Effron and Goldberg of Poughkeepsie were there on their weekly escape to the White Way. Sally Leombruno, counsel for Italian Democratic Club told Professor Rosenberg (who by the way directed the recent revision of the C. P. A.) that Mountain was South for the winter; the real surprise tho'. was Charley Becker, the self-made city attorney from Rochester. How he sneaked away to New York puzzled everyone present. Joe Einhorn and Mclsaacs were there of course. Their practice is large but they get away once or twice a month. This time they brought Horstman, Poly Science teacher at Union, and Homer Peters, well-known editor of Cyc. Steve and Keenan were late. They stopped in the hall to argue about a statement Waszkiewicz made in his recent lecture on Criminal Psychology before the New York County Bar Association. Steve seemed to be getting the best of it until he started to laugh and said, “Let’s eat”. Being still a ghost, food didn't appeal to me and I left. I heard a buzzing sound and awoke in the dark to find only a buzz where Coon-Saunders had been. And so to bed.  JU1N I djflSThomas P. Laffin President Junior Class Officers Thomas P. Laffin Allen H. Pulsifer .... John E. Wisely W. LaVerne Baldwin it President Vice-President Secreturii Treasurer cmhw Eiiic joucam mm r Junior Class History FALL of 1030—Juniors! Fifty of the original sixty-eight again filed through C lem's office, parted with the summer's earnings, were greeted by Mr. Rogers, presented with a key and faced the legal curriculum of room 17. Armstrong, Eaton. Manning, Powell, and Scharping augmented our ranks and were quickly assimilated. In October, election of class officers was the current topic of conversation. Budding politicians quickly attempted to organize groups for their candidates but were repulsed on every side. At the elections proper politicians were conspicuous by their absence, and men of popular choice were selected. Tommy Laflin, our versatile soloist was chosen as President, Pulsifcr Yice-Pres., Jack Wisely, Secy., Pop Newell. Protector of the Shekels, and Johnny Xormile, representative on the athletic board. On Newell withdrawing from school in December, La Verne Baldwin was entrusted with his coveted position. Our first class function occurred in November in the form of a banquet at Westland Hills Restaurant. To Tommy Laffin we owe a great deal for the success of this affair. The Dean’s talk will linger for many years in our memories as one of the most inspiring, instructing, and entertaining lectures of our undergraduate days in the Albany Law School; besides the food was good, the cigars were mild, and Ilughie’s recitations were very funny. We look forward to another banquet next fall. At the Dean's Reception, once again Junior talent predominated. 'This year, both the executive and a goodly share of the entertainment was shouldered by members of '32. In other fields of extracurricula activities we find our class well represented. Peters, Berghash, and Normille were the backbone of the basketball team, with Moe Sargent looking to their every comfort as Assistant Manager. In debating and other societies. Juniors were very much in evidence. Mid-semester exams, occupied our attention during January and all that need be said is that we faced (’rime. Equity, Public Utilities and others. Trembling hands tore open white envelopes shortly thereafter and as a result we are now forty-nine strong. But the Justinian society soon announced that Baldwin, Barrett, Levine, Pulsifer, and Wisely were eligible. The Junior Class takes this opportunity to congratulate them. Friday, Feb. 13 was the evening selected for our Junior Prom, and the gym was transformed into a “veritable fairy-land”. Settees surrounded us, soft lights soothed us, the music thrilled us, the punch? stimulated us, and well it. was one fine Prom. Prom. J J) Harold Segal was chairman and was assisted by Baldwin, Barrett, Bcrghash, Baffin, McKiernan, Normile, Pitt, O'Grady, Williams and Wisely. As we finish our Junior year, our goal is very nearly reached. We have formed bonds of friendship that have united us into a compact group. We have accomplished a great deal and feel justified in taking pride in what history we have made. Optim- istically we look forward to next year, and hope we may remain intact to harness the bar.  T Junior Class Martin Edward Angeling, University of Michigan Harold Curry Armstrong ........................... Willis La Verne Baldwin, Hamilton College Gerald Richard Barrett, A.B., University of Rochester Laurence Bergiiash, University of Pennsylvania Thomas Martin Bowes........................... John James Carey, University of Rochester . Irwin Jeremiah Cohen, A.B., University of Pennsylvania Clinton Shuler Cole, A.B., Hope College . Samuel Cooper, A.B., Xew York State Teachers' College Reginald Vincent Craddock, E.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute John Francis Crist, Fordham University Lawrence Stephen Cunningham....................... Edward Benedict Davenport, B.S., Manhattan College George Wesley Donaldson, Hamilton College . Paul Francis Eaton, A.B., Catholic University . Bernard Patrick Gill, A.B., St. Ronaventure's College Hugh Andrew Graham, A.B., Manhattan College Joseph Van Allen Graham, A.B., Xew York State Teachers Max Harry IIershkowitz, Union College J. LeRoy Kniskern, Union College .... Thomas Paul Baffin, A.B., Holy Cross College Livingston Salisbury Latham, Union College Herman Arnold Levine, Union College Henry Lurie, A.B., Union College .... Donald Willard MacCready.......................... Raymond Benet Madden, Villanova ('allege . Edward Thomas Malone, Jr., A.B., Xiagara University Gordon Manning, Syracuse University .... James Griffin McKiernan, A.B., Manhattan College Joseph Meade, B.S., Manhattan ('allege Alden Chester Merrick, A.B., Hamilton College Palmer Farragut N ewell, B.S., University of Pennsylvar John Robert Nor.mile, A.B., Hamilton College Thomas John O'Connor, A.B., Fordham University Arthur Bernard O'Grady, A.B., Union College ■is Oneida Schenectady Le Roy Albany Rochester Bath Scottsville Albany Hagaman Albany Albany Richfield Springs Albany Albany St. Lawrence Hudson Glean Cohoes College Beaver Darns Schenectady Central Bridge Berlin, N. II. Delhi Poughkeepsie Schenectady Schenectady Troy Victor Utica Albany Cobleskill Albany Buffalo Binghamton Troy Fulton iaAllan George Patch, University of Michigan Emil Edward Peters, Jr., Union College DeForest Carr Pitt, A.B., Union College John Jacob Powell, University of Rochester Allen Huntington Pulsifer, A.B., Dartmouth ('allege Dermot Cox Reilly, A.B., Princeton University Nathan Richman................................ Howard Albert Sargent, Syracuse University Albert Russell Scharping, A.B., Cornell University Frank Charles Sciioltz, Union College Harold Segal, A.B., Union College .... George Merle Simon, Union College Herbert Jones Smith, Union College Percy Gordon Smith, A.B., Union ('ollege Francis Herbert Trombly, Union ('allege . Harold Spoor Van Schaack, A.B., Hamilton College Lyman Perry Williams, St. Lawrence University Bernard Winstein, A.B., Union ('allege John Edwin Wisely, Niagara University Clayton Livingston Manor Albany Albany Mexico Albany Catskill Sandy (’reek Albion Schenectady Albany Albany St. Job ns ville Troy Altona Coxsackie Low ville Schenectady AlbanyF be skimeINmm ME M»I William C. Stevens President Freshman Class Officers William Cullen Stevens...........................................President George Francis Bonacker.................................... Vice-President William Laverne McDermott.......................................Secreturi Henry Thomas O'Brien, Jr..........................................Treasurer iT Freshman Class History FRESHMEN again, 'rite Third time for most of us. But what a difference from the meandering paternalism of high school and college which led us through the abstract fields of classic knowledge. If we play now we play with our fates. High and sacred things are our toys now. Right or wrong by the width of a split hair. A little frightened, a little fascinated that we may go forth to judge our fellow men, a little warmed by the thought that we may be able to plead for them. Surprised, not a little, at the lust and greed, the love and romance, the pictures of a dim and glorious past, the sheer, pulsing humanity that springs, living and warm by contrast from the dry and musty pages of the law. For all that, however, we are a perfectly normal freshman class. One of the largest, you know, and the most promising, of course. But as to that, when the old School's new Gothic arches and mullioned windows arc softened and shaded with ivy, we shall see. -J if Freshman Class Richard ('arl Algie, St. Lawrence