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M 1 s .. 7 ' ' ' ' ' % }, ’ • - r f- • % J|fe. ft. •■ ' V • ' vt; m vm 1 J M IS ll i f ®- if Hi Table of Contents School and Administrative Officers Faculty Senior Class Junior Class Freshman Class Organizations and Activities Poetry, Prose and Humor Advertisers THE MEMBERS OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES The Lawyer His order, ancient as the race, A proud Republic stands; Where Justice holds the highest place And Mercy folds her hands. Historic Time proclaims his worth On carven stone and page, And how his wisdom wrought the birth Of Equity’s great age. Wielding the blessing and the ban, His is a lofty fame; A High Priest in the Court of Man, His tithe — a spotless name. A weaver of life’s tapestry, He sees the shuttle glide, And learns the human misery That mars the hidden side. The World pours in his ear her tale Of sorrow, sin , and shame; His confidence, a sacred veil. E’er guards it as a flame. Powers and Thrones have known him well, The anchor and the stay, Whose sovereign genius wrought the spell That saved the State alway. Maligned , misused, least understood Of all earth’s good and great , Still true, he guides a thankless brood, As passionless as Fate. And when he stands, as stand he must, In the Great High Court above, His only plea , i( Lord God, be just. Adjudge, decree in love. " 77 t o 3Iames pL jHSenberson, faho, from ilje inception of % (Class of 1027 until Ins beatl], tuas an present Ijelp anb source of sympathy to tliose in neeb anb trouble; foljose sunny bisposiiion anb complete nnberstanbing rallieb the flagging spirits of many a classmate; to hts memory, a true gentleman, frienb anb classmate, “(El je pocket” of 1927 is, hy tlje (Elass, reherently anb fuitlj a bistutct sense of its loss, affectionatelu bebicateb- 7 ■= Foreword V® HE Staff has prepared THE DOCKET with a f O view to making its real worth apparent when its readers peruse it in years to come, with the fervent wish that you will be tolerant of all sins of commission and omission incorporated herein, being mindful that some error is a component part of all of us, but that the best ability of all con- nected with the publication has been freely and whole-heartedly given. Douglas A. Seeley, Editor -in-Chief . Page 10 wmmm mm®, Hi mam ' ■ ? spii £pt i fii?S5 F in the sum of human knowledge the subject of History is an item of value, its worth lies not in a bare recital of the events of the Past, but rather as such a portrayal of the rising tide of achieve- ment that Ambition may be advised to what heights it may aspire. This being true, the present effort has not been confined alone to the circumstances of the origin and the growth of our Alma Mater, but based on those things already accomplished here has been ventured a glimpse into the Future. For the origin of National University the pages of Time must be turned back to the grim days of the Reconstruction, and perhaps in view of the estab- lishment of the principles for which the Great Conflict was waged, in view of the new problems then before the Nation, it was not an ill-omened moment for the establishment of a University whose principal effort was to be in the field of the Law. National University was first organized in 1869 under a charter issued by the District of Columbia. On this authority the school continued to operate until the year 1896 w hen by Special Act of the Congress of the United States the present charter was granted, by virtue of which the incorporators and their successors were empowered to establish and maintain an institution of learning of so great scope that the now existing departments stand in the relation of a mere nucleus of that which is possible of creation should full advantage ever be taken of the powers granted and available. From its beginning the official family of the University has been distin- guished by the prominence and the ability of its personnel. Five Presidents of the United States have served it as Chancellors ex-officio. Eminent jurists representing both Bench and Bar, in numbers too great here to be enumerated, have served in varying capacities, directing the general course of endeavor, as lecturers, as professors and instructors. Small wonder indeed, under such cir- cumstances that there have been attracted to the Portals of National University such an ever-increasing student body, that today the class rolls of our Alma Mater are scarce exceeded by any other institution engaged in similar under- taking. In the year 1923, in recognition of the growing needs of the University, adjoining property was acquired and converted to school purposes. Already, however, the facilities so added are taxed to the utmost. Nor is that circum- stance one at which to marvel. With a graduate body of over five thousand, a present student body of well nigh a thousand, the name and fame of National needs must spread in such ever-widening circles that Her Future must give us pause. What is there in that Future? What do the Facts of the Past and the Currents of the Present portend? Is it too much to venture that impelled by the ever-increasing number of those who knock at Her doors, that under the broad powers and privileges of Her Charter, that our Alma Mater may not in time become National University in the wide and discursive meaning of the words in Her name? We who were the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-seven find in that thought a Hope and a Vision inseparable from those grateful memories with which as Graduates we say our last Farewell. Page 12 Nttii m ' d l; ni et-rniy A n Ml mp rim t $ kei i h F in U ' y • i k . p _ ixi ktin Ol V afti£ ItS W ( YC || H . %pJt A Uv ? ' f O t $M ; vents 0-f th Past, b m rather ay of cU emy ? ■ a f thieve- 1 1 t ' J?. t i ! ■ . _ . I . • , ' • " • i ;• ' ' ' • .• • ■ , ' - . • ;• % - . ' •. - cn( ,-, j ' [ his bei|f iroc, iwMyi ' Xi ' , r. nos teiG afocc to t he v rc umst; f 2 15 r ' ' Future. For the origin of Mai.ional ll crsiiy of ' Twjh rruo bo back to the grim dap df the Rmono ruction, aod perhaps ■■: v m ( p, • .. p. list) mem oi the prunapko to which the Great Contfir;- w 1 ; . v , ( .? ; ., . ; ; ' he ( w pre ems thi • u it i for the estabbeowent cl a Lrwvvrsity w ho sc principal effort w , ;■:• ; w- » field of the Law, Nanonal was first, organized ip 1869 under a charter issued oy the District o f Columbia. On this authority - the school continued to operate until the year 006 when by Special Act of the Congress of the United States the present chatter Vv s granted. by virtue of which the i n corpot atOrs ana their successors .were, e-rrpoweted to establish maintain an institution of learning of so great op ow elation Oh a mere hwkhi • of nu-e w each is possible of creation should fuK advantage ever fee taken oi hc powers granted and available. From its beginning the official family of the University hfcs been distin- guished by the prottitnence and the ability of its personnel. Five Presidents of the United Si ate have served u chancellors ex-officio, imminent jurists - . cpi csentin g iaoto Feu-ixi and Far, tu numbers too great hc e to be mi, me rated, heve served in varying capacities, directing the gen era! course of endeavor, as lecturers, as professors and instructors, Small wonder indeed, under such cir- cumstances that fclfere have been attracted to the Portals of National University such an ever- increasing student body, that today the class rolls of our Alina Mater are scarce exceeded by any other institution engaosv la v » • i H : under- taking. mm Wm In the year 1923, in recognition of the growing u • «L : ; ;•)», University, adjoining property was acquir ' d and converted c . 6 -,w cm , Ahe.:dv however, the facilities so added are taxed • . tuxur stance one at which to marvel. With a gv; : . boefi r v : fiv ; rd., a present student body of .well nigh a thous u tuitm asl ! Uww r, ifetioaai 1 pause. , ® . ;j ;6A;p ' What is there in that Fuutre ! v t the Currents oi the Present portend " is u ■ . ., • . ••• odle i by the eyet-rn ; teasing, number of tho.v ier the brood powers and privileges oi Hci C ow w, apA.Gci ' Nfate? mav not III! ttme become National University m ' .» « ? n eaniMg. c ' )f the weirdo in Her name? Wc who w r ere the Claw u- . ; op w, ■; -seven . fc4 ' - in that thought a Hope and u , - oaties with whirl:- as Grad ua ; wv -r - V . b ' The Chancellor’s Farewell HE time is here, I am reminded, for the customary word of farewell through the medium of THE DOCKET. The attendance at the National has been for three years one of your major interests in life. During that time probably a major- ity of all of those who at one time or another were your class- mates have dropped out or fallen by the wayside. It takes a real man to complete his law course at a night school, and especially at the National, with its high standards of classroom work and examinations. The faculty constantly derives new stimulus from contact with the type of student who will not be denied. It is not difficult, therefore, for me as their representative confidently to predict a high average of success for you, in the law or in avocations in which a legal education will be helpful. Before you entered the law school you had demonstrated an ability to earn an honorabl e livelihood. While in the school you proved your ability to carry a double load of sacrifice and industry. You need not fear the com- petition of those who at the date of their graduation from institutions of greater prestige in purely academic circles can look back upon those advantages and opportunities only which have come to them through the generosity and bounty of others. You may be assured that the officers and faculty of the School will watch your future progress with interest and gladly welcome the opportunity to help you in any and every way. Good-bye, therefore, and continue to deserve the best of luck. Charles F. Carusi. Chancellor. Page 16 JOHN L. CASSIN, LL.M. Assistant Dean R. CASSIN was born at Wash- ington, D. C., in 1879. He is a Washingtonian in every sense of the word for he was born, raised and educated in Wash- ington. After completing the graded and the high school work he entered Georgetown University Law School from which he received the degree of LL.B. in 1901. The following year he entered the National University Law School and received the degree of LL.M., and was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. Cas- sin is Secretary of the Board of Trus- tees of the National University and has faithfully served first as Treasurer and later as Assistant Dean of our Alma Mater for the last twenty-four years. During the day he is kept busy with his legal practice and at night he is kept equally busy in look- ing after the welfare and interest of the student body at large. The stu- dents are his friends for he has been considerate at all times. HAYDE N JOHNSON, LL.M. Executive Secretary of the Board of T rustees T ' S all very simple, you see. That is the statement every jews student is used to hearing in the famous Equity Text course. That is true even in the most complicated situations. He is also the representative of the School on the Bar Examining Committee of the District of Columbia. Some of his famous situations presented in quiz, which even baffled the astute Mr. Jus- tice Siddons will long be remembered by the Class. Page 17 Res Ipsa Loquitor By Lex Loci Contractus. Mr. Contracts Property Patterson, A Virginian I’ll have you know. His usual illustration Is a simple equation The familiar John Doe; Richard Roe. Mr. Damages Equity Barse, Friendly, capable; true. A teacher de luxe, You don’t need the books So clearly he expounds things to you. Judge Bills and Notes Evidence Siddons, A jurist and scholar of note. It’s heaven to him When you’re out on a limb As he fiendishly makes you the goat. Mr. Common Pleading O’Donnell, Congenial, sarcastic, and witty. With the case of the Hook And the Little Green Book He’ll make you a modern Chitty. Justice Trusts, Equity, Bailey, Conscientious; reserved, and meek. He reads cases galore Which cause you to snore And remain comatose for a week. Judge Moot Court et cetera Willett Loquacious; dignified; gruff. If your case is delayed You’re sure to be flayed “Hizzoner” won’t stand any bluff. Coftgcmai . sarcastic, and witty. With case of the Hook And the yitlc .Otccn Book He ' 3! mak« f : u a modern Chiny Justice Trims, Equity. Balky, Con {ictei-t ficus ; reserved . and meek. He read-; eases galore Which cause you to snore . And remain comatose for a u oA Judge Moot Court er cetera ' ' S ' ilkit Loquacious; dknC.C ywY if your caw is delayed You’re .sure to be Ye. d Hi 77. Oik ' i‘ w o o d . • ■ ; . , I , 6 ‘ FREDERICK L. SIDDONS, LL.M., LL.D. HAYDEN JOHNSON, LL.M. Professor of Evidence and the Law of Negotiable Instruments Professor of Equity and Associate Justice Moot Court of Appeals CD R. JUSTICE SIDDONS was born in London, England, November 21, 1864. He grad- uated from Columbian, now George Washington, University Law School with the degree of Master of Laws and in 1887 was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. Justice Siddons has had an interest- ing career since coming to Washing- ton. He was employed in the United States Treasury Department from 1879 to 1885. In 1907 he served on the Home Commission created by President Roosevelt. Later he served as counsel in the “Pious Fund " case before The Hague Tribunal. At one time he was a member of the Com- mission on Uniform State Laws for the District of Columbia. In 1915 President Wilson appointed him an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, which honored position he still holds. Mr. Justice Siddons has been a mem- ber of the faculty for many years. ROFESSOR JOHNSON is the Executive Secretary of Na- iTOgu tional University Law School and has been connected with the school for a number of years. He is also a member of the law faculty, serving as Professor of Equity Juris- prudence. In addition to teaching law he is an Associate Justice of the Moot Court of Appeals of the Uni- versity. Professor Johnson is a mem- ber of the Bar of the District of Co- lumbia and has practiced law therein for a number of years, maintaining law offices in the Commercial Na- tional Bank Building. His extraor- dinary faculty for remembering dates, citations of law cases, and so forth, will long be remembered by the stu- dent body of National University. He is an instructor of unusual ability and his earnest endeavor to assist the law students has served to make friends for him by the score who will always remember him on this behalf. Page 2 1 Class of Nineteen Twenty-seven. National University Law S nool, Washington, D. C. I have lectured at the National University Law School for almost a quar- ter of a century. Without making or desiring to make any comparisons, I can say that for intelligent appreciation, patient endurance and outstanding ability the Class of Nineteen Twenty-seven occupies a high place in my memory. Your intelligent appreciation was evidenced by the close attention you gave to lectures which were certain at times to be more or less tedious; your patient endurance was manifested by the fact that you successfully concealed all appearances of being bored; and your ability was shown in the high grade of the examination papers. I beg to assure you that nothing but the most pleasant recollections are associated in my mind with the lectures it was my privilege to give, and mingled with these recollections is an abiding memory of the courtesy and consideration on your part which was shown me at all times. Wishing for every member of the Class the prosperity which the sin- cerity of the efforts of each of you richly deserves, believe me, Faithfully yours, Conrad H. Syme. ROFESSOR SYME was born at Lewisburg, West Virginia, amgs January 13, 1868. He studied ““ law at National University Law School, from which he gradu- ated with the degree of Master of Laws. He joined the law faculty of National University many years ago and has taught at different times the subject of Law of Carriers, Criminal Procedure, Municipal Corporations, Suretyship and others. Professor Syme has practiced law in the City of Washington for years. He was coun- sel for defendant in the Post Office Cases in 1903. From 1913 to 1920 he served as Corporation Counsel of the District of Columbia. Professor Syme was a delegate from this city to the Atlanta Exposition. He is a member of the Board of Trade, the Chamber of Commerce, National Press Club, University Club and Dis- trict of Columbia Bar Association. Professor Syme ' s lectures always proved to be exceedingly interesting as well as instructive. R. JUSTICE ROBB was born in the state of Vermont on November 14, 1867, the son of Isaac and Clara S. (Mat- thews) Robb. He practiced law at Bellows Falls, Vermont, during the period from 1894 to 1902. From 1904 to 1906 he served as Assistant Attorney-General of the United States. In 1906 President Roosevelt appointed him an Associate Justice of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, which position of honor he occupies at the present time. National University Law School was indeed fortunate in securing the services of Mr. Justice Robb as an instructor of law. He has taught the subjects of Equity and Admiralty Law since be- coming a member of the faculty of National University, and his marked ability as an instructor coupled with his pleasing personality has indeed proved profitable to the student body and has made many friends for him. Mr. Justice Robb is an honorary member of Phi Beta Gamma Legal Fraternity. 1 i Page 23 Farewell , Class of 1927 ! ITH the graduation of its members in prospect, the Class of 1927 bids farewell to the scenes of its legal lucubrations that com- menced three years ago, and passes out of National University to the great beyond. Possessing no clairvoyant powers, it is beyond the ken of this well-wishing friend to predict the future of the individual members of the class in the fields of actual practice of the law. Charles Dickens’ immortal character, Wilkins Micawber, approached his pros- pective study of jurisprudence with the premise that he had had considerable experience with the law, as a defendant on civil process. Of course, no member of the Class of 1927 will have this unfortunate experience; especially as the legal lore here absorbed should constitute the series of beacon lights marking the channel to substantial prosperity in the professional field of the law. It has often been said that the first thing a good lawyer did, after being admitted to practice, was to forget everything he had learned in law school; such an unhappy ending to the ha rd grind of the last three years is not commended to your favorable consideration. Even yet will the little books, whether their color be green or otherwise, point the way to those principles which should guide the wise counsellor in the daily walks of life. Farewell, Class of 1927! You have budded well in National University; may you do equally well in the ranks of the profession. Roger O’Donnell. ROGER O ' DONNELL, LL.M. TURIN R. BOONE, LL.M. Professor of T orts and Common Law Pleading Associate Professor of Personal Prop- erty and Real Property (Cases) ROFESSOR O ' DONNELL was born in the Empire State, namely. New York. He is a graduate of American Business College, Buffalo, New York, and subsequently graduated from the National University Law School, re- ceiving the degree of LL.M. in 1912. During his attendance at National University Law School, Professor O’Donnell was the recipient of var- ious prizes for scholastic attainments, as follows: Gold medalist, 1910, 1911, and 1912. Winner of the Blackstone prize, 1910. Received the Corporation prize and thesis prize, 1912. He tied for the Moot Court prize in 1912, which was awarded ex aquaeo. From 1914 to 1917 Pro- fessor O’Donnell was Professor of Torts, also teaching Criminal Law (Cases) one year. Since 1918 he has been Professor of Common Law Pleading and Torts. He has prac- ticed law since 1919, with offices in Washington and New York City. ROFESSOR BOONE is a na- tive of the “Lone Star” state having been born in Texas, September 18, 1879. He studied law at National University Law School from which he graduated with the degree of Master of Laws. Subsequently he was admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia. Professor Boone joined the faculty of National University Law School sev- eral years ago and has taught at var- ious times the subjects of Agency, Personal Property and Private Corpo- rations. He has shown marked ability as a legal instructor and the members of the graduating class have received valuable instruction while under his tutelage. Page 25 mw yjKi 7 " s= J W uLj To the Class of 1927 : T is not without regret that I take leave of the members of the Class of 1927, but in a larger sense all must rejoice that you go forth to make practical use of the talents here improved or acquired, since for that purpose you came. Some of you will not enter into the practice of law, but in whatever effort you may engage, it is certain that your success will be advanced and increased by reason of knowledge of the law. Many of you will enter the legal profession. You will find in that pro- fession fair and generous men and women who will welcome you and assist you; and you will learn, in your time, to receive their help gratefully, and to give what you can freely. May you live well and prosper abundantly, and may we who were your teachers continue to merit your loyal friendship. Faithfully yours, Glenn Willett. Page 2 6 GLENN WILLETT, LL.M. Professor Contracts (Cases), Review Course . and Judge of the Law and Criminal Moot Courts. ROFESSOR WILLETT was born at Shelby, Michigan, the son of Rhodes and Minnie Willett, and was educated in the Michigan public and normal schools. At the age of twenty he took up newspaper work, first operating The News, a country newspaper, at Pentwater, Michigan. He later came to Washington, and in 1910 entered the National Uni- versity Law School, graduating in 1913 with the degree of Master of Laws. Professor Willett was admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia in 1913, and soon after his admission began prac- ticing law. He served as Assistant United States Attorney from 1917 to 1920, when he resigned to resume the practice of law. Professor Willett has been a member of the faculty of Na- tional University Law School for ten years. WALTER M. B ASTI AN, LL.M. Professor of Agency and Elementary Law ROFESSOR BASTIAN was born in Washington, D. C., in 1891. He pursued the study of law in the National University Law School, from which he graduated with the degree of Mas- ter of Laws. Professor Bastian was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 1913, and since 1916 has been a member of the faculty of National University Law School as Lecturer on Blackstone’s Commentaries and as Professor of Elementary Law and Agency. He has been in the general practice of law for a number of years and maintains offices in the Evans Building, Washington, D. C. Pro- fessor Bastian is one of the professors who first meets the green freshman and with infinite patience and tact steers them through the mazes of Agency. His permanent address is 1211 Farragut Street, N.W., Wash- ington, D. C. Page 27 To the Class of 1927 : OUR spokesman requested me to say good-bye to you in about five hundred words; a wonderful tribute to a lawyer ' s brevity of speech. This generous allotment of space might be utilized, profitably, for a farewell lecture to clear up some of the doubtful points in the law of contracts or real property, so many of which we left unsettled in the class room. Nevertheless, I shall refrain from giving you further instances of disagreements between our old friends Doe and Roe, over oral contracts, not to be performed within a year; the right to remove fixtures; or whether a right in another s land is a license or an easement. To attempt to give you a lecture, now, might be disastrous to me. In the past, you were students, deferential in your deportment and patient with the deficiencies of your teachers, whether you agreed with everything they said or not. Now you are lawyers, with every right to disagree, to combat and argue; and I should not feel at all safe in re-opening either the subject of contracts, as stated by Lawson, or real property, as given by Tiffany. Let us, instead, remember the many pleasant hours we spent together in the past, considering those subjects, and, for the future, resolve to continue our studies, even more intensively. But, if I cannot again talk to you as your teacher, I have a greater pleasure, as a lawyer, in welcoming you into our profession. From my heart, I wish you the highest measure of success, and am confident that many of you will attain it. Faithfully yours, Thomas H. Patterson. THOMAS H. PATTERSON, LL.M. VERNON E. WEST, LL.M. Professor of the Law of Contracts and Associate Professor of the Law of Real Property ROFESSOR PATTERSON was born at Newtown, Vir- ginia, on January 15, 1878. He attended National Univer- sity Law School and Georgetown University Law School, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Laws from the latter school in 1906. During the same year he was admitted to the Dis- trict of Columbia Bar and has been engaged in the practice of law ever since. Professor Patterson has been a member of the faculty of National University Law School since 1919 as Associate Professor of the Law of Real Property and as Professor of the Law of Contracts. As Professor of Contracts, Professor Patterson is one of the first instructors the fresh- man comes in contact with and his masterful handling of that subject makes it exceedingly interesting as well as thoroughly instructive. Professor of Insurance ROFESSOR VERNON E. WEST graduated from H55H3 Georgetown University in 1908 with the degree of Bachelor of Laws and from the same university in 1909 with the degree of Master of Laws. After passing the Bar he engaged in the general prac- tice of law in Washington until Jan- uary, 1922, when he was appointed Assistant United States District At- torney for the District of Columbia, which position he held until 1926 when he resigned to become associated with the firm of Donaldson John- son in active practice. He was for- merly an instructor at Georgetown University and has taught the sub- jects of Insurance and Evidence Cases since becoming a member of the fac- ulty of National University. He has also taught Bailments and Carriers at National. He is a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court and also a member of Delta Chi fraternity. One of the few native Washingtonians who will ad- mit it, but at present resides in Mary- land. Page 29 Professor of District of Columbia Statute Law ROFESSOR STRASBURGER is a native Washingtonian, having been born in this city on November 23, 1876. He received the degree of Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law School. Subsequently he attended the George Washington University Law School graduating therefrom with degree of Doctor of Civil Law in 1900. From 1914 to 1920, Pro- fessor Strasburger was Judge of the Municipal Court of the District of Columbia. He is also a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been a mem- ber of the faculty of National Uni- versity Law School for a number of years as Professor of Equity Jurispru- dence (Cases) , and later as Instructor of the Code of Laws of the District of Columbia. Professor Strasburger is a member of the Committee on Public Welfare Legislation, cooperat- ing with the Russell Sage Founda- tion. He is also a member of the Masonic and Elk fraternities. Judge of the Equity Moot Court ROFESSOR PEYSER was born in Washington, D. C., July 6, 1875, the son of Philip and Natalie Peyser. He graduated from Georgetown Univer- sity Law School, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1899, and the degree of Master of Laws in 1900. In 1901, Columbian, now George Washington University, con- ferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Civil Law. Professor Peyser be- gan the practice of law in 1899, since which time he has maintained his own law offices. During the World War he rendered invaluable service to hi s country in various capacities, and in February, 1918, was commissioned Captain, R. C., U. S. A. Professor Peyser has been a member of the Dis- trict of Columbia Board of Educa- tion. He has been a member of the faculty of National University Law School for a number of years and at present is Judge of the Equity Moot Court. Page 30 WILLIAM A. COOMBE, LL.M. Professor of Domestic Relations Q ROFESSOR COOMBE is a na- tive of Maryland, having been born at Camp Springs, Mary- land, October 6, 1881. He obtained his legal education at Na- tional University Law School, gradu- ating with the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1905, and the degree of Master of Laws in 1906. Professor Coombe has practiced law in the Dis- trict of Columbia for a number of years and maintains an office in the Albee Building, Washington, D. C. He joined the law faculty of National University in 1915 and since that time has served as Professor of Do- mestic Relations, proving himself to be an instructor of unusual ability. Professor Coombe is a member of the Sigma Nu Phi Legal fraternity, Dis- trict of Columbia Bar Association, and of the University Club. He is also a Contain in the Officers ' Reserve Corps, U. S. A. BERTRAND EMERSON, JR. Professor of Case Law of Evidence and Criminal Procedure ROFESSOR EMERSON grad- uated from Georgetown Uni- versity in 1915 with the LL.B. degree. During the World War he was a Captain of Infantry and saw service at the front. Upon his return he practiced law until 1922, when he was appointed Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Colum bia. During his two years of incumbency in that office he tried many noted cases for the Government. He is an ex-Presi- dent of the Barristers ' Club and still takes an active interest in its affairs. Professor Emerson is noted for his ability to hold the attention of his classes regardless of the intricacy or dryness of the subject he might be lec- turing upon. Page 3 1 Professor of Suretyship and Sales ROFESSOR MUNTER was born in Berne, Switzerland, April 15, 1897. He gradu- ated from Hyde Park High School, Chicago, Illinois, in 1915, and thereupon entered the University of Chicago, School of Commerce and Administration, receiving from this school the degree of A.P.H. In 1919 Professor Munter graduated from Na- tional University Law School with the degree of Bachelor of Laws and the following year he received the de- gree of Bachelor of Arts from George Washington University. Professor Munter has pursued the active prac- tice of law in the District of Colum- bia since 1919. From 1918 to 1920 he was connected with the Legation of Switzerland in an executive-legal Professor of Statutory Remedies and Associate Justice Equity Moot Court ROFESSOR EDELIN was born in Washington, D. C., in October, 1891. He has re- ceived the degrees of LL.M. and M.L.D. Professor Edelin was an officer in the U. S. Marine Corps dur- ing the World War. He is a mem- ber of the Delta Chi fraternity; Delta Chi Club of New York; Hope Lodge Number 20, A. F. and A. M.; Lafay- ette Chapter No. 5, Royal Arch Masons, and the District of Columbia Bar Association. capacity. Since 1921 he has been a member of the faculty of National University Law School as Professor of Suretyship and Sales. He is a member of the Masonic Order, Sigma Nu Phi Legal fraternity, and presi- dent of the Swiss Society of the Dis- trict of Columbia. Page 32 JENNINGS BAILEY, LL.D. PEYTON GORDON, LL.M. Professor of Equitable Trusts , Con- flict of Taws and Equity Pleading R. JUSTICE BAILEY was born in Nashville, Tennessee, in the year 1867, the son of ex-Senator James E. and Eliz- abeth M. Bailey. He was educated at the Southwestern Presbyterian Uni- versity at Clarksville, Tennessee, and at Harvard University. Professor Bailey graduated from the Law De- partment of Vanderbilt University in 1890, and has practiced law in Clarksville and Nashville, Tennesee, and Seattle, Washington. In 1915 he was appointed deput y clerk and master in the Chancery Court of Nashville, and in the same year Spe- cial Commissioner in the case of Burns vs. the City of Nashville, et al. In May, 1918, Professor Bailey was appointed an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Co- lumbia by the late President Wood- row Wilson. He joined the faculty of National University in 1923 as Professor of Criminal Law and Equity Pleading and Prance. Professor of Criminal Law Cases AJOR GORDON is a native of Washington and admits it. He studied law at Columbian University (now George Washington University) receiving the degree of Master of Laws in 1891. Major Gordon has occupied some dis- tinguished positions in the legal pro- fession since he entered it. He is now the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and served as Pardon Attorney under President Roosevelt and also has served under several Attorneys-General as Assist- ant Attorney-General, in which capa- city he has tried cases for the Govern- ment in practically every state in the United States. This is Major Gor- don’s fourth year as a member of the faculty of National University Law School and his popularity indicates that not only does he handle his sub- ject of Criminal Law in a masterful manner but that he is also an all- around ' ‘good fellow. ” Page 33 J. ROBERT ANDERSON, A.B., LL.M. THEODORE D. PEYSER, LL.M. Lecturer on Government Contracts and Claims and Jurisdiction and Practice of the Court of Claims ROFESSOR ANDERSON was born in Ellington, New York, in May, 1864, and received his A.B. degree from Alle- gheny College, of Meadville, Penn- sylvania in 1890, and his degree of LL.M. from the Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York, three years later. Professor Anderson joined the faculty of National three years ago and his friendly attitude in the lecture hall together with his exhaustive knowl- edge of his subject has made his course one of the most popular in the school. After graduating from the Buffalo Law School Professor Anderson was engaged in the general practice of law with the firm of Crowley 8 Ander- son, in Randolph, New York. He practiced later in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and for the oast eleven years has served in various important capa- cities with the Department of Justice, and more recentlv as Special Assistant to the Attorney-General. Instructor in Case Study and Analysis ROFESSOR PEYSER pursued the study of law in the Uni- versity of Virginia, graduating therefrom in 1917, with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He followed this up by studying at Cambridge University, England, in 1919. Professor Peyser has been on the faculty of the National Univer- sity Law School for several years, teaching the subject of Case Analysis in 1921, and the subject of Bank- ruptcy in 1923. He is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia, and is engaged in the general practice of law. Professor Peyser is also a member of the Masonic Fraternity and a member of the National Uni- versitv Masonic Club. Professor Peyser is one of the most popular members of the faculty. Page 34 ALBERT H. PUTNEY, D.C.L., LL.D. Professor of Federal Procedure, Con- stitutional Law and Extraordinary Legal Remedies ROFESSOR PUTNEY is a native of Boston, Massachu- setts, having been born in that city on Sept ember 28, 1872. He graduated from Yale Uni- versity in 1893 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts and from Boston University Law School in 1895 with the degree of LL.B. Subse- quently he received the degree of Doctor of Civil Laws from De Pauw University and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from American Uni- versity. Soon after receiving his degree from Boston University, Pro- fessor Putney moved to Chicago, where he practiced law until 1913. In February, 1920, he was appointed Dean of the School of Diplomacy and Jurisprudence of the American University, which position he holds at the present time. He has been a member of the faculty of National University Law School since 1914. CLINTON ROBB, LL.B. Professor of Federal Trade Commission Practice ROFESSOR ROBB received his academic work at Wes- leyan University, Middle- town, Connecticut. He re- ceived his LL.B. from Boston Uni- versity Law School in 1909 with high honors. He has been engaged in the general practice of law in the District of Columbia since 1910. He is also a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. National University School of Law lg »5wjj | HAVE been asked to say a few words of greeting and farewell to