University John Willis Barrett, A.B., University of Rochester Robert William Basoom. A.IF. Union College Leo Francis Boland, Union College George Francis Bonackkr, A.B.. Colgate University Dorwin West Bulson, Union ('allege .... Joseph Edwards Bcrke, A.B., Williams College . William Francis Christiana, Hamilton College . Harold Knowles Cong don, Jr.. A.IF, Colgate University John Samuel Conti, Canisivs ('allege .... John Norman Crannage, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute John Cole Crary, A.IF, Union College .... Cornelius Klting (t ddeback, Jd, A.IF, Rutgers University Ramon Edmond DeFilippo, Bucknell University . Albert Jackson Drake. Colgate University . Matthew Michael Dunne, A.IF, Manhattan College . Bernard Ellenbogen, Sew York State Teachers' College Silas Frazer, St. Stephen's College .... John Edwin Gaffney, Syracuse University Louis Robert Gallo, Jr., St. Ronaventnre's College James Kimball Gannon, B.S., St. Lawrence University John James Giiezzi, Fordham University William Aloysius Glayin, A.IF, Georgetown University Richard Arthur Graham, Jr., Union College John Joseph Hayes, A.IF, Fordham University Samuel Evans Healey, Union College .... Thomas Louis IIerney, Sew York State Teachers' College Robert Waldron Herzberg, B.S., Yale University Harold Elvin Hyzer, Houghton College Henry Herbert Koblintz, Union College Albert Thomas Krakes, Rutgers University John Aloysius Lasch, Jr., Xiagara Universitii Robert Margolius, A.IF. Union College Arthur Edwin McCormick, A.IF. Union College Edward Todd McCormick, A.IF, Williams College William Laverne McDermott, St. Ronaventnre's College LamoNT McNall, A.IF, University of Rochester Ogdensburg Albany Fort Edward Troy Rensselaer Albany Troy Hudson Randolph Falconer Rensselaer Albany Fort Jervis Elmira ’oughkeepsie Troy Albany ’oughkeepsie Sauquoit Albany Albany Albany West Albany Albany Troy Plattsburgh Binghamton Hudson Franklin Albany Port Henry Albany Albany Albany Troy . Glean Z3Paul James Melita, A.B., Manhattan (’allege Howard Murrin, Colgate University Michael Nardone, Union College .... Henry Thomas O’Brien, Jr., A.M., Catholic University Edwin Joseph O’Reilly, Catholic University John Lewis Ostrander, Union College . James Elnathan Personius, B.S., Union College Elmer Milton Rasmussen, Union College William Whiting Reed, Xiagara University James Bernard Regan, University of Detroit Edward Burton Reiter, University of Michigan Lee Crosby Rich, B.S., St. Lawrence University . Albert William Schneider, University of Michigan James Paul Sconfetti, Union College Isadore Nathan Sidman, University of Michigan Raymond George Smith, Union College Harold Robert Soden, Colgate University . John Howard Spain. Holy Cross College Louis Harold Starikov, St. Lawrence University William Cullen Stevens, A.B., Hamilton ('allege John Joseph Straight, A.B., Manhattan College . Henry Tasker, A.B., Cornell University John Raymond Titus, Ph.B., Yale University James Albert Townsend, Jr., University of Michigan James Alton Welt, St. Lawrence University . Donald Whitney, A.B., Syracuse University . Charles Henry Wolf, University of Xebraska Albany Scotia Highland 1 roy Kingston Schuylerville Elmira Troy Rochester Geneva Albany Richville Ilion Rochester Albany Carman Cohoes 1 roy Malone Oneonta Troy Greenport Albany Penn Yan Ogdensburg Liverpool Ballston Spa J onAcTWITTF3The Editor The Business Manager Verdict Board Edilor-in-Chief HOMER ELIAS PETERS Busmens Manager DOMBNIC LEO STREPPA Faculty Advisor ANDREW V. CLEMENTS Assistant Editor-in-('kief Stephen L. Waszkiewicz Managing Editor Lester R. Mosher Robert G. Ahlheim Robert F. Fitzgerald James R. Hanley Junior Editors Harold Segal I AURENCE RERGHASH Freshman Editor Henry Tasker Associate Editors . I ssistant Business Manager Clinton S. ('ole Senior Art Editor Reuben A. Lazarus Samuel M. IIesson Edward L. Keenan Philip G. Rosenberg Junior Art Editor J. LeRoy Kniskern Freshman Art Editor John ('ole Crary 6!)CMBiYflRMflC mam r Newton J. Herrick, Jr. Thomas P. Laffix John S. Marsh J. Paul Brennan Maurice B. Conley Joseph E. Einhorn George W. G i.oxing, Jr. Newton J. Herrick, Jr. Samuel M. IIesson Willis L. Baldwin Gerald R. Barrett John J. Carey Thomas P. Laffix Herman A. Levine Edward T. Malone John W. Barrett Silas Frazer John E. Gaffney The Forum OFFICERS, 1930-1931 President Vice-President Secretarii- Treasurer Seniors Domenic L. Streppa Juniors Freshmen William ('. Stevens John J. Carey John R. Normile Herman A. Levine Reuben A. Lazarus John S. Marsh Ernest B. Morris James M. O’Reilly Homer E. Peters Eugene J. Steiner James G. McKiernan John R. Normile Albert R. Scharping George M. Simon Francis II. Trombley Harold S. Van Schaack William A. G la yin Arthur E. McCromick Albert W. Schneider The Forum Society was completely reorganized during the current school year. As a result of the reorganization the Forum undertook and carried out a very exten- sivae program of discussions and debates. A new constitution was adopted which provided for a restricted membership of individuals interested in debating and general discussion topics. The personnel of the intercollegiate debating teams was drawn from the Forum as well as the members of all school debating teams. The degree of success attained by the society during the past year was largely due to the help and en- couragement received from Mr. Raymond Allen of the Faculty and hearty coopera- tion of the student body. I «I tilJustinian Union Chapter Founded in Syracuse 191-3 Established at Albany Law 1922 FRATRES IX FACULTATE Harold I). Alexander, Dean Andrew V. Clements Georoe Y. Gloning, Jr. Samuel M. IIesson Seniors Raymond F. Allen Francis Kelliher James M. O’Reilly Eugene J. Steiner 62 Law Review Board Eugene J. Steiner, Editor-in-Chicf J. Paul Brennan S. Edward Brown George W. Gloning, Jr. Samuel M. IIesson Ernest B. Morris James M. O'Reilly Homer E. Peters Domenic L. Streppa Stephen L. Waszkiewicz 63The Chancery Society Founded at the Albany Law School in 1022 FRATRES IN FACULTATE Raymond F. Allen Andrew V. Clements Harry A. Allan J. Paul Brennan S. Edward Brown Maurice B. Conley Robert F. Fitzgerald George W. Cloning, Jr. James R. Hanley Members Domenic L. Strep pa Ralph E. Rogers Newton 15. Van Derzee Newton J. Herrick, Jr. Samuel M. Hesson Harold E. Jacobson Reuben A. Lazarus Ernest B. Morris James M. O'Reilly IIomer E. Peters vest- r .iDevil’s Own Founded in l ie Alban Law School IOOI Andrew Y. Clements Devil’s Chapter FRATRES IN FACULTATE Raymond F. Allen John J. Fitzpatrick ARCTI DEVILS Robert G. Aiilheim Ernest G. Buhrmaster Baldwin C. Chittenden, Jr. George F. Curley Merrill S. Effron Joseph II. Einhorn Stephen L. Waszkiewicz Leo G. Kane Edward L. Keenan George W. McTsaac Lester R. Mosher Joseph F. O'Rourke Eugene J. Steiner 05Raymond Pi Allen Robert G. Ahlheim S. Edward Brown George W. Gloning, Jr. Clinton S. ('ole G. Wesley Donaldson Hugh A. Graham J. LeRoy Kniskern Thomas P. Lapkin Robert W. Bascom Joseph K. Burke Faculty Members Seniors Juniors Andrew V. Clements James R. Hanley Harold K. Jacobson Domenic L. Streppa Raymond B. Madden James G. McKiernan DeForest (’. Pitt Francis H. Trombly L. Perry Williams Cornelius E. (Tddeback Howard Murrin 66Junior Prom Committee Harold Segal W. La Verne Baldwin Gerald L. Barrett I - Ain enc'E Berg i i ash Thomas P. Baffin J. Griffin McKiernan Palmer F. Newell John It. Normile . ('hair man Arthur B. O'Grady DeForest (’. Pitt 1 . Perry Williams John K. Wisely Seniors Joseph II. Einhorn Homer E. Peters Freshmen James P. Sconfetti William (’. Stevens The Junior Prom ON Friday, February the 13th, after waiting for a year and a half to show the Seniors how a prom could and should be run, the Junior Class brought forth their brain child. “The Lucky Day Junior Prom" which proved to be all and more than we had been promised. The Prom Committee, with Mr. Segal as Chairman, procured “Billy Fowler and His Club Alabam" to furnish a splendid program of music. Nothing was over- looked or left undone by the Committee to give the school the most delightful and e 7IT Cap and Gown Committee Archibald Cullings Wemple.....................Chairman Charles Michael Becker, Jr. Francis William DeCamilla Merrill Samuel Effron William Earl IIesson gs Invitations Committee Alexander Goldberg...............................Chairman Ernest George Buiirmaster Salvatore John LeombRuno Edward Pius Loeser George Walden McIsaac 69Senior Banquet Committee James John Carroll.........................................Chairman Joseph Harold Einhorn Henry John IIorstman John Sutherland Marsh Joseph Francis O’Rocrke 70r Dance Committee George Francis Curley.............................Chairman Harry Arthur Allan William Henry Mountain, Jr. William Arthur Schmitt, Jr. Leo Winston Spira 71 The Coach ('ouch The Manager Basketball Alvin A. Nitchman ’27........... Harry A. Allan 31.............. Harold E. Jacobson '31.......... Howard A. Sargent 32 ('apt ahi Manager Assistant ManagerBasketball Season of 1930-1931 THE Albany Law School basketball team, after a hard schedule, finished the season with four victories, and the same number of defeats. There was a wealth of splendid material this year with C'aptain Harry Allan, Bonacker. Berghash. Peters, I)c Filippo, and Drake as regular members of the team. In addition to these players. Nor mile, Pasmussen, Reiter, Effron, Sidman, O'Brien, and Buhrmastcr also saw action in the games. But despite the fine material the team was rather inconsistent, playing brilliantly in some contests, and failing to reach top form in others. Most of the games were played on the Law court, and few of them, with the exception of the St. Lawrence game which we won 34-33, were as close in scoring as those of the previous year. At the end of the season The Athletic Council submitted a plan for the abolition of basketball for next season, but this was voted down by the student body after a close vote. The season opened with the St. Lawrence University team playing here on December 12th. This’game proved to be the most tightly fought contest of the year. Law School started off with a fast attack, and built up an early lead which it con- tinued to hold despite a belated rally by its opponents in the closing minutes. St. Lawrence threatened to overcome the lead several times, but with thirty seconds to go, the Lawyers secured possession of the ball, and held it until time was up. I)e Filippo, playing his first game for Law led the scoring with four field goals and four foul shots. On the following Saturday, the Edison Club of Schenectady, with several ex- college stars in the line-up, came to Albany and handed the Varsity the worst defeat of the season. The visitors outclassed Law in every department of the game and despite the splendid efforts of the losers won easily, 45 to 28. The annual battle with Union College was renewed on January 10th, and the honors went to Union once more. The Law School second team started this game, and played upon even terms with the rival club; but when the regulars went in the College team quickly dropped in several baskets and at half time the score was in their favor 20-( . In the second part of the contest the Lawyers outplayed their opponents and made eighteen points to nine for Union, but lost by the final score of 2» to 24. One week later the Albany College of Pharmacy proved to be an easy victim at the Pharmacy court. The Law five went into the lead at the start, and the second team played most of the second half, winning in easy style, 31-15. After the start of the new semester, our team played its first road game on February 7th, at Annan- 74 Mi form of the year. St. Stephen’s, usually considered to be on a par with the Law teams of the past, was badly outclassed by the bewildering play of the Albanians. At half time the score was close, but at the start of the second Law increased its margin to win by a count of 42 and 30. Bonacker garnered fourteen points to feature the game. The Cortland Normal School five had previously beaten Pharmacy College only by a very small margin, and we had hopes for a victory: but those hopes were shattered when Cortland played here on February 14. The score was tied at the end of the initial period, but the visitors were superior in the later part of the game and won out, 26-20. Berghash was the high scorer in the contest, and he and Emil Peters featured with their guarding ability. On February 21st, Long Island University, presenting a much stronger team than the one beaten here last year, defeated the Law School at New York City, 30-17. Harry Allan seemed to be the only player able to break through the close defense of the winners, and he scored nine points of the total seventeen. In the Alumni game, the final one of the season, a collection of the stars of past years appeared here. Both sides used many substitutes. The superior team play and con- dition of the Varsity proved to be the weapon whereby the Alumni were defeated, 45 to 21. For the third straight year Harry Allan led his teammates in scoring. Allan finished the season with a total of sixty points, and '‘Duke’’ Bonacker was a close second with fifty-three points. INDIVIDUAL SCORING RECORDS Position Games F.G. F.B. T.P. Allan F., G. 8 23 14 60 Bonacker F. 8 21 11 53 I)e Filippo C. 7 13 7 33 E. Peters F., G. 8 10 (i 26 Berghash G. 7 7 5 10 Drake C. 7 6 5 17 Normile G.. C. 4 5 1 11 Reiter F. 4 4 1 0 Rasmussen G., F. 6 1 3 5 Effron F. 3 1 1 3 Sidman F. 5 1 1 3 O’Brien F. 4 1 0 2 Buhrmaster C. 2 0 0 0 03 55 241 THE SCHEDULE December 12 Albany Law- 34 St. Lawrence University December 20 Alba nv Law 28 Edison Club January 10 Albany Law 24 Union College January 17 Albany Law 31 Albany College of Pharmacy February 7 Albany Law 42 St. Stephen’s College February 14 Albany Law 20 Cortland Normal February 21 A11) ajiy Law 17 Long Island University February 28 Albany Law 45 Alumni 241Athletic Council Raymond F. Allen President Andrew V. Clements Treasurer Samuel E. Brown Sen tors Domenic L. Strepi»a Clinton S. Cole J uniors John R. Normile Albert J. Drake Freshmen John H. SpainDebating T the annual conference of New York State Debate Coaches held last summer the subject chosen for the debates for the coming year was “Resolved: That in view of recent developments the United States should recognize Soviet Russia”. The first debate of the year against Union University was broadcast over station WGY. Mr. Samuel Ilesson and Mr. Maurice Conley argued the affirma- tive of the question for the Law School. The next two debates were held away, in February on successive evenings, the first at Colgate University in the College chapel. Mr. John Marsh and Mr. John Carey upheld the affirmative. The following afternoon Mr. Ernest Morris and Mr. Francis Trombley debated against Syracuse over the radio on station WS R. Two debates were held in March at the Law School auditorium. The first was against St. Lawrence University in which engagement the Law School urged the negative of the question which was upheld by Mr. Samuel Ilesson, Mr. Eugene Steiner and Mr. Maurice Conley. Then on March 25th the last debate of the season was held against Middlebury College in which the Law School again took the nega- tive in which Mr. John Xormile, Mr. William Stevens and Mr. Griflin McKiernan spoke for Albany. The Cardozo Prize Debate of 1931 will be held later in the year. Last spring Mr. Ernest B. Morris was the winner of this competition and Mr. Thomas Kenney was second. 7. THERE is more than just good advice in the old saying about looking a gift horse in the mouth; yet one could scarcely be criticized for having been somewhat skeptical of Dean Alexander’s annual reception this year. Plain truth to speak, we were about as optimistic about it as we would be about opening a gift shop in Scotland. And for good reason. It was being given by the Dean, a notorious Scotchman; we were told that the tables on which the food (free food) was to be served, had been constructed gratuitously by our own “Scotty ", whose cog- nomen denotes his pedigree; and there were to be Scotch entertainers. A formidable obstacle to getting anything without some sort of sacrifice. Yet, paradoxical as it may seem, no social event in Albany Law School thisyear has been so lavishly staged as this event by which the Dean demonstrates annually, what it is to entertain in the “grand manner”. There was music by our own talent,which, though we never doubted its ability, was still so far above the usual brand of musical presentation by students at the Dean’s receptions, that we all expressed gratified amazement. Then, before we had an opportunity to become accustomed to such wonder, the freshmen proved their mettle as entertainers by presenting a series of gags, terpsichorean endeavors and original songs, well deserving the generous ovation which they obtained. A novel departure from the usual program of these receptions, the short film subjects presented through “Ray” Allen's efforts, proved its success by the fact that it was received in comparative silence, despite the unusual opportunity to give vent without detection to cat-calls and “ Bronx-cheers”. During the interim between the entertainment and the gastronomic portion of the program, someone suggested a song, (we suspect Mr. Allen) and the various groups executed a goodly number with an effectiveness worthy of even a louder reception than was given. A light repast, satisfying however in the number of por- tions. even the hungriest of ever-hungrv law