PH Pjgfl the Class of 1927. I sincerely feel it to be both a privilege and an ||§ 4 y|P| honor to comply. But I do not intend to be formal or to indulge in platitudes, but to talk to you through this medium just as though we were back again in the class room where we have spent three years in delightful and mutually helpful companionship, developing, it is true, some knowledge of the law, but at the same time building an enduring friendship which we can always cherish in the knowledge that it is based upon the soundest of foundations,— mutual respect and sincerity of purpose. Of course, it goes without saying (but I want to say it anyhow) that I wish to each and everyone of you that reasonable degree of success entitled to be expected from earnest, conscientious endeavor and careful preparation. That such portion will be yours I feel confident. But now I find I can not resist the last opportunity I shall have, when you are not in a position to talk back, to inflict upon you the effusion shortly to follow. I must first, however, in fulfillment of a solemn compact of com- promise with Mrs. Barse, tell you the history of it. I am not a poet (you won ' t argue this when you have finished this perusal) , but at rare intervals 1 break (break is appropriate) into verse. And so I prepared some such for this occasion. When Mrs. Barse read them, she most emphatically affirmed that as a poet I would make a good bricklayer. I have abiding respect for her judgment on all subjects (one can not be mar- ried for eight years without reaching that stage unless one is entirely devoid of the first principles of daily observation) and hence conceded that perhaps such might be the case. But I contended, nevertheless, that although I might not be a good poet, I wanted this class to know what a good bricklayer I am. She insisted that if I put the verses in, she wanted the record to show her objection and exception duly noted. So we compromised (as usual) by agreeing to do it her way. « , And here are the verses. In all seriousness, they are crude, but they do contain a thought which I hope will be helpful often in the days to come. To the Class of ’Twenty-seven, Ready now to start the fray, Send I you these words of leaven Of your knowledge stored away. Useful are those Legal Rules. Cherished by the each of you. But at most they’re only tools. For the Pathway each must hew ! Tools cannot the struggle win, Else ' twould be a simple plan. But the force comes from within! ’Tis Courage! for each daily span. Courage to give one’s honest view, Courage to lose a case hard-fought, Courage when fees are small and few, Courage to be a Dead Game Sport! George P. Barse. Page 36 ill It aATBQKlAOJ Mill iwicii ic GEORGE P. BARSE, A.B., LL.M. Professor of Damages , Associate Pro- fessor of Real Property and Review Course ROFESSOR BARSE was born in Prince Georges County, Maryland, October 20, 1885. He graduated from National University Law School in 1908 and in 1909 was admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia. Subse- quently he attended George Wash- ington University, graduating from that school with the degree of Bache- lor of Arts in 1917. Professor Barse has been a member of the law faculty of National University since 1919, very ably teaching the subjects of Damages, Review Course and Real Property. Professor Barse served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the District of Columbia from 1917 until 1925 when he was appointed Special Assistant to the Attorney General, which position he still holds. Page 3 7 WILLIAM CLARK TAYLOR, LL.B. Judge, Probate Moot Court and Professor of Wills and Administration vilawscmi ROFESSOR TAYLOR grad- uated from Georgetown in 1893 with the LL.B. degree and was admitted to the Bar the same year. For nineteen years he was Deputy Register of Wills of the District of Columbia and re- signed to engage in private probate practice. He is senior member of the firm of Taylor, Hegarty and Mooers and co-author of Taylor and Baer on Probate Forms and Practice. o RICHARD W. FLOURNOY, LL.M. Professor of International Law IROFESS OR FLOURNOY was born at Hampden-Sid- OTJBE ney, Virginia, May 20, 1878. He attended Washington and Lee University and George Washing- ton University graduating from the latter school with the degree of Master of Laws in 1905. Professor Flournoy joined the law faculty of National University in 1923 as Pro- fessor of International Law. He also has served as an instructor in the Lewisburg (W. Va.) Academy and in Emerson Institute, Washing- ton, D. C. On November 27, 1908, he was appointed Chief, Bureau of Citizenship, Department of State. During 1915, Professor Flournoy was detailed to assist Embassies and Le- gations in Europe in citizenship and passport matters. He was appointed Assistant Solicitor, Department of State, in 1916, Drafting Officer in 1917 and Assistant to the Solicitor in 1920. OMM1SSIONER ROBERT- SON is an alumnus of Olde National, having received his LL.B. in 1906. He prac- ticed patent law from 1899 until 1920, the first five years of that period by himself, and from 1904 until 1920 as senior member of the firm of Robertson and Johnson. He was appointed Commissioner of Pat- ents in 1921. This is his second year on our faculty and his course, in one of the most scientific and tech- nical gardens of the law, has been a never ending surprise as to its sim- plicity in the hands of this capable instructor. Page 38 DANIEL PERCY HICKLING, M.D. Professor of Medical Jurisprudence O R. HICKLING was born in 1863, and graduated from the 535 25 Georgetown Medical College in 1884. He is Alienist for the District of Columbia and also engages in the private practice of Neuro-psychiatry. Dr. Hickling is Associate Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at Georgetown University Medical School. He is a Shriner, a member of the Neurologi- cal Society of the District of Colum- bia, the American Medical Associa- tion, and is Chief Psychiatrist at Gallinger Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hickling joined the faculty of Na- tional University in 1924 and has developed one of the most interesting courses in the entire curriculum. HERBERT L. DAVIS, LL.B. Professor of Auditing and Legal Accounting ROFESSOR DAVIS gradu- ated in 1892 from Colum- bian University (now George Washington University), re- ceiving the LL.B. degree. From 1893 until 1913 he was Assistant to the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army. Since 1915 he has been Auditor of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. He is the author of Davis on Legal Accounting and Court Auditing. Professor Davis has given his course at National for two years, and the growing attend- ance in his classes is indicative of the value of his course. Associate Justice Moot Court of Appeals Professor of Bailments and Carriers ROFESSOR FRAILEY was born at Sandwich, Massa- sgjHB chusetts, July 30, 1870, the ““ son of Rear Admiral Leonard A. and Helen W. (Freeman) Frailey. He was educated at Columbian (now George Washington) University, graduating therefrom with the de- grees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws. Pro- fessor Frailey has practiced law in the District of Columbia for a num- ber of years and maintains law offices in the Albee Building. In 1918 he was commissioned Major, Judge Advocate General’s Office, War Department, and saw service with the American Expeditionary Forces in France. Upon his return to America he served in the War Department, was commissioned a Lieutenant Col- onel and honorably discharged as such, October 8, 1920. He joined the law faculty of National Univer- sity in 1923 as Associate Justice of the Moot Court of Appeals. ROFESSOR KEELER is one of the first professors to meet jOTgJ the freshmen when they em- bark on their law studies, in the most interesting subject of Bail- ments and Carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University Law School with the LL.B. degree in 1918. He was admitted to the Bar in the same year. He is now an At- torney Examiner in the Interstate Commerce Commission. We feel as though, despite the fact that the class of ’27 did not get their instruc- tion under him, we should comment upon the thorough way in which he handles his subject. Page 40 HOWARD SANDERSON LE ROY, A.B., LL.B. Lecturer on International Claims ROFESSOR LE ROY was born in Olean. New York, in July. 1891. He received his A.B. degree from the Univer- sity of Rochester in 1914. and his LL.B. from Harvard University Law School in 1918. Professor Le Roy joined the faculty of National U versity in January. 1925. He served as Assistant Solicitor for the Depart- ment of State in 1919 and 1920: was associated with Lansing and Woolsey from 1921 to 1925, and has been a member of the firm of Le Fevre and Le Roy since March. 1925. Professor Le Roy is a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity. Harvard Club. University Club, American Society of International Law and the American Bar Association. HENRY R. RATHBONE. A.B.. LL.D. Professor of Trial Tactics ROFESSOR RATHBONE, Congressman-at-Large from Illinois, was born in Wash- ington. D. C., February 12, 1870. and spent his early childhood in the Capital City. He graduated fro m Phillips Academy. Andover. Massachusetts: received a Bachelor of Arts degree from ale and the Uni- versity of Wisconsin conferred upon him the Degree of Doctor of Laws. Professor Rathbone has practiced law since 1895, has served as a lecturer on the law faculty of the University of Illinois and recently joined the faculty of National University Law School as lecturer on trial tactics. His grandfather, Ira Harris, was United States Senator from New York from 1861 to 186 . His parents were the guests of President and Mrs. Lincoln in the box at Ford ' s Theater, and his father, an army officer, was severely wounded by the assassin Booth when he en- deavored to protect the President. He was elected Republican Congress- man-at-Large from Illinois, Novem- ber 7, 1922. Fage 4 1 FREDERICK P. MYERS, M.A., LL.B. RICHARD A. FORD, LL.M. Professor of Public Speaking ROFESSOR MYERS was born in Harrisonburg, Vir- ginia. He graduated from Bridgewater College with de- gree of Bachelor of Arts, and from the University of Virginia with the degree of Master of Arts. Subse- quently he pursued the study of law in the National University Law School, receiving from this school the degree of Bachelor of Laws. Pro- fessor Myers has also received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University, Balti- more, Maryland. He is a member of the Bar of the District of Colum- bia, and is engaged in the general practice of law with offices in the Evening Star Building of this city. Aside from being a member of the faculty of National University Law School, he is also Professor of Eng- lish in the National Uni versity School of Business Administration. Associate Justice , Moot Court of Appeals ROFESSOR FORD began his study of the law in the office of Henry H. Watkins, now United States District Judge, attended Columbian (now George Washington University) , receiving the degree of LL.B. in 1892 and that of LL.M. in 1893. He was ad- mitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia in 1893. He is also a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He has for the last 33 years been Editor of the Washington Law Reporter, the official publication of the Courts of the District of Columbia. Page 42 Page 43 EVERETT F. HAYCRAFT, LL.B. Lecturer on Trusts and Monopolies ROFESSOR HAYCRAFT was born in Madelia, Minne- sota, in March, 1893, and graduated from George Wash- ington University Law School in February, 1916, with the degree of LL.B. Professor Haycraft has been a member of the National University Law School faculty since January, 1925, and has been a member of the Board of Review, Federal Trade Commission, since December, 1921. He is a member of the Masonic Fra- ternity and the Petworth Masonic Club. Professor of Land and Irrigation Law ROFESSOR HAVELL, we are proud to record, is an alum- nus of National, having re- ceived his LL.B. in 1922. He was admitted to the Bar in the same year. He took the scholarship medal each of the three years he was a member of the student body. He has been in the General Land Office for 28 years, and now occupies the position of Assistant Commissioner. He is a member of the Washington Society of Engineers and several Masonic organizations. THOMAS C. HAVELL, LL.B. HARRISON BYINGTON McCAWLEY LL.B. Professor of Income Tax Law ROFESSOR McCAWLEY was born in Redstone Town- ship, Miner County, South Dakota, in February, 1885, and attended high school at Mitchell, South Dakota. In 1 9 1 0 he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. He subsequently studied law in the George Washington University Law School, graduating therefrom in June, 1914, with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. In 1915 Pro- fessor McCawley was appointed an examiner for the Interstate Com- merce Commission, which position he held until he resigned early in 1920 to accept a position as attorney in the office of the Solicitor of In- ternal Revenue. Early in 1921 he resigned to enter the practice of law, being a member of the law firm of Boyle, Brown and McCawley, with offices in the Investment Building, Washington, D. C. Professor Mc- Cawley ' s work is almost exclusively confined to matters of federal taxa- tion. RUSSELL P. BELLEW, LL.B. Clerk of All Moot Courts R. BELLEW is the genial and efficient Clerk of all the Moot Courts held in National Uni- versity Law School, in which capacity he has served for many years. He is a native of Virginia and often visits his old home, near the Shenandoah River, where he in- dulges in his favorite sport of angling. Mr. Bellew served as Mar- riage License Clerk for the District of Columbia for a number of years. In 1916 he was appointed Clerk of Equity Court Number One, of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. Graciously assisting the embryo lawyers through the treach- erous mazes of their practice court work, Mr. Bellew has thereby added to his already long list of friends the entire class. We shall not feel en- tirely among strangers if some real case should bring us into Equity Number One. Page 44 P. H. MARSHALL, LL.M. Professor of Municipal Corporations Rwl HIS is Professor Marshall’s 1 } first year on our faculty, how- Iggng ever, in that short space of time, he has endeared himself to the present graduating class to the extent that we insisted that he make his appearance in the year book. He was Special Assistant Corporation Counsel of the District of Columbia from October 1, 1911, until August 1, 1913. He was reappointed Oc- tober 1, 1916, and served until September 30, 1920. When he left the Office he was then First Assistant Corporation Counsel. He is now a member of the firm of Bell, Marshall and Rice, with offices in the Invest- ment Building. H. WINSHIP WHEATLEY, LL.M. Professor of Criminal Law IROFESSOR WHEATLEY is a newcomer on the faculty rags but is not new in the halls of our Alma Mater, having re- ceived his LL.B. from it in 1903 and his LL.M. in 1904. He was admit- ted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia the same year and has been engaged in the general practice of law ever since. Although he has given his criminal law course but once, he has thor- oughly impressed us with the com- pleteness of his preparation and the painstaking care with which he ex- plains the high points of that intri- cate subject. We understand his hobby is the translation from the Latin to English of the original Magna Charta. Page 45 CHARLES MELVIN NEFF, Ph.B., LL.B. CHARLES S. LOBINGIER, Ph.D., D.C.L. Professor of Equity Cases Professor of Roman and Civil Law ROFESSOR NEFF is a new- comer on the faculty. How- ever, his genial manner and ever ready willingness to help has won him his place in our firma- ment of popularity. He received the Ph.B. degree from the University of Rochester in 1899, and that of LL.B. from Columbia University (N. Y.), in 1902. He is a member of the Bars of New York, Colorado, District of Columbia and the U. S. Supreme Court. He is also a trial and appellate attorney of the Federal Trade Commission. UDGE LOBINGIER gradu- ated from the University of Nebraska in 1888, receiving his first degree, the A.B.; in 1892 he received his M.A.: 1894, his LL.M.; 1903, Ph.D.; 1913, D. C.L., all from the same institution. He was admitted to the Bar of the State of Nebraska in 1890 and prac- ticed in Omaha from 1892 until 1902. He was Judge of the Court of First Instance, Philippine Islands, from 1904 until 1914, and then Judge of the United States Court for China from 1914 until 1924. He has been Special Assistant to the At- torney General since 1924. Page 4 6 I l fVS ' V nJlfi I I $fi ;l ii ' {■ jj ( HI I Fli R I ; j V JJ n W2J =y •-•,• j D Y7 l n i fi mtf O. L. MOHUNDRO, LL.M. Professor of Interstate Commerce Law , Practice and Procedure C ROFESSOR MOHUNDRO is a recent addition to the fac- ulty but is in addition thereto an old grad, having received his LL.B., LL.M., and M. P. L. at National. He was admitted to the District of Columbia and Kentucky Bars in 1922. He is employed as an Examiner for the Interstate Com- merce Commission. We also under- stand that during his graduating year he served as Assistant Editor in Chief of the Year Book and that fact naturally kindled a kindly interest in the heart of this year’s DOCKET Staff. EDSON L. WHITNEY, Ph.D., D.C.L. Professor of Roman Law O — R. WHITNEY has always been a decided booster for gr cs every constructive school en- terprise and that is probably founded on his own extensive schol- astic acquirements. He received his A.B. and A.M. from Harvard Uni- versity in 1 8 8 5 and 1888, respectively, his LL.B. from Boston University in 1887; Harvard bestowed the de- gree of Ph.D. on him in 1890 and American University the D.C.L. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1886. At the present time he is Economic Analyst in the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Page 4 7 PARTICEPS CRIMINUS I do not know what cause there be To cast opprobrium on the Faculty, Nor why that I should risk my life, Chance dire death or lesser strife, By writing thus in witless rhymes When men have hanged for lesser crimes. Nor does the Muse my pen inspire — In sooth, I struggle in the mire. For who could rise in rhyming flight To sing in words of sheer delight Of Turin Boone, of Vernon West, Or of the Dean, his spats or vest? In memory I live once more That October night in ’twenty-four. Judge Siddons and Dean of National Spoke words — and words SO rational. I took it all as truth because I’d yet to learn ’twas apple sauce. And in that first term came Tom Pat, I thank the gods there be for that. ’Twas there we learned of old John Doe Who sometimes dealt with Richard Roe In terms of Contract, good or bad, While later on, a farm they had. Came Willett, too, with mien austere But not but that a smile was near. Behind a mask of faint reserve ’Twas plain that he was here to serve, Tho’ sometimes when he sat upon the bench, He served me with a monkey-wrench. Judge Siddons started Bills and Notes. He stopped with no dissenting votes. Perhaps he heard how great our joy, Perhaps he heard some happy boy Rejoice to his distaste. In consequence He gave us H--1 in Evidence. Where Siddons fell, Barse took the mat His only fault, a two-quart hat. In words which e’en the Freshmen understand Made plain the laws of notes and land; Explained the rule in Shelly’s case; Wrote on each heart, “This is my Place.’’ In crimes was Bailey quite adept For that he taught me as I slept, I knew no crimes before his class And tho’ his exam I failed to pass, Still I assert results were fine, Asleep, I’d learned fully sixty-nine. Page 48 Perhaps Peyt. Gordon, suave and bland, Helped me in Crimes. He took a hand, Came oft to class and read a book, Looked wise, and wore an unctious look. More often wore a low-cut vest, And hard-boiled shirt upon his chest. And now whatever else I do I needs must speak of Waterloo. Common Law Pleading you know I mean Of Roger and his book so green, Sadly I confess to utter rout, I never knew what ’twas all about. I never asked what mark I made; I knew a traverse too well laid. From praecipe to verdict found My muddled mind was barren ground. Absque hoc, I knew the game Replication injuria, which is the same. A line or two within this hymn I must here dedicate to Connie Syme. He spoke of everything mankind ever saw, And once even mentioned a subject of the law. When lecturing in nothing he failed to dip, Then he examined us in partnership. There was Bastian and Munter and old Louie Dent; The last an old walrus so mentally bent That tho’ hired to discourse on devises and wills You’d thought him concerned with livers and pills. And Peyser and Myers had something to say, Tho what, God knows, I don’t to this day. There was Johnson and Putney and Robb, one and Emerson, Hickling and Russel Bellew. Marshall, Anderson and Howard LeRoy, Sherman and Coombe and Richard Flournoy. And others whose names, forgotten, left out, Will die of green grief, I’ve not the least doubt. Here ends the roll of the boys in the mill, Except for Chick Cassin in charge of the till. With a sad little smile he took all our jack And a ‘yaller’ receipt was all we got back, But somewhere, sometime, in a good poker game I hope to get back the half of the same. Now here’s not the story I started to tell, But I venture the guess it’s as clear as a bell That my meters and feet, my rhythm and rhyme, If rather unique, are proper in time. With subjects diverse as many of these, The usual product is a big hunk of cheese. 9 ONE MORE RIVER TO CROSS WMmfM WWwW ' tf ' % ' w- : ij0 0pj0 S fw f ' % ' ■ ' 4 ?v£p f. f £ f , ' £ ?4- ' t‘v liTOOTte • | p ' . p v j| ■ ' ■ f i S ? , S s S : M to A k ' K ' K ' K k k ' k ) mWf:- ' W ' . • ' ' ' 1 fjg ■ ' ®mm WWA 11®® ■V ' | jj|| %:. ;k ' ?«’ -Vr? ' o «:, ' rf€%l -: ' -H K ' : , X .;■; ; •■- S 3M¥ • • • f W ; : % , W v 4v !i - • ;. ' . kM%ft: ' •”• . ?V isp ' V fg.4Si v Sii® ■ ,« tii itfit ' " fcll; :•■ , rate ' : P, %tife W vf ' fe£ 1 ' ' ' l . .C ■ lXV ■ J WILLIAM F. MARTIN President Class of Nineteen Twenty-seven EDWARD HOOD WATSON Vice-President Class of Nineteen Twenty- seven CONSTANCE D. FOGLE Secretary Class of Nineteen Twenty- seven JEROME G. KAUFMAN T reasurer Class of Nineteen Twenty seven ELMER W. ERICKSON Sergeant -at -Arms Class of Nineteen Twenty- seven BEN THOMPSON Orator Class of Nineteen Twenty- seven RICHARD T. JOY Historian Class of Nineteen Twenty- seven Page 56 History of the Class of 1927 Be always silent when you doubt your sense, And speak, though sure , with seeming diffidence . Some positive persisting fools we know, Who, if once wrong will needs be always so; But you with pleasure own your errors past, And make each day a critic of the last . — Pope . E arrive at the end of our journey; we have reached the sacred por- tals of the law’s domain and timorously we seek admittance to that magic circle which has been the goal of our ambitions through weary, toil-filled months and years. And now that we are here, we pause to glance back over the road that we have trodden, to compare the realization with the dream, the victory of achievement with the pleasure of anticipation. We stop, too, for a hasty weighing off of that which we have received against that which we have given and we place time and thought and labor in the scale and try to balance them by knowledge acquired, ideas instilled, character enobled and intelligence heightened and perfected. Whether that task be pleasing or the reverse in its results, the acknowledgment must be the same — we have reaped as we have sown. Certain it is that whether our intrinsic garnerings have been notable or negligible, we are all the richer by that treasure of firm friendship which our years of association have given us, and even though as we come to the parting of the ways we must accept the realization that our paths lie in multifarious directions, there is yet the knowledge that in this respect, at least, we have gained something whose value will not pass with the passing of time. However, philosophy is not history, and as our duty is to tell the story of the class of 1927 and to do it chrono- logically and coherently as circumstances will permit, we must hark back to the days when, as the rawest of raw material, this dignified body of near graduates gathered in “the Old Lower Hall” to be informed by the Dean that we were the best-looking, brightest-beaming freshman class that the National University had ever known or was likely to know. Indeed, the Dean excelled himself on that occasion; he foretold the astounding things that would come to pass in the legal world when we, as a mere matter of form, absolutely unnecessary in our case, having taken the Bar examinations in the various States to be honored by our presence, should take our places in the forum in the year of grace, 1927. Class organization was the primary interest with us as soon as the dust of our coming had settled and, be it said to our credit, we proved some organ- izers. In the early stages of that process every man, woman and child in the class seemed possessed of an idea diametrically opposed to that of every other individual in the gathering, and all seemed determined to make their ideas the pivotal point on which our social and extra-academic activities were to turn. But Doug. Seeley was with us and, gulping the lump of bashfulness that rose in his throat, he took a hand in the fascinating game of bringing order out of chaos. Doug, believed with his friend, Alexander Pope, that: ' Tis not enough, your counsel still be true, Blunt truth more mischief than nice falsehoods do. Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot. Page 57 and by a judicious exercise of that profound diplomacy which will some day land him in the Senate, he got control of the farm bloc and the wet element, irrigation, so to speak, and the first thing Clem Robertson knew he was in the White House — at any rate he was President. The same streak of good for- tune gave to the class Gus. Bonanno, O. R. Lewis, E. W. Erickson and Miss Eogle as the other office holders. Miss Margaret Campbell, the popular choice for the office of First Vice-President, was compelled to leave us early in the year, greatly to the regret of her classmates. That first year of our association revealed much to us that was not to be found in text books nor within the province of professors to impart. Here we found keen intellectuality, there capacity and determination for hard work, everywhere a readiness to extend a helping hand to the other fellow. Our co-eds were a revelation in themselves. A handful of roses growing amidst a veritable harvest of thorns, they reared themselves to the pinnacle of their innate capability and keenness of mentality, becoming an element in the class out of all proportion to their numbers and explainable only by the intellectual and administrative talents with which nature had so generously equipped them. Who shall tell in detail of the endless activities into which the class as a unit, or in its subdivisional ramifications, plunged from the beginning of its existence? We were able to supply a distinctly creditable debating team for each of the societies, from whom men for inter-collegiate debating were chosen. In social events of our freshmen year our class gave promise of what was later to reach its development in unexcelled genius for the promotion of breath-tak- ing entertainment. If from the potentialities of our freshman year in this particular regard we single out the name of the indefatigable George Pickett, we feel safe from the charge of invidiousness, for events have proved that when we placed a high estimate on George ' s prowess as a contributor of dizzy entertainment, we were still being safely conservative, but of this more anon. The Greek letter fraternities, the National University Masonic Club, the Cy Pres Club and other similar organizations drew from our ranks in the first year of our studentship, members who were destined to become decided boosters of these organizations, while others of the class, eager for the promotion of interests dear to themselves, because associated with their native States, created, revived or helped keep going associations which have proved real adjuncts to the Alma Mater and effective bonds between the students of to-day and those of a far-distant yesterday. The second year was not greatly different from the first in point of student activity. More sophisticated than when we had made our debut as law students, we approached the task of class election with more dignity but with not less enthusiasm. The politicians had their forces better organized and expedition marked the handling of the delicate work of election. As usual those whom the majority of the class considered best fitted to hold the various offices were elected and, again as usual, they fully justified the confidence which the class as a whole placed in them. Mr. C. G. Davis proved an able President and his administration was characterized by many forward steps in the upbuilding of the organization which by now had settled itself into a composite group in which amiability and good-fellowship were the predominant and ever-present traits. Other officers for the year were Gus Bonanno and Miss Constance Fogle who were re-elected as Vice-President and Secretary, respectively; Mr. Jerome G. Kaufman, Treasurer; Mr. Adam A. Geibel, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Mr. A. S. Johnson, Orator. Mr. Johnson left us early in the year to enter upon his studies for the ministry, and while keenly regretting his departures, Page 58 the class felt that he was entering a profession in which his excellent qualities would find ample opportunity for expression. Our social committee of that year rendered yeoman s ervice. Mr. W. F. Martin, with his associates, Misses Fogle and Jarvis and Messrs. Bonanno and Roland placed the class’ interests before everything else and their self-sacrificing efforts were rewarded by marked success in their undertakings and by the whole- hearted appreciation of their classmates. Those of us who found our strongest attraction in the purely academic phase of the School’s activities had much to be thankful for. The second-year curriculum at the National is so arranged as to bring together perhaps the most interesting courses in the whole undergraduate schedule. Professor O’Donnell and his Little Green Book still linger in our memories, while our work under Judges Siddons, Robb and Bailey, Dr. Hayden Johnson and others formed a pleasant as well as a profitable part of the course. The pleasure attendant upon our assembling in October, 1926, for the last lap of the course was not altogether unalloyed. There was sadness, too, for some of the old familiar faces were missing. That which caused us all the keenest regret was the passing from our ranks, and from the circle of his nearer and dearer associates, of James W. Henderson, than whom, it is no exaggeration to say, there was no more sterling character, no more command- ing figure and no more genuinely sympathetic personality, in the membership of the Class of 1927. The tragedy which ended his life with such terrible swift- ness left us the poorer by a staunch friend and deprived the Bar of a potential member of exceptional worth. On the occasion of our first meeting after the opening of the academic year, President Davis made touching reference to Mr. Henderson’s death and appointed Messrs. C. B. Green and R. T. Joy a committee to draft suitable resolutions which were duly presented at the next meeting as follows: “WHEREAS, since the close of the last school year, it has pleased the Almighty to call from this life Mr. James Wilson Henderson, thus terminat- ing a career already marked by notable achievement and giving promise of further great accomplishment, And WHEREAS, the late Mr. Henderson was a member of the student- body of the National University Law School wherein he was held in high- est esteem and affection, BE It Therefore Resolved that we, the members of the Senior Class of the National University Law School, at this, our first meeting of the new academic year, do place on record an expression of the profound sense of loss which is ours in the early and tragic passing of one whom we knew as an honorable gentleman, a sincere friend, and a classmate whose work was ever worthy of emulation; And Be It Further Resolved that a copy of these Resolutions be forwarded to the family of the deceased, together with assurances of the deep sympathy which this Class feels for them in their bereavement.” Other members of the Junior Class had left us for other spheres of activity, among them being Milton E. Carter, one of the leaders of the Class in point of scholarship, who had gone to Kansas City where he is now an honored mem- ber of the Missouri Bar. At our October meeting we elected the Year Book staff by unanimous ballot, Mr. Douglas A. Seeley being favored with the onerous office of Editor- in-Chief. As his associates, the Class elected Joe Ingraham, Business Manager, and Jerome Kaufman, Treasurer. A week later, the other officers having been nominated, the general election took place. It is worthy of mention that some Page 59 of the nomination speec hes were “wows. " That isn ' t a real word but it is the only one sufficiently descriptive to do duty in this connection. The dust of Mark Antony, Cicero and those other ancient, garrulous gentlemen of whom we have heard, must have turned from white, if it was white, to a sickly green. When the nominators had finished, the Class looked around for the subjects of the breath-taking panegyrics, but they were not present; in fact, they never had been present, for if by the most astounding of accidents they had ever been born, they had not been permitted to remain on this earth long enough to take one long breath. These outbreaks of spontaneous combustion raised another question. We needed a class orator, but after that whom should we choose? Had there been a mute in the outfit, he would have been elected by acclamation there and then, but nature must have her way, and Ben E. Thompson was elected with little or no opposition. Eventually we lined up for the year’s work with the following officers: President, Mr. William F. Martin; Vice-President, Mr. Edward H. Wat- son; Secretary, Miss Constance Fogle; Treasurer, Mr. Jerome G. Kaufman: Sergeant-at-Arms, Mr. Elmer W. Erickson; Historian, Mr. Richard T. Joy; Orator, Mr. Ben E. Thompson. The election was carried out with an entire absence of those unpleasant occurrences that sometimes characterize such events. Socially, the Smoker held in January outshone all previous events of the kind in the history of the National. The affair was engineered largely by George Pickett, who, having severed his active leadership of the Glee Club, gave himself up to the task of putting on a red-hot smoker. He succeeded. The Class said to George, as Michael Drayton said to George Sandys: “My worthy George, by industry and use, Let ' s see what lines Virginia can produce. " and without a single doubt the “lines " were produced, but whether by our George’s individual efforts or with the aid of the cooperation of others, the authorities are about evenly divided. It was enough for the participants that the lines were there and that they were graceful. It is said that nothing to equal that smoker has ever been held by a National University Senior class and those who were present unanimously agreed that, to use a much-worn phrase, it was a success from soup to nuts. And now that we have told the story of the Class, poorly and inade- quately, it must be admitted, it remains only for us to take our leave of the Alma Mater who has been so considerate and so good to us. We have learned to cherish for our school a feeling of friendliness, of veneration that will endure throughout the years. In it we have come to know each other and to appre- ciate each other ' s point of view; we have learned much that the law does not embrace and that knowledge has helped prepare us the better for the work we have in hand. To our professors we owe a debt of gratitude which we can never hope to repay; the best we can do is to assure them that we esteem them very highly and are mindful of the priceless gifts we have received at their hands. So, too, are we sincerely appreciative of the unfailing courtesies of the adminis- tration who have at all times disregarded personal inconvenience to be helpful to us in our work. To the Class of ’28, who a year from now will be taking their leave of the school, we would say that the road which they still have to travel, though beset by many difficulties, can be made a pleasant one if approached in the spirit of unselfishness and tolerance and in the firm belief that as they give generously, so they shall receive abundantly. Richard Thomas Joy. Page 60 ELLA CLAPP ADAMS Accotink, Virginia “ Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye , In every gesture dignity and love. " CD RS. ADAMS received the “cov- eted” Paper in 1926, and this year is a candidate for an LL.M. degree. It is indeed with sincere regret that we see the time ap- proaching when she will no longer be with us. She is another one of those hard workers, with the interest of the school at heart, as is evidenced by her association in the Kappa Beta Pi, and formerly holding the offices of Treasurer and President of the Cy Pres Club. Ella was brought up “in the law” as it were, her father being a lawyer of repute, so of course, it was natural that she should find her way to our Alma Mater and there become the shining scholastic light in her battle for an LL.M. She not only graduated with honors last year, but was shortly thereafter admitted to the practice of Law in our courts. She is from Ac- cotink, Va., but that’s better than being there. The qualities she pos- sesses will undoubtedly bring her suc- cess in her chosen profession, and we confidently expect to hear much of her in the future. HORACE MARTINEZ AMORES District of Columbia “Learning by study must be won ’Twas ne ' er entail ' d from sire to son " UBY is another one of those fellows of rare discernment, for he did not join us until after two years at Georgetown University. He is also a graduate of Emerson Institute. “Cuby” engages in semi-pro ball in his off time. Though small in stature and young in years, “Cuby” has acquired a most thorough knowledge of the law. He is a native born Washingtonian. Dur- ing our short association with him, we have realized that he is a man among men. His hard and conscien- tious work has assured us that the legal profession will soon gain by the acquisition of this, our serious- minded friend. “Cuby” is a regular fellow, liked bv all. Our best wishes are with vou, “Cuby,” good luck and Godspeed. Page 6 1 HARRY JOSEPH ARCHER Norfolk, Virginia Jordan, New York “No violent extreme endur s here.’’ “Love is the greatest of educators ” ARRY will always be remem- bered by his many friends for his pleasing personality and for his readiness to help. Quiet, unassuming, considerate al- ways, Harry ' s high worth is indelibly stamped on the hearts of his class- mates. As a student, as a pal, as a friend, his charm has captivated all of us. Harry received his prelimi- nary education at St. Paul’s Academy and Ecole Notre Dame, Bourboune, France. He is also a graduate of Georgetown Foreign Service School and a former member of that Law School. He distinguished himself in service during the late mix-up on the other side in the Alsace, Meuse-Ar- gonne offensive, as a “Buck Private’’ in the rear rank, 104th Field Sig. Bat. When he leaves Uncle Sam’s employment and strikes out for him- self, his accomplishments will be emblazoned on the book of fame. (Almost overlooked. We are indeed glad to announce that Harry recently became a Member of the Virginia Bar, which merelv confirms that his success lies but little ahead, and al- most within his grasp.) OC, we sure will miss you, to say the least. We have seen you around these parts for so long a time, we sort of feel you are one of the permanent fixtures of the institution. “Doc’’ is a native of the Empire State. A more earnest and conscientious student of the law we have yet to see, and a regular fel- low at that. “Doc” received an LL.B. degree from this school last year. Now he receives an LL.M., A.B., and possibly an M.P.L. degree. He also holds an M.D. degree, and a DD.S. degree, and we don’t know where “Doc’’ will stop in the matter of de- grees. In fact, “Doc’’ is so burdened with degrees that he took with him a partner a short time ago, not to assist him in medicine, dentistry, or law, but more so in domestic relations. The most sincere wishes of your classmates go with you and the Mrs., and may the good fortune and suc- cess that is now yours never depart. Page 62 JOSEPH A. ASHI Niagara Falls, New York “A man of courage is also full of faith.” OE, somewhat better known as Joseph of the multicolored cote, because of his fondness ' for pigeons, was born in that EDWINA AUSTIN AVERY Silver Creek, New York Her step is music and her voice is song ” ELL, “Eddie,” we will sure miss your smiling countenance around the halls of “Monte- We are indeed for- paradise for honeymooners, Niagara Ealls. Enmeshed in the net of en- vironment which molds our charac- ter to that of its surroundings, it is not surprising to find him happily married. Joe is a member of Sigma Delta Kappa and a charter member of the Ante-Up Club. Answering his country’s call in May, 1917, Joe served overseas with the Twenty-seventh Division and was discharged in January, 1920, during which time he attained the high rank of Private, 1st Class. Joe emerged from the war minus both legs and the better part of a hand, the result of wounds received Sep- tember 29, 1918. There is no dross in Joe’s make-up. To succeed under such a handicap re- quires faith unsurpassed. We know not the content of a soul, but, in this case it must be gold — pure, untar- nished. solid gold. zuma. tunate to be the Class of 1927 and to have had the pleasure of having Edwina with us for her fourth and last year, anyway, for “Eddie,” you see, received her LL.B. last year, and this year is a candidate for two addi- tional degrees, that of LL.M. and M.P.L. We doubt there is a harder worker or ever has been a harder worker than “Eddie.” No class ac- tivity has lacked her hearty coopera- tion. Besides being an active mem- ber in the Kappa Beta Pi Legal So- rority and former Secretary of the Cy Pres Club, Eastern Star, and ’steen other local and national associations, “Eddie” is one of the firm of Avery Avery, Certified Public Accountants and Attorneys-at-Law. She is one of our prominent Portias, and thus, she already has a good start toward suc- cess. Page 63 J. THAD BAKER Ardmore, Oklahoma " The present is great with the future to come.” AKER received his LL.B. de- gree from this University even before most of us realized what we were missing, having graduated from National in 1922. He is now a candidate for an LL.M. degree. He comes from the land of copper and rugged branches, famous for its glorious sunsets. Of the men distinguished in our Class, he has left us with a strong and vivid impression of an affable personality, manner and disposition. Most of us don ' t know, but he has had quite a political career. He was the young- est member of the Oklahoma Legisla- ture when war was declared, to resign and enter the service. He is an active member in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Alpha Delta, a Shriner, and Commander of the Sergeant Jasper American Legion Post, known as the Lawyers’ Post, because 85 per cent of the membership are lawyers. FREDERICK G. BARKER District of Columbia " Gentleness and affability conquer at last ” [75fl RITZ received his LL.B. degree I I last year and is now a candi- Uwul date for the LL.M. His rec- ill rmfl or d is a creditable one and will doubtless continue to be so as he ad- vances in the legal world. Another reason why so many of Washington’s flappers are using hair dye. Lritz simply will not succumb to their charms, and consequently many hearts are broken among the fair sex annually. This proves what we have long suspected, that Lrederick G. is a courageous young man. He is a past master in that international sport of “Galloping Dominoes,’’ we are told. He also helped to make famous the Charleston and Blackbottom. Quiet and unassuming though he is, he has made many friends who will miss his congenial friendship when we part in June. A good student, a regular fel- low, — he will surelv reflect naught but credit on old National. Best wishes, Lritz. FELIX SONGALIA y BAYAYA Tan-auan, Leyte, Philippines MARTIN ALOYSIUS BEEHAN New Bedford, Massachusetts “The cause of freedom is the cause of God. " “We have been friends together In sunshine and in shade ' ELIX came several thousand miles to join us in delving into the mystic gardens of the law. He has been a conscientious delver and we expect much of him later on. He is a member of so many societies and organizations with un- pronouncable names, and has so many hobbies, the chronicler fears to at- tempt them. His burning ambition, however, is to assist in the independ- ence fight of his native Islands. As you return to them, Felix, the Class says Godspeed and success to you. m ARTY entered our race for degrees as an added starter on the third lap — the Senior Year. Our one regret is that we have been denied the pleasure of his companionship for a large por- tion of our journey through Na- tional. His preliminary legal educa- tion was obtained at the K. C. School, but being a young man of rare discernment, came over to Na- tional after two years there. His genial disposition and cordial manner have won him many friends during his period with us. Of calm and even demeanor, “Marty” exhibited the qualities which make for success as a lawyer, and when he has secured unto himself numerous triumphs be- fore the bar of justice, we know he will look back upon his short time spent at National as interesting and enlightening. Page 65 r — BENJAMIN BENDETT Norwich, Connecticut “Be as just and gracious unto me As I am confident and kind to thee, " ENNEY came to National well prepared to assume the envi- able position among the stu- dent body which has been his. His quiet, unpretentious manner, and good nature cause him to part, in June, with a host of classmates who regard him as a profound student and a true friend. “Benney " is another one of those Examiners at the Patent Office, is single, belongs to one or more frats, recently was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason, and claims a B.S. degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He hails from that State famous for its court decisions, and so closely ad- hered to in this jurisdiction. He will always be remembered by us as a man of many sterling qualities, keen intel- lect, powerful mind, and industrious habits. Upon his return to Massa- chusetts, the application of these ad- mirable characteristics will enable him to successfully surmount the many difficult obstacles that tend to impede progress on the road to fame. Best o ' luck, “Benney. " CHESTER D. BENNETT Ratliff, Mississippi “ Measures, not men, have always been my mark ' SON of the “Bayou State, " hailing from Ratliff, Missis- WEm sippi, “Little Boy " Bennett received his early education down below the Mason-Dixon Line. When the call to arms came during the World War, he demonstrated to Uncle Sam that he was a firm believer in his state motto, “Virtute et Armis,” and served with the Navy. At National he has figured promi- nently in the debating societies, hav- ing been a member of the team which so nobly defeated Bridgewater Col- lege. An ardent baseball and basket- ball fan, Chester may be seen rooting vigorously at most any of the worth- while games around town. Judging by the esteem in which he is held by the folks back home, it is not at all unlikely that when he takes his LL.B., and leaves these parts, he will rank foremost in the practice of crim- inal law in his state and incidentally, Senator Pat Harrison will be hard pushed if he is to retain his place on the “Hill. " Page 66 JOHN ROBERT BENNEY Seattle, Washington WILLIAM E. BERRY Morgantown, Kentucky “On every mountain height is rest.” HE martial activities of one certain fight promoter named Hindenburg was the cause of Jack dropping everything up in the “Great Northwest ’ from where he hails, but after leaving his ringside seat at the end of the bout, the spirit of Blackstone proved too strong and he succumbed, with Na- tional the winner. Jack received his LL.B. here last year, so of course, this year he is a candidate for the LL.M. degree. A student of quiet demeanor, but always knowing the point of law involved; a convincing talker and a man of strong opinions, he is a dan- gerous opponent to draw into an argument. When Jack returns to the “Great Open Spaces,” where men are men and women do as they please, he will have further opportunity to enjoy his favorite pastime — moun- taineering, with a degree on each shoulder. He is a Mason, member of the Sigma Delta Kappa Legal Frater- nity, and of the Bachelor’s Brigade. B ‘Everything is for the best in this best of possible worlds ” AILIN’ from the Horse Racin’ State, William E. evidently WExH brought with him the idea that it is alright to race an automobile through the streets of Washington; and he, perhaps, thought the best way for a rising young lawyer to rise is to get some real practice. Anyway, after “tellin’ it to the Judge,” he decided that per- haps he and Pierre Brogue had bet- ter come back to National and study for a couple of years more before starting out “on their own.” So, he is generously helping to attend to Uncle Sam’s business in the clerical line while finishing the job at Na- tional, where he is a candidate for the LL.B. degree. In addition to break- ing the monotony by indulging in fast driving, he plays golf, tennis, etc., all of which goes to show that Mrs. Berry has one of those “regular fellows” for a husband. Bill is a Mason (he should be an Elk — Brother Bill) , and has done extensive work in debating, both supervising and participating. He is a graduate from Western Kentucky State Normal. Page 61 HORACE R. BLACKWELL Pennington, New Jersey “ Ladies , like variegated tulips , show ' Tis to their changes half their charms we owe ' HOUGH “Blackie” has been conspicuous by bis absence JXMgX this past year, it has indeed been a rare treat for us all to have as a member of our most illus- trious class this genial son of Jersey. A man of a few words, but our “Blackie” always insists that actions speak louder than words, so we are going to watch the records of time for his future deeds. We know, too, that we shall not watch in vain, for, who would ask for a better combina- tion than good sound common sense and good judgment, spiced with just the right amount of ambition. “Blackie” is a traveling auditor, and we understand he likes the ladies, in other words, he is amongst those “not married.” It is hard to tell whether he likes law or the ladies bet- ter, but he is equally successful with both. A host of real friends bid you “adios,” “Blackie,” we know the future holds much in store for you. AUGUSTUS S. BONANNO Kingston, New York ' An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions. " US is among the best-known and most likeable men in the class. He has that magnetic personality which is character- istic of men born to lead. He has completely won those with whom he has come in intimate contact by his optimistic temperament and sin- cere friendship. To meet him is to know him and to know him is to love and admire him. He is a man of ability and character, and we know that he will do well everything he may undertake. We doubt whether there is a more active member of the class than Gus. As an offi- cer of the Social and Prom Commit- tees, Treasurer of the Freshman Class, and Vice-President of the Junior Class, he has certainly distinguished himself. He is Chief Clerk in the Office of the Chief of Chaplains, War Department, and after being a mem- ber of the United States Army for over eight years, was commissioned a Captain in the Reserve Corps. He is a member of Sigma Nu Phi Legal Fraternity. Page 68 FRANK S. BONANNO Kingston, New York ‘ His heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art, " HE maxim, “Equity favors the diligent,” might be revamped to read “Fortune favors the diligent,” for Frankie’s career at the law school is a living proof of that fact. Recognized by his class- mates in freshman year as an earnest, conscientious student, Frank has so conducted himself ever since. He is one of those likeable fellows, like Brother Gus, who has endeared him- self in the hearts of every member of the class, and we have found him re- liable, honest and loyal; furthermore, truly a gentleman. He has been true to his purpose, a desire to learn the law, and while he has not divulged, so far as we know, the secret of the particular line he expects to follow in the practice of law, we imagine he will take and handle well, everything that comes along. During his prepa- ration for the practice of law, he is engaged as an Auditor. Yes, he is single, enjoys baseball, swimming, boxing and motoring. He is a mem- ber of the Sigma Nu Phi Legal Fra- ternity. RAYMOND BRADSHAW District of Columbia “Few things are impossible to dili- gence and skill, " TEADFAST, industrious, and faithful. For these sterling characteristics we will always remember “Ray Brad ' With the courage of his convictions, he has been true to the principles for which he stood. Those fortunate to know him have benefited greatly by his as- sociation. His smile, his handshake, pleasing disposition, and sterling qualities will be greatly missed in June. Inherently a scholar, his study of the law has been enthusiastic and untiring, his grasp of its principles and logical reasoning complete, and his success in the profession assured. With these qualities “Brad” has combined the ability to mix freely. We feel we have been bettered by his association, and in his future en- deavors we know his fate will be suc- cess. BTT1LAW ' PAUL EDMUND BROWN Clifton, Virginia WILLIAM JOSEPH BURROWS District of Columbia “ Freedom is not caprice but room to enlarge.” AUL, or “Brownie ' as he is more often called, is a rather quiet fellow, who has firmly established himself in the es- teem of his classmates. Genial, com- panionable and always ready with some kind of answer, whether right or wrong, no member of the class has derived more real joy, more friend- ships, or more freedom from care than Brownie. The most difficult thing to understand is how he gets away with single blessedness, the enjoy- ment, isolation and freedom of bach- elorhood. His list of hobbies in- cludes, golf, tennis, hunting (not butts) , dancing and swimming. He took quite an active part in debating in 1926. In his spare time he cavorts as a member of the force of the Southern Railway. Good luck, Brownie, wherever you go and what- ever you do. He is a well-made man who has good determination ” ILL’S classmates have come to know him as a delightful “good fellow,” and a man of attainments. His engaging personality, ready and winsome smile have won him a host of friends and well wishers. In his pursuit of law, diligence and sincerity have been his constant companions. Endowed with ready wit, and a good foundation of legal propoundings, the structure of his legal attainments is bound to be massive. Bill is the Manager of the Insurance Department of J. Leo Kolb and is putting into practice some of the things he learned about real prop- erty and insurance. For outdoor ex- ercise, he indulges in the favorite pas- time of chasing the little white ball over the green; also hunting, fishing and swimming. He also is a dancer of class. We think he also enjoys the national sport of “Galloping Dominoes.” Bill expects to engage in General Insurance and Real Estate Business. (Almost overlooked.) He is single (why or how, we confess we do not know) . Page 70 RUSSELL E. BUZZARD Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania “ Welcome , grave stranger , to our green retreats Where health with exercise and free- dom meets.’’ © UZZ is another popular mem- ber of the class. Young in years, but much older in intel- lect, “Buzz” came to us with an unquenchable thirst for legal knowledge. Although humanly im- possible to gain a complete knowl- edge of the law in three years, he has made rapid strides. Primarily, he is a student and a gentleman who radi- ates personality, a hale fellow well met, to say more would be to detract. “Buzz” is an Accountant, single and his favorite pastime is golf. Not only does he keep up with the law, but is an active member in the Sigma Nu Phi, Masonic Lodge, Temple Club, Washington Chapter No. 2, and Adoniram Council. We are loath to lose his friendly presence, yet, as he conquered his studies, so he must go forth to make his mark in the field of legal enterprise. And we predict his success in terms un- measured. JOHN A. CAMPBELL Brooklyn, New York “Long traveled in the wags of men.” UDGE had the LL.B. degree conferred upon him at the Na- tional in 1926. Not content, however, with that, and bear- ing in mind that ‘‘He who seeks, shall receive ' he is now a candidate for the LL.M. degree. His record is a creditable one and will doubtless con- tinue to be so as he advances in the legal world. “Judge " is a keen stu- dent, took quite an active part in the war with Cuba and in the World War. We understand his favorite pas- time is traveling, and if he has not yet completed his visits to the few re- maining countries of the globe to which he has not paid his respects, we believe he will go forth in short order, with one degree on each shoulder, although he boasts of sev- eral other degrees, as he is a retired Electrical Engineer. Page 7 1 JOHN ARNOLD CANNON District of Columbia “Pleasure has its time; so, too , has wisdom.’’ SOUTHEY C. CARROLL District of Columbia “A good resolve will make any port.’’ v37| ANY are called but few are (I) chosen! “Shotgun” seems des- tined to be one of the chosen few. Good-natured and pos- sessing a faculty for making friends has made Johnny a very popular stu- dent. He is one of the foremost among the ever-readys in the class. Upon no occasion has he been found wanting in a matter of an up to the minute dissertation on an abstruse point in recitation. Anxious ones always breathe a sigh of relief as the “proph” arrives at his name on the class list. Johnny is secretary to the Honorable A. J. Sabath, is married, and takes great interest in baseball, football, soccer, tennis, golf and track. He has an enviable war record as a First-Class Pilot in the Air Serv- ice, University of California, his class being “War Birds,” Oxford Univer- sity, having had quite a write-up in the “Liberty” a short time ago. Johnny is a genial companion and a thorough gentleman. That those qualities presage an honorable and well-filled future must follow with indubitable logic. ERIOUS student, jolly good fellow and staunch friend is Bill. Bill served as a Sergeant in the Medical Corps in the darker days. He is at present follow- ing the calling of the law, being a Patent Attorney with offices in the Victor Building, and, therefore, a few steps ahead of the rest of the class. He is a member of the Washington Centennial Lodge, No. 14, of the Masonic Order. He is married (nothing else wrong with him), and his main hobby is enjoying week-end motor trips (with his family, we pre- sume, although he doesn’t state). The reason Bill is devoting his time to Patent Law is obvious, and as he himself states, “That I have chosen the Field of Patent law, where the maze of Real Property will worry me no more.” With his mag netic personality and sterling character, we are sure Bill will realize his greatest ambitions. Page 72 ARTHUR CLARK Front Roval. Virginia “It is courage that vanquishes in war ” HEN this regular fellow came to National in quest of an LL.B., his affable manner soon won him a host of friends, and his assiduous appli- plication to the perplexities of the law, the admiration of his fellow classmates. Arthur is a member of Uncle Sam ' s army of Government employees, being employed as Auditor in the Income Tax Unit. He is a member of the Sigma Nu Phi Legal Fraternity. Before taking up the study of law at National, Arthur thought it was his duty to straighten out the affairs of the world, and, therefore, distinguished himself in the late war from 1917-1919, as a member of the 116th Infantry, serving notably in Alsace, St. Mihiel and Argonne. In the heat of the battle he was gassed, but we are glad he came through O. K. We are proud to know a man of your character, old boy, and as you depart from our midst, we simply say, with heartfelt sincerity, “Go you Forth and Take Your Place with the Leaders of Men. ' WM. N. CLARK Bellevue, Texas “ Many can argue , not many con- verse.” Q 1- O one would, even on long ac- quaintance, presume William knrni to be a professional conversa- tionalist. He speaks promptly and rightly when spoken to, but never volunteers an interrupting re- mark. This is due, no doubt, to his studious inclinations, as evidenced by the record he has made during the time he has spent with us. Quiet and unostentatious in demeanor is he; yet, having a reserve force and tenacity of purpose which has always carried him through class work with success. William is an Associate Examiner at the Patent Office, and we understand he intends to pursue the Patent game. He also holds an A.B. degree from the Texas Christian University; and taught chemistry in that Univer- sity for a number of years. We are proud of your war record as Metal- lurgical Chemist. We are assured that you will always cling to those prin- ciples and strive toward the high ideals which are marked out as the goal of true success. HARVEY L. COBB District of Columbia “For they can conquer who believe they can.” ARVEY L., better known as “Tex” Cobb, being from the grand old state of Texas, whose decisions are never fol- lowed, has on e great ambition — to get clients. Expects to specialize in “Supreme Court Cases.” Thinks that the rule in Shelly’s Case is even harder than the Golden Rule and confesses that he never learned either. His hobby is golf; hope some day to have his score as low as his class grades are high. Has been a reporter for fourteen years, eleven in Wash- ington, and three with troops in Mexico when they “captured” Pancho Villa. Is safely married, a member of the National Press, Con- gressional Country and Capital Yacht Clubs. WILLIAM WALLACE COCHRAN District of Columbia “Home is the grandest of all institu- tions.” HIS is Bill, one of Uncle Sam’s assistant patent examiners, and also one of those voteless people, as he has no other home than Washington. When asked what his future plans were he made a dash on his questionnaire, he prob- ably means that he is going to cut quite a “dash” in some line; we all know that whatever he does he wii: be successful, if he goes into it as he has into school work. Bill is a can- didate for the LL.B. and probably will appear in interference and in fringement suits in time to come He’s married and when 8:45 P. M arrives, Bill’s on the go for home. Page 7 4 LEWIS D. COHEN York, Pennsylvania FRANK J. COLLINS Philadelphia, Pennsylvania “ The laws sometimes sleep, but never die r ROM York, Pennsylvania, comes the subject of this sketch. He is now an assistant Examiner in the Patent Office. He has two hobbies, indoor, cards; outdoor, tennis. He is Chancellor of the National University Chapter of Alpha Beta Phi and has made a host of friends in the student body who wish him all sorts of success in any field of the law he may undertake. “A jest is a very serious thing.” MILING FRANK will never be forgotten as our classmate who made us forget the tedious work ahead with that always-smiling countenance of his and his inexhaustible bag of jokes that he was ever ready to “spill” if he had any listeners. Frank’s wildest pastime, next to telling jokes and studying law, is dancing. He is can- didate for the LL.M., having received his FL.B. last year. He is a good debater and is a member of Sigma Delta Kappa Fegal Fraternity. He expects to become one of those famous “Philadelphia lawyers” in the years to come. Good luck, Frank! Page 75 District of Columbia Riceville, Iowa GEORGE FRANCIS COOK JAMES COUNSELL Laugh and be fat, sir . He served in both the Spanish-Amer- ican War and the recent squabble in Europe. In the Spanish-American War he served in the cavalry, and in the World War he was captain in the Quartermaster Corps; one more war and we ' ll have a general in our midst. Most of Doc’s school activities have been confined to the War College. He is receiving the degrees of LL.B. and LL.M. Oh! yes, another thing — Doc is married. His peacetime spe- ial ties are football and baseball. 0 OC,as he was atone time called, but according to him he has gPjlj lived it down, has quite a O military record and is a mem- ber of many local clubs, lodges, etc. He who owns the soil , owns up to the sky.” IMMY originally hailed from Iowa, where the corn fields are plentiful. The particular lo- cation in that sovereign state of Jimmie’s birth is Riceville. He tells us his favorite sport is hunting. We guess he learned how practicing target shooting on Iowa’s far-famed hogs. During the World War he was in the Navy. He is now employed as an actuary but after he receives his LL.B. will probably practice out there where Real Property Law prac- tice is extensive. Page 76 PAUL COYLE Rochester, New York “I love tranquil solitude and such society , quiet , wise , and good ” AUL joined us for his Senior year, having had two years of law at George Washington University. He is at present a clerk with the Railroad Administra- tion, and upon completing his legal education expects to return to Roch- ester, New York, to practice. We hope, however, he will tarry with us another year to get his LL.M. EDMUND CARVILLE CUSH Pueblo, Colorado “When a man has no design but to speak plain truth , he may say a great deal in a very narrow compass ” D. is a man of few words, but we like him just the same. He puts in all of his time in the study of law to better fit him for the extensive practice he expects to build up in Colorado and we know he will make good. He could be such a heart-breaker, too, but he pre- fers to remain single. A. HAMILTON DAUGHERTY District of Columbia “If music be the food of love , play on ' Q AT is a native of the Nation’s Capital, and says he is fond of X it. When it comes to selling some of its terra firma, Pat is there, we’ll say! He can make a va- cant lot look like the Botanical Gar- dens, and that’s the reason he is so strong with his firm. Pat is still single, but it looks as though he is weakening, notwithstanding he says that one can live cheaper than two. He is a member of Phi Beta Gamma Legal Fraternity and takes a great interest in its affairs. His ambi- tion is to become a successful lawyer and we have no doubt but that he will make the grade. VIRGIL F. DAVICO New York City “Fair Italy l Thou art the garden of the world. " T was twenty-six years ago that “Davi” came into being on the sunny shores of Italy. He migrated to America and since that event has achieved much in his adopted country. He received a Ch.E. at Brooklyn Polytechnic Insti- tute in 1923, since which time he has been employed as an assistant exam- iner in the United States Patent Of- fice. He is a member of Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity. After graduation he expects to engage in general prac- tice in New York City. Page 7 8 CATLETT GIBSON DAVIS Glencarlyn, Virginia EVAN T. DAVIS District of Columbia “Laws are not masters but servants , and he rules them who obeys them ” AT has been most popular in the class. He was elected president of the class in its Junior year and served ably and well. After two years of law school work, he was successful in the Virginia Bar examination. He tells us his hobby is his “chosen profes- sion ’ We believe that statement, with one qualification; we believe that his greatest hobby is his family for he is a real husband and father. He is a candidate for the LL.B. de- gree and a member of Sigma Nu Phi fraternity. “A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men.” UKE comes to us in his last year of the study of law. We now regret that we didn’t get him sooner, for his sense of humor and ready wit has been a wel- come addition to our already well supplied War College. He tells us, and we believe it, that his burning ambition is to convict Willie Stevens. He served in the army during the war and is a member of the Masonic fra- ternity. o Page 19 EVERETT W. DEERSON Omaha, Nebraska “It is a secret worth knowing that lawyers rarely go to law.’’ ARTHUR WELLS DEW Jackson, Michigan “Toil of science swells the wealth of art.” HIS promising young lawyer goes by the name of Everett W. Deerson, and comes from Omaha, “The Gate City of the West.” He got as far as the gate, anyway, before he had to go over and pacify the Huns, et al. He did his bit by serving as a sergeant in the Motor Transport Corps. He ranked the same as a sergeant as he does as a good fellow — first class. At the pres- ent time he is a Government clerk and holds a B.C.S. degree from the Wash- ington School of Accountancy. The degree that he is about to receive here is that of LL.B. Good luck, old man, may you be as successful in your future life as you have been here. HIS is Art, Pete or Misty, take your choice. It ' s the old story, one may judge a man’s popularity by his nicknames. This being true, we have with us a very popular young man. Art hails from out Michigan way, the fortu- nate town that has the distinction of calling him her own is Jackson, where he received the early part of his education. The University of Michigan conferred upon him the de- gree of B.S. Showing very good judgment he came to “The Most Beautiful City in the World” and took a position with “Uncle Sam” as an Assistant Examiner in the Pat- ent Office, then enrolled in this grand old school of ours, where he now is a candidate for an LL.B. When asked what his future plans were he told us he wanted to be a Marine Engineer. That’s one way for a young lawyer to keep from starving to death. We all wish you the best of luck, Art. Page 80 m LOUIS Y. de ZYCHLINSKI Arlington, Virginia “Nothing is so contagious as enthus- iasm ' born twenty-six years ago in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he acquired his early education. He is now a clerk in the Post Office Department, but after commencement will show the boys at Arlington County Court House how to practice law. G OUNT has been in our midst n m since the very beginning. Quiet and unobtrusive as a rule, yet forceful and persuasive upon been JOHN FRANK DIRKS District of Columbia “Nothing is more useful than silence ’ ERE we have another Wash- ingtonian, if you please. Dirks is a keen and active student and his sunny disposition has many friendships. John is secretary to the Postal Cashier of the City Post Office and we know he’s a mighty good one, from the interest he takes in his studies at National. Oh! by the way, he wants the fair sex to know he is happily married and if his broad smile indicates any- thing, he has never had to acquire the art of dodging rolling pins. Dirks belongs to the Knights of Columbus. His future plans are indefinite but we know he will devote his time to the practice of law in the District of Co- lumbia. Page 8 1 © HEN Mike receives his sheep- e skin from National he’s going 555$ back to Yonkers, N. Y., and show them that the Nation’s Capital is good for something besides a meeting place for Congressmen. He is a quiet, reserved fellow but with a heart as big as all outdoors and he is a sincere believer in helping those who can’t help themselves. Mike is mar- ried, of course, and when he is through with his classes you can al- ways find him at home with his wife who must listen to him expound the law in its many phases. “Alas, would that experience be bought for all. " ETE was formerly a native of the great “show me” state of Missouri. Pete started law studies at George Washington University, but finally succumbed to the lure of National, and during the time he has been with us has con- sistently and conscientiously pursued his studies. During the war his out- fit was the famous 5th Marines. He is now employed in the Treas- ury Department as an auditor. Pete is a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, the Masonic Order and the American Legion. While his favorite hobby is baseball, he says he will consider giving that up in order to practice law in Missouri. Good luck, Pete! Page 82 E. W. ERICKSON Brockton, Massachusetts " Woman is the masterpiece ' ' EMOVE your hat and curtsey, for you are now in the pres- ence of His Excellency, Elmer W. Erickson, Grand Cyclops Ruler of the War College. “Eric” is a native of Massachusetts, the home of the famous baked beans. He is employed in the Agriculture Depart- ment as a Secretary. His favorite study is ladies, his favorite hobby is ladies, and his favo- rite habit is ladies, and if we have only one guess we will say that Eric is the Ladies’ Man of the class, which is some honor when one considers the competition he encounters. Eric is Sergeant-at-Arms of the class, having been elected to that posi- tion because of his services with the Tank Corps during the late un- pleasantness. Upon receiving his LL.B. he is going to Chicago to prac- tice law. Future address, Hon. E. W. Erickson, M.C. ABRAHAM ERLICHMAN New York City “I do but sing because I must ’ OU are now gazing upon one of the representatives of this class to the National Univer- sity Glee Club which was or- ganized during the past year. Of course, Abe can do something besides sing as his fellow students can testify, when on the floor before one of our able professors. Besides studying law, Abe likes nothing better than having the honor of planting his op- ponent’s shoulders to the mat in a wrestling bout. He is a member of the Alpha Beta Phi Fraternity. Upon receiving his degree he expects to take up the practice of law in New York and we feel sure that before many years elapse you will find him the head of one of that city ' s justly famous law firms. Page 83 “Earnestness is the salt of eloquence ” “A merry heart goes all the day ” HE married men in our class are greatly in preponderance, but here is still one chap who has not joined the ancient or- der of Benedicts, although we can’t say how long this will hold good. Alvin, of course, was a soldier during the World War, having been in the service from December 7, 1917, until September 6, 1919. He is a member of the Masonic Order and a Shriner. He is at the present time in the State Department, but when he receives his LL.B. in June there will shortly thereafter be a vacancy caused by his admission to the bar and building up a practice in the District. ERL, the “Duke,” belongs to one of the “noble families” of Washington — in other words, he’s a native. He is associated with his father and uncle in the Pat- ent Law game, so he can eliminate the “starvation period” that some of our professors have told us about, and that some of us must face. Lucky young man! No wonder he enjoys “gallivanting.” His school activities, aside from his classroom work, have been confined, for the most part, to working for the Phi Beta Gamma Fraternity. He has been present at the school dances and banquets, danc- ing and dining being two of his spe- cial specialties. He received his LL.B. degree last year and is now a candi- date for the LL.M. and M.P.L. Page 84 ITT a OOt HERBERT STANLEY FESSENDEN Xenia, Ohio “Perseverance is irresistible .” m ANY a good man claims Ohio as his home state, and “Fess” is no exception to the rule. Before matriculation at Na- tional, Fess secured a B.C.S. from the Y. M. C. A. College and is at pres- ent making good use of it as an audi- tor in the Internal Revenue Bureau. During the World War he was in the 110th Field Artillery Fess is a member of the Masonic Order and the Shrine. He has shown himself to be a capable student and during his hours of recreation you will find him on the golf links where he hopes some day to do eighteen holes in 72. Upon admission to the Bar Fess’ shingle will be hung out in Washing- ton. LEGRAND J. P. FICHTHORN Willimantic, Connecticut ‘Here ' s to the pilot that weathered the storm l” ROM the land where friedcakes are friedcakes and not dough- nuts, and where that lovely fruit, the nutmeg, is grown, comes “Fitch. ” Further, if you should happen to ask him the name of our National anthem, without the slightest hesitation he would answer “Yankee Doodle.” He came to us last year from Georgetown Univer- sity, single but “almost persuaded.” He is a member of the Phi Alpha Mu Sigma (Academic) Fraternity, Gamma Eta Gamma (Legal) Frater- nity, and of the Masonic Club. During the war he held down the title of Ensign in Uncle Sam’s Navy, and we understand from good au- thority (no less than the Secretary of the Navy) that at least half a dozen German Submarine Commanders turned a sickly green and said “Home, James,” on beholding, through their periscopes, our hero walking the boards of a United States battleship. Since leaving the Navy he has been helping straighten out some of our Interstate Commerce tangles. yowsmimr ilawscim; “News, the wanna of a day.” OZO is one of the few reporters on a Washington newspaper who has found time to study law. Judging from his ora- torical powers he certainly is some reporter, having been champion de- bater for the State of Connecticut for two years during which time he par- ticipated in fifty-four debates, and won all but two. He has taken an active part in the inter-society debates and has always been an honor to his society. He is a member of the Kappa Delta Sigma fraternity. Field is still dodging the ladies but when he falls this old terra firma is going to quake. Bozo has ambitions to be a repre- sentative in Congress from the State of Connecticut and in spare moments will try to keep his clients out of jail. a “Independence now and independence forever.” PRODUCT of the “Bay State” and a good old fighting stock — look at the name! The blood of his ancestors has stood him well in the past, as his army record for 1918-19 will show, and we feel sure that it will carry him through many a legal battle- royal in the future. He has not yet been caught in that snare which makes a man say “I do” and “I will,” so he has some battles coming to him about which he knows noth- ing at all. However, he is a good sport, and is liable to take a chance some day. We wish him luck and hope to see him a resident of the Hill at some date in the future. Page 86 CONSTANCE DORIS FOGLE District of Columbia “Stubbornness is not firmness ONNIE is a native of Washing- ton. She is a pretty, unso- phisticated young co-ed who entered National in the fall of 1924. Since then she has been quite active in school affairs, the following of which is just a bare outline: Class Secretary for three years; a member of the Cy Pres Club, holding the posi- tion of Secretary in her Freshman year and President in her Junior year; Social Committee member for two years; Secretary of the Alvey Debat- ing Society, and Chancellor of the Kappa Beta Pi sorority in her Senior year. Her hobbies are swimming, canoeing and reading fiction. Judg- ing by her work in the Moot Court, we know that she will reach the pin- nacle of success as a member of the Bar and in that respect, we all wish her well. She ' s a darn good sport. ARTHUR HARTMAN FORD District of Columbia " Do thine own work and know thyself.” RTHUR (not Henry) entered National from Georgetown in 1925. During his high school days he was an officer in the High School Cadets, and is now a Mason and a Woodman of the World. He is justly proud of the fact that he has made his own way since he was twelve years of age. His list of hobbies include collecting books, playing tennis, riding horse- back, and indulging in all the other outdoor sports. After he acquires his LL.M., he intends to practice his chosen profession, perhaps “in our midst. " Good luck, old man! JOHN CHESTER FREELAND District of Columbia “Nothing endures like personal quali- ties. " — 1 1 ACK, as he is known amongst his friends, has been a consci- entious and earnest student of the law. He is a happy-go- lucky sort of a chap. As a prosecutor in our Moot Court, he made a won- derful showing. When Major Gor- don hears of him, we pity the poor criminals. Jack spends his spare time at the Interstate Commerce Commis- sion, where he is a very able exam- His plans for the future, he us, are uncertain, but we all know that with his ability, he’ll be connected with the District Attor- ney’s office soon. iner. tells GEORGE GOODWIN FULCHER Arlington, Virginia “I value science — none can prize it more. " | OODY entered National in the fall of 1924 and is a candi- date for the LL.B. degree. Like his brother, he loves the great outdoors, and all sports that keep him there. He spends his spare time studying geology and other sci- ences. After he leaves us with his LL.B. tucked under his arm in the form of a diploma, he expects to practice law, probably in Virginia. With the ambition he has displayed, we know he will make good. He has our best wishes. JOB ROY A. FULCHER Arlington, Virginia “There is majesty in simplicity ’ u OY hails from good Oh Vir- ginny. Not only is he a can- g didate for the LL.B. degree, but also an LL.M. and M.P.L. With such ambition, there is no telling where he might land. We wish him well. He is a lover of nature and the great outdoor sports. To use his own words, “he takes great delight in fishing and hunting big wild game.” After he leaves us, we may find him hunting his wild game somewhere in Africa, or if he persists in annoying the beasts of the jungle, we may not see him at all. But there is hope of his survival, for he tells us that he expects to practice law. CHARLES MONROE FUNKHOUSER Belle Mead, New Jersey “ There is ct proud modesty in merit.” UNK hails from that part of the country where great big juicy mosquitoes are raised. During the war, he served overseas as an Ordnance Sergeant for eighteen months. He is a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and the University Masonic Club. A candidate for the LL.B. degree and expects to devote his time to the prac- tice of patent law. He hasn ' t as yet joined the Sacred Order of Head of the Family, but even the most art- ful evaders fall into the snare sooner or later. Page 89 yffWimSliTlf LAWiSBM JOHN ALDEN GAGE Tampa, Florida “Amiability shines by its own light.” OHNNY, as he prefers to have himself called, comes from the gapj land of “Palms " and “Real Estate Booms. " Prior to com- ing to National, he attended the Mar- ion Institute at Marion, Alabama, for one year, preparing for West Point. He also spent one year as a member of the National Guard in Florida, but forsook the life of an army officer for that of a lawyer. At present, he is connected with the Morris Plan Bank as an assistant manager of the law department. He is a member of the Sigma Delta Kappa Fraternity. He has participated to some extent in de- bating. He expects to practice the art of cross-examination in Florida and we know he will do it well. GEORGE W. GALLAHORN, JR. District of Columbia “Come and trip it as ye go. On the light fantastic toe.” | -v| ALLY entered National in the | j[ fall of 1924, and from the Lib ability he has displayed, we know that when he hangs out his shingle in the near future, he will gain for himself an enviable reputa- tion. His pet hobby, if you call it such, is dancing, but to use his own words, " sometimes it is pretty hard work. " He tells us that he expects to work hard all his life, unless he falls heir to a million. In this re- spect, he has our best wishes. We doubt whether he will have to work very hard, however, for his happy smile and agreeable manner will win him many clients. JAMES CLARKE GARDINER Rockville, Maryland VICTOR J. GARLAND Hampton, New Hampshire “What subtle hole is this? " I v — i lAMES earned his LL.B. degree at Columbia University and ||gjP|| when he decided to increase his knowledge of the law, he entered National. During the World War he nobly represented his country over there. He is a member of the Elks and also of the Knights of Co- lumbus. His hobby is golfing and from what we have heard, he has an enviable record on the links. He ex- pects to get right down to business when he has acquired the LL.M. de- gree, and has chosen the District as his battle ground. “ Reasonable men are the best diction- aries of conversation ” INCE the fall of 1924, “Vic” has attended National, and holds the record of never hav- ing missed a lecture. During the war, he was in the service of his country, and was stationed at Fort Slocum, N. Y., and Camp Dix, N. J. He is a member of the Kenneth H. Nash Post, Washington, D. C., Star in the East Lodge, No. 59, A. F. and A. M., Exeter, New Hampshire, a member of the National University Masonic Club, and Albert Pike Con- sistory, Scottish Rite, Washington, D. C. Is he married? He says he is NOT, but, it won’t be long now. He is at present pushing a pen for Uncle Sam as Auditor in the Income Tax Unit and tells us his future plans are uncertain. ” Live to explain thy doctrine by thy life ” ARRY calls Auburn, West Virginia, his legal domicile, but we think he has decided to leave it forever and take up his residence in the District. Before taking up the study of the law, he was a tiller of the soil and also a school teacher. At present, he is holding down a position in one of Uncle Sam’s departments. His hobby is reading good literature. He is still single, but we feel certain that when the right party comes along, he will take a chance in the great game called “blind man’s bluff.” © H “ Home joys are blessed of heaven ” LTHOUGH Adam is the Chief Clerk of the Corporation Counsel’s office, he does not exhibit any airs of importance. He is an unpretentious sort of a fel- low. Probably that is why he is so well liked by his classmates. He is married, and his agreeable manner shows that marital life agrees with him. In the Junior year, he served the class as Sergeant-at-Arms. His pet hobby is motoring although he does not indicate whether it is slow or fast. After he leaves us, he expects to practice in the District. He has our best wishes and we all hope that some day the Government will confer upon him the title of Corporation Counsel for the District. Good luck! B EARLE W. GOLDEN Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania BERNARD GOLDSTEIN District of Columbia “Women love energy and grand re- sults.” OLDEN (he says he hasn ' t adopted a nickname yet) calls Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania, his legal domicile. He is em- ployed as a clerk for the Government, in the War Department. He says he is married, which probably accounts for the great amount of reserve he has. During his first year with us, he took an active part in debating, being a member of the Alvey Debat- ing Society. He is a real energetic student and we feel certain that his career as a lawyer will be a successful one, although he does not say what his future plans are. e “I am constant as the northern star.” UDDY received his early edu- cation at Central High School, Washington, D. C., specializ- ing in dramatics and cadets. Realizing early in life that acting was poor pay and soldiering highly un- safe, he entered upon the study of law at George Washington Univer- sity. Three years later “Buddy " realized the error of his ways, how- ever, and came over to National. “Buddy " says he is single but “keep- ing steady company. " There is strong dictum from high authority, though, to the effect that it won ' t be long now. Besides serving two jeal- ous mistresses, to wit, the aforesaid steady company and study of law, “Buddy " somehow finds time to shoot some golf, play tennis and to devote his remaining sleepless mo- ments to fast driving. At the pres- ent time he is a junior member of a local business firm. “Buddy " passed the December District of Columbia Bar examination. Hearty congratula- tions! FREDERICK E. GOLDSTEIN New York City “Music is the universal language of mankind |RITZ, like his brother Irv, migrated to National in his senior year. He, too, is a na- tive of A1 Smith’s oasis, hail- ing from New York City. He is a musician of note, and a member of Alpha Tau Alpha Fraternity. He served three years in the National Guard. When time and static per- mit, Fritz relaxes at the radio dial, completely tuning out station LEX. He is a candidate for the LL.B. After graduation and compliance with cer- tain other incidental annoyances, he plans to practice in New York City. Fritz has managed to remain single to date, though doubtless not with- out considerable effort. IRVING I. GOLDSTEIN New York City “Education is the apprenticeship of life” x RV comes to us in his last year of law school from New York, and has thoroughly im- pressed on the mind of the class that he’s an “A1 Smith Demo- crat.” He has real red-blooded hob- bies, to wit, baseball and tennis, and indulges in forensic outbursts upon the slightest provocation. With the attributes the subject of this sketch possesses, we predict that he will go far in his chosen profession. “Irv” has already been admitted to the Maryland Bar. He’s single, but how long that blessed status will continue, is a question. Page 94 CHARLES BARTON GRAY District of Columbia WILBUR LESLIE GRAY District of Columbia “Peace if possible , but justice at any rate.” LAIRSVILLE, Pennsylvania, has the distinction of being " Chuck’s " native town. His education was received in Pittsburgh. Things were never “clear " to him there, so he came to National. “Chuck " served during the late in- ternational squabble as corporal in the Signal Corps, U. S. Army. He is a member of Lafayette Lodge, No. 19, F. A. A. M. He obtains the neces- sities and luxuries of life via the U. S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, where he is em- ployed as statistician. He figures he will remain in Washington after re- ceiving his LL.B. and LL.M. degrees at National. Despite the fact that he is an en- thusiastic motorist, " Chuck " is a dutiful husband. “I came, saw , and overcame ” OP was born in Virginia, where he received his pre-legal education including three years of " squads east " with the crack Richmond Blues. During the war, World not Civil, Pop was com- missioned First Lieutenant, Adjutant- General’s Department, and served as Assistant Judge Advocate, Walter Reed Hospital. He is a member of Sigma Nu Phi Fraternity, and is an all-round sportsman and good fellow. He seems to prefer golf and hunting. Pop is in the real estate and insurance business here, to which he intends to add the practice of law. Since 1924 he has been assistant to general coun- sel of the Bangor Aroostock Rail- road and prior thereto was secretary to the president of the C. O. Rail- road. Pop is happily married and is the father of two fine boys. Page 95 CHARLES BENJAMIN GREEN Clarendon, Virginia “A constant friend is a rare and hard thing to find . " and found “Judge’s " craving for learnin’ satisfied by the local schools. He belongs to Sigma Delta Kappa Fraternity and is our idea of a real good fellow. “Judge " is very popu- lar with his associates, and next to delving into the intricacies of the law, such as “The Rule in Shelly’s Case, " enjoys indoor sports, including “poker. " We believe he prefers “poker, " but as “per rerum naturam factum negantis nulla probatio est, " we shall not offer evidence that will incriminate him. " Judge is a mem- ber of the Bar of Virginia in which state he intends to practice after graduation. (Note) The latin phrase is “It is in the nature of things that he who denies a fact is not bound to give proof. " EARL GRAY GRIGSBY Tollesboro, Kentucky “It is tranquil people who accomplish much.” fcl LABAMA has the distinction © of being “Judge’s " native state, though the Washington complex soon asserted itself m HE Blue Grass State claims Earl Gray as her own, he hav- ing been born in Tollesboro, Kentucky, some few years ago. He received his early education in his native town, later coming to Wash- ington to put on the finishing touches. His success along that line is best evidenced by the fact that he passed the District of Columbia Bar examination in December, 1926. Congratulations, Mr. Grigsby! His pet hobby is a secret, but we do know that his post-graduate work takes some of his spare time. He is a mem- ber of the Masonic Fraternity. He is employed in the Treasury Depart- ment, assisting in the aridization of the United States. He refuses to dis- close his methods, but remember, he’s a Kentuckian. He’s married and glad of it. Page 96 ARTHUR M. HAHN Aurora Hills, Virginia “Good nature is stronger than toma- hawks.” -r|RT is another of our native I born Washingtonians, and a WES I product of Technical High School. He received his pre- legal education at the University of Pennsylvania; Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Catholic Univer- sity. He has now outgrown our fair city and is living in Aurora Hills, Virginia, which is near Alexandria. Even during the war, “Art” main- tained his high, lofty ideals, serving as Ensign, U. S. Naval Aviation, Since his return to earth, he says his favorite amusements are automobiles, radio and golf. What a glutton for punishment! “Art” is a member of the Masonic fraternity. He is a patent attorney in Washington. He is married and the father of a pretty little girl. MORAGNE F. HALL Savannah, Georgia “True modesty is a discerning grace.” AGNE first saw the light of day in Savannah, Ga. At an early age he covered-wagoned to Sunny California, but ar- rived there too late to qualify as a native son. His early education was extracted from both his native and adopted states. Ragne is a former Master of the Rolls of Choate Chap- ter, Sigma Nu Phi Fraternity and a member of Sergeant Jasper Post, American Legion, of this city. He has been prominent in class activities at National, serving on the Freshman class constitution committee and on the Junior class entertainment com- mittee. The R. O. T. C. occupied his time during 1917-18. Dancing and tennis claim Ragne’s spare mo- ments, if any. He is an accountant with the Veterans’ Bureau. And he’s still single. The line forms on the right, ladies! WARREN J. HAMACHER District of Columbia £1 ‘ Knowledge comes , wisdom lingers ' A M is a native born Washing- tonian — there really are such — and received his early edu- cation in Washington. Ham has gained many friends since enter- ing National and in our opinion is one of the best.’’ Besides being the big, burly policeman in murder trials, Ham’s favorite pastime is fishing. In this connection he is to be congratu- lated, for as yet he has never told any “fish stories” in the War Col- lege. Before attending classes Ham holds down the important post of assistant secretary, 4th Civil Service District. He is married, a Past Mas- ter of Acacia Masonic Lodge, District of Columbia, and a member of the Federal Club. Good luck to you, Ham, you deserve it. HIRAM L. HANNUM Berwyn, Maryland “7 he architect built his great heart into those sculptured stones ' I, now a successful builder, is about to discard the old love for the new, the law. He evi- dently believes it is more lucrative to nail an opponent in a legal battle than to perform the same operation on a shingle roof. He is a candidate for the LL.B. degree and after he acquires that, expects to prac- tice in New Jersey. Page 98 " Like clocks, one wheel another on must drive , Affairs by diligent labors only thrive ' — 1 1 IM was born forty-eight years ago under the British flag, but m ps came to us from another ex- treme, San Francisco, Califor- nia. He is employed as an auditor, railroad section, Income Tax Unit, and expects after graduation to spe- cialize in income tax and Interstate Commerce practice. He is married and has two hobbies: radio in winter and baseball in summer. He is a mem- ber of Phi Beta Gamma (Legal) Fra- ternity and a Mason. “The world is always ready to re- ceive talent with open arms. " LTHO born in Baltimore twenty-three years ago, Tom claims Washington as his legal residence, and, after graduation expects to practice here. He received his early education at Central High School and then took two years ' academic work at George- town University. He is a member of the Phi Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Page 99 WARREN L. HEAP District of Columbia “He only is a well-made man who has a good determination HE subject of this sketch is a candidate for the LL.B. de- gree. After that is conferred he expects to leave the Income Tax Unit, where he now holds forth, to specialize in tax practice before the Unit and Board of Tax Appeals. He is a Mason, Tall Cedar, member of Sigma Delta Kappa and Indian Spring Golf Club. His hobbies are golf, dancing, hunting and driving. He is already a C. P. A. and that coupled with his legal knowledge should bring him a fair measure of success in his chosen profession. JOHN WOOD HEATHER Chattanooga, Tennessee “The word ‘rest’ is not in my vocab- ulary.” " — rl OHN has no partiality so far as states are concerned, for he was born in Pennsylvania, re- ceived his early education in Tennessee, and expects to practice law in Seattle, Washington. We believe in variety, too, John, and wish you a fair measure of success wherever you decide to eventually settle. He is a candidate for the LL.M. degree and is a member of Delta Theta Phi (Legal) Fraternity. Page 100 JOHN W. HELLER. III. York. Pennsylvania “To be accurate , write; to remember, write ; to know thine own mind, write Y WILLIAM FRASER HENRY Chevy Chas, Maryland ' When I said I would die a bachelor , I did not think I should live till I were married © HE Squire comes to us after Q having earned his LL.B. else- where for one year of post- graduate work for the coveted LL.M. He hails from York, Pa., and made regular journeys there and back throughout the school year. We couple that fact with the additional fact that he’s single and come to the result, namely, it won’t be long now. He takes copious notes and may often be seen plugging away in the Supreme Court library. He’ll get there, haven’t the least doubt. we ILL is one of the originals. He was with us from the begin- ning to the end. Every time something humorous hap- pened in class his infectious laugh could always be heard above the rest. He came to us single but succumbed in this, his final year and congratula- tions were in order. He is a member of Sigma Nu Phi Legal Fraternity, Congress Lodge, F. A. A. M., Albert Pike Consistory (32nd degree) and Almas Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. He drives a Buick car and is proud of it. When his LL.B. is conferred and his Bar examination successful, he ex- pects to pull stakes from the Income Tax Unit where he now is employed as auditor and practice law. He has lots of friends and w r e are confident his practice will be both large and lucrative. Page 101 Be merry if you are wise ” HIS is “Andy” of the show-me state. He has been a sort of stand-by when any diplomacy was needed in class politics, and when any arrangement for our social affairs required a “heavy man” Andy was there to deliver the goods. He was very prominent in the War College, in fact, more so than in the class room, and has been heard to de- liver some very powerful dissenting opinions on rulings of the Supreme Court, which, strange to say. in some instances sound reasonable. His war record includes service with bo th the Army and Marine Corps. He was vice-president of the Miller Debating Society, Chairman of the Social Com- mittee, and Treasurer of Phi Beta Gamma Legal Fraternity. Andy is a fortunate young man — his wife is an his degrees they expect to practice under the firm name of Herlits ft Her- attorney, and as soon as he is awarded lits. Some fellows are just naturally lucky! " XVho’er excels in what we prize, appears a hero in our eyes.” n ICKIE was “bo’n and raised” down in Fauquire County, WG Virginia. Whether he does or doesn’t lay claim to being a member of the F. F. V., he looks the part, anyway. Despite the fact that he is very much married, he has three hobbies, horse racing, baseball and dancing. Three cheers for the “Mrs.” He belongs to the Masons, Columbia No. 3, A. F. and A. M. Thirsting for more legal knowledge he returned this year for the LL.M., having re- ceived his LL.B. with the Class of ’26. He expects to practice in Wash- ington. Page 102 JOHN JOSEPH HINEY Spencer, Massachusetts “ And oft a retrospect delights the mind.” YANKEE, through and through, Joe-ba comes to us from Spencer, Massachusetts. Receiving his early education in his home state, graduating from St. Johns Prep College at Danvers, he decided to be a lawyer and nat- urally matriculated at National where he is a candidate for the LL.B. degree. After shaking a mean hoof for the goddess of syncopation until the wee small hours, the next morn- ing never finds him too tired to get out early and knock that elusive pill around the “commons” down in Potomac Park, ordinarily called a golf course. He was with the 26th Division Reserve Corps and is still with Uncle Sam, but in a different capacity, being employed as a Post Office Clerk in the Senate Office Building. He is single — at present. Joe-ba aspires to be a successful law- yer and he certainly leaves National with the best wishes of his friends. ELLA OLDHAM HOWARD District of Columbia ‘ Happy he with such a mother. " RS. HOWARD, after educating her son by dint of hard work and perseverance, ' till now he is a commissioned officer in the Navy, decided to take up the study of law. She is now a candidate for the LL.B. degree and expects to practice somewhere, District of Columbia pre- ferred. At present she is a Govern- ment employee and likes to camp along the Potomac in the summer time. She is a member of League of American Pen Women, Eastern Star, Sycamore Island Canoe Club, Queens- berry Club, Metropolitan Athletic Association and Columbian Women of George Washington University. Page 103 !EEEEEEEE S L , y " ' 7 f j S OO ' C (I g sg !i ®j WILLIAM T. HOWLEY District of Columbia “When I am in danger of bursting, I will go and whisper among the reeds.” C lHE subject of this sketch has ever been of a secretive turn, ga ggj so that it is most difficult for the chronicler to do him jus- tice. He is a candidate for the LL.B., and after he receives it he expects to practice. At the present time Bill is an accountant and married. His hobby, we understand, is baseball. we understand, is During the war he pushed a joy stick in one of Uncle Sam ' s airplanes around. LESLIE G. HUDGINS Baltimore, Maryland “Diversity , that is my motto.” IESLIE believes in variety; hav- ing received his LL.B. from inrare the University of Maryland, he came over to National to take his post-graduate ' work. His academic education was acquired at William and Mary College. Leslie is now a clerk with the Baltimore Ohio Railroad and within the next few years we know he will be one of the most important members of its legal staff. Page 104 ORA LELAND HUNT District of Columbia PAUL M. HUNT District of Columbia “Night after night He sat and bleared his eyes with books r I RA has been the great authority I seeker. He has burned the BjEgj midnight oil in National ' s li- brary many a night, poring through dusty volumes, looking for a case in point. By day he is in the trust department of the Riggs Bank. He tells us his ambition is to engage in a general estate and probate prac- tice. He ' s just the type for it, so watch his smoke. A candidate for the LL.B. to supplement the B.S. he received from Columbia in 1921. “ Scholars are wen of peace A BER is a student before he is anything else. He takes his legal lore with a relish and seems to digest it without dif- ficulty. He is married, of course, which accounts for that quiet yet steadfast disposition which is one of his most valuable assets. He claims Washington as his home. Paul saw service as a sergeant in the Aviation Corps at Wright Field, whence he entered the Field Artillery Officers Training School at Camp Taylor and received his honorable discharge from there after the armistice. He is now engaged as a patent draftsman from which he finds welcome relief in los- ing golf balls and persecuting any- thing that can be any stretch of the imagination be classed as “game.” In other words, Paul hunts. He is a candidate for the LL.B., with which appendage and the knowledge of the law which its possession implies, he will become an honored member of the patent Bar. Page 105 " Within the brain ' s most secret cells “He scatters enjoyment who can en - A certain lord chief justice dwells ” joy much. " 0 LMER is loyal to say the least for he has received all his edu- cation in Washington, from the graded schools to Techni- cal High School, from there the Emerson Institute and then National University. During his three years in law school he has held a respon- sible position in the Veterans’ Bureau but after graduation expects to enter the active practice of law. He is a member of Sigma Nu Phi (Legal) Fraternity. ND now comes a real he-man from the wide open spaces. Joe Ingraham needs no intro- duction, at least to classes of the National who have seen his work in and on behalf of the School dur- ing his three years as a student. En- ergetic, handsome, single — oh! what’s the use. Like the babbling brook we might go on forever to enumerate his strong points. Joe is doing book- keeping in Washington while wait- ing for his degree, his other pastimes being tennis, swimming and evading designing girls. (We’ve heard things, though.) He is a member of Sigma Delta Kappa and as business manager of The DOCKET he has been a tower of strength to that hard- worked and hard-bitten staff. Joe intends to set his face toward the set- ting sun when National is through with him, and in his native state he will practice the profession for which he is splendidly fitted by nature and training. Page 106 “ Marriage is a desperate thing .” 1 ERE is a man who has dared snipers’ bullets and Cupid’s W l 1 darts more times than he can count, and yet he lives — and laughs. Albert has reason to be proud of his record but she laughs best who laughs last. This son of the sunny slopes went overseas in 1917 with the American Expedition- ary Force and participated in four major engagements during his year in France. He is now freight tariff ex- aminer in the Interstate Commerce Commission and intends devoting himself to Interstate Commerce Law and practice when he has annexed his LL.B. Likely, too, he will do grad- uate work at the National for which he has a real fondness. A member of Sigma Nu Phi and of B. P. O. Elks, he is as keen for outdoor sports as he is for the quieter pastimes of the student. He hunts, fishes and, it is alleged, enjoys matrimony, as ap- plied to the other fellow. He is a hiker of some n®te and swings a wiley willow on occasion. Can we say more, or need we? “Time honored golf l I heard it whispered once That he who could not play was held a dunce .” AKE would have the world be- lieve that he is a staid, unemo- tional and intentional bach- elor. As a matter of fact he is just a bachelor because he does not believe in partnerships. His theory is that a man sinks everything he has in a partnership and for that rea- son he is strong for corporations. When a man can engage in matri- mony on the limited liability plan, watch “Jake’s” smoke as he races for the altar. He swings a wicked golf stick and says he gets great excitement out of it, so we will accept his word, out of courtesy if nothing else. He is put- ting in the time between now and his accession to vulgar wealth as a prac- ticing attorney in the capacity of buyer and bill clerk with the Wash- ington Tobacco Company. “Jake” is a candidate for the LL.B. degree and intends to make the District his field of endeavor following his ad- mission to the Bar. Page 107 EVELYN JARVIS District of’ Columbia “All orators are dumb , when beauty pleadeth ” © HE number of co-eds in the Class of ’27 might be small but . Well, here is one of them, so draw your own conclusions. Unfortunately the pho- tographer’s art is a poor thing at best when it comes to a faithful portrayal of Evelyn nor can any pen-picture, however painstakingly executed, do her ample justice. Miss Jarvis enjoys golf more than anything else and is credited with having brought her game appreciably below the century mark in the past month or so. At any rate, she has a genuine liking for golf, which is the best thing heard in golf’s favor for many a day. Evelyn has taken a prominent part in National University organizations and activities during her studentship. She is a member of Kappa Beta Pi and of the Cy Pres Club of which she was vice-president last year. She has also served as co-ed editor of the National University Law Review and as a member of more than one of our social committees. ELLSWORTH D. JONES Arlington, Virginia ' Men dream in courtship , but in wedlock wake!” S we go to press we learn that Jonesie and one of the pros- WEja pectiv e Portias of this Class have “jumped the broom,’’ and being a modern Portia, we pre- sume the new firm will be known as “Jones U Young.’’ Jonesie has been an exceedingly sincere student as well as popular, and the Class wishes both he and Mrs. Jones a long, happy and prosperous married life. Page 108 RICHARD T. JOY St. John’s, Newfoundland M. WILLIAM KASHMERICK Johnstown, Pa. ‘ ' The hand that follows intellect can achieve.” “To be active is the primary voca tion of man.” ERE is something the north Jf P wind blew in but he avers, WffeA and believes it to be true, that i t W in take t.N.T. to blow him out. He is now undergoing the interesting process of equitable con- version from the status of a highly prized subject of the British Empire to that of a lowly citizen of the United States. The loss, of course, will be the British Empire’s and it is still doubtful if that great power will give him up without a struggle. Dick has been our historian for the past two years and was at the beginning of the present year accorded the honor of nomination for the office of editor- -in-chief of The DOCKET, but he re- fused the crown for reasons un- known. Graduating from high school he spent two years in the teaching profession and a dozen or more in newspaper reporting and editing in his native land where he was also for a number of years official reporter of the legislature and assistant editor of legislative debates. He is now secre- tary to the Board of Deans of the Catholic University of America. ASH knows his value and he’s not particularly egotistical, either. His hobby is real es- tate, not the kind you read about in ponderous tomes, but the real honest-to-goodness, unromantic, money-making business of starting young married people on the road to everlasting debt. “Cash” says he would rather trade real estate than study real property, which of course, nobody believes. He has been an army sergeant in his time and therein lies the explanation of the determined way in which he applies himself to his work. In debating, too, his voice has betrayed the tone of one accus- tomed to be heard and heeded while his arguments always carried convic- tion. He is going to practice law in Pennsylvania when he has donned the silk and his success as a member of the Bar is assured. He is a mem- ber of both the Elks and Moose in addition to which he is prominent in the ranks of the distinguished order of Benedicts. Page 109 JEROME GOODMAN KAUFMAN District of Columbia “This bank-note world.” OMORROW will be pay day for most of you, so I’ll be around — Jerry Kaufman “229 broadcasting from station UPAY. Jerry would collect dues in the charity ward of a psychopathic institution. As an auditor in the Consolidated Returns Division of the Income Tax Unit, he has come to the conclusion that there are but two words in the English language worth knowing, viz., income and returns. Jerry gave up golf for dues-collecting on the theory that for developing keenness of vision, the latter had the former pushed off the map. The one who first proposed him for Treasurer back in our Junior class days be- stowed an inestimable benefit upon our organization. Mr. Kaufman graduated from Business High in 1919 , took his diploma from the Pace Institute of Accountancy in 1922 and in the same year was awarded the degree of Certified Public Accountant from the State of North Carolina. He is a bachelor without prospects of marital entanglement, a dancer of doubtful grace and tennis player of some merit. RODGER RAY KAUFFMAN Medicine Lodge, Kansas “There is no gambling like politics.” ODGER received his early edu- cation at Medicine Lodge, sm Kansas, and subsequently ar- rived in our midst as secretary to Congressman Tincher. Already, he is one of the most important mem- bers of the “Little Congress.” After graduation he expects to begin at the bottom of the political ladder and in the years to come we hope to see him in the Senate. Page 110 LIDA LOYOLA KENDALL Copemish. Michigan FRANCIS J. KLEIN Providence. Rhode Island ” Xone knew thee but to love thee, nor named thee but to praise ’ OB promised us an interview on the subject of the number of matrimonial proposals she has hurled back in the faces of the proposers, but as our instructions are to make these write-ups as unemo- tional as possible, we had to pass up the lady ' s kind ofFer and content our- selves with what we already know — which is more than we dare relate, at that. Miss Kendall is by profession a secretary, by inclination a “drafts- man M and by nature a delightful, companionable and extraordinarily intelligent girl. She has done a little of everything in the way of class ac- tivity. She is a member of the Kappa Beta Pi sorority, of the Cy Pres Club and of THE DOCKET Art Staff, on which she has performed sterling work. She is a candidate for the LL.B. degree and proposes going on for the LL.M. So far she has had no experience with bars of any kind, except those which she herself has erected to discourage amorous bach- elors. Tis good nature only wins the heart.” m EET the one and only! Frank is a gentleman in the truest sense of the word, meaning, of course, that he is a gentleman of leisure. That means something to those who understand it, and they are few. He did his A.B. work at Georgetown and is a member of Delta Chi. He has a passion for golf, a moderate liking for tennis and a passing fancy for football. Girls have not the remotest interest for him. he claims, except as curios. He has played crew and varsity football in his time but in spite of that he re- tains his good nature. He is fore- going all forms of violent sport from now on with a view to developing his “figure” to meet the physical re- quirements of corporation counsel which seems to be the goal of his am- bitions. He is a candidate for the LL.B. this year and it goes without saying that in whatever field his work lies, he will be a real credit to the Nat : onal. Page 111 0 ERNEST F. KLINGE District of Columbia “O Music, sphere descended maid Friend of pleasure, wisdom’s aid” RNIE has already won his spurs in the field of music and he bids fair to become one of Washington’s foremost patent attorneys in the not distant future. He is now an assistant examiner in the Patent Office and after getting his LL.B. for which he is now a candi- date, he intends taking up the work for the M. P. L., with which excel- lent equipment, reinforced by hi? years of practical experience, he will enter the practice of patent law. " Good music " means something con- crete to " Ernie. " For several years he conducted orchestras in movie houses in Washington, his last en- gagement in that capacity being at the old Knickerbocker. Hence it is that music is both his hobby and an inter- est second only to the law itself. He is a member of the Alpha Delta Sigma Fraternity and claims member- ship, too, in that distinguished order known as " married men. " FRED KOCHLI Alliance, Ohio “It is courage that vanquishes in war.” HIO, " the state of Presidents, " l) does not produce Presidents | only, but brave men as well if the record of Fred Kochli in the World War is any indication. He entered in the army as First Lieu- tenant of Infantry on July 15, 1917, and served in France as a member of the 37th Division from June 10, 1918, to January 6, 1919. In the Meuse-Argonne offensive, though severely wounded, he bravely led his platoon through the battle, and in the face of stubborn resistance cap- tured three officers, a considerable number of enlisted men, three field pieces, and fourteen machine guns. For his record in the war, his grate- ful country awarded him the Distin- guished Service Cross, and France, the Cross of Knight of the Legion of Honor. He was discharged as a Cap- tain in 1920. He is a member of the U. S. Legion of Honor, the American Society of the French Legion of Honor, the Military Order of the World War, the American Legion, the B. P. O. Elks, and the Sigma Nu Phi (Legal) Fraternity. Page 112 PETER KOSTER New Bedford, Massachusetts “ There ' s no glory like his who serves his country ” ETE has served in the Army for about fifteen years, eight as an enlisted man, and the re- mainder as a commissioned officer and warrant officer. He is now a warrant officer and holds a com- mission as captain in the Infantry Re- serve Corps. He is a graduate of the Third Officers ' Training Camp and the Small Arms Firing School, Camp Perry, Ohio: he served as instructor at various training camps, and as as- sistant professor of military science and tactics at Fishburne Military School, Waynesboro, Virginia. His hobbies are tennis, hunting, pistol and rifle firing. He is always full of cheer and is considered to be one of the brightest fellows in the class. He is a member of the Sigma Nu Phi (Legal) Fraternity; Sigma Mu Sigma Fraternity; Masonic Order; National University Masonic Club; Sojourners Club, Washington Chapter, and had the distinction of being Second Vice- Chancellor of the Joseph H. Choate (Alpha) Chapter, Sigma Nu Phi (Legal) Fraternity in 1925-26. Last, but not least, he served as Grand Gazebo of the School War College. ROBERT E. LAMBERT Princeton, Missouri “What is worth doing at all is worth doing well ” AMBERT return to National this year to obtain his LL.M. already having a large amount of legal knowledge under his cap, being the proud possessor of two degrees, the LL.B. and M. P. L., which were conferred upon him last year. Bob is from that “Show-me” state, Princeton, Missouri, being the municipality to claim him, and, as he puts it, is permanently married. He works up on the “Hill " in the capa- city of secretary to Congressman Mil- ligan, of Missouri, is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and a Mason and a Shriner. He also holds an enviable war record, having been right in the thick of it with the boys on the front in five major engage- ments. As a hobby, hard work would seem to be his favorite and when he runs out of that, which is indeed seldom, he turns to more hard wo rk for a little diversion. His fu- ture plans are to practice law and whether he engages in the legal pro- fession here or in the states, his friends and classmates feel sure that Bob Lambert will be successful. Page 113 WILLIAM F. LAUKAITIS Baltimore, Maryland. “ Courage never to submit or yield.” the LL.M. and M.P.L. degrees, which means that he is ambitious to acquire all the knowledge he can before he enters the active practice of law. He is already a member of the Maryland State Bar, so, you see, he is “all set” for a brilliant career. His hobbies are golf and fast driving, and yet he is single. He is a member of the Sigma Nu Phi Legal Fraternity. The regu- lar patrons of the late lamented “Ramble Inn” knew him well, and they can assure those who did not have that pleasure (of knowing him well, we mean) that our confrere of the smiling visage is slated for a suc- cessful career. ILLIAM F., familiarly “Bill,” ( D came to National University 5S Jag flourishing an LL.B. from the fe? University of Maryland (1921). He is now candidate for ROY PATRICK LEAHY Butte, Montana “He serves his party best, who serves the country best” OY entered the National in his Junior year, having had a year at Georgetown. He is in the political game upon the “Hill,” being at present secretary to a Senator. We suppose that after graduation he will continue in this line in his native state of Montana. We predict a brilliant future for Roy and expect to see him back in D. C. again as the chosen representative of the “Mountain State.” Page 114 “Newspapers are the world ' s mir- rors “When the shore is won at last , Who will count the billows past? " ROM Omaha, Nebraska, came Jack Lee to study law with us. Jack is married and is secre- tary to Hon. W. G. Sears. He is a candidate for the LL.B. degree at National, is a member of Phi Beta Gamma Legal Fraternity, a 32nd de- gree Mason, a Shriner, an Elk, Amer- ican Legion, the Omaha Auto Club and is vice-president of the Nebraska Association of Washington. During the war he served with the 96th Divi- sion as regimental sergeant. When he is not writing, reading, studying or at work, golf will very likely be claiming his attention as it is said he is quite addicted to the game. Before coming to National, Jack put in about twelve years in newspaper work as a reporter and also as city editor and has naturally made the acquaint- ance of many famous and well- known people. Upon graduation he intends to practice law and also do some writing and we are quite sure he will meet with success in either field. ARRY came out of “The Cyclone State” to take his pre- legal work at George Wash- ington University, and then entered National for the three years’ grind to the LL.B., which he will receive in June. He is in the invest- ments and securities business but in- tends to return to North Dakota soon to practice law. He is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Page 115 JACOB J. LEVINSON Newark, New Jersey “Nothing is impossible to the man that can will.” KBIT G. LOGSDON Tulsa, Oklahoma ‘Speech is power; speech is to per- suade, to convert , to compel.” J. has already built a solid foundation for his future career, as he is learning the practical application of the law in one of the local firms. After Com- mencement he expects to return to New Jersey to open an office of his own. We wish you the best of for- tune and success. RIT’S motto seems to have been “Come East Young Man” when he decided to leave his native state and earn his LL.M. at National University. Early in the year he became distin- guished as the most convincing speaker of the class in Roman law, and his work in other branches of the post-graduate course reflect great credit on his Alma Mater, the Uni- versity of Tulsa Law School of Oklahoma. Although in the past Krit was something of a wanderer, his avowed intention now is to return to the “Boomer State” to settle down and practice his chosen profession. m Page 116 ' Born for success , he seemed.” ARLETON (queer how famil- iar one grows in year-book asms write-ups!) is domiciled (le- gaily speaking) in Voteless Washington. In fact, if we are cor- rectly informed, he was born and raised among the Cave Dwellers. He has made the best of his residence in this city of schools, having received a certificate of graduation in commer- cial scie nce from the Y. M. C. A. School of Accountancy before enter- ing National. He received the LL.B. degree last year and is now a candidate for the LL.M. and M. P. L. degrees. He saw service in the Marine Corps from August, 1918, to March, 1919, and now he helps to keep Uncle Sam’s accounts straight as an auditor in the Treasury Department. During his stay at National, he has made his mark in debating, winning honors in one of the inter-class debates. After graduation he expects to hang out his ' ‘shingle. ” “Contentment furnishes constant joy. " ERMAN came out from the wheat fields to study “East- ern culture ' and preferring Washington, settled here to n devote his time to the chosen subject of law, as well as to help Uncle Sam run his postoffice. He hasn’t quite decided what his future plans are but we are sure he will return to “Main Street " to become one of the pillars of the community. II RALPH J. LUTTRELL Winchester, Virginia “Nature never did betray The heart that loved her.” y HE State of Beautiful Mansions is home to " Joe.” No wonder gem he is a lover of nature and the great outdoors. Tennis, big game hunting and a little dancing serve to keep this stalwart son of the Cavaliers in touch with the boys as well as the girls. The wonder of it all is that he continues to fill in the dotted line with the word " single.” He is a member of the Virginia Bar and received his LL.B. at National last year. He is a member of the Sigma Delta Kappa (Legal) Frater- nity. MAX A. LYONS Forest City, Pennsylvania 4 He was a scholar , and a ripe and good one.” 03 AX studied for two years at a law school in the Middle West, but hearing of the supe- rior educational advantages to be obtained in the national capital, he came here to further pursue his law course. We are glad that Na- tional was his choice. After gradua- tion he expects to return to his native state to represent some of its far- famed barons of industry. WILLIAM WHAINN MACKALL McLean, Virginia A well-bred man is always sociable and complaisant at the University of Virginia, then choosing the law as his future profes- sion, came to Washington and entered National University. While attend- ing school he was employed in the capacity of assistant clerk, Supreme Court, District of Columbia, but having passed the Virginia Bar will now enter the active practice of law there and in the District of Colum- bia. He is a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. ( Occupation is soul. " BRUCE G. xWACKEY Troy, New York the armor of the UGAR is a real member of the © F. F. V’s. He graduated from Episcopal High School; stud- ied for two and a half years RUCE has been a real credit to the class in his conscientious effort to successfully complete his legal education. He holds the difficult position of an assistant patent examiner in the U. S. Patent Office, where scientific training and an analytical mind are most essential. Before coming to Washington he re- ceived the Ch.E. degree from Rens- selaer Polytechnic Institute and after graduating in June will enter active practice in Troy, New York. J. FRANCIS MANEY Seneca, Wisconsin ‘The farmers are the founders of civilization ' OTTO H. MARQUER New York City, N. Y. “Character is a perfectly educated will. " H IVING up to the reputation generally accredited to resi- gn dents of his native state, John, w ho hails from Wisconsin, is in his happiest mood as a dirt farmer. Outside of his regular hours of duty as an auditor and accountant in the Federal estate tax division of the Treasury Department, our curly headed and genial friend can usually be found digging in the dirt — either in his garden with a spade or hoe, or somewhere near the fairway on a golf course with a mashie or niblick. During the World War John did his bit as a member of the Medical De- partment of the Army, and then set- tled down and took unto himself a wife. He has no particular plans for the future, but unless indications fail, bids fair to furnish from Wisconsin a new member of the Senate. He belongs to the Knights of Columbus. O TTO is an addition to the class in his last year but in the short time it has been possible for us to become acquainted with him, he has impressed upon us his sincerity of purpose in his legal studies. He studied accounting at Pace and Pace Institute and took two years at another local law school. He is employed at present as an auditor in the income tax unit, but undoubt- edly will hit the gong in private prac- tice before the Board of Tax Appeals in the future. Page 120 ‘The noblest mind the best content ment has. " “ Soldier , rest ! thy warfare o ' er Dream of fighting fields no more — f IMMIE came to Washington on a visit and liked it so well he decided to stay. He came with us only for his last year but we are grateful even for that short time, as he is one of the most highly regarded members of the class. His previous education was acquired in his native town and at the Stone Business College, New Haven, Con- necticut. He is now in the Depart- ment of Agriculture but intends to practice in Washington after gradua- tion. r IM hails from ye ole state of y Virginia and is proud of it. He is a section chief in the Veterans ' Bureau and when you read his service record, you can bet he is a veteran, a regular old timer. He served in the regular Army and National Guard so many times that we haven’t the space to set it forth. Jim is married but he doesn’t mind it. He is a member of the American Legion and also a Mason. If he decides to practice law we all wish him the best of luck. Page 121 W. E. MARSHALL Potomac, Virginia “Whoever pzrseveres will be crowned . " OC is a native of the great state of Virginia. He thinks Vir- ginia is the United States, and all the other states merely pos- sessions. “Doc " is a special clerk in the office of the general counsel of the Bureau of Internal Revenue where he is generally known as Chief Jus- tice Marshall of Virginia. “Doc " is married but doesn ' t show it. He is very fond of hunting but doesn’t say for what. He also is a graduate of an intensive course of training in the Navy where he became very profi- cient in handling a swab. “Doc " ex- pects to practice law in Virginia and we hope that he will soon be elected to Congress to help make the world safe for the Democrats. ESTHER L. MARTIN District of Columbia “Thine eyes are springs in whose serene silent waters heaven is seen STHER received her early edu- cation in a convent. While with us, she served as secretary of the Miller Debating Society for three terms; as secretary of the Class of ’26 in its Junior year and as registrar of Kappa Beta Pi Legal So- rority. She has already received the LL.B. degree and is now a candidate for the LL.M. and M.P.L. She says that her hobbies are confined to sell- ing year books and playing golf, but we ' re not so sure about that. How about the single members of the stu- dent body. Page 122 p ! 7 WM. F. MARTIN District of Columbia PAUL MAYNARD District of Columbia “The honors of genius are eternal T “Labor is the law of happiness ILL ' S finger has been in every conceivable form of class ac- tivity throughout his entire three years. On the class so- cial committee, his Freshman year; chairman, social committee, Junior year, and president of the present Senior class. All of this, however, has never diverted his attention from the course, nor hindered him in sup- plying every one who asked for them with full and complete notes. He is now secretary to Honorable Swagar Sherley, senior member of the law firm of Sherley, Faust Wilson, and after his admission to the Bar, will be associated with those gentlemen in the practice of law. The whole class is confident that he will be eminently successful in the years to come. He is a member of Phi Beta Gamma (Legal) Fraternity. AUL is already a member of the Georgia, Virginia and South Carolina Bars and is building up an extensive prac- tice. We can’t imagine how he es- caped the fair sex so long, but we are quite certain, after completing his legal education, he will look more kindly upon them. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and Sigma Nu Phi (Legal) Fraternity. Paul’s particular weakness is baseball. fl©[r3 [U (LDKllI ' V Page 1Z3 EMIL KARL MELIN District of Columbia “Never elated while one mans oppress’d ; Never dejected while another’s blessed MIL is an auditor in the In- come Tax Unit — all ye who have to pay income taxes please take note. He is mar- ried but it hasn ' t seemed to affect him any. Emil is a member of the Con- gress Heights Lodge of the Masonic Order and is a mighty good fellow He is a candidate for the degree of LL.B. at National and we suppose that he will start out for himself soon. Look him up when you want some income tax work done. A. A. MERRILL Richmond, Utah (( Methinks I have a great desire to a bottle of hay.” ERE is one of the class’ popu- lar members of the Farm Bloc, literally and politically. His favorite scholastic occupation has been kicking over some wise school politician’s apple-cart. He has been a debater of note and in this his last year, deputy marshal of the Moot Court. Before coming to National he took a course at the Utah Agricul- tural College. He expects to return to Utah and jump into active prac- tice. Some years from now it wouldn’t be surprising to find Adrian here in the capacity of colleague to Hon. Reed Smoot. E m LOUIS J. MEYERLE Fargo, North Dakota CLARENCE W. MILLER Glade, Pennsylvania “Whence is thy learning? Hath thy toil O ' er books consumed the midnight oiir UDGE makes a business of being a student. He takes his work seriously, and of course, had made good and will con- tinue to do so. He does not take much to outdoor sports, but he is ac- tive in organization work. He is a member of National University Masonic Club, the Shiloh Lodge and the El Zagal Temple, of Fargo, and of the Sigma Nu Phi (Legal) Fra- ternity. He hasn ' t joined the Sacred Order of Head of the Family, but even the most artful evaders fall into the snare sooner or later. The ‘Judge " served his country with honor during the World War as a member of the Motor T ransport Corps. He is a candidate at National for the degree of LL.M., but has not decided whether he will remain for a few more degrees or plunge into the intricacies of procedure as followed in his home state. Whichever way the decision goes, we wish him well. “So much to win , so much to lose , No marvel that I fear to choose W. was born in that state where steel mills, coal mines and politics predominate, the exact location being Glade, Pennsylvania. He took pre-legal work at the University of Pittsburgh and is now a candidate for the LL.B. He is single, girls, but how long that status will continue we make no pre- diction. He is now an auditor and tells us his future plans are too indefi- nite to state. He is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, Knights Tem- plar, A. A. O. N. M. S. and the Manor Club. Naturally, his hobby is golf. Page 125 FRED R. MILLER Kingston, New York “There are whole veins of diamonds in thine eyes ' | RED comes to us from the Em- pire State. The first place his expressive brown eyes gazed upon was the town of Rifton. He graduated from elementary and high schools there and then pro- ceeded to take a business course. When he ' s not holding down his desk as examiner in the Pension Office, he ' s busy knocking the pill around or out with the rod and reel. He also drives fast. He is a captain in the Reserve Corps, a Mason, member of the So- journers ' Club, the Reserve Officers ' Association, and the Sigma Nu Phi Fraternity. 7r is the first that ever I heard break- ing of ribs was sport for ladies ’ I N 1922, Reube graduated from Pace and Pace, in accountancy. 35555 He then built up a private practice and in the fall of ' 24 came to us to add the LL.B. to his other attainments. The above picture indicates that his desire in that direc- tion is about to become a reality. He is a member of Alpha Beta Phi (Law) Fraternity and his hobbies are swimming and boxing. We under- stand he’s no mean performer in the latter art and hope that his mastering of the law is as complete as his ability to handle a punching bag. Page 126 ANTHONY LORAINE MONTAQUILA Providence, Rhode Island JAMES PATRICK MORGAN District of Columbia “Nothing is so hard but search will find it out ONTY comes from the small- est state in the Union, Rhode Island, but he intends to make a big noise when he starts to practice law there. Monty is a gen- tleman of leisure as he stated that his occupation is student. Monty is a student of philosophy, if you know what we mean. It’s too high hat for us. He received the degree of B.A. from George Washington. But he ' s a regular fellow and goes in for all kinds of sports. He has a weakness for research. “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine ” IM is one member of the class that you just like for un- known reasons. Perhaps that’s because throughout the three years he has done such a thorough job of minding his own business. He is an auditor pending the conferring of his LL.B. and between times he can be found on the tennis court with the old trusty racket in his hand. He expects to stick to the old grind until he also attains his LL.M. Page 127 “Nature designed us to be of good cheer.” “It is of no use running ; to set out betimes is the main point.” © AR HEEL SAM came to us G after spending one and a half years at George Washington and our only regret is that he didn ' t see the light of day before, for he has been a decided asset in every respect, including War College smok- He is a member of Sigma Phi ers. Epsilon Fraternity and after gradua- tion expects to tack up his shingle in the District of Columbia. ATS takes the prize for attend- ance. She was always there on the dot of six thirty and that has been true since the incep- tion of the class. She is one of Uncle Sam ' s “Faithfuls” but after June thirteenth and the Bar examination — she’ll be on her way. She informs us that her future plans include re- forming lawyers and politicians and incidentally make her bit practicing “out where the West begins.” She is a member of the Cy Pres Club and Kappa Beta Pi Sorority. Page 1Z8 T. J. MacKAVANAUGH District of Columbia “Never idle a moment , but thrifty and thoughtful of others JOHN C. MacNAB District of Columbia “Responsibility walks hand in hand with capacity and power. " m ACKAVANAGH is one of the © class’ most far-sighted mem- bers so far as future plans are HI concerned. A candidate for his LL.B. this year, he expects to go right on until he acquires his M.P.L. and J.D. Quiet and reserved, but possessed of a determination that will not be denied, Mac ' s star of destiny has a long journey yet to complete. He took his B.S. in E.E. from the Nova Scotia Technical College in 1914 and is now a Professor of Elec- trical Engineering. HE subject of this sketch is the third member of the MacNab clan to graduate from Na- tional. He took his LL.B. with the ' 26 class and takes his M.P.L. this year. He is already a member of the District Bar and is laying plans for two most important steps up the ladder of life. One is to practice patent law, and the other is to take unto himself a wife. John isn’t afraid of a heavy load, you can easily see. We wish him all sorts of success in both ventures. Page 129 JOHN F. McCABE Central Falls, Rhode Island “Worth makes the man AC comes to us from the state where quality, not quantity, counts, Rhode Island. His size also indicates that there is merit to the maxim, “Good goods come in small packages. " The only time when he should be viewed with skepticism is when he and Pete Ellis are out in the latter’s open-air barouche riding the highways looking over the fair damsels. He’s a War College hound and a steady smoker attender. In years to come we predict for him not only success at the Bar but also that he will be a much sought-after banquet speaker. CHARLES D. McCADDEN District of Columbia “What smiles! They were the efflu- ence of fine intellect , of true courage. " HARLIE’S cherubic counte- nance, wreathed in smiles or in a sudden unsophisticated blush, is a sight the Class of ’27 is used to. Don’t get the im- pression that the foregoing is an in- dication of weakness for the debating society work he has done, the fact that he is editor of our Law Review and a member of Phi Beta Gamma (Legal) Fraternity, would dispell any thoughts on that score. He loves to drive his flivver at breakneck speed most anywhere and does it much to his fellow passengers’ discomfort. He expects to practice in the District and his Moot Court record makes us be- lieve that he will frequent the trial table often and with success. Page 130 MICHAEL JAMES McDERMOTT Peabody, Massachusetts " Diligence is the mother of good fortune HO is that stockily built, jo- vial, grey-eyed chap with the broad, sunny smile? Why that ' s " Mique. " " Mique who? " " McDermott!! " He says his hobby is trying to break 100 and watching others do it, but those who know him say that he pulls down his share of the high marks in school as well as on the links. " Mique " is out for the LL.M., having received the LL.B. last year. He has had his fling at forensic oratory in the Alvey and Miller Debating Societies. He couldn ' t have the name he bears and not take a hand in a skirmish, and so, in the late war period, among other services, he was with the Su- preme War Council, Versailles, and the American Peace Commission, Paris. He is now with the Depart- ment of State. His motto, " Eat, live, let live, and assist my fellows, " goes very well with the large and success- ful practice that our worthy confrere is sure to have when his shingle an- nounces to the waiting throng of per- secuted or prosecuted that " Mac " rs on the job. JOHN V. McHUGH Hazelton, Pennsylvania " Temperament is the thermometer of character . " a FTER having received his LL.B. and M.P.L. degrees last June, John came back for his LL.M. with this year’s class. It was the class ' gain for he has a sunny disposition and inclina- tion to help some classmate who is struggling through the maze of some intricate legal proposition at any time. He expects to practice in Penn- sylvania from whence he came to us and knowing him as we do makes us believe that the bird who coined the phrase " smart as a Philadelphia law- yer " knew what he was talking about. HENRY D. McLEAN Lometa, Texas " The deepest rivets make least din.” " ENRY first saw the light of day across the broad plains of the Lone Star state, the exact _ location being Lometa, Texas. He migrated to Washington to work for the Government and study law, and he’s doing both, being employed with the Interstate Commerce Com- mission. He is a member of the Na- tional University Masonic Club and the Phi Beta Gamma (Legal) Frater- nity. After graduation he hopes to practice in that jurisdiction where the clients are most plentiful and the fees largest. EDWARD A. McMAHON District of Columbia " Ay me! what perils do environ The man that meddles with cold iron!” 371 AC is one of those quiet fellows Vi j who says little and thinks 1 jsssJ much. Thus it was natural for him to become a tax expert where he can find out why large in- comes shrivel so easily on March fif- teenth. Being a versatile chap “Mac” served for ten years in the Army and three years in the National Guard. He is now a first lieutenant of the District of Columbia National Guard. His hobby is pistol shooting. He was pistol champion of the 3rd Corps Area in 1926. Already a recipient of the LL.B. degree he is now a candi- date for the LL.M. and M.P.L. de- grees and expects to practice law after graduation. Page 132 I I JOHN O’CALLAGHAN Dallas, Texas “ Conviction is the conscience of the mind.” OHN is a son of the West, out where they ride bronchos John doesn’t ride ’em here, but be intends to go out West after he wins his two sets of letters and ride ’em again. For he intends to be a rancher as well as a lawyer and between the two he ought to make a good living. He intends to lead a virtuous life, or so he states when questioned on the subject and as he secretly told someone when no one was looking that his hobby was " parlor tricks,’’ we are inclined to think he meant what he was talking about. However, John is a good scout at that and he has made many friends at National. His Moot Court work made us all sit up and take no- tice, but the fact that he brought down his bird made it all the more interesting at the final innings. He is a member of Phi Beta Gamma (Legal) Fraternity and was twice elected its Chancellor. We are glad to have known John and will bid him farewell with regret and kind memories. Page 133 HENRY M. CTLOUGHLIN Hartford, Connecticut ‘ Despatch is the soul of business.” ‘ j ' lENRY hails from the Nutmeg I PI state, but that doesn’t mean W@!j I anything. Henry is a success - ful real estate salesman and ought to make good in his chosen profession of dealing with mortgages, trusts and what-not. O’Loughlin has quite a military record, being in the Naval Reserve, also having served in the Army. He is quite a rapid fire-eater and ought to make good at any line of work that requires quick action on the repartee. He is a candidate for LL.B., M.P.L. and as many other letters as he can gather up that are hanging loose around the Alma Mater. Out- side of all this he is an all-round fine chap, conscientious, clever and full of pep. We all like Henry and part with him with regret and best wishes for a sure-fire future. II® yifiwimsaTv M. ESTELLA O’ROURKE District of Columbia “If women only knew the extent of their power " STELLA is a candidate for LL.B. and doesn’t give a darn HBrara who knows it. Her genial, pleasant outlook upon life and benign countenance while attending classes during the last three weary years has given many of us a better grip on the continual grind of exis- tence as experienced in the night classes. As a clerk in the General Land Office of the Interior Depart- ment, she has tasted of the nectar of existence and determines with all the power of her being to be one of the brilliant Portias of life. And she will be that, as we all know. Estella has been a friend to all of us, well liked, and we know she will make good. She intends to make Wash- ington her home, practice law and live to 110 years. At roll-call: “Miss O’Rourke ’ Here-r-r-r-r ! CARL CLIFTON OWENS, JR. Warrenton, Virginia “ And oft a retrospect delights a mind. " ESIDES being an excellent hus- band and a good student, “Clif’’ belongs to that excel- lent bunch of Leathernecks and Devil Dogs that did such good work during the World War, having served in Santo Domingo, D. R. He is a member of Sigma Kappa Fraternity, a candidate for LL.B. and is fond of golf and fishing. Anything further than this does not seem to be forth- coming as far as “Clif” is concerned, but we do know that he is a fine chap, worthy to be classed with the best of ’em and will long be remembered by his classmates with glad remind- ers. As his plans do not seem to in- clude leaving the District, it is hoped to meet him in conflict many times in the future with cheers for the best man at the bat. Page 134 DAVID WILLIAM PALMER Vernon, Florida “A downright fact may be briefly toldr EERING down the long lane of the future, one sees the little niche in the Hall of Fame that will be occupied by Dave Pal- mer, probably on the southern road that leads to Florida. For Dave in- tends to make that part of the coun- try his home after getting another sheepskin from the university. Not content with an LL.B., he is now grubbing for an LL.M. and he will get it, too. His pastime when not studying in Washington is fishing, hunting, playing golf and swimming at Palm Beach. These elements make up the winning personality and clean- cut physique of our classmate. Dave is going to be married or so he states when questioned closely on the sub- ject. Which all goes to show that he is on the right track to health, wealth and happiness. FRANCIS J. PELLAND Centerdale, Rhode Island “ Duty is the demand of the hour ” HE fond hopes of Francis seem to be to be a good lawyer some time and also to have a commission in the reserve force of the Army. According to his military and frat record, he will attain his object. He is a member of Phi Beta Gamma, Sigma Theta Pi, a Catholic fraternity and a K. of C. Two years in Rhode Island National Guard and three years in District of Columbia National Guard. He is a candidate for LL.B. at National, hopes to pass D. C. Bar and to prac- tice here for a time, then take Rhode Island Bar and practice there for a while. He likes to dance, drive and considers the seaside the best place on God ' s footstool. He is engaged to be married. © m ALONZO S. PERALES San Antonio, Texas “A gentleman makes no noise ' LONZO is a member of the Texas Bar, a graduate of Draughon’s Business College, San Antonio, Texas. Also a graduate of the Washington Prepara- tory School, one year; George Wash- ington University, department of arts and sciences. In addition, one semes- ter at Georgetown Law School and two years of law study in Texas. Foreign service in the Department of Commerce and in the diplomatic serv- ice. Secretary to the Honorable Sum- ner Welles, special representative of the President of the United States in the Dominican Republic; attorney for the American delegation, plebiscitary commission, Tacna-Arica arbitration, South American. At present attorney, American sec- tion, Mexican-American claims com- mission. Last, but not least, can- didate for LL.B., National Univer- sity. Alonzo, you win the marble gooseberries! Might have known you were a married man and never have the time to engage in sports. More power to you! JESUS YSIDRO PEREZ Kabankalan, Occ. Negros., Philippines ' ‘Ah, p ensive scholar, what is fame ? A fitful tongue of leaping flame ' 1ST to a tale of the Philippines and doff your hat to one of the finest: Born in the Philippines and holds the degrees of LL.B. (c. 1.) 