students, was served and quickly disposed of by all. It was then that we had an opportunity to take notice of the gathering. The married men, augmented in number considerably since the last reception, were there en masse with their wives. Together with the wives of the faculty and visitors, they added much to the cheerfulness which for that evening, displaced the usual monastic coldness of the law-school building. As we were leaving we tried unsuccessfully to extricate the Dean from the midst of a group of feminine admirers to give him a warning. We do it now. Careful, Dean; unless you do something to make these affairs of yours less successful, you will soon be having the struggling young alumni back in such numbers that an extra order to the caterer will be necessary.mm moizmam. r Seventy-Ninth Commencement Address by Reverend Charles Otis Judkins, D.D. Of Glens Falls, New York DEGREES CONFERRED JUNE 5, 1030 Bachelor of Laws Arthur (’avoi r Aulisi Owen Matthew Begley Edward Harrison Best Marsh Watson Breslin Kenneth William Brett Leon Samuel Brumer William J. Comstock, Jr. Donald James Corbett Kenneth George Creaser Theodore R. Davies Richard Vincent Donaiiof Irving Feltman James Patrick Foley Scott Kenyon Gray, Jr. James Joseph IIage Arthur Joseph Harvey John Albert IIenry Gordon A. Hough Leland Stephen Jones Charles Frederick Kaiser, Jr Francis Joseph Kelly Thomas Victor Kenney Harold Vincent Lamberson Benjamin H. LazdoN . Robert William LochNer Robert Emmet Mahoney James John McGuiness John William Miller Leo Edwin Mills A msterdam Schenectady Hudson Albany Watertown Albany Glen mont Brockport . Utica Camden Altoona, Pa. Albany T hendara Watcrdict Fonda • Troy Ilion Herkimer ('obleskill Younysvillc Syracuse Albany A Ibany Troy Rochester Gloversville Albany (’ohoes Endicott 82William M. O’Reilly . I. Gerald Pliskin Francis Arthur St. Clair George Frank Schoenbrun William A. Searle William Bennett Skane . Milford Knowles Smith . Gleason Burnham Speenburgh Joseph John Spillane Walter S. Stedman Clare Leo Touhey Charles Stuart Tracy Arthur Eugene Walker George Ferdinand Wenger John David Wilde Egbert Luzerne Wildman, Jr. Charles Stanley Wright Fred Anthony Young Shepsel Zwetsciikenbaum . Diploma of Graduation Gerard John IIernon S3 Whitehall Poughkeepsie Randolph Glens Palls Rutland, Vt. Albani Genera Albany Geneva A msterdam Albany Albany Binghamton Syracuse Newark Whitehall Albany iCMjoi w ejim€ mam. r f EDn EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are notes taken during the course of lectures on the law of P'vidcnce, by Mr. Roland Ford, LL.B. They were noted, and are included here, without any desire or intention other than to preserve what we consider to be the quintessence of wit and rare common sense, a quality actually rare in the law and our pursuit of it. We desire to thank Mr. Ford for his consent to their reproduction, and respectfully submit them to the Class of 1931, with the earnest hope that they will in years to come, derive the profit and enjoyment from their perusal that we confidently expect. Chanson De Roland Willy! I'll get him yet. There's fifty of you out there and he don't pay any attention to you. I’m alone here and lie's been after me for four days. Ambulance-chasers are intelligent anyway. Get right on your velocipede. Defendants aren't all angels, we all know that. And Insurance companies don't have wings. So, when you meet Lawyers needing food and insurance companies without wings, watch out. Incompetent ambulance-chasers,—if someone said “Boo" to 'em they’d fall right over in a fit. When a lawyer summing up wants to be smart, he says “in the language of Mr. Justice Wasserwogela”. You can't blow hot and cold in the same breath nor half a dozen breaths for that matter. When all the witnesses agree on details, there’s been some shennanigan going on. If you become confused as we go along, -stop! and get unconfused. Prostitutes are notorious liars. Anyone who has had any dealings with them knows that. I know all about them. For five years before the war, I was local officer of Department of Justice and met thousands of them, and they’re no good. The poor District Attorney can't pick his witnesses. Some of these gun-men are tailored up in great shape and they’d stab you in the back as quick as they'd eat a piece of pie. In the back, mind you! A law suit is quite a game. It means hard work. An action well prepared is half won. Takes brains, skill and hard work. Write out the questions you're going to ask. You don't have to use them. But it may save you from making a monkey out of yourself on trial. You read about brilliant cross-exams. Some astute counsel bowled over a witness, put his adversary to flight, and you think he had an inspiration, a stroke of genius. Chances are he spent weeks preparing his questions,- -inquiring into history of witnesses. We inquire into history of witnesses, to show that he’s a bold, bad, vicious man, -or an unladylike woman. SO (jnf — ff You're through. You can't jump up on the table,—get all excited and spring at the witness (for crossing you up on story). (Relative Willy is around here again. If I've got to conduct this class with a fly-swatter, I will.) Read these rules over every day, until they become a part of you. You'll need ’em all your life, if you're going to be a regular lawyer. Of course if you're going to be a pot-walloper you won't. I can almost say them myself. If I read them for ten years more I'll know them myself. The common-law says “Xo”, “Xcin" in German. In Russian it would be “Xietchzke", if there were any Russian common-law. Remote Evidence: That deceased was an infidel to sustain a claim suicide. I should think it would be just the reverse. If there’s no God there's no one to forgive him -or punish him. (It’s all too remote for me). And prejudicial. Suppose there’s a good old bigot on the jury. He'd say “He's guilty and we’ll not discuss the proposition". Worth is not determined by looks. For which we are all very happy. You don't have to know any law to try law-suits. All you need is skill in handling men and things. The court will lay down the law, fairly well in a majority of cases. The jury doesn't pay much attention to the charge, anyway. In the first place they don't understand it. In the second, they don't pay any attention to it. And I don’t blame them. You hear a lot about rich man's justice. Don’t run away with that idea. It’s the poor men who get justice, and a little more. There are so many things to remember, in the trial of law-suits. And that's what makes your hair gray. A law-suit's always a strain, and I don’t care how many you try. Unless you have the physique of an ox, and no nerves, you can't stand the strain of trying cases every day. Who was telling us about something? A partner goes to a pink tea and makes some admissions. Unless the firm is engaged in the pink tea business, the admissions aren’t binding. [Willy’s grown up, have you noticed the size of him SI] books of account are books of account, as you all know. Well, it's the leading case. I’m not going to tell you to read it, you can choose for yourself. I haven't read it in years, I'm glad to say. That's going pretty far, but they were only trying to protect the infant ward. I don’t quarrel with them for protecting the ward, but why don't they say so? Question: “Just what is a title of record?” (Gloning) Answer: "I don't know." (Ford) Gloning: “Well I think you'd have to know that in order to understand the 87 0 What the law is, I don’t know. IIow to apply the rule, if I did know it, I don't know. So, I don’t know anything about it. I'd like to see this proposition go to the Court of Appeals some time, squarely presented and decided. So I’d know what to put in the notes. When you get to be District Attorney, that is if you're a Democrat, there's one thing you've got to be careful of. besides being a Republican. You must not even attempt to introduce evidence which you know is prejudicial and incompetent. 'Phis lot up here belongs to Mr. Strockenbroeker. Of course, you all know Mr. Strockenbrocker. I guess I’ve suggested that you are never to put in an answer that’s false. The temptation is great. But you don't gain anything by it, ’cause anyone who'd ask you to do that is worthless anyway. Don't do it. Dying declarations. First, you must be about to die. It’s a very solemn occasion. You don't know where you're going but you're on your way. You’re going to float across the River Jordan into the sweet bye and bye. And human experience is that you’re apt to tell the truth. Except in India. There a dying man accuses all his enemies of every conceivable crime. But as I said, it’s a very solemn occasion. Death is approaching. If it approaches and then backs away, it isn't admissible. When you feel the icy fingers, you're going to tell the truth. And only what you say as to the cause of the death. Testimony about the weather at the time is no good. I noticed cigarette stubs all the way up the stairs as I came in. I wouldn’t do it if I were you. It makes the place look bad. I felt dirty coming in here. Makes the janitor a lot of work and causes much cussing. You’ve got smoking rooms. Use ’em. In the case of such a confession “the tail goes with the hide". In one case here, deception was practiced on some simple-minded fellow. A policeman promised him faithfully not to tell a soul, if lie would confess. He did. But he was just simple, that's all. So if you've got a conscience, and some of us have, I hope, examine carefully the evidence before you make the charge. The court will admit anything, unless there’s an objection. He’s generally reading a newspaper, or looking np the results of the baseball games. He is not interested. Learn the rules, and there’s no question of evidence you can’t answer. on may not answer it right, but you can at least answer it and give a reason. Now, listen to this, and pin your ears right back. 'Phe courts are not infallible. Sometimes they do strain themselves when they get in a hole. Judges are human. That is, a regular jewelry store, not a ten-cent store, where you can buy a diamond necklace for a nickel. I used to own a jewelry store. It nearly busted. on get a chance to run nearly everything as a lawyer. I've run jewelry stores—poultrybusiness- I guess the only tiling 1 haven't run is the undertaking game. And I had a chance to do that. Gyp the Blood, Lefty Louie, and I've forgotten the other—Who? Oh yes. Dago Frank, how could I forget Dago Frank? Study McKinnon v. Bliss carefully and you won't have any time to go to the movies. The executor stands in the shoes of the deceased, that is, in his place. It’s kinda gruesome, standing in his shoes. Well, there it is. Something is wrong—either with the rule or the case, or our understanding. Probably the latter; I wish I knew the answer. Banks have a reputation for integrity. They never take your money without reason. They always have some reason. Usually it’s something you sign. But the President of the bank himself may come into court, with the bank ledger, showing the account of John Smith. lie says, “I'm President of the XV and Z Bank, and this is the ledger." The court will say. “What of it." (Objection sustained. Call the next witness). And the big, black book doesn't mean a thing. They're not sacred to the court. And it makes no difference whether it's a big, black book or a little red one. They’re all the same to the court. Well, that's good sense. Most nephews are poverty-stricken, I know. 1 ve been a nephew myself. In fact, I still am. It’s strange at times what intelligent men will stand for. It’s disgusting. (The shop-book rule) I don't blame laymen sometimes for criticizing the law. How- ever, we will proceed with matters of general and public interest. Families break up and scatter, and it's an awful job to trace the heirs. The greatest thing for keeping them together is when someone of the family accumulates great wealth, and gives all the others jobs. They then stick together. They just anchor in some community. For instance, an insurance company it's great to own an insurance company. You can put all your relatives to work. Or a General Electric. If I owned a General Electric I’d put you all to work, some in the legal department, some firing boilers. Some of you might qualify for firing boilers. January will tell. Be sure and insert a few recitals. Someone twenty or thirty years from now will bless you for saving him money. And that’ll be your reward. There used to be an old fellow in Troy—he's dead now. Poor fellow. Too bad, he didn't die before he did. lie put in so many recitals in his deeds that he had to be hired later to explain them. He was a foxy old fellow. He even recited mortgage satisfaction in a deed, and asked to have it recorded. And later when nobody could figure out what was meant, they'd have to call him in to ferret out the recitals. He balled up every title he touched. Poor old father. When questions of pedigree come up he's just shoved aside; nothing but a hearsay witness. That’s the Dean's case—the one he tried and got away with murder. -V.' r Well, that case was all right. But this next one is cuckoo—if you know what that is. Entries in the Family Bibles are scarce nowadays. In fact you seldom see a Bible, except in a hotel. I remember back when I used to live up in the country, the Family Bible used to have a place of honor in the parlor, with the horsehair fur- niture and chenille curtains. I’m a Notary Public but my books have never been received in evidence. My official acts are few. And let me caution you, probably you’ve been warned about it in Ethics. It's more Criminal Law than Legal Ethics. They overlap sometimes. But some day a big, fat, rich client, with diamonds on his shirt, etc. will be unable to come to your office. lie doesn’t want to climb up your stairs, or the elevator is too small, so he'll call you up and say, “I'm sorry, I can't come down, but I left the deed on your desk. Acknowledge it. will you?” Don't do it. If lie's rich enough, say, “Never mind—I'll come right down to your office.” It's bad and liable to get you in trouble. Don't ever do anything, anytime that's going to cause you worry. Life is too short, and too sweet, to spend worrying. Have your files in the office so that anybody can look through them at any time, and have nothing that you’d be ashamed of. And not because it's sweet and pure and lovely, but because you'll feel better, and when success comes you won’t have to look back at some things you did, and worry and regret. You’ll never need say, “Oh, how I hope that little job I pulled off twenty years ago isn't brought out, now that I'm an elder.” And it isn't the things you do wilfully or intentionally. But sometime you'll make a slip, inadvertently, and walk the floor nights. (I don't mean sins of the flesh.) Of course, I know you'll all do it. You won’t pay any attention to me. But you'll learn from sad experience. Whether specific acts of immorality are admissible on a charge of rape has not been definitely settled. I'll settle it. They are admissible. (Settled by Ford, J.) Official Registers.—Take a little parish up in the country. All the priest knows is what's told him. Mary and John come in with the infant. They suggest that they are the parents. All he knows is that he baptised a child, of a certain name. I have my doubts as to the admissibility of the baptismal records, to prove pedigree of the child. But here’s one for you. How about using the declarations of the osten- sible parents as declarations of relationship, as evidenced by the certificate. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Kane: “Draw a picture of a res gestae”. tlUfc- w ojon People vs. De Simone, as illustrated by Ford, J. J VO r= f To “Strep To “Strep": “Why, that’s as plain as the nose on your face." I don’t know. It seems logical—but it's never been settled. I have no case for authority. But it's just as logical as “one and one make two”. Of course, 1 could argue the other way if you’d give me time. I think if I were a murderer on trial I'd lie like a son of a gun. One day the wife is poisoned. The next day the husband goes into a foreign state and marries another woman. There’s your motive. Off with the old and on with the new. That’s all right with machinery but not with wives. That’s a leading case. In fact all these are leading cases. Some more leading than others. People vs. Zucher—over the river and through the woods. Were usually wiser after an accident, but that doesn't mean we were fools before. I haven't my rings on this morning, but supposing I had a ring purporting to be a diamond. I look at it, and I say it’s glass. A jeweler looks at it and says it's a diamond. A poor one, full of carbon, and black spots, but a diamond. I testify as to opinion, but he knows. He can tell a diamond as easily as I can tell a horse. Doughty v. Milliken 163 NY 527 illustrated by Ford. J. That’s a derrick. No one would ever know it. unless you were told—and even then you would have your doubts. Dcrr’t ck Insanity. Suppose we bring in a man whose chief amusement is singing hymns while standing on his head. It’s his favorite pastime, and he persists in that. Now, most of us will agree that that is not cpiite normal. Or suppose he says he is King of England or President of Peru. (lie'll have to be crazy to claim that.) ou bring in a physician, qualify him and ask your hypothetical question, which must include only facts proved. For example, you will ask him, if he saw a man standing on his head singing “Lead Kindly Light" on Wednesday, on Thursday, he stands on his head and tries to sing two songs at once; on Friday he claims to be President of Peru, what opinion would he form as to that man s rationality. Now, let me give you a little word of warning and advice. Insofar as it’s advice, I know you won’t pay any attention to it. But anyway, if you have a diffi- cult case, don't be afraid to ask for help, and be willing to pay for it. Your client may be poor—but, after all, he may have only one law-suit in his life, and it means a lot to him to win. So, don’t be afraid to hire the best talent, Get the best engineer the best doctor. You know there are doctors and doctors and doctors. Some of the best are the poorest witnesses. But often in a small town, the doctor is an authority. 