1925, Philippine Law School (Col- lege of Law) National University (P. I.). Candidate for Doctor of Juridical Science, National Univer- sity, Washington, D. C. Member of the Philippine Supreme Court Bar; United States Court of Claims Bar. Member of Juridical Society of Wash- ington, D. C., “Philippinensians” ; Philippine Columbians, and the Fili- pino Club. Occupation, attorney-at-law; do- mestic status, still single and intends to remain a bachelor. Nickname, “Susing,” and has a penchant for traveling. In spite of all this “Sus- ing” has plans for the future and they are — production of legal treatises with a view to making contributions to legal learning. “The glory of ancestors sheds a light around posterity.” | EORGE the 3rd is determined to do or die. That ' s George. However, with all his faults, we love him still. Without him the class would not have been able to pass some of its drab hours. He would always rise to the emer- gency and claim the honors. George is married, has a little George the 4th (may his tribe increase) and aspires to be the crowning admiralty lawyer of his day. His plans are a deep secret even to himself, but he is going to practice on the West Coast. His as- pirations are to be conscientious and keep the friendships formed at the National. He is fond of “politick- ing” and singing and is a humdinger at debating. He will gather in an LL.B., LL.M. and an M.P.L. if he sticks it out long enough. More power to him. “He that has climbed the tall tree has right to the fruit.” IRTHUR is a self-made man, arriving in a rush from W@A Mechanicsville, Mary land, with a determination to get an LL.M., a civil law and a patent law degree from National. He had already won his first fight from Georgetown in June, 1926, and feels qualified to go right up the line and conquer all the letters in the way. He is the head-bookkeeper, War Finance Corporation in Washington, is married and is fond of dancing, tennis and all outdoor sports. He is already a member of the District Bar so sees no reason why he cannot add fame to an already famous record. His future plans include practice of law and accounting and in the long hike for place, we are giving three cheers for a sure winner and hope to try him out in the distant future for stakes. LOUIS W. PLOWMAN St. Augustine, Florida ALAN HUSTON POTTINGER Hyattsville, Maryland " Sincerity is the most compendious wisdom ” “Games lubricate the body and the mind | ROM old Fort Marion, Louis plowed his way into Wash- ington one fine day determined to show ' em down home just what could be done with the timber that grows at the bottom part of the United States. To say that he will show ' em isn ' t saying the half of it because Louis has certainly made good in his three years at National. Liked by all, genial, kind and full of the glad philosophy of life, he has made friends and will keep them. To know him has been a pleasure and while he has no definite plans for the future, he will fall into line with the rest of the real chaps who are mak- ing the law their goal for the future. He is a member of the National Guard, is married and is a Mason. What more could anyone want than that? Outside of all this, there is nothing wrong with “Lou. " a L, or “Reverend " as he is af- fectionately known to his classmates, claims Louisville, Kentucky, as his birthplace. The state of Indiana likewise claims Alan was born in Kentucky. Inas- much as Maryland allows horseracing and other licensed what-nots, it is not surprising to find A1 now domiciled at 27 Spencer Street, Hyattsville. When in Washington Alan is to be found at the U. S. Public Health Service pursuing his duties as auditor; or at National pursuing his LL.B.; or in the vicinity of 18th and Columbia Road pursuing other things. A1 is a rabid bachelor; possibly the twenty-two months he spent overseas with the A. E. F. gave him the idea that there was enough strife in the world. Alan is a member of Sigma Nu Phi (Legal) Fraternity, American Legion, Odd Fellows, “40 and 8, " Reserve Officers ' Association, and a charter member of the Ante-Up Club. An earnest and conscientious stu- dent, we hope the future will hold great things for Al. Page 138 BERNARD J. PRESTON Baltimore, Maryland “Who wakes quick use of the mo- ment is a genius of prudence E. MORGAN PRYSE District of Columbia “Summer or winter , day or night, The woods are an ever-new delight c RESTON comes to National a © candidate for the LL.B. de- gree after three years in an- other local law school. He is assistant to the examiner of insur- ance, United States Shipping Board, at present, but judging by the dili- gence he has played the short time in our midst, we predict a successful legal career in the city of white door- steps — Baltimore. ISHOP is a forester by profes- sion and attached to the U. S. Indian service. He is married., belongs to Alpha Pi Delta, several scientific bodies, and is a tennis shark. Bishop battled for nearly two years with the A. E. F. as a first lieu- tenant of Engineers. He is now striv- ing for the LL.B. to add to his B.Sc. earned in the Oregon State College, and the diploma of the University de Besancon, France. Page 139 “To busy with the crowded hour to fear to live or die. " “ A man — be the heavens ever praised l — is sufficient for himself. " — I ' IM came to us from George- town where he was a decided social success. However, he tells us his hobby is work, and we believe it, for not content with an extensive real estate business, he expects to practice law as well. He is single, girls — just think! Jim is an active Knight of Columbus and has been a member of the District Na- tional Guard for four years. I UDGE is already well started on his career as a lawyer, being a member of all the Indiana courts and at present an asso- ciate attorney, solicitor’s office, De- partment of Agriculture. Perhaps he has accomplished so much because he is still single. In fact, he particularly stresses that he has steered clear of all alliances and affiliations, except as a voter with the G. O. P. But we ven- ture to say that such a blissful state of bachelorhood will not be for long. He is a candidate for the LL.M. and M.P.L., having received his LL.B. from the University of Indianapolis. Page 140 tMVEKilTY LAWgCiWL District of Columbia District of Columbia “Poetry is the music of the soul.” URING the recent unpleasant- ness, Craig was in the air serv- ice, is now a first lieutenant in the Reserve Corps, a member of the American Legion, and the Re- serve Officers’ Association; he has the degree of B.C.S. from the Washing- ton School of Accountancy. Craig is happily married, labors for Uncle Sam in the office of the general coun- sel of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, and is addicted to boating and fish- ing. The burning question, which none of his many friends can answer, is as to which of these activities gave him the opportunity to gain his pro- found knowledge of the character- istics, habits, and traits of goldfish. Many of us will long remember to our profit the eloquent and able, though extemporaneous, discourse he gave on that subject, and if he pleads his own cause with the fervency and zeal displayed on that occasion, his ambition to be the legal light in some soulless corporation will be realized. As we go to press, Craig has been awarded the high honor of valedic- torian of the class. “And when a lady ' s in the case , You know all other things give place ” RT is another one of the boys who has been a most success- ful ward leader in class poli- tics. This year, howeve.r, Art took unto himself a wife and since that event his enthusiasm for vote- getting slightly cooled. He has been an earnest student, and when he re- ceives his LL.B. will undoubtedly change his avocation from that of salesman to that of barrister. He is a member of Sigma Nu Phi (Legal) Fraternity. Success to you, Art! Page 141 RALPH R. ROBERTS Rockfort, Indiana Whatever you are from nature keep to it ’ CLEMENT TAYLOR ROBERTSON Canisleo, New York " The virtue lies in the struggle, not the prize.” © HOUGH but twenty-eight years of age, Ralph is already ssss occupying the responsible po- sition of clerk to the minority conference committee of the House of Representatives. That is indicative of the mark he will make in general practice in years to come. He is a candidate for the LL.B. degree and expects to hang out his shingle either in Indiana or New York. OBBIE is the good fellow we chose for our first class presi- dent, and we never regretted our choice. Throughout our association, Robbie has valiantly striven for solidarity in school and class spirit and the advancement of the profession of law. The legal knowledge exhibited by Robbie is ex- plained when we know that he holds the degree of A.B. from Syracuse University, studied law in Temple University, and has been admitted to the bars of North Carolina, Georgia and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He is a candidate for the degree of J. D. at National. Canoe- ing on the Potomac seems to be Rob- bie’s present hobby, but as captain of the Syracuse varsity track team, he was some hurdler. Robbie is a mem- ber of Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Nu Phi, is married, and has a daugh- ter. He is employed in the Income Tax Unit and will practice law upon graduation. We are with you. LAWRENCE E. ROLAND Alexandria, Virginia “In arguing , too , the parson owned his skill , For even tho vanquish ' d he could argue still JAMES D. ROLLINS District of Columbia “O! the gallant fisher ' s life, It is the best of any ; ' Tis full of pleasure , void of strife , And ' tis beloved by many. " ARRY is one of the old stand- bys, still with us since that fateful night in ’24. Through- out his three years he has de- bated with marked success in both the Alvey and Miller societies. He is em- ployed by the C. 0 P. Telephone Company in Alexandria at present, but after commencement we know Larry will make a mark for himself on the other side of the river. He is married girls, so hands off! | R. ROLLINS is a shining ex- ample of the maxim “Better late than never ’ After achiev- ing success in the commercial world he came to National to add to an already full life, the B.C.L. degree. To express our appreciation of the class spirit he has displayed through- out would be too feeble within the small space allotted. Suffice it to say the class wishes him success in any enterprise he may undertake. He is a Mason and Shriner and his favorite hobby is fishing. Page 14 3 SOL ROTHBARD JOHN K. RUSSELL New York City District of Columbia “When night hath set her silver lamp on high, Then is the time for study ' v| OL came into our midst in Oc- tober, 1924, and has tena- MM ciously stuck in spite of all the profs and their exams. He is a New Yorker. You know, you can always tell a New Yorker, but you cannot tell him much. Sol has de- voted much of his time and energies to delving into the private affairs of his classmates, for he is on THE DOCKET ' S personnel committee, and has also found time in his busy exis- tence to hold the position of secre- tary of Alpha Beta Phi and president of the New York State Law Club. Next to studying there is nothing he enjoys more than a game of tennis. Si has " IT.” We hope he is just as successful in his practice of law as he has been in captivating the weaker sex. “To be strong is to be happy.” OHN is a native of South Caro- lina and migrated to the Dis- trict of Columbia some time ago, bringing with him his six feet in height. Probably that is why his classmates have dubbed him “Shorty.” He served the cause over there during the World War and is now occupied as a law clerk in the Interior Department. He does not specify what he expects to do with the knowledge he has acquired since he has been with us, but no doubt, he will hang out his shingle and ! prac- tice “at” his chosen profession. He is married and a member of the Masonic Fraternity. Page 144 Page 145 District of Columbia " Happiness seems made to be shaved ACK, as he is known amongst his classmates, is a native of Washington. He seems to have as a hobby, the acquisi- tion of degrees, for he now is the proud possessor of a D.C. and a Ph.C. conferred upon him by Riley ' s Chiropractic College and is a candi- date for the LL.B. and M.P.L. here in our midst. The only degree that he is not trying for is “Husband. " He served with the Maryland Na- tional Guard for some time and when discharged was a Master Sergeant. He intends to practice patent law, and we know that some day he will be a great success at the patent Bar. EMMETT F. SALTER FRED J. SCHEEL Buffalo, New York “The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest naviga- tors.” HE Government brought Fred to Washington and we are mighty glad of it. Although he is at present a naval officer, the law seems to have more of an appeal for him and so in time, we hope he will forsake the uniform of an officer for Uncle Sam and don the black robe as a justice instead. He is married and that accounts for the fact that his hobby, besides studying, is garden flowers, whatever that means. For a clearer understanding we respectfully refer to him. JULIUS E. SCHINDLER Hagerstown, Maryland MAURICE I. SCHLEIN District ol‘ Columbia “There is no substitute for thorough going , ardent and sincere ear- nestness. " HE subject of this sketch is a clerk in the United States Patent Office. He is a candi- date not only for an LL.B. degree, but also an LL.M. He is quite a joiner as evidenced by the fol- lowing: B. B. French No. 15, F. A. A. M.; Albert Pike Consistory; Al- mas Temple of the Mystic Shrine; National University Masonic Club, and Patent Office Masonic Club. He is also an assistant editor of the Uni- versity Law Review. His military record consists of one year of R. O. T. C. at the University of Maryland. When he has acquired his degrees, he expects to return to Maryland. His many friends in the class say all success to you. " “Nothing is denied to well-directed labor. " AURICE attended Johns Hop- kins University prior to com- ing to National. Since early childhood, he has made his own way and has done it well. A great deal of credit is due him. We thought the days of self-made men were over, until he made his appear- ance. His hobby is debating and for two years was a member of the de- bating society of the school. He says he is undecided as to his future plans, but we know that he will not let his hard work go to waste. And should he, in the near future, practice his chosen profession, we know he will make good. Page 146 “What’s a table richly spread with- out a woman at its head.’’ “Every man is the architect of his own fortune.’’ U) ISS SCHNEIDER hails from © Greeley, Iowa, where men are men and women good house- Mm wives. She joined our class in the fall of 1924 and has since ear- nestly pursued the study of the law. In spite of that, however, she threatens to let that all go to waste for she has no definite plans in mind. That certainly is a pity, for the legal profession is losing one of its best. She is an auditor in the Veterans ' Bureau. She registers as single, so there still is a chance for some lucky fellow. HE only nickname George will confess is that his wife calls him " Sweetheart” — s o m e- times! During his first term at school George was secretary of the Alvey Debating Society. He takes a prominent part in the activities of the Knights of Columbus. At present he is a law clerk in the Post Office De- partment. He is already a Bachelor of Laws and is now a candidate for the LL.M. George ' s particular hobby is dancing. Oh, yes, we must add that Sweetheart is a benedict, having " jumped the broom on September 1, 1925. Pa ae 147 LEE WAYNE SCHWALM District of Columbia “Few things are impossible to dili- gence and skill.’’ HE sun first beamed down on Schwalm in the realm of that wonderful state, Pennsyl- vania, where senators are mil- lionaires, or vice-versa. His elemen- tary education was acquired in the native heath, but later, feeling the necessity of a " finishing course, " he matriculated with the Devil Dogs during the war. " Luke " has proved to us that he possesses the courage of a true Marine by adding the strenuous duties of a law student to the responsibilities of a married man. However, those who know Mrs. Schwalm say that in this case any man would have shown the same courage. Luke is Post Com- mander of Victory Post, No. 4, American Legion, Lebanon Lodge, No. 7, F. A. A. M., and the Ionic Club of Master Masons. Incidentally he is taking an LL.B. away from National with him, and for diversion spends some of his time as unit head in the Treasury Department. Upon leaving us he intends to go to one of the United States to practice law. The class of ' 27 wishes you luck, Luke! PAUL A. SEBASTIAN District of Columbia “An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute ac- tions.’’ HIS is Paul who served in the Army of Occupation with the Rainbow Division for eighteen months. He is a member of the Sigma Nu Phi Fraternity and of the Potomac Boat Club. He has also joined the benedict’s club, so he has squared himself with the community in that direction. In his spare time Paul pushes a pen as auditor in the Bureau of Internal Revenue. He is a candidate for the LL.B. degree but what he intends to do with it when he gets it, no one knows. Page 148 PAUL J. SEDGWICK Chicago, Illinois " Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound to- gether.” AUL came to us this year not only possessing his LL.B. but also a member of the District Bar and a full-fledged assistant corporation counsel of the District of Columbia. He lingered only long enough to take Dr. Hickling’s inter- esting course in medical jurisprudence but during the short time he spent with us became one of the most popu- lar members of the class. DOUGLAS A. SEELEY District of Columbia " Report me and my cause aright ” OUG has been active in every class affair since the beginning, both social and political. Be- tween his duties as assistant to the official reporter of the United States Supreme Court, calling class rolls, attending to Phi Beta Gamma affairs, of which he is a member, and last but not least by any means, hold- ing up his end as Editor-in-Chief of THE DOCKET, he’s a pretty busy boy. His interests have also included debating, having been on the inter- collegiate team and in the Bridgewater debate took first honors. He expects to practice some day but is as yet un- decided where. He is married, having entered that blessed state in his first year at National, and is now the father of a baby girl. JAMES SHENOS District ol’ Columbia “Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life. " THOMAS J. SHERIDAN District of Columbia “Children are the keys of Paradise. " u AMES’ friends have nicknamed him “Buck” for no good rea- son at all. In spite of that, however, he is a pretty good scout. He is a member of the Sigma Nu Phi Fraternity and Albert Pike, No. 36, Masonry, and he is also mar- ried. Buck spends most of his time in managing one of the Old Dutch market stores. He tells us his hobby is cartooning. Now note the contrast: Grocer, cartoonist and in a short time, lawyer. We hope, of course, that he will forsake the former two and adopt the law. yCn OM is a member of the Sigma Delta Kappa Fraternity and grigs says that the only thing in his favor is that he was lucky enough to become Chancellor. He has also joined the order of the head of the family. When he is not oc- cupied in studying, he serves Uncle Sam as a clerk in the War Depart- ment. He says he likes fast driving, but that is probably because the cops have not seen him. He is a candidate for the LL.B. degree and when he gets it, expects to practice in the Dis- trict. As we go to press we learn that a new Portia has made her appear- ance in the Sheridan household. Page 150 S lnl(SPL WILLIAM T. SHERWOOD District of Columbia “Coolness and absence of heat and haste indicate fine qualities sets. He hasn ' t quite decided which side of the income tax law he will champion after graduation, but wher- ever he casts his lot, we know he will be eminently successful. He is a mem- ber of the Sons of the American Revolution. Stansbury Lodge, No. 24 . F. A. A. M. and Ionic Club. NELSON R. SKINNER Arlington. Virginia Soft as some song divine , thy story flows ' © ILL is one of the mainstays of the Income Tax Unit where m his legal knowledge and execu- tive ability are invaluable as- KINNER. the story-teller. Every time, throughout our course, when a loud guffaw n heard in the War College we may be sure He s at it again. He is also noted for the charming damsels he brings to all the class proms, as well as the amusement he assisted in providing in Prof. Mun- ter s course in Suretyship. Skinny has made a great many friends in his three years, and the class wishes him a fair measure of success in his practice in years to come. Page 151 i mnsm travims: 1 n ” Know thyself; this is the great object y LATER is an example of the use of sound discretion — after receiving his LL.6. with the class of ’26, he returns to take his LL.M. with us. His desire after that is to practice admiralty law on the West Coast. Although born in Topeka, Kansas, his home is now in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. He is a member of Delta Sigma Pi fraternity and is married. “The words that dropped from his sweet tongue strengthened our hearts; or heard at night Made all our slumbers soft and light. " MITHIE " is the boy who as doctor in the great Moot Court prescribed calomel for a nervous disorder. We agree with Smithie that law, not medicine, was the proper study for him to pursue. We are given to un- derstand that on Sundays he becomes a substitute preacher of real merit. Despite all that he’s a smoker hound, remains in the state of blissful bach- elorhood and likes the ladies. When he receives his LL.B. and LL.M. he expects to practice in the sovereign State of Indiana. WALTER RAY SMITH Williamsburg, Kentucky “ Politics is the science of exigencies.” w ALTER is one of the boys from Capitol Hill ; at the present time he is secretary to Congressman Robsion of Ken- tucky. In addition thereto, he is already a member of the Kentucky Bar. After he receives his LL.B. he expects to practice. He is single, likes hunting, fishing, dancing and (naturally) horse racing. He is also a member of the Junior Order of American Mechanics. Good luck to you, Smithy. MORTON L. STANNARD Windsor, New York " Genuine simplicity of heart is a heal- ing and cementing principle ” TAN is more potential com- petition for the tax lawyers. He will be a valuable addi- tion to the Bar of the Board of Tax Appeals for his quiet, deter- mined demeanor throughout his three years among us has impressed upon our minds the fact that he be- lieves in “Deeds, not Words ’ He is married, and tells us he has no hobby. Well trained, eh! He is a candidate for the LL.B., but prior to his coming here he graduated in accountancy at Pace Pace. I I " If we could but weigh in place of counting votes ' HENEVER a class political battle loomed on the horizon, Jed was sure to be in the of- fing. He even lost a bet on one class election. However, he has found time to pass the Virginia Bar examination, join Sigma Nu Phi Fra- ternity, Kemper Lodge, A. F. 8 A. M., the Five Points and National University Clubs, and at the same time perform arduous duties for the Interstate Commerce Commission. He likes to play golf, dance and hunt. He is a candidate for the LL.B. and expects to practice generally in the Virginia Courts. “ Vivacity is the health of the spirit MILY, alias “Rusty, " alias “Chief, " comes from Bean- town-on-the Charles. She is at present a stenographer in the Department of Justice and is an ex-nurse, ex-policewoman and ex- social worker. She is a charter mem- ber of the second American Legion Post organized in the United States and the first Post composed exclu- sively of women. She was the first woman to serve on actual duty at the Boston Navy Yard. (3 cheers) The only degree that she holds at present is 1 1 0 in the shade. She is a candi- date for the LL.B. and will probably practice in the District. She has served as one of the art editors of “The Docket, " for which the staff will be eternally grateful. Page 154 TEVE entered National in 1917, but left to help win the war as a Yeoman in the Navy, and returned, we are happy to say, to finish his legal education. At present he holds a responsible posi- tion in the United States Custom Service, which he expects to retain, using his legal knowledge to aid him in going higher. He is a member of the Masonic Naval Lodge No. 4. His school activities have been con- fined chiefly to debating, in which he took a creditable part, or so say those who heard him hold up his end of a ' ‘red hot” argument. He an- ticipated Judge Willett’s oft - re- peated advice to the Moot Court — “Of course you will marry and settle down. Of course you will do that. Yes, you must do that.” TOCKY comes from Barbara Fritchie’s town, Frederick, Maryland. He possesses the jovial disposition typical of those parts and has been a valuable asset to the War College. He engaged in some debating, but other than that we haven’t been able to turn him out for many affairs, such as smok- ers, etc. He is a Mason, R. A. M., A. V. A. S. R. and a Shriner. He is also married and of course that fact and the foregoing organizations prob- ably are responsible for our failure to get him more interested in class ac- tivities. Page 155 umvmmrT “The value of life deepens incalcu- lably with the privileges of travel.” HIS classmate comes from Anoka, Minnesota, but has travelled far and wide. He secured his A.B. from Deni- son University, Granville, Ohio, and is a charter member of Benjamin Franklin Masonic Lodge, Manila, P. I. Having tired of the “rolling stone” life he married and settled down in Riverdale, Maryland, where we hope he will be with us for many years to come. He is a candidate for the LL.B. degree. " His home, the spot of earth su- premely blest , A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.” ED first saw the sun as it peeped over the hills of Old Kentucky. He later migrated to Cleveland, where he com- pleted his education and acquired his B.S. from the Case School of Applied Science. He has been an assistant Latent Examiner throughout his stay at National. He is a candidate for the LL.B. and M.P.L. degrees. Dur- ing the war he served overseas and was given a disability discharge due to wounds received in action. He is married and has no hobby other than being a good husband and father. Page 156 ROBERT HARRY STUDIER District of Columbia MARY C. SULLIVAN Lowell, Massachusetts " His speech was a fine sample on the whole Of rhetoric , which the learn d call rigamarole.” OB is a candidate for the LL.B. and LL.M. degrees. Pending acquisition of them he has de- voted his time to unloading real estate on Washington’s unsus- pecting public. In his four years in the school his chief activities have been confined to the War College, where he nightly was heard ex- pounding deep principles of law, salesmanship, D. A. V. affairs and what not. He expects to combine his law with his real estate business and we doubt not but that he will attain all he seeks, for he has the tenacity that spells success for all who pos- sess it. “ Let me silent be; For silence is the speech of love , The music of the spheres above ' HIS prospective Portia hails from that great state, favored of all political gods, Massa- chusetts. She has a real in- door hobby — silence, an outdoor one also — more silence. She is employed in the Department of Agriculture and refuses to ’ disclose her future plans alter the June commencement. She’s single still, maybe that’s the reason why. Mary’s a smart girl. Page 157 Zeandale, Kansas “ Avoid all haste; calmness is an es- sential ingredient of polite- ness ” AYMOND came trom the state that Carrie Nation made fa- mous — Kansas. But Ray- mond is a quiet, earnest stu- dent, and after receiving his LL.B. in ' 26 returned this year for the LL.M. He does not intend to return to Kansas, however, but will build his fame and fortune here. At present he is employed in the Veterans’ Bu- reau. He enlisted as a private in the Air Service in 1917 and was dis- charged as sergeant-major in Decem- ber, 1918. He now holds the Re- serve rank of second lieutenant. He is a member of the Masonic Order, the American Legion, Sigma Nu Phi (Legal) Fraternity. Clarendon, Virginia “The harder match ' d , the greater victory OMMY crosses the old Poto- mac every day to attend his classes at National. He is a distinguished resident of Clar- endon, Virginia. When Tommy is not busy with a case in Moot Court, constantly objecting to procedure of opposing counsel and having his ob- jections sustained by Judge Willett, you will find him on the golf courses of the Virginia Country Clubs. Tommy enters all the tournaments, and we understand he is the proud possessor of several cups. He is a member of the Sigma Delta Frater- nity, and Columbia Lodge, No. 285, A. F. A. M. After receiving his LL.B. degree Tommy expects to practice at Clarendon with his father, the well-known Judge at the Arling- ton County Court House. Best o’ luck to you, Tommy, from all of us. Page 158 “ There is no true orator who is not a hero.” activities since the beginning. He is a hard worker, to say the least, for besides being in the Railway Mail Service he has managed to complete three years of legal education and is now a candidate for the LL.B. ' FK O show how popular Ben is 0 with his classmates, he was elected Orator in his Senior year, to say nothing of the wm prominent part he played in all class To business that we love , we rise betimes and go to it with de- light.” NOTHER native son. Before coming to National Tommy received his early education in the public schools of this city, the Emerson Institute and Pace In- stitute. After arriving at the conclu- sion that accountancy was not his “Life’s Calling,” he entered the Col- lege of Finance and Business Admin- istration to qualify for entrance in the Law School. Tommy is fond of golf, dancing, bowling and driving his blue Buick. Tommy is mar- ried and his wife is a school teacher —we imagine he is a good husband. He is at present a settlement clerk with the District Title Company and makes use of the law he has attained. He expects to practice after gradua- tion and specialize in property law, as his experience in this branch of the law has been wide. Page 159 “It is not much trouble to doctor sick folks , but to doctor healthy ones is troublesome. " D hails from Rhode Island, the City of West Warwick being his domicile. He has many friends at National. Perhaps he is better known in the Moot Court as “Doctor " Tierney. He was a much-sought individual as a physician, alienist and coroner in the criminal cases. Ed’s ready answers to the questions by counsel convinced the court and jury that he “knew his medicine. " Ed studied medicine for three years at Johns Hopkins. He is a member of the Alvey and Miller Debating Societies. He is single at present, but we are told his week-ends are spent in Baltimore. Ed also served two years with Uncle Sam in the World War. He expects to prac- tice in Washington and Virginia. Luck to you, Ed, old boy. “What a rare gift, by the by, is that of manners. " RANK is a native born Wash- ingtonian and received his ed- ucation in this city. Before attending classes he is kept busy as a clerk in the Commercial Department of the Potomac Electric Power Company. When he has a few spare moments Frank prefers taking the old bus and burning up the highways around Washington. He says he is still single and we won- der if he goes riding alone. We won- der. Frank is a member of the Phi Beta Gamma Legal Fraternity at National, was Associate Editor of the Review last year and Chairman of the Banquet Committee of the Class of 1926. He is a candidate for the LL.B. degree and intends practicing in old Washington. Luck to you, Frank, old boy. Page 160 W. BURTON UPPERCUE District of Columbia “Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song URT is one of Washington’s own and received his educa- tion in the local grammar schools, the Business High School, and the University of Mary- land. He is a member of Sigma Delta Kappa Legal Fraternity at National, and sings lyric tenor with the Na- tional Glee Club. Burt is single, but we have learned from good authority that he tendered his resignation in the Bachelors’ Club several months ago. Before attending classes Burt is kept busy as a Reviewer with the Bureau of Pensions, and in the past few years his work has taken him to several parts of the United States. Burt is our idea of a real classmate and we expect much from him after he carries away the old sheepskin. FRANK VERDI Buffalo, New Turk “Have I not here the best cards for the game, To win this easy match?” HICK being a young man of rare judgment came back to the old Alma Mater this year as a candidate for the LL.M. and M.P.L. degrees. He received his LL.B. degree last June. " Chick” certainly proved to us he has plenty of pep and ambition. He hails from Buffalo, New York, and is some busy man, being Secretary to Congressman C. MacGregor. Chick is fond of all sports, poker included, and says he is still single. He was President of the Miller Debating Society during the years 1924 and 1925, and is a mem- ber of the Phi Beta Gamma Legal Fraternity at National. " Chick” plans to enter into the practice of the law and we are confident he will be successful. LEO J. VINCELETTE Swanton, Vermont “Dance, laugh and be merry ” V HINCE claims Swanton, Ver- mont, as his home town. He is a candidate for the LL.B. degree at National. Vince is kept busy during the day as a clerk in the State Department. He is mar- ried and says he devotes his spare time making new records in fast driving. He also prefers dancing. From April, 1917, to April, 1919, Vince served with the 26th Division. He is our idea of one good fellow and we all wish him success when he becomes a real practicing attorney. ZENA L. WALLACH Jamaica, New York “ Her words are trusty heralds to her mind.” SB ISS WALLACH’S home town is Jamaica, New York. She has been working very dili- gently during the past three years to obtain the degree of