01Everyone believes everything lie says. And when the ease has features that you know nothing about, get assistance, and get the best you can buy. (Silence—Friday—and yawn from far corner. Curley, without looking up). Ford: “Well, you can sleep tomorrow. (Laughter. Embarrassed law student turns red.) I’m tired myself.'' Take the case of Finn v. Cassidy. Judge Gray thought that was all right, lie always irritated me. Or was it Judge O'Brien—he irritated me more. And this case is a horrible example. Let's see what they did. Here's the chimney. You're on top of the chimney looking down. I think they were building something, anyway they dug trenches (Sic) and filled them with cement. The trenches were narrow and the soil was hardpan. If you've ever had any experience with hardpan, you know it's as hard as rock when wet. When it dries out the soil crumples, and that's what happened here, and the man was injured. The question was whether or not it was properly shored. It seems to me that all the expert had to do was to describe the usual and ordinary methods of shoring, the formation of hardpan, the effect upon it of water, etc. . X - chimney y - "f r e rt e. h Finn v. Cassidy Illustrated by Ford, J. The courts will not take judicial notice of foreign law. They admit their ignor- ance of ic unlike domestic law. It must be proven and pleaded. On an indictment for selling obscene literature, expert evidence as to its obscenity is inadmissible. We'll pass that without comment. Of course, it’s more effective to relate in detail the extent of plaintiff's injuries. Get the physician to testify to every ache and every pain your client suffered. Have him describe the treatments, how they had to place him in a plaster cast—and break his legs seven times to get them straight, etc. The more blood you spill, the larger will be your damages. Some lawyers get so intent on injuries and agony that they forget to prove negligence. And it’s getting so that if you have enough of a case to get by the court, and avoid a non-suit, you’re reasonably sure oi a recovery. That’s the tendency nowadays, to indemnify anyone who is injured, whether technically the defendant was negligent or whether plaintiff was at fault. Of course, that’s not the court’s stand. But it’s the jury's and it's a good thing too. Modern sentiment is that a person who is injured should be paid. In that respect juries are way ahead of the courts' stand. So magnify your facts. I've seen some lawyers ask a few dry, impersonal questions and then say, “That’s all. Doctor '. And I've seen defendant's lawyer start in and cross-examine him on the injuries 92 MI for half a (lay, and practically win plaintiff’s case for him. But I guess I warned you about this. Prepare your questions, and study the facts. It’s the facts that win a majority of your cases. In the meantime you might study a little law, although the court will usually take care of the law. Not as well perhaps as you might do it, because you have a chance to study it. where he has to decide upon the spur of the moment. It's surprising how often they’re right. So. remember, a pint of facts is worth a bushel of law. Of course, three stenographers cost money. But when it's important we can't spare expense. If you have a witness up in Plattsburg, how are you going to get him here by to-morrow morning? Use the telegraph or telephone. Or send up a man after him, to grab him and bring him down. Bring him on the train, and if he has to travel in a parlor car, let him. Let him come in a parlor car or club car or a balloon if he wants to. What’s a hundred dollars when a thousand hangs in the balance? Don't ever be penurious with your client’s money. You put your expert on the stand. Your adversary admits lie's qualified. on think he’s very generous. But he has deprived you of the opportunity to place before the jury the reputation and experience of the expert. If lie is very competent and skilled, you should impress the jury with that fact. He may be a weazened, dried-up little old fellow who wouldn't impress even a cop, and unless you let them know how smart and capable he is, they’re apt not to take much stock in what he says. So ask him how many degrees he has, if any, or how many sky-scrapers he's built, or whatever it is he is an expert at. Testimony in a law-suit doesn't read like a classic. Most criminals are dumb. They must be stupid or they wouldn't be criminals. There’s lots easier ways to make $100 than holding someone up. Of course the really intelligent criminal commits forgery, or sells you stock. That takes brains. But imagine murdering another human being for $100! Why, it's absurd. But they do it, just because they don't know any better. There are some rotten business men among criminals. Suppose defendent says, “I didn't know what I was doing. My mind was a blank. I had pains in the back of my head—my vision was obscured. There were 49 red devils climbing up my leg, and they chased each other up my suspenders. I didn’t know what I was doing. They lodged in my head, and I couldn't think. They lodged in my eyes, and I couldn't sec.” ( an you use these declarations, made after the homicide, on the question of his then mental condition? There was a strong dissent there, wasn't there 4 to 9. or something like that? As I remember it. neither opinion gave any legal reasons for the decision. One judge said. “It is!" The other said, "It isn't!” And so they decided it by a vote, and logic yielded to brute strength. Of course brute strength doesn't do us much good. That rule is beautiful—in prose, and it would be even better in poetry. If I were on the jury. I'd say, "Oh, give him a hundred dollars”, lake this s suit of J) u.fl i cl°- clothes, this whole outfit,—it’s worth more to me than to anyone else. If I had to sell it, the second-hand man would probably give me five dollars for it, that is, outside of the watch. Excluding “my joolry”. I might get seven dollars. New, the whole outfit cost me upwards of twenty-nine dollars. Course I bought it on time, but I couldn’t get anywheres near that. So what good is the rule? But there 'tis. Dr. Parkhurst,—haven't heard of him in a long time. Wonder if he's dead. Have any of you ever heard of him? No? Then he must be dead. You’d have heard of him if he weren't. On the question of market value, only the evidence of recent sales is competent. Evidence of a sale from the patroon is no good. Where the price was a bushel of wheat and six fat fowls, it doesn't help much in attempting to prove present market value. Why, that’s just what I want to know. You tell me. My mind is a blank. You fill it. If your client is rich, or has rich relatives, (and that’s just as good), get a real expert. You march into court followed by half a dozen clerks carrying huge volumes,—and they build a sort of wall around the witness chair. Then he picks one up, preferably right side up, although for his purposes it doesn't make much difference. Then lie asks the Doctor on the witness stand if he has read so-and-so s work on such and such. “Yes". “Do you agree with him when he says"- (quoting the work) “No”. Then repeat this with several other books. Another way to do is to take down another very ponderous volume. Then ask him if he's familiar with “Roach on Bones". If he says he is, say “I read you a paragraph from that work on page 520." Then you read something that isn't there, and say, “Do you recall that passage?” “Yes". “Do you agree with that?” “ es . Then turn the book around, show him that there is no such passage, and that the book isn't “Roach on Bones", and that Roach never wrote such a book anyway. Of course you can't fool 'em all that way. Most of them are wise to that trick, from sad experience. But if you get an old country doctor, you’ll probably succeed with that ruse. Of course, you should tell your stenographer that whatever goes on in the office is privileged—that she is not to go home and tell the neighbors what goes on. And law clerks. They used to do that. I remember when I started studying law, I was with an old gent, of the old school he was sixtv-five when I met him—and he took me aside and gave me a lecture on privilege. And there’s no reason why they shouldn't do that. You know how a stenog's tongue wags. She gets out to some pink tea, and fairly busts with the news that so-and-so’s wife is about to get a divorce. And doctors too. Some of them come home and tell wifey everything. I know one who lost a lot of business and prestige that way. You shouldn’t discuss your clients’ problems that way. For wives will talk. That’s just my opinion. If you don't agree, why when you get out, you take it to the Court of Appeals, and I 'll put their decision in my notes. 2fjPZtr = J A M This wasn't a mere barroom discussion, altho' often serious constitutional questions are decided there. Sometimes people come into your office who have never had occasion to consult a lawyer before, never engaged one, or had any dealings with one. It is a big moment in their lives. I hope, if you ever get any like that, that their friends have told them they'll be expected to pay a retainer. Well, help yourself to the reasons. There's a bushel of them. We can't be stingy with reasons so near Christmas. Real Evidence: Plaintiff loses a leg. You bring it into court, nicely mounted on plush, and garnished with blood. Of course, it’s plaintiff’s leg, and he can pro- bably identify it. Except for wear and tear, it's in the same condition as of the time of the accident. But it is not admissible because it would shock or prejudice the jury. Often organs or parts of the human body are brought into court pre- served in alcohol. Then the attorney for the plaintiff will accidentally knock the cover off the object, exposing it to the view of all. lie probably won't notice it for a few minutes; then lie'll make a hurried dive to conceal it. Don’t do that. Win your case on the merits, and properly, or lose it the same way. But don’t try to be cunning. About questions to the jury. If you ask them one question you're all right. But if you ask them two or more, and it is possible for an inconsistency to creep in. the jury will give two or more inconsistent answers. Of course, that’s none of my business, because that is a question of practice.—But about those questions, I said it was none of my business, but I'm not afraid of butting in anywhere. So, remember those two things. If you can get all the information you want in one question, don't ask two. Make it as simple and comprehensive as possible, but ask only one. If you don’t, you'll find yourself up a tree. Over and over again I've seen juries answer Question One in the affirmative, making the only logical answer to Question Two a negative, and then calmly decide to answer the second in the affirma- tive also. And there you are. So put it all in one question. That's the first bit of advice. Second, if you are the plaintiff, don't ask any questions of the jury. Of course, if you are the defendant, you’ll probably want to get the record filled with error. Even in the case of a release under seal, if it was obtained by fraud, you can prove that, no matter how many “Know All Men By These Presents", and “In The Name of God, Amen's” you have in it. (Alice, where art thou?) You cannot show failure of consideration in a deed under seal, to defeat the deed. But that's like trying to prove a horse hasn't five legs. lie doesn't need five legs. Well, there's some difficulty along the line here, and I guess you know as much about it as 1 do. Not that that amounts to a great deal. The material on these pages is not put there merely for the purpose of using paper and ink. It's very practical, all of it. You’ll use it all the time. That is, if you ff would arise. Xot so if, when I left, my coattails were straight out behind me, if I had robbed a bank or failed to support my family, and gone clean to Canada. Death is not then presumed, because the facts explain why I disappeared, and didn't come back. Judicial Notice of Facts: (Hunter v. N.Y.C.R.R. Co., 110 N.Y. 015). The question in that case was whether the plaintiff was nine feet tall. The court discussed the point at some length and then very solemnly announced that if the plaintiff was actually nine feet tall, it was very extraordinary. After reversal, and upon the second trial, the witnesses will probably change their stories to produce the facts indicated by the Court of Appeals as essential for a verdict. And if you're a defendant, don't think you're going to have the plaintiff thrown out of court, merely because his witnesses have changed their stories. That’s a constitutional privilege of every citizen,—to swear to anything he pleases at any time he pleases. They say, “fools and children tell the truth ”, and it’s true,—about children, anyway. A lawyer makes a “turrible witness". Never mind what the court said. What do you think about it? Good, I’m of the same mind. 'The case comes directly within the statute, but the court said it was not within the -spirit of the statute (Sec. 347, C.P.A.) and so was admissible. But if you get a case like that, apply the rules as you know them. If the spirit is there, and you can get it working, all right. Otherwise, apply the rule. Law Student’s Credo That 7,( 58 cases are assigned during the three years. That nobody ever did every case assigned. That Mr. Ford assigns at least nine cases per day. That the Editorial Staff of the Verdict are the biggest grafters. That nobody ever failed Patents. That Equity is a hard course. That Ray Allen has memorized the Civil Practice Act. That Union College men are all politicians. That nobody ever made any money as a lawyer. That Mr. Ford makes up his jokes before class. That it must be nice to be a Senior. That the Dean is always correct. That I will study during vacation. That Medina knows what is going to be upon the bar. That Devil’s Own and Chancery arc deadly enemies. That Criminal Law is an interesting course. That the ( ourt of Appeals writes its opinions for the benefit of law students. os9:20 The Bell. 9:21 Lecturer begins to take attendance. 9:23 DeCamilla arrives. 0:24 Jacobson arrives (if he arrives). 9:30 Schenectady local arrives. Lecturer completes taking attendance. 9:38 Steiner begins to take notes. 9:50 O’Reilly takes his constitutional walk. 10:00 Carroll follows, with hidden newspaper. 10:04 Allan walks out. 10:14 Absentees return in body. 10:17 End of hour. Hell. 10:18 l eombruno reads a case. Loeser stacks books. "Minority goes into a huddle with Old Golds. 10:25 The Bell. 10:26 ( lass starts back. 10:27 ( lass sits back. 10:28 Conley goes out after his notes. 10:30 Brennan, O’Reilly and Lazarus begin face-making contest. 10:34 Conley returns. 10:35 ('ontest ceases. Lazarus sketches winning mug. Herrick and ('onley inspect and affirm. 10:40 Harry Allan begins spouting sections and subdivisions of the ( . R. A. 10:48 Mother Goose interrupts Harry. 10:49 O’Rourke leaves. 10:57 He returns. 11:01 Loeser opens window. 11:02 (doning closes it. 11:03 Lazarus opens it. 11:04 Carroll closes it. It remains closed. 11:06 Peters draws shade. 11:09 Fitzgerald wakes up. 11:10 Effron goes to sleep. 11:11 Kane begins to recite. 11:23 Bell stops Kane. 100 jaiLaga 11:32 11:33 11:40 11:50 11:51 11:52 11:53 M 11:53 11:53% 11:54 11:55 11:56 11:57 12:00 12:01 12:15 12:23 12:27 Streppa wanders in. Spira recites. Spira recites. Spira recites. Class gets hungry. ('lass exchanges brief cases. Iluhrmaster socks Brown. Brown socks Buhrmaster. Fitzgerald socks both. Battle ends. Keenan wakes up and asks a question. Keenan gets slapped down. Keenan goes back to sleep. Morris crosses legs. Carroll finishes briefing cases. Carroll recites. Books closed. Brief cases strapped up. Bell. O’Rourke reaches door first. Adjourned. “Many diminutives or contractions of proper names are in common use. Some are as well recognized as standing for and representing the longer form as would the arrangement of lines and symbols which we interpret as “Mary”, represent that name. They and the full name are synonymous. By everyone and everywhere they are so understood. They equally identify the person referred to. Of others, the same thing may not be said. There is no such general agreement as to their meaning. Perhaps they are more truly nicknames, used by friends and relatives, not the public. Such, for instance, are ‘(’lift'' for ‘RadcliftV, ‘Gan ' for ‘Gansevoortk Will' for ‘Wilbur’ or ‘Wilfred’, ‘Minnie’ for ‘Wilhelmina’, ‘Sibel’ for ‘Isabella'." (Andrews, J., in H. R. Co., Inc. v Smith, 242 X. Y. 2(57) The comic-seriousness of the bench has never more nearly attained the heights ruled by Groucho Marx. Personally, our vote goes to Andrews, .1.. for we think he is really serious. Xowhere in the opinion does he admit that he is kidding us. The critics disagree on the interpretation of this passage, George Jean X'athan insisting that the learned jurist must have been humorizing; II. L. Mencken, with his usual sardonic bitterness, says, “Nay, nay, friends, he really meant to be serious.” 101ZOl103 ir Poetic Pictures Unskilled to praise, unwilling to offend. Mg verse is framed to gain no private end, But routes imbued with truth's fresh genuine glow, From one thou never knew, and ne'er wilt know. Robert Ahliieim Hark! When lie rises to expound his case, A buzz of approbation fills the place. “Look! What a handsome lawyer”, goes around. While notes of admiration much abound. Harry Allan While plodders dull, unconscious of grimace. Sit lost in thought profound, he in his place Many a jibe and joke, and villainous pun. Slyly hands round—enjoying glorious fun. Charles Becker With tremors strange his fluttering pulses beat And his blood quickly mounts to “fever heat”; He neither can go on. nor yet retreat ! Pai l Brennan Versed in the subtle tactics of the law, And all its varied learning—we once saw This lad swear witnesses in—mild, pious, kind. With honest heart and highly gifted mind. Edward Brown This mighty athlete, with scholar’s brain Toils through his case, and seldom toils in vain. Thinking plain truth needs no flowers of speech, But once aspiring far beyond his reach. James Carroll Keep, then, this first great precept ever near. Short be your speech, your matter strong and clear. J i or,Baldwin Ohittenden “ I’d abolish opinions if made at great length. They take up so much of a law student’s strength. Then law'd be a mistress and no ugly wench; But all with this IF,—Were I on the bench." Maurice Conley But never draw, nor spin the thread so fine. That all becomes an evanescent line. George Curley This advocate, in confidence so weak, lie scarce can muster breath enough to speak. And gets each sentence by a painful wrench. Wears in his hat more law than half the bench. Francis DeCamilla This friend, at glaring folly never winks. But looks, and bluntly utters what he thinks. Merrill Effron Another lad thinks all the world must see There must be wisdom where there’s gravity! Still rivers—he has heard are always deep. Ergo he sits as though he were asleep. Joseph Einhorn Wisdom, like beauty, with itself content. Needs not the foreign aid of ornament, Its native charms are its peculiar boast And 'tis when unadorned—adorned the most. Robert Fitzgerald And still they look’d And still their wonder grew. That one small head Could carry all he knew—. =J ion Ii George Gloning Lo! while he speaks, in groups they all throng as near As their disturbed olfactory nerves can bear, To the rare precious things his mouth discloses, Opening their ears, and stopping all their noses. A lex a n n er Gold berg Many there are, mix’d up among the rest. With genius, taste, and soundest judgment blest, Whose powers given by nature with liberal hand, Wait but a genial season to expand. James Hanley Skillful, acute, in legal lore profound, In close reasoning's art—he stands on lofty ground. From misty error’s dull ophthalmia free, lie secs things clearly, and makes others see. Newton Herrick A sage student, who, with a proper pride. Courteous at once appeared and dignified. With charming tone, and gentlemanly ease, Insured respect, yet never failed to please. Samuel Hesson He begins with dignity, expounds with grace. Each ground of reasoning in its time and place. Henry IIorstman Upright, sincere, laborious is this youth. Zealous he seeks and fain would find the truth, Hunts it through all the mazes of the mind Nor leaves a case or note unread behind. Harold Jacobson The time for honest folks to be abed Is in the morning, if I reason right; And he who cannot keep his precious head Upon his pillow till it's fairly light. And so enjoy his forty morning winks. Is up to knavery—or else he drinks. J 107Leo Kane Behold him slowly rising in his place With ponderous solemnity of face Anxious to give his labouring pangs relief. And to unload his bosom and his brief. Edward Keenan Bight learned Thebans are ye! well ye know it! Dry as arithmetic and grave as Moses, You're genial comrades for a mad-cap poet That loves the song of birds and smell of posies! Reuben Lazarus Oh. how can a modest young man E'er hope for the smallest progression,— The profession’s already so full Of lawyers so full of profession! Sa LVATORE 1 vEOM BRUNO Yet could he. deaf to popular applause, (Often withheld without just cause) To one great object keep his aim confined. And, trusting to himself, enrich his mind. Edward Loeser lie goes straight forward till his journey's done, Xe'er tempted from his road by joke or fun. Laborious, as if working by the hour, Like a steam engine of enormous power. John Marsh “The midnight oil I once did burn While pleading in poetic courts. Now serves a much more useful turn. Illuminating dull law reports.” George M Isaac “ Look wise and say nothing, whatever you do A key to the secret that leads to success, 11 is fortune to make, and his efforts to bless. J 108 T f ff Eri Ernest Morris “flow large was Alexander, Father, That parties designate '1'he historic gentleman as rather Inordinately great?" “Why, son, to speak with conscientious Regard for history Waiving all claims, of course, to heights pretentious. About the size of me." Lester Mosher With playful wit, conjoined with manly sense, And all the charms of graceful eloquence, lie moulds the listener to his will And pleads his case with hard-earned skill. William Mountain A penceless youth who hovers O’er Blackstone drear and dry, Would seem the worst of lovers - But how this youth can sigh! James O’Reilly Acute he is—but not above his peers— And wise enough—but not beyond his years. Joseph O’Rourke When to the close arrived, make no delays By petty flourishes or verbal plays, But sum the whole in one deep, solemn strain. Like a strong current hastening to the main. Homer Peters High in his class, of commanding mien. With aspect ever cheerful and serene; Mild, yet decisive, forceful and direct, lie wins affection, and commands respect. J 10!)What use, what strength of reason, and how much Of hooks, of precedents, hast thou at hand! William Schmitt Hooks should be read; but if you can’t digest, The same’s the surfeit, take the worst or best. Leo Spira You wish the Court to hear and listen too? Then speak with point, be brief, be close, be true, Cite well your cases; let them be in point; Not learned rubbish, dark, and out of joint. Eugene Steiner “Blackstone” was his favored diet, With a dessert dish of “Kent”, And he served up bits of “Greenleaf”, Every single place he went. Domenic Streppa Steady and cool, on him, from end to end, Safely his anxious client may depend. With careful tread, and nice sagacious nose Like a staunch pointer, o’er his ground he goes. STB PI I EN WaSZK IEWICZ A weaver of life’s tapestry He secs the shuttle glide. And learns the human misery That mars the hidden side. Archibald Wemple Who with a subtle art that ne’er distracts, Finely concentrates on his leading facts, 110Inter Oli a L -JIt i pBfloiYfl mW€ wumi “From the days of Socrates and Xantippe, men and women have known what is meant by nagging, altlho' philology cannot define it, nor legal chemistry dissolve it into its elements. Humor cannot soften nor wit divert it. Prayers avail nothing, and threats are idle. Soft words but increase its velocity, and harsh words its vio- lence. Darkness has for it no terrors, and the long hours of the night draw no drapery of the couch around it. The chamber where love and peace should dwell becomes an inferno, driving the poor man to the saloon, the rich man to his club, and both to the arms of the harlot. It takes the sparkle out of the wine of life, and turns at night into ashes the fruits of the labor of the day.” MacGregor v MacGregor 31 S.W. 890 Do you remember the day that: DeCamilla bought a newspaper? O'Reilly didn’t leave the room during the first hour? Kffron didn't go to sleep? O’Rourke wasn't the first man to leave the room at the end of the last hour? Steiner was caught without a case? Kane made a recitation within five minutes? Cloning didn't unbutton his vest? Brennan and Carroll didn't pitch nickels? Brennan won? Everyone agreed with the Dean? Rube wouldn't give Ford a ride downtown? Ford gave Rube a ride? Clem did not call upon DeCamilla? Herrick’s hair was not combed? Carroll would not listen to a “good” story? Mountain told the Dean where he “got off”? Peters did not laugh at a joke? 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