Bach- elor of Law. This fair Portia has made up her mind to practice after graduation. Miss Wallach is kept busy at the present time before at- tending classes as a secretary. She is a member of the Cy Pres Club at National. Miss Wallach was born in Russia and completed three years high school in that country. She also attended People’s Preparatory School at Brooklyn, N. Y., for two years: Brown’s Business School and Rand School of Social Science, both of Ja- maica, New York. Page 162 Page 163 District of Columbia “To a young heart everything is fun. " OBBS, “Dink” or “Dot” came to us this year from the Washington College of Law, where she received her LL.B. She is a candidate at National for the LL.M. and M.P.L. Dobbs, Dink, or Dot is single, but says she is still eligible — don ' t rush, boys. She is a member of the Phi Delta Delta Legal Sorority, and the Sigma Delta Social Sorority. When she is not delving in the law books she prefers swim- ming and tennis. JOSEPH C. WALTER DOROTHEA M. WASSMANN District of Columbia “ The man of thought strikes deepest and strikes safest .” HARLEY lingers over to couple with the Bachelor ' s de- gree M.P.L. this June. He has always been a booster in school activities of the first order. He took one year of his law course at George Washington and then came over to us to complete his course. He is a member of Sigma Chi and Phi Beta Gamma (Legal) Fraterni- ties; is a patent attorney and has been for some years. He expects to prac- tice in the District of Columbia and New York City. Camden, New York “ Simplicity is a jewel rarely found.” OB hails from Camden, New York, and pending his en- trance into the practice of law is going strong as an accoun- tant. He is a candidate for the degree of LL. B., and during his spare mo- ments prefers tennis and fast driving. Bob, when in the service of Uncle Sam, served from February, 1918, to February, 1 9 1 9, in Company “F,” 3rd Engineers, and was overseas from May, 1918, to February, 1919. Bob is married, and a member of Philan- thropic Lodge, No. 1 64, F. A. A. M., Arthur S. Moran Post, No. 66, American Legion, all of Camden, New York. Cincinnati, Ohio “Void of freedom, what would virtue be?” ENNESSEE is estopped to deny Oscar as her native son, he having been born in Nash- ville. At an early age, how- ever, he escaped to Cincinnati, Ohio, which he admits is his domicile. He served nearly two years at Atlanta, I mean Hoboken, during the war. He is a member of the American Le- gion and Sigma Nu Phi Fraternity, but not our Glee Club. Oscar is fond of travelling. His recent trip into Canada was invigorating, as far as he remembers. But he never ex- plained why he slept on the floor of the baggage car one particular night. Among other weaknesses is cards, either draw or stud. He is an ac- countant at the Post Office Depart- ment, pending the announcement of his future plans after taking the June and December District Bar examina- tions. Oscar insists he is still single by choice, though by whose there’s a reasonable doubt. Page 164 ” Eloquenc : shows the power and personality of man.” HYe! Oh Ye! Oh Ye! The National University Moot Court has the distinction of having an honest-to-goodness marshal. Ed (better known as “Doc " ) is Assistant Chief Deputy U. S. Marshal for the District of Co- lumbia. He is noted for his silver tongue and during his first two years in the class participated in several noteworthy debates. “Doc " is our idea of a real fellow, and has gained many friends since entering old Na- tional. “Doc " claims he has not been a member of any bar since Pro- hibition , but when he is a member of the Bar we expect much of him. Golf is his favorite, sport. Who remem- bers when he came in class all “knickered up " ? He is married and is a member of St. Johns Blue Lodge, F. A. A. M., Scottish Rite and Almas Temple. KASSEL WEINSTEIN District of Columbia “ Listen , my readers , and you shall hear One of the strangest stories in this book of the year” ASSEL WEINSTEIN, the subject of this write-up, is married and naturally has a father-in-law. Now as most of the married fellows say, father-in- laws are not always the best friends in the world, that is to the son-in- law, but Weiney certainly has an ex- ceptional one, for he has promised him five hundred dollars when he passes the District Bar, and unless we are greatly mistaken, he will do some collecting during the latter part of July, when the grades on the Bar exams are made known. With it he intends to take a trip across the country, with a view of establishing himself in business, possibly on the west coast. At present he is employed in the Government, but was formerly the proprietor of a hardware con- cern. Weiney was a member of a gas and flame regiment during the war, and claims Washington as his domi- cile. The class wishes him the best of luck as he now takes his leave with an LL.B. tucked safely away. Page 165 JOSEPH WHITEHEAD, JR. Chatham, Virginia “ The cautious seldom err.” w HITE claims the city of Chat- ham, Virginia, as his domi- Sggg cile. He is going strong for ““ the LL.B. degree at National and intends to practice after gradua- tion. His favorite sports are foot- ball and wrestling. In his own lan- guage he is “very much single,” but we think he is weakening, notwith- standing his declaration to the effect that his principal diversion is hating women. White is a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He is an extremely likeable classmate, and we know he will be successful in his practice in the years to come. BURTON R. WILBUR District of Columbia “ Earnestness is the devotion of all the faculties ” © URT is another member of the Voteless Throng. Unas- suming and retiring in man- ner, he is a real fellow, with a heart as big as his body. Burt re- ceived the LL.B. degree last year and is now a candidate for the LL.M. His particular hobby is “fast driv- ing,” and it is assumed that he means driving a Rolls-Royce and not any of the little spheres that one drives over green grass or green felt. His school activities consisted particu- larly of work, and the result of his activities may be seen in his standing in the class. He is a member of the Phi Beta Gamma Legal Fraternity. Page 166 WILLIAM THOMAS WILKINSON MILTON L. WILLIAMS Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Grenada, Mississippi “Oh, this pernicious vice of gaming!” ILKIE is one of those Penn- sylvanians, but not Waring’s. He studied engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, then joined the army. He had the distinction of being a private, 2nd Engineers, for seventeen months over- seas during the war. In two years more they were planning to make him corporal. He is a member of Sigma Nu Phi Fraternity; Knights of Columbus and Reserve Officers’ Asso- ciation. Wilkie was our nonor man last year, winning the Hurst Gold Medal and Sigma Nu Phi Gold Schol- arship Key. Wilkie’s a smart boy! When he’s not busy retrieving pins, tacks and other foreign bodies from his baby son’s, mouth, he enjoys hav- ing the gang assemble for donations. Wilkie’s a smart boy! He is an En- gineer Examiner, Interstate Com- merce Commission. After gradua- tion, he plans to practice law in the District of Columbia and Pennsyl- vania, specializing in I. C. C. law. “ The lasting and crowning privilege of friendship is constancy.” HE subject of this sketch is an unadulterated product of the ‘Bayou State.” That he is of a constant trend is best in- dicated by the fact that throughout his entire three years, he brought his better half regularly and consistently to class. At the present time he is secretary to a member of Congress, but after graduation intends to prac- tice in Memphis, Tennessee. He is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. MARSHALL C. WISEHEART Shawneetown, 111 inois Of a truth men are mystically united.” HAWNEETOWN, Illinois, claims Marshall as one of its distinguished citizens. He is a candidate for the degree of LL.B. at National and when he is not busy learning the “Rule in Shelly’s Case” he holds down the post of As- sistant Clerk of the District Munici- pal Court. Marshall formerly at- tended George Washington Univer- sity and is a member of the Kappa Alpha Social Fraternity. He is a mighty fine fellow, and after he passes the Bar and pursues the prac- tice of the law for a few years, we ex- pect some day to read of his appoint- ment to the bench of the Municipal Court. WILLIAM B. WOLF District of Columbia “Speak briefly and to the point © ILL, being a young man of rare discernment, came over to National from Georgetown to finish his study of the law. Bill, as we all know, is the son of Mr. Alexander Wolf, one of Wash- ington’s leading attorneys. He ex- pects to join his father in practise after his admittance to tne bar. He is certainly fortunate in having that to look forward to. and we predict that some lay he will prove to be a “chip off the old block.” Bill is married, a member of the Town and Country Club, and hath diversions taking most of his time. Before com- ing to National he attended George- town and George Washington Uni- versities, and Dartmouth College. Page 168 WAYNE W. WOLFORD Birmingham. Alabama “ Great geniuses have the shortest bi- ographies. AYNE is one of the bright stars in our scholastic firma- ment. having taken the Fresh- man Scholarship Medal by a comfortable margin, to say nothing of his repeated high marks through- out the three years. He is at present employed in the Southern Railway and expects to specialize in railroad litigation after passing the bar in June. HOWARD L. WYAND District of Columbia " If I lose mine honor . I lose myself . ' OWARD — we all know him — is the fellow whose ambi- tion is to be a member of at ““ east twelve State Bars. Al- ready he is a member of the North Carolina Bar our congratulations then recently journeyed down to Miami to take the Florida Bar. How- ard expects to practice in Florida and we know he will be successful. Lieut. Wyand — yes, sir — real one, too, in the Quartermaster Reserve Corps. His favorite sport is golf. Howard is a member of Sigma Nu Phi Frater- nity. Pentalpha Lodge. No. 23. F. A. A. M., Columbia Chapter, No. 3. R. A. M.. and the National Univer- sitv Masonic Club. CASANAVE HOWLE YOUNG District of Columbia L. BERNARD YOUNG Cadet, Missouri “It is hard to wive and thrive within a year.” INCHOR’S aweigh! Here we have “Toots,” a former in- jr mate of the United States Naval Academy, a recluse for four years in that great institution, and then, realizing the terrible mis- take he had made, he came to Na- tional to obtain one of those LL.B. degrees. Uncle Sam s military train- ing evidently made quite an impres- sion on him, however, for since the day he landed here he has been one of the outstanding members of that august body which meets nightly after and between classes, commonly and politely termed the War College. Unlike the majority of the students, Young claims Washington as his home, and this city can justly be proud to claim him. Not content with the mere responsibilities of a law student, he took unto himself a wife the second year here, but those who know Mrs. Young give him credit for rare judgment. In the banking game at present, his ambition is to own his own bank. “Statesman, yet friend of truth of soul sincere In action faithful and in honor clear.” RIGHAM is not from Salt Lake City, but is one of the contingent from Missouri. Ca- det being the town in which he heard for the first time, “He looks just like his father.” Another qual- ity which distinguishes him from the original Brigham is the fact that at this time he is single, although it would be hazardous to attempt to say just how long he will remain in that state of bliss which is so unap- preciated by bachelors. During the war he served with the Navy and upon his discharge studied accoun- tancy at Pace U Pace, and at present is doing work in that field in addi- tion to his work at National, where an LL.B. degree will be conferred upon him this June. It is under- stood that Young has political aspi- rations, and knowing him to be pos- sessed of a spirit of fairness, enthu- siasm and a keen sense of honor and duty, we look forward to the day when he will be addressed as “Hon. L. Bernard Young, M. C., from Mis- souri.” NETTIE MAY YOUNG Rosslyn, Virginia MANUEL GUEVARA ZAMORA Manila, Philippine Islands ‘ The world well tried , the sweetest thing in life Is the unclouded welcome of a wife ’ — r LADY of liberal thought, 1 keen intellect and power be- WE5 1 hind it, plus a most pleasing ““ personality, and there you have Miss Young, one young lady of whom old Virginia might well be proud. Little is known of her early trials and tribulations, nor of her elementary education, but where or how it was obtained is immaterial, for one needs only to talk to her for a short while to recognize a scholar through and through. Miss Young is a candidate for the LL.B. degree at National. At present a bookkeeper, it is her ambition and intention, upon graduating, to engage in legal work with her newly acquired husband, in which we are sure she will meet with much success, which is certainly well deserved. “ Manners , — the final and perfect flower of good character O the distant Philippines goes the honor of claiming Manuel Zamora as a native son. Coming to Washington as Social Secretary to the Resident Com- missioner from the Philippines, it was not long before he pursued the study of law, and being a very dis- criminating young fellow, naturally National was the school chosen, and now, after diligent and untiring ef- forts, is to leave, having acquired the LL.B. and M.P.L. Fond of dancing and driving, he is never too busy to participate in school activities, having served as a member of the Social and Prom Committee and has also served as vice - president of the Philippine Columbians. Being imbued with a burning desire to see his native Islands gain their independence and ever ready to debate on that subject, it is very probable that his ambition to return to Washington as a repre- sentative of his people will be grati- fied. Whether Manuel will return to the “Isles” alone, is a question for Cupid to decide. Page 171 “Although the last , not least.’’ SHREWD Connecticut Yan- kee, who first beamed on this old world in Meriden, Con- necticut Zempky received his elementary education in the public schools there, graduating from the Meriden High School. After taking two years of academic work at Co- lumbia University he decided to study law, and that accounts for his presence here, where an LL.B. degree will be conferred upon him this June. Lieutenant in the R. O. T. C., single, pleasing personality and full of wis- dom and ambition, — do you think he will be single long? Zempky’s ambition is to own a machine that will do sixty plus, and also to be- come a successful member of the Bar in Meriden. More power to you. old boy. Page 172 Retroprospecl N 1937 Dr. Hayden Johnson launched his movement for the aboli- tion of the Common Law courts and the substitution therefor of a universal system of Equity jurisprudence. I was delegated to visit various courts throughout the country with the object of picking up odd bits of information that might help strengthen the arguments that were being prepared in favor of the Johnson plan. It was in the course of this tour of inspection, if I may dignify my mission by that name, that I encountered many of the men and women of my year at the National University Law School, and I must confess that every time I hap- pened into a court in which one of my former classmates was practicing I completely forgot the real object of my presence there in the contemplation of his or her efforts to hamstring justice with the pointed arrows of law. I shall never forget the joy that filled me when, as I sat in a small court room in a county seat in Virginia one fine spring morning waiting for the fireworks to start, I beheld my old friend, Charlie Green, standing in a doorway leading onto the bench from what I rightly guessed to be the judge’s cham- bers. I rushed forward, impelled by the long-lost-brother impulse, but as I mounted the steps leading to the bench the words of greeting that were already on the tip of my tongue froze there. I was getting the iciest stare from my erstwhile friend. I said, “Hello, Charley!’’ in a sickly voice as I backed away but, of course, I got no answer. I felt I wouldn’t. I slunk back to my seat in some confusion and looked around for an explanation. It was forth- coming. A young fellow whisperingly asked me when I had left the home for feeble-minded. Didn’t you know that was the Judge you tried to tackle just now, he asked? I said that I had thought it was Charley Green, an old friend of mine. “Wa’al,” said my informant, “he mighta been Charley Green a hundred years or so ago, an’ he mighta been a friend o’ yourn, the which I don’t believe for a minute, but he’s now Judge Green, as you’ll see if you keep cool awhile.’’ By this time I had a chance to look around some more and I began to size up the members of the Bar. Could that be George Pickett sitting there scattering the contents of a huge brief-case on the trial table? It was, indeed, and sitting next to him was Joe Ashi whom likewise I had some difficulty recognizing for both he and George were decorated with long and none too tidy beards which at that time were becoming fashionable. I edged my way over to the table and the boys were really glad to see one of the old crowd. Just then Catlett Davis and Arthur Reed came in and before I had time to greet them, the Judge hit the bench with a gavel that looked and sounded like a fourteen-pound stone hammer and the tribunal was open for business. Strangely enough the case that had brought my legal friends together on this particular morning was a “horse case.” This struck me as the strangest thing I had yet experienced for horses had become almost extinct. I hinted my surprise to one of the attorneys who explained that Ex-Judge Patterson had established in that county a fund for the purchase and distribution of superannuated horse- flesh with the idea of perpetuating “horse cases” in court. It seems that the owner of a distillery had bought the horse now at issue from George Pickett’s client and that the horse had failed to measure up to the reputation given 1 him. Reed, who appeared with Joe Ashi for the distiller, was telling the Court that the horse was as full of defects as a dog was of fleas. Pickett held it was a case of caveat emptor while the counsel for the plaintiff claimed that it was res ipsa loquitor and nothing else. After hearing the evidence and the arguments pro and con, Judge Green decided that there was a lack of considera- tion on the part of the man who had sold such a horse but he regretted he could do nothing. Ashi wanted to know from His Honor what was to be done with a horse that wouldn’t move until and unless he felt like it. The Judge told him if he would make the horse a party defendant and come in on the equity side of the court a week from then, he would decree specific performance by the beast. Pickett informed the court that he would in the meantime apply to His Honor for an injunction to restrain himself from issuing such a decree and thereupon asked for the appointment of a guardian ad litem for the horse. 1 was privileged to witness the work of many of my old friends in the courts of the District of Columbia and in the majority of instances they were head and shoulders over the products of other schools. I was surprised to find Doug. Seeley engaged as Chief Reporter in the Supreme Court of the United States. I learned his tragic story from a mutual friend. He had practiced with marked success after leaving the National until one day in the District Supreme Court he failed to make Chief Justice Siddons see a point of law his way. Doug., in a burst of confidence, told the Chief Justice that his rulings were punk, that his dicta were incompetent, irrelevant and contrary to all learned opinion and that the Chief himself was immaterial. Some two years previous to this time a separate court for the hearing of divorce cases in the District had been established. It seemed that the Judges of the Supreme Court had been surfeited by this form of litigation and that in many instances pending cases had been so long delayed in the final settlement that the would-be future husbands and wives of the litigants were frequently bringing actions for breach of promise. Two male and two female judges and a chief justice constituted the new court and it was not strange that the two ladies to receive these important appointments should be alumnae of the Na- tional University. The female judges were Misses Catherine Myers and Con- stance Fogle. Judge Fogle, 1 was informed, was the favorite of wronged womanhood and many a former sheik had been reduced to abject poverty by her decrees of alimony. Litigants, especially those who evinced a willingness to slip off the yoke of matrimony, were stricken with chills when they found themselves before Judge Myers. It became known of her that the man or woman who was awarded at her hands a decree of divorce was all set for the golden crown. She never was known to award alimony on any considera- tion. Emily Steele, of whom members of the Class of ’27 must still entertain pleasant memories, was at this period chief of the women’s police bureau. Mrs. Van Winkle had joined the late lamented Rip in his slumbers so that Rip was no longer sleeping on his rights. Miss Steele had reorganized the women’s police department; in fact, she had practically recreated it. Under her indefatigable regime petting had become a lost art and necking had been moved on the calendar from a misdemeanor to a felony. I was told that on three summer evenings her forces had crammed every cell in every precinct in the city with petters and pettees, had confiscated 2,300 nondescript automobiles Page 174 and stricken terror into hearts whose only previous emotion had been love. Her aim was to stop marriage, “for,” she said, “if you stop marriage, you’ll ultimately stop divorce, and more than that, you’ll stop unthinking people from coming into this overcrowded world and finally, peace and good order will reign supreme.” Evelyn Jarvis, another of the women of my year, and one who was extremely well thought of by both the male and female ele- ments of our class, was, I found, engaged upon a strange work for so comely a lady. She had set her mind on the extermination of male lawyers. She had made several more or less successful attempts to induce law schools to close their doors against male applicants for admission, for, like Miss Steele, she wanted to nip the nuisance in the bud. But she did not stop at that, she went for he-lawyers with tooth and fang (literally speaking, of course), wherever she found them. I made a point to call upon her at her office in the Press Association Building with the idea of getting a slant on her strange behavior. She told me quite frankly that in her opinion men were no longer mentally capable of being really good lawyers. She had nothing personal against them, she said; so far as she was concerned, they were just a lot of plain noodles, or words to that effect. She told me she had talked to many of them in her time, more out of curiosity than in the hope of being entertained, and her experience had been that the average man ' s mentality could not be measured — there wasn’t enough of it there. Most of them, she said, were born idiots and the rest became idiots after they were born. Others of the old class whom I encountered in my wanderings around the District were William F. Martin, our Senior President, who had been appointed the previous year to a place on the Court of Claims bench; Adrian Merrill, who had gone back to Utah to practice and who was in Washington trying to get the Supreme Court of the United States to see his way in a matter upon which he and the Utah courts had failed to agree; Howie Young, who had absorbed all the sharp points in corporation law given the class by Attorney-General Percy Barse, and who as a result, was now president of the Farmers and Mechanics National Bank; Craig Reddish, who had unwittingly talked himself into a seat in the Senate after legislating the people of the state of Missouri, while in the state legislature, into a frame of mind to give him just about anything he asked them for. It was said that he intended to take up residence at the White House at some future date. When I asked him if that was his aim, he replied that it was and that it would only be necessary to get the majority of the states thinking about the proposition the same way that the state of Missouri thought. Craig never was downhearted about him- self. I found Elmer Erickson installed in the office of the Secretary of Agricul- ture. I asked him if he was really secretary, to which “Eric” replied with another question: “Did you ever know me to go after anything I didn’t get?” I met many others of the old brigade in the District, such as Roy Stock- man, who was making some fifty thousand dollars a year in the tax business; Charlie Gray, who was legal adviser to the Shipping Board which needed legal advice worse than any aggregation I have ever known; Warren Hamacher and John K. Russell who had developed an outstanding law firm; Edward Watson, chief clerk of the Supreme Court and others whom I am debarred by space from mentioning, but all of whom were showing the training they had re- ceived from the Alma Mater. Page 175 On extending my researches to the states I met National men every- where I went. Ben Thompson had already made his reputation on the bench in Georgia, Clem Robertson was practicing corporation law in New York and if you went to his office to say “Hello” to him it cost a small fortune in fees. In Oklahoma I found Joe Ingraham making the big oil interests eat out of his hand. As a specialist in that field of practice, Joe had outwitted, or at least out-argued everything that had come his way, and now it appeared that things were all coming his way. In Iowa I found Miss O’Rourke occupy- ing the office of district attorney in which capacity she was raging relentless warfare on guilty humanity. Another prominent member of the class whom I encountered on my western trip was Alan Pottinger, who had developed into one of the country’s foremost lecturers. He was then engaged in trying to convince the states that unless they immediately put a stop to the practice of sending their best men to the Senate and House in Washington, they would find themselves in a short time without state government or state rights. He had so far succeeded in his campaign as to have already caused three states to refuse to participate in the election of members to the national legislature. " Gus” Bonanno was still in Washington occupying the position of an unconsecrated bishop in the War Department. It was now his job to pick chaplains for the Army and so high were the spiritual qualifications of the men whom he chose to minister to the souls of the troops that the Army was fast becoming extinct. There was no need of an army, anyway, so it didn’t matter. Jerry Kaufman had realized his early ambition and was conducting a banking and loan business in Washington. He will be remembered best for his ability to extract money from the Class. He was now a keen financier as I learned by personal experience. 1 needed money one day to pay my office rent, to make up two or three back payments on my airplane and to meet a few other outstanding obligations, so I went to Kaufman’s bank. Oh. yes! Jerry was glad to see me and was willing to let me have all the money I needed. Five per cent was all he charged, which at first surprised me, till I remem- bered that back in the National days he hadn’t been so terribly hard to get away from, if you remained out of school. But I had not heard it all. In consideration of a loan of one thousand dollars, 1 was to give Jerry an abso- lute deed to everything I possessed or hoped to possess this side of the grave. He said he would reconvey my property if I ever paid him back, which he assured me was extremely unlikely. In further consideration of the loan, I was to pay him five per cent there and then, to be deducted from the amount advanced; then I was to pay the cashier five per cent when he o.k’d my note for the benefit of the paying teller, who in turn deducted another five per cent on paying me the money. The rule of this bank was further that one-half of the amount received by way of loan must be deposited there at 2 per cent interest as a sort of security for the monthly interest payments of the first year. At the end of that first year it would be necessary to get another loan to keep up the payments on the first, for which second advance further security must be forthcoming. I was told that Jerry was getting wealthy and I judged my informant to be a truthful man. I ran against many other instances of the splendid training of the Na- tional University Law ' School. Had some of my classmates lived in David Harum’s time, Dave’s exploits would have been inconsequential to say the least. Page 177 5 ' .’; . - , ' • ■ rngm .- . ;:? ; " «’C, . • ■ .;„• ' . . ' ■ . . ■ ; k ,w v - : ; ,,, , ' ■, V .,: . . Pllllp ' S r 0 fj ’ w. ' " ' ■ - ? } -mm I). ■ Class of ' 28 Class of ' 28 R. WALLACE hails from Ghent, Arkansas. As addenda to that statement, the orators from that great state in their palmiest days, had nothing on Vir- gil. He has participated in debating both in his freshman and junior year. He took his pre-legal work at George Washington University. He is a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He has been a decided asset and suc- cessful executive to the class of ' 28. LTHOUGH Vice-President of the Junior Class, Dick just missed being among the august cap and gowned assemblage of this year. He will finish his law school work at the close of the sum- mer term. He is a member of Sigma Delta Kappa Fraternity and a Mason. His hobby is golf. Page 181 JAMES A. SHARKEY Secretary Class of ’28 CHARLES M. IRELAN, JR. T reasurer Class of ’28 dence. He is an ardent booster for the class of ’28. His favorite hobby is writing short stories, when he’s not keeping the voluminous records and minutes of the class. (U R. SHARKEY was born at G Pittston, Pennsylvania, and 51551 1 still claims that smoke be- wm grimed city as his legal resi- HARLIE’S two great univer- sity sports are raking in the shekels for the class and at- tending to the weighty prob- lems of his fraternity. He is at present employed at the Riggs National Bank. Whenever the political situa- tion in the class needs attention, Charlie may be found quietly on the job. Page 182 EUGENE F. BOGAN Editor Class of ’28 ADA MILLER RHODES Historian Class of ' 28 R. BOGAN was born in Wash- ington, D. C., April 27, 1905. He was educated in the schools of the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and took his pre-legal work in the National School of Economics and Government. He is at present employed in the U. S. Patent Office. Mr. Bogan is married and on April 3, 1927, Patricia Alice came to make things lively in the Bogan household. He is a candidate for the LL.B. and M.P.L. degrees and after graduation intends to practice in the Middle West. RS. RHODES we have found to be willingness personified. Her answer to any request is invariably “Tell me what it is you want; Ell do it. " She gradu- ated from Washington graded and high schools and for four years was with the firm of Shannon Luchs. She is an enthusiastic student and a sincere booster for the Cy Pres Club. Page 183 CLASS OF 1928 History of the Junior Class “Thoughts much too deep for tears pervade the court , When we assumpsit bring , and, godlike , waive the tort ’ HE fourth of October witnessed the opening of our second year in law school. It had in it none of the scrappy election spirit so evi- dent in the preceding year. The Class elections, held a week after school opened, were decidedly tame in contrast with the flame and explosion of those of 1925. Probably the elections of 1925 for this Class will go down in school history as the warmest on record. But this is not a chronicle of 1925, but rather of 1926-27. A most capable executive was chosen in Virgil Wallace, and also, what may be termed an excellent sup- porting cast. Their names and positions are set down elsewhere in THE DOCKET. Elections over, the Juniors settled down to business. During its Freshman year, 1928, as the Alvey Debating Society, distin- guished itself in forensic oratory. In the final tests, Frederick Hartung won a gold medal as the best speaker in the school. Equally important was the award to Mr. William F. Wiggins of the set of Corpus Juris in the 1926 Research Test. Classes under the best beloved members of the faculty began; the debat- ing society, now the Miller, started holding its meetings with our oratorical geniuses present as usual. The Junior Prom held on February 5, 1927, at Meridian Mansions, was an unqualified success, upwards of one hundred couples attending. A chronicle of the class activities would not be complete without paying tribute to Doctor Robert McCullough, that live-wire from Bladensburg and the North East Business Men ' s Association, who during the year was par- ticularly zealous in his application to the best interests of the class. It is primarily due to Dr. McCullough ' s diplomacy that much of the friction was dispelled and factional differences adjusted. We have come to the realization that the great test of our own Senior year is approaching and mindful of its burdens and responsibilities, we bid the present graduating class an affectionate farewell with the assurance that we will take up the task where they leave off and carry it along to an equally successful conclusion Eugene F. Bogan, Class Historian . Page 185 v mm T1LAWISMI QffJ Junior Class Roster Acee, Alfred District of Columbia Armstrong, Addison A. Philadelphia, Pa. Balster, John Philip Clarendon, Va. Baratta, Anthony A., Jr. Atlantic City, N. J. Barnes, Laurence A. District of Columbia Bell, Edward W. Chicago, 111. Billheimer, Robert Stanley Harrisonburg, Va. Birch, Nobert E. District of Columbia Black, John Kenilworth Alexandria, Va. Blackman, Harry Clinton District of Columbia Bogan, Eugene F. District of Columbia Bowen, Russell P. District of Columbia Bowers, Edward B. District of Columbia Boyner, Elmer E. Sioux City, Iowa Boynton, Henry Stanwood Sullivan, Maine Brady, Daniel Baltimore, Md. Brant, Archibald Stewart Lawrenceville, Pa. Brockway, Dana H. District of Columbia Bruckart, W. L. District of Columbia Burdick, George Ellsworth Hyattsville, Md. Burdick, Stuart Edwin Chevy Chase, Md. Byrne, Joseph A. District of Columbia Campbell, John O. Marion, Ind. Capibianco, Eugene Asbury Park, N. J. Carpenter, T. Kinsey Wilmington. Del. Carter, Robert C. Dayton, Ind. Cassara, Lawrence Joseph New London, Conn. Chase, Anna Madeleine New York, N. Y. Chez, Joseph C., Jr. Ogden, Utah Cinelli, Nicholas Albert New York, N. Y. Clark, Lester B. New Orleans, La. Cobb, Roy Leslie Williamsburg, Ohio Cochran, Howe P. District of Columbia Cocks, Charles Kenneth Glen Cove, N. Y. Cohen, Abraham Boston, Mass. Collins, Maurice Boston, Mass. Conklin, R. Forrest El Reno, Okla. Conway, Frank F. Mobile, Ala. Cooper, Rolland M. Lincoln, Neb. Creveling, William Aloysius District of Columbia Cummings, R. John Salt Lake City, Utah Cushing, Earl Alex Salt Lake City, Utah Cushing, Ernest Reginald Rixey, Va. Daniels, Gamble Zenda, Kan. Davison, Philip N. Chevy Chase, Md. Delaney, Walter J. District of Columbia Depue, Thomas Spencer, W. Va. de Pueyrredon, Horacio H. Buenos Aires, Argentina Derden, Bert Edward Waco, Texas Dickerson, James Hempstone Seat Pleasant, Md. Edwards, Harry E. Columbus, Ohio Eley, Margaret Lindsay Fort Worth, Texas Ellis, John O. Takoma Park, Md. Enright, Joseph P. District of Columbia Estes, Alvin G. Syracuse, N. Y. Feldman, Solomon Herman District of Columbia Flynn, Frank Virginia Flynn, George William Danville, Va. Flynn, John District of Columbia Folliard, Alphonsus P. District of Columbia Fonbuena, Eugenio M. Philippine Islands Free, John F. District of Columbia Friend, Gilbert H. Hagerstown, Md. Gagnon, Joseph Emile Pawtucket, R. I. Gardner, George Dewey Stroud, Okla. Gardner, John R. Stroud, Okla. Gaskins, John Wendell District of Columbia Gaylor, Keith Meredith Middletown, Md. Geralds, Oscar H. Munfordville, Ky. Gerard, Harold F. New Bedford, Mass. Gilbert, Earl Deane Los Angeles, Calif. Gill, James W. District of Columbia Haag, Lloyd G. Wernersville, Pa. Haltigan, Patrick J., Jr. District of Columbia Hartung, Frederick A. Saint Paul, Minn. Hedin, Ivan A. Brockton, Mass. Heenan, Robert Basil West Mansfield, Ohio Henderson, Handley Lamar Preston, Miss. Henkin, Benjamin District of Columbia Hickey, Mary J. C. District of Columbia Hollowell, Robert Logan District of Columbia Hollowell, Wilmer Dennis Edenton, N. C. Holmes, Mary F. Plattsburg, N. Y. Hooker, James C. Phoenix, Ariz. Horgan, William J. Bayonne, N. J. Horowitz, Louis District of Columbia Howard, Charles Pope District of Columbia Howard, Ralph W., Jr. District of Columbia Hughes, Robert Morris Poultney, Vt. Huston, Robert Cameron Indianapolis, Ind. Irelan, Charles Morris, Jr. District of Columbia Isaacs, Raymond Mareno Cincinnati, Ohio Johnston, Leighton W. Chevy Chase, Md. Jones, Raleigh R. Riverside, Ky. Jurado, Ramon David, Panama Kaiser, Albert W. Buffalo, N. Y. Keane, Michael Joseph District of Columbia Keck, George Waterbury, Conn. Keeler, Karl F. Provo, Utah Kellahin, Robert Martin District of Columbia Kennedy, John A. District of Columbia Kenney, Theodore A. Medicine Lodge, Kan. Kershenbaum, Charles District of Columbia Koerner, Edwin Otto Sheboygan, Wis. Kraisel, Morris District of Columbia Krase, Herbert J. Clarendon, Va. Kull, Darrell Frederick Leon San Francisco, Calif. Langer, Clayton William District of Columbia Langerman, Albert Philadelphia, Pa. Lanigan, Arthur Loyola District of Columbia Lawry, Richard Henry, Jr. Elizabethtown, Pa. Levinson, Jacob J. Perth Amboy, N. J. Lewis, Louella M. District of Columbia Libbey, Hadley W. District of Columbia Lyons, Edward Thomas Holyoke, Mass. Lyons, Max A. Forest City, Pa. Magleby, Grant William District of Columbia Page 187 Mallory, Simeon N. Chicopee, Mass. Marshall, Motte C. Greenwood, S. C. May, Robert E. District of Columbia Mendelsohn, Martin Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Mettenburg, Sylvester Houghton, Iowa Miller, J. Harrison Wardensville, W. Va. Mondell, William H. Newcastle, Wyo. Moore, Joel Preston Washington, Ark. Moorhead, Philip Shay District of Columbia Morrow, Theron Bromley Forsyth, Mo. Moss, Benjamin District of Columbia Moyer, Keith E. Johnstown, N. Y. Moylan, Edward Cornelius Waymart, Pa. Mulquin, David J. District of Columbia MacMullen, Urban B. Garrett Park, Md. McCabe, Rose H. Danville, 111. McCullough, Robert W. Bladensburg, Md. McElveney, John A. B. Albany, N. Y. McGrath. Maurice P. Fort Schuyler, N. Y. McIntosh, Cecil D. Colorado Springs, Colo. McNenny, Harold Spearfish, S. Dak. McOsker, Daniel V. Providence, R. I. Parker, Edna L. Athens, Ohio Parks, Leston C. Bristol, Tenn. Parmelee, Kenneth A. Saint Albans, Vt. Pass, George Lincoln Mechanicsburg, Pa. Pastor, Catalino F. San Felipe, P. I. Ponack, Abraham Boston, Mass. Powers, Richard James District of Columbia Prender, Elisabeth Kingsland District of Columbia Raedy, Ellen Kathryn District of Columbia Reeves, Mildred Emily District of Columbia Rhodes, Ada Miller District of Columbia Rhodes, Elmer C. French Camp, Miss. Richards, Dwight Eugene Glencarlyn, Va. Richardson, Harold J. District of Columbia Rickies, Kadesh District of Columbia Roberts, George Leathwhite District of Columbia Roberts, Ralpn R. Rockport, Ind. Rose, Irving b. District of Columbia Rubin, Abraham District of Columbia Rutledge, Richard B. Ada. Ohio Ryan. Stephen J. Hartford. Conn. Ryan, William C. District of Columbia Nalls, Rosser Lee District of Columbia Needle, Nathan District of Columbia Nestor, Joseph H. J. District of Columbia Neviaser, Leon Samuel District of Columbia Norwood, Hubert Royster District of Columbia O’Gorman, Cyril William Nutley, N. J. O ' Lougblin, James F. Bangor, Maine Osborne, Alexander, Jr. Stratford, N. C. Saidman, David District of Columbia Sasuly, Sonia K. Milwaukee, Wis. Selbe, Paul B. Saint Albans, W. Va. Semsen, Pedro P. Pamp. P. I. Shaffer, Claude D. Norfolk. Va. Sharkey, James Aloysius Pittston. Pa. Sharkey, Thomas Leo District of Columbia Shepard. Herbert Lockman District of Columbia Sherman. D. D’Orsay Brooklyn, N. Y. Page 188 Shinberg, Leon M. District of Columbia Silhavy, George Joseph Saginaw, Mich. Simmons, John Howland Jacksonville, Fla. Smith, George Walter District of Columbia Smith, Karl A. District of Columbia Snyder, George New York, N. Y. Soelberg, Earl James Idaho Falls, Idaho Sooy, Irwin Gladstone Richmond, Va. Stephenson, Jean District of Columbia Sterritt, George Morrison Norwich, N. Y. Stillwell, Aline F. Ekron, Ky. Stitely, Wilmer Russell Waynesboro. Pa. Sullivan, Leo C. District of Columbia Surine, Frank A. Deposit, N. Y. Sweeley, John N. Alexandria, Va. Sweeney, Thomas J. Cleveland, Ohio Talbott, Roy Linwood Gaithersburg, Md. Terwilliger, Gilbert W. Florence, Minn. Tharpe, Marion L. District of Columbia Thornley, Robert W. Hyattsville, Md. Tonjes, Edward A. Brooklyn, N. Y. Townshend, Aaron Rivera, Jr. Chevy Chase, Md. Uglow, Kenneth Marion Carbondale, Pa. Vaux, Charlotte Ann District of Columbia Wallace, Virgil P. Little Rock, Ark. Ward, Charles J. Lafayette, Ind. Watts, Carl Bryan District of Columbia Webster, Ann Cimarron, N. Mex. Weekley, Vernon F. Cherrydale, Va. Whalen, James Joseph Springfield, Mass. Whalen, James Joseph Milton, Pa. Wiggins, William Fall Atlanta, Ga. Wilcox, Edward C. District of Columbia Winkjer, Guy Archibald District of Columbia Winn, Arthur L., Jr. Joplin, Mo. Wise, Girard C. District of Columbia Wright, John Baldwin Greeley, Colo. Zeutzius, George Henry Green Bay, Wis. (2-, too) In fact, time went on and. on. The sport began to pall — He kept his notebook for a pet And. took no notes at all. BILL’S NOTES i. Bill Johnson was an Earnest Soul Whan first he came to school} His notebook open on his knee. He’d jot down every rale. He listened to the prof’s harangue And wrote it down with speed,; And when examinations came His notes were friends in need. 2 .. But when his second, year arrived, He lacked enthu- siasm; For taking steno- graphic notes He seldom had a spasm . ( — column left) The last year came — the social whirl Attracted William highly. Frats, dances, smokers, poker games He lived the life of Reilly. " And so he failed? No, reader — If a secret you can keep — Bill made this great discovery : The brain works while: you slexp EDMUND L. PLANT ARMAND WILLIAM DE BIRNY President Class of ’29 Vice-President Class of ’29 rx D S popularity in his first year has extended far beyond the CD confines of his own class. As the executive of the largest Freshman Class ever enrolled in Na- tional University, he has by the ex- ercise of gentlemanly tact and diplo- macy proven beyond a doubt that his class made no mistake in their selec- tion. He is an active worker in all constructive school affairs, is a mem- ber of the National University Ma- sonic Club and the Sigma Nu Phi (Legal) Fraternity. R. DeBIRNY was born in At- lanta, Georgia, in 1898. He received his education at Har- risonburg, Virginia, and at Carnegie Tech, Pittsburgh, Pennsyl- vania. He is at present an investiga- tor for th e U. S. Veterans’ Bureau. He has been very active in school af- fairs, particularly in debating and making plans for the Freshman Prom. He is a member of Sigma Nu Phi Fraternity. ALICE L. KELLY Secretary Class of ’29 DAVID LYNN, JR. T reasurer Class of ’29 HE smiling subject of this C sketch was somewhat reticent fN when asked for information of u a personal character but what Alice graduated from the graded schools and Eastern High Schools of Washington, then became private secretary to our esteemed Professor of Equity, Hayden Johnson. Since her advent in our midst she has been an active member of the Cy Pres Club. AVE is one of the boys who, upon occasion demonstrates the fact that his political training was received in that “holy of holies,” the United States Capital. He received his pre-legal work at Emerson Institute and George Washington University. He is an excellent student, a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Beta Gamma (Legal) Fraternities. Page 194 SAMUEL LIGHTMAN Historian Class of ’29 R. LIGHTMAN was born Oc- tober 10, 1898, at Boston, Massachusetts. He received his graded and high school edu- cation in Philadelphia, Pa. From there he went to Bucknell Univer- sity, receiving his B.S.E. degree from that institution in 1918. He has ac- tively participated part in debating work, having taken first honors in an intersociety debate, from which fact he is eligible to participate in the Gold Medal debate in June. He was also elected President of the Alvey Debat- ing Society for the last half of the school year. ANGUS M. GREEN Editor Class of ' 29 H NGUS was the leader of the “Farm Bloc” during Fresh- man elections and it is worthy of note that his slate was one hundred per cent successful. It needs but a perusal of the array of the offi- cers of the class to form an abiding conviction that Angus knew merit when he saw it. He has been ex- ceedingly active in securing subscrip- tions to The Docket in the Fresh- man class and the staff now wishes to express their appreciation of his efforts. WILLIAM H. McGRATH Sergeant -at -Arms Class of ’29 ILL should be a Sergeant-at- Arms par excellence, for he is in the Metropolitan Police De- partment, assigned to the cor- poration counsel’s office at Police Court. He tells us he made plenty of noise in the World War and from our knowledge of him we are inclined to believe it. He took his pre-legal work at Columbia University and is a member of Delta Upsilon Frater- nity. Page 196 History of the Freshman Class N index to the size of the Freshman class is the fact that it takes Mr. Seeley six minutes to call the roll, for we number two hun- dred and six as of October 1st, 1926. When we get seated, you have a replica of the House of Representatives in session. Quite naturally so, for we have the “gentleman from Pennsylvania ' the “gentleman from Missouri” — in fact, we even have them from foreign countries. Concerning the fair sex, you would be surprised at the number of fair Portias in our class. The legal inspiration unquestionably came from the desire to emulate the Shakespearean prototype, who, we must confess, must have labored under a more difficult method of winning a case than her modern sister. For where, we ask, could Portia have compared with the modern student when she had no Corpus Juris to cite from, nor a course in Case Analysis to simplify it? Thus, we note a sign of progress. Fine fellowship permeates our class. We are all here for a purpose, but let us remember that friendships and pleasant memories for the future are essential ingredients of that purpose which we are now creating and making integral parts thereof. Samuel Lightman, Class Historian. The ISeophyte When one talks of hereditaments, misprisions, and indentures; Of chattels and of mortgages, of choses and debentures; Of assumpsit, debt, and covenant, of trespass and attainders; Of writs, of habeas corpus, of rever- sions and remainders; Of attaching and conveyancing, of signing and endorsing; Of femes, both sole and covert, sepa- rating and divorcing; Of words of twenty letters, which you’d think would break his jaw. You will then know that the fellow is just begun to study law. Page 197 CLASS OF 1929 Roster of the Freshman Class aaronson, edward alien district of Columbia adams, albert francis, jr. district of Columbia april, benjamin district of Columbia ashford, marion lee district of Columbia atkinson, james hugh robert kensington, md. atkinson, weston hoye alexandira, va. attwood, arthur trenton, n. j. ayers, robert smith montpelier, ind. babilonia, carlos a. aguadilla, p. r. badgley, william walton butler, mo. baker, vernon v. jackson, tenn. baldridge, pressly reid dubuque, iowa barrett, james d. capitol heights, md. batman, john samuel kimball, va. baum, raleigh r. woodburn, iowa beall, john ninian district of Columbia bean, floyd west plains, mo. beane, francis j. providence, r. i. bee, barnard e. san antonio, texas belt, john west district of Columbia besse, waiter milton brooklyn, n. y. birch, herbert me farlan district of Columbia bishop, herbert russell lafayette, ind. bisselle, john william chevy chase, md. banken, samuel robert district of Columbia bodwak, basil j. mayfield, pa. bond, george edmund district of Columbia bonner, henry s. Washington, n. c. boren, waiter e. brookhaven, miss, boswell, george c. piscataway, md. boeteler, charles wesley bethesda, md. bradley, john reed Pittsburgh, pa. brennan, william francis district of Columbia brist, Uriah marion district of Columbia brosnan, john, jr. district of Columbia brown, donald f. lecompte, la. brown, william e. abbott, ark. bryan, albert edward, jr. takoma park, md. bryan, irving district of Columbia bryan, waiter waitman laurel, del. bunis, robert g. Stamford, conn, burby, lawrence james plainfield, conn, burke, Virginia reno, nev. byrd, jesse Clifford crisfield, md. cannon, read white salt lake city, Utah capayas, rosemary m. district of Columbia carlon, guy me dowall beaver, pa. carroll, edward c. fort myer, va. Cartwright, charles c. Ottawa, ohio cassidy, norwood partridge fairfax, va. charubas, thomas charles district of Columbia Christmas, edwa rd addicks upper marlboro, md. clopton, willard caradine smithland, ky. coffman, moritz s. woodstock, 7 a. cogley, eugene vincent erie, pa. coll cuchi, cayetano san juan, p. r. collins, john j. district of Columbia colton, bruce stranger district of Columbia Cornelius, arthur district of Columbia cornfield, fischel district of Columbia cotton, john a. leesburg, ohio covington, hilburn pace meridian, miss, creveling, howard f. high bridge, n. j. crosse, murray lewis minneapolis, minn. cummings, james w., jr. chevy chase, md. curran, john r. boston, mass, curtis, hal lorimer charleston, w. va. curtiss, glen elmer constantia, n. y. cyr, armand alphonse fort kent, maine dady, ray e. clearfield, iowa dapolito, joseph j. galen, n. y. david, alan behrend district of Columbia dawson, irwin r. pittsfield, mass, ae birny, armand william rockingham, va. dekelbaum, sylvia district of Columbia devine, james Stephen boston, mass. donaldson, william sherman somerset heights, md. donohoe, william oliver district of Columbia Page 199 donovan, john amadeus kiernan Vienna, va. doyle, frederick bartling district of Columbia drury, abner bernard district of Columbia dunn, milton district of Columbia eckhardt, eleanor gracey Philadelphia, pa. eder, george jackson district of Columbia edwards, waiter goodman district of Columbia eilers, heye e. gillespie, ill. elliott, james f. district of Columbia emmons, samuel e. district of Columbia engelhart, curtis roland jonesboro, ill. fahey, waiter j. scranton, pa. fanning, james henry, jr. Springfield, s. c. farinas, cesario binalonan, p. i. farrell, raymond william evansville, ind. featherstone, robert emmet nashua, n. h. ferris, frank district of Columbia feuerstein, robert 1. pueblo, colo. fletcher, john raymond district of Columbia flood, gerald patrick wilkes-barre, pa. flynn, carroll michael district of Columbia fortier, olivine district of Columbia freedman, maurice district of Columbia fritz, morris m. lawrence, mass. gallagher, edward f. district of Columbia gascoyne, david rodwell district of Columbia george, heard franklin Vienna, ga. giese, robert victor council bluffs, iowa glazer, benjamin Stamford, conn, goldsmith, harry harrisburg, pa. gordon, irving riverdale, md. goss, marshall j. ashland, ohio graham, william russell, jr. falls church, va. graves, emmett raymond district of Columbia green, angus mcdonald culpeper, va. green, john locke culpeper, va. green, waiter 1. little rock, ark. grossman, william h. b. new york, n. y. guidroz, burt v. lockport, la. halam, jack district of Columbia hales, Wallace m. Spanish fork, Utah hannon, joseph bernard west haven, conn, hansen, paul william teionia, Ida. harbin, james wilbur, jr. lyon park, va. harrison, ellis b. greenvile, ohio harrison, henry reese hardin, ky. heft, harry district of Columbia heide, john charles, jr. district of Columbia heller, harry lyon park, va. henderson, benjamin wood- land arimo, ind. henneman, evander vincent district of Columbia herrell, russell h. district of Columbia hichew, john o. district of Columbia hickey, francis thomas pittsfield, mass. hill, john clement butler, pa. hodder, sophronia m. auburn, n. y. hoffman, john henderson district of Columbia houchins, claude m. louisiana, mo. howard, john taylor, ii emporium, pa. howe, Chester district of Columbia hughes, randolph felton, del. hulst, george mitchell, omaha, nebr. hurd. edward alton felton, del. hurley, john j. farmington, conn. johnson, elbert benton district of Columbia johnson, everett clyde georgetown, ohio jones, cyril joseph district of Columbia jones, ella n. district of Columbia kay, harry e. Colorado, tex. kelly, alice lavinia district of Columbia kelly, william francis, jr. district of Columbia kelly, william j. district of Columbia king, carl v. salt lake city, Utah klepinger, robert f. dayton, ohio kolodny, aaron o. district of Columbia la londe, agatha o. st. paul, minn. la montagne, leo eugene lewiston, me. lane, george clement wakefield, mass, lang, evelyn marie eureka college lanigan, eleanor r. district of Columbia lavender, clarence lee spring city, tenn. Page 200 lawrence, wayne s. Pittsburgh, pa. leach, anne b. Philadelphia, pa. leffel, charles k. christiansburg. ohio leibert. richard william district of Columbia levitt, benjamin new york, n. y. lewis, dorothy dunford district of Columbia light, alexander e. staten island, n. y. lightman, samuel district of Columbia linsenmeyer. george a. district of Columbia litoff, samuel district of Columbia little, charles melvin mount rainier, md. lofgren, charles eric everett, mass, long, douglas Washington bethesda, md. lounsbury, moe louis district of Columbia lowry, james r. indiana, pa. luginbuhl, peter c. beaverdam. ohio lybrand, horace h. district of Columbia lynn, david pickens, s. c. madden, errol h. Philadelphia, pa. maher, john j. Chester, pa. maish, alexander william district of Columbia markel, arthur district of Columbia marks, joseph district of Columbia marks, morris alvin district of Columbia marrinan, john joseph woburn, mass, marshman, esther weaver albany, n. y. mathieson, harry price district of Columbia mattare, luke a. cherrydale, va. mattson, charles j. eagle grove, i owa may, alfred albert district of Columbia medley, william d. lyon village, va. mero, sara talbert district of Columbia merritt, ben hall hallsboro, n. c. millen, william arthur district of Columbia miller, john melrose, jr. salt lake city, Utah miller, raymond h. district of Columbia milnor, harry bryan Williamsport, pa. mobley, radford ellis, jr. eutaw, ala. moneyhun, wilbur j. anderson, ind. monson, ezra p., jr. franklin, ida. moore, kenneth cooke alexandria, va. moore, robert h. watkins, n. y. moran, john e. district of Columbia moulton, richard hart district of Columbia mulvanity, harold francis nashua, n. h. munson, boardman arlington, va. m ,,rph , francis morgan hartford, conn, murphy, james j. massachusetts me cabe, joseph francis d. brooklyn. n. y. me earthy, charles f. district of Columbia me earthy, leroy henry district of Columbia me colligan, mary a. brockton, mass, me colligan, sarah p. brockton, mass, me cormick, edward joseph nashua, n. h. me coy, john g. danville, pa. me elderry, james g. Philadelphia, pa. me garvey, florence isabel hazelton, pa. me govern, charles h. louisville, ky. me grath, william henry highland falls, n. y. me intire, Catherine district of Columbia me mahon, john thomas west haven, conn. nance, thomas edward bedford, va. naylor, emory chase district of Columbia nesbitt, Wallace m. Philadelphia, pa. newman, allan 1. c. cherrydale, va. newman, hobart district of Columbia nichols, t. ormonde Clarksville, md. o’dea, joseph james district of Columbia o’gorman, raymond william nutley, n. j. o’leary, george dennis boston, mass, offutt, dorsey kaufman district of Columbia olsen, harold new york, n. y. osterhoudt, pexey j. white plains, n. y. ostrand, Chester a. kenmare, n. dak. owens, clarence j., jr. district of Columbia padgett. louis george district of Columbia paul, Earry. atlantic city, n. jT pecore, Chester w. olympia, wash, pelchar, mary L. chicopee, mass, perkins, john d. butte, mont. perry, waiter d. district of Columbia peter, albert a. leopold, ind. peterson. tell mathias sylvan grove, kans. Page 201 phillips, john x., jr. district of Columbia plant, edmund 1. district of Columbia plaugher, william Cornelius arlington, va. porter, frances wright monmouth, ill. porter, william arnold grand junction, colo. preyer, arthur e. new york, n. y. pryor, Stanley r. smithsburg, md. pryse, taylor lexington, ky. ready, margaret hayes district of Columbia randall, charles guilford lansing, mich. ray, julian v. indianapolis, ind. reeves, john ruel district of Columbia reid, james allison salt lake city, Utah reyman, arthur e. rapid city, s. dak. richardson, edward marshall district of Columbia rillon, braulio m. district of Columbia robb, iohn a. indianapolis, in l. robinson, john jacob shenandoah, pa. rodes, ernest lee district of Columbia rollins, lloyd ritchie district of Columbia rosal, juan m. batangas, p. i. rubin. h prman jack district of Columbia russo, vincent paul birmingham, ala. ryan, francis h. district of Columbia salter, ulysses district of Columbia sandoz, thomas ward district of Columbia santos, pedro, jr. quebradillas, p. r. sarnoff, ivan district of Columbia scaglione, ralph v. new york, n. y. scher, maurice district of Columbia scott, harold t. dover, n. h. scott, john harvey enid, okla. segaloff, bertram melvin district of Columbia sexton, charles mortimer elizabeth, n. j. shackelford, phalti lynchburg, va. shaughnessy, leo boston, mass, shea, joseph boston, mass, sherfey, henry brazil, ind. shiber, john henry johnstown, pa. shugrue, frances rita district of Columbia shute, dorothy whitney Chicago, ill. silverman, louis george district of Columbia sims, olga maryville, tenn. sincindiver, judson albert district of Columbia skeels, william o. bismarck, n. dak. slattery, mary j. minneapolis, minn. siniih, frederick william district of Columbia smith, jesse onsby bethesda, md. smith, s. preston salt lake city, Utah spurck, lawrence s. galion, ohio stansfield, joseph quitman district of Columbia stoup, earl a. lester, ohio stout, ector c. thomasville, n. c. strauss, john p. alexandria, va. Strickland, louis wilbert district of Columbia sullivan, francis m. winsted, conn, sullivan, francis w. fort fairfield, maine talpalar, morris district of Columbia talley, horace w., jr. district of Columbia tappy, charles silas culpeper, va. taylor, benjamin f. lacon, ill. taylor, john william district of Columbia taylor, maurice alton district of Columbia tepper, douglas district of Columbia thatcher, frank w., jr. hollywood, calif, thomas, hugh russell alexandria, ?a. thompson, george butler southport, n. c. tinley, wilmer leon Statesboro, ga. tio, juan angel san german, p. r. tomasello, paul landisville, n. j. trammell, e. rose n. ' v vork. n. v. treverton, richard warbrook canton, ohio triplett, lucy josephine district of Columbia troy, frank edmonds arlington, mass, tucker, wendell p. Philadelphia, pa. turner, samuel r. takoma park, md. turner, william h. muskegon, mich. upton, eugene hobart district of Columbia van deman, frank elmore, jr. accotink, va. van neste, raphael district of Columbia singer, louis brooklyn, n. y. sisler, mildred browne district of Columbia Page 202 vaughan, george joseph district of Columbia voronoff, edna district of Columbia waller, a. nelson district of Columbia weekley, murry anderson district of Columbia weisbender, eugene r. manhattan, kans. westland, edwin a. tacoma, wash, wheat, james waiter parsons, kans. wheatley, h. winship, jr. hyattsville, md. williams, joseph a. brooklyn, n. y. willie, waiter grady jacksonville, fla. willingham, frank leroy district of Columbia wolpe, harry district of Columbia wood, eunice e. district of Columbia wooding, william henry district of Columbia woodman, maurice lane revere, mass, woolard, jefferson ray takoma park, md. wygal, calvin aurelius bowling green, ky. young, albert 1. anniston, ala. young, john bernard augusta, ga. zahler, margarette root district of Columbia zirkle, vernon buford new market, va. Page 203 Ml BHM 11 - KHR . 0«5 SfcArfi .WtV V ■ lli|iif§ : ■ ,; ' ; , ■• ■ ' ;. .-••■ ' y - 1 M ' « t % Wmm mm mm. a— i . ■ . ’-. •■ . ■ ’- ■ • - ■ ' ‘ ‘ Sigma Nil Phi Fraternity Legal Declaration of Sigma Nu Phi NITED by the strong tie of true brotherhood in the law, we mutually resolve to labor for the good of our order, our country, and mankind. We will strive to promote the well-being of stu- dents and practitioners of the law, and to cultivate the ethics of the profession. To secure harmony and maintain good will, thereby perpetuating the Brotherhood, it shall be our earnest endeavor to sup- press personal, sectional, religious, and political prejudices, as well as all unhealthy rivary and selfish ambition. “To the end, therefore, that we achieve fraternal harmony and lasting benefit, we humbly implore the guidance and assistance of the Ruler of the Universe ' CHAPTERS Joseph H. Choate (Alpha) . National University Law School, Wash., D. C. Charles Evans Hughes (Beta) . Georgetown University, Washington, D. C. William Howard Taft (Gamma) Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Mich. Gavin Craig (Epsilon) Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, Cal. Jefferson Davis (Zeta) University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia John Marshall (Eta) John B. Stetson University, Deland, Florida Oliver Wendell Holmes (Theta) . . .Washington College of Law, Wash., D. C. Champ Clark (Iota) St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri James G. Jenkins (Kappa) . . . Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Richmond Pearson (Lambda) . Duke University Law School, Durham, N. C. Russell H. Conwell (Mu) Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. William Mitchell (Nu) . . . Northwestern College of Law, Minneapois, Minn. Stephen A. Douglas (XI) Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois Edward Douglass White (Omicron) . School of Law, Loyola Univ., New Orleans, Louisiana John F. Shalforth (Pi) Westminster Law School, Denver, Colorado William Marvin Simmons (Rho) Hastings College of Law, University of California, San Francisco, Cal. Detroit Alumni Detroit, Michigan District of Columbia . . . District of Columbia, Washington, D. C. Richmond Alumni Richmond, Virginia St. Louis Alumni St. Louis, Missouri Milwaukee Alumni Milwaukee, Wisconsin Chicago Alumni Chicago, Illinois Los Angeles Alumni Los Angeles, California Minneapolis Alumni Minneapolis, Minnesota Legal Organized February 12, 1903, at National University Law School. Joseph H. Choate (Alpha) Chapter installed same date. “Sigma Nu Phi Inn, " 1755 Que Street, Northwest, Washington, D. C. CHOATE CHAPTER OFFICERS Chancellor WILLIAM F. WIGGINS First Vice-Chancellor CLEMENT T. ROBERTSON Second Vice-Chancellor HARRY E. EDWARDS Master of the Rolls IRWIN GLADSTONE SOOY Registrar of the Exchequer RICHARD H. LAWRY Marshal ROBERT B. HEENAN MEMBERS Faculty Hon. Charles F. Carusi Hon. Frederick L. Siddons Thomas H. Patterson Conrad H. Syme William A. Coombe Godfrey L. Munter Honorary (Choate) Hon. James M. Beck Hon. Theodore C. Brentano Hon. Henry E. Davis Hon. Herbert J. Drane Hon. Duncan U. Fletcher Hon. Oliver Wendell Holmes Hon. Jackson H. Ralston Hon. Lon A. Scott G. Lynn Barry Augustus S. Bonanno Frank S. Bonanno Russell E. Buzzard Donald F. Brown John K. Black Martin A. Beehan Arthur Clark T. Kinsey Carpenter Hon. Hannis Taylor Active (Choate) Moragne F. Hall Frederick A. Hartung William F. Henry Elmer F. Hurley Robert B. Heenan Albert L. Jacobs Albert W. Kaiser Fred Kochli Peter Koster Norwood Patridge CassidyRichard H. Lawry Eugene V. Cogley Bert E. Derden Catlett G. Davis Harry E. Edwards John C. Freeland Vincent J. Garland Cecil Carlton Marble Paul Maynard Fred R. Miller George L. Pass Edmund L. Plant Alan H. Pottinger Arthur L. Reed Clement T. Robertson Irwin Gladstone Sooy Paul A. Sebastian Frederick John Scheel John Howland Simmons James Shenos Frank W. Steadman Francis W. Sullivan Roy L. Talbott Raymond L. Taylor Vincent B. Waters Millard F. West William F. Wiggins William T. Wilkinson Howard L. Wyand Page 208 FRED KOChLI FIRbT VICE-OiAMCELLOR HARRy E. EDYYAFCDS MARSHAL riORAGME r, HALL MASTER OF THE ROLLS Officers MILLARD FY E5T CHAMCELLOR AUGUSTUS 5. BOMANHO SECOND VICE-CHANCELLOR RICHARD H, LAW Ry JR. REG I 5TRAR Jo5EPHl1.CnDfiTE(flLFMfi)CnflFTER Clemenrt T. Robertson 1st Vice Ctxincellor Ircum Gladstone 5ooq . Master of the Rolls □rncERs Robert B.heenan Marshal liarrq E. Eduards 2nd Vice Chancellor Richard h.LaairqJr Reqistrar of the- .Exchequer iim :rtl h 7 rs | | o 1 Sn w 1 7 i J-4 1 Jos EPH H.Chd ite(i1lphii)Chi1pt[r Phi Beta Gamma Legal Fraternity Founded at Georgetown University , Washington , D. C. Preamble E, the brethren of Phi Beta Gamma Legal Fraternity, in order to establish and perpetuate a union of brotherly love dedicated to mutual helpfulness, service and fraternalism, aiming to develop and stimulate a respect for the law of the land and learning in its various branches, to promote zeal and ambition in its study, to maintain the high standards of the American Bar, and for the advancement of the highest ideals of ethical and professional honor. “To this end we, therefore, expect to achieve fraternal harmony and benefit and so implore the guidance and assistance of the Ruler of the universe ' PRO BONO GENICO! HONORARY MEMBERS Hon. Harlan F. Stone Associate Justice , United States Supreme Court Hon. Charles H. Robb Associate Justice , District of Columbia Court of Appeals Hon. Jennings Bailey Associate Justice , District of Columbia Supreme Court Hon. Peyton Gordon United States Attorney for the District of Columbia OFFICERS Chief Justice Frank Verdi Chancellor John O’Callaghan Bailiff Kenneth Parmalee Marshal Charles McCadden Associate Justice Francis W. Trapp Clerk Kenneth Uglow Historian Francis J. Pelland Alfred Acee Vernon Baker H. C. Bickford Edward Bowers Bryant Brown William Brown Walter Delaney Curtis Engelhart Keith Gaylor Robert Hallowell Wilmer Hallowell James Haslam Norman A. Gray Andrew Herlitz Raymond Isaacs Robert Kellahin Robert F. Klepinger ACTIVE MEMBERS Leo Kriz Jack Lee H. W. Libby David Lynn William F. Martin Robert May Charles McCadden Chas. J. McCarthy John V. McHugh Henry McLean Jack Moore Rosser Nalls John O’Callaghan Kenneth Parmalee Francis J. Pelland Craig Reddish Fred O. Roth Vincent Russo Richard Rutledge Douglas Seeley Thomas Sharkey William Skeels John P. Strauss Charles Tappy Francis W. Trapp Joseph Y. Trundel Samuel Turner Kenneth Uglow George Vaughn Frank Verdi J. Chas. Walters George W. Wright George Zeutzius i H OfTM r ® Sigma Delta Kappa Intercollegiate Law Fraternity Founded at the University of Michigan in 1914 Mu Chapter, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY Installed March 11, 1922 © DECLARATION O foster and encourage a spirit of brotherly love and affection; to pro- mote the moral and intellectual well-being of the members; to fur- ther the best interests of the Fraternity, the School and the Govern- ment of the United States, is the purpose and endeavor of Sigma Delta Kappa, and individual scholarship and high character is its pride. CHAPTERS Alpha — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Beta — Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois. Gamma — Benjamin Harrison Law School, Indianapolis, Indiana. Delta — Hamilton College of Law, Chicago, Illinois. Epsilon — Benton College of Law, Saint Louis, Missouri. Zeta — Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana. Eta— University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana. Theta — Chattanooga College of Law, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Iota — Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia. Kappa — Atlanta Law School, Atlanta, Georgia. Lambda — Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan. Mu — National University, Washington, D. C. Nu — Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. Xi — University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Omicron — Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio. Pi — Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee. Ebo — San Francisco Law School. San Francisco, California. Sigma — University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. Eau — De Pau University Law School, Chicago, Illinois. L psilon — Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Eh — Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, California. Chr — University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Esf — St. Joseph Law School, St. Joseph, Missouri. Atlanta. Georgia Detroit, Michigan Washington, D. C. ALUMNI CHAPTERS Indianapolis, Indiana. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Chicago, Illinois. Page 217 Alpha Beta Phi Legal Fraternity O l N December 20, 1924, a group of students at the National University recognizing the need of a fraternity which would conform to their W A beliefs and associations, met to discuss and organize what was later to ““ become the Alpha Beta Phi Legal Fraternity. At that meeting the name Alpha Beta Phi was chosen, and officers selected for the coming year as follows: Supreme Chancellor, Saul G. Lichtenberg; Chancellor, B. Robert Bodner; K. R. S., David H. Schatzow; Exchequer, Charles I. Kaplan; Chaplain, Reuben K. Millstein; Marshal, Sol Rothbard. The year 1925 marked the incorporation of Alpha Beta Phi Legal Fra- ternity in the District of Columbia as a National Fraternity. Preamble to the Constitution “We, students of the National University, in order to promote and further the social and fraternal associations among the students of this uni- versity, do establish this constitution of the Alpha Beta Phi Legal Fraternity. ” Lewis D. Cohen Supreme Chancellor D. D ' Orsay Sherman Chancellor Sol Rothbard K. R. S. OFFICERS ( 1926 - 1927 ) Nathan V. Needle Exchequer David Saidman Chaplain Benjamin Moss Marshal ROSTER OF MEMBERSHIP B. Robert Bodner Lewis D. Cohen Fischel Cornfield Abraham Erhlichman Charles I. Kaplan Saul G. Lichtenberg Morris Marks Louis Singer Harry Wolpe Samuel I. Zetzer Reuben K. Millstein Benjamin Moss Nathan Needle Sol Rothbard David Saidman David H. Schatzow D. D’Orsay Sherman From the time of organization through the first year of its existence, the energies of the fraternity were devoted to laying the foundation. The close of each year since the time of organization sees the fraternity succeeding in its objective and with new members on its roster. Banquets held at the end of each year proved huge successes. This year finds the efforts of the charter members materializing, the organ- ization going strong with prospects for the future excellent. It also finds some of its members as members of the Bar of the District of Columbia, Maryland and New York. Respectfully submitted, Sol Rothbard, K. R. S. Approved: Lewis D. Cohen, Supreme Chancellor. Kappa Beta Pi mM APPA Beta Pi Legal Sorority was organized at Chicago Kent Law School in 1908 when women were still pioneers in the study of law. It is the oldest women ' s legal sorority in existence. Starting with one chap- ter it has now grown until there are thirty-seven active chapters in recognized law schools in the United States and one chapter in Canada. Omi- cron Chapter received its charter May 3, 1921. The chapter supports three scholarships in the University and finds time to discuss legal problems of inter- est to those working toward the goal of service. It is ready to help all women law students and to endorse any movement of interest to mankind and particularly to removing restrictions against women in the professions. Kappa Beta Pi numbers among its honorary members such women as Judge Katherine Sellers, of our own Juvenile Court; Mrs. Ellen Spencer Mussey, Dean Emeritis of Washington College of Law; Honorable Florence E. Allen, Judge of the Supreme Court of Ohio: Helena Normanton, England’s first barrister-at-law; Madame Susanne Grinberg of Paris, Mrs. Burnita Sheldon Mathews and many others. MEMBERS OMICRON CHAPTER— KAPPA BETA PI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL Miss Elizabeth Clapp Adams Mrs. Edwina A. Avery Miss Edith M. Cooper Miss Donna Davis Mrs. Mabelle E. Ellis Miss Elizabeth S. Emmons Miss Blanche H. Enterline Miss Marie A. Flynn Miss Constance Fogle Miss Evelyn Jarvis Miss Lida Kendall Mrs. Pearl B. Klein Mrs. Bertha R. Lane Miss Esther Martin Miss Catherine Myers Mrs. May T. Peacock Miss Lulu Prather Miss Ellen K. Raedy Miss Catherine Reaney Miss Mildred Reeves Miss Olive V. Robinson Mrs. Sarah W. Sechrest Miss Virginia E. Teeters Miss Jeannette Willensky THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY MASONIC CLUB National University Masonic Club Affiliated with the National League of Masonic Clubs OFFICERS President George W. Smith Vice-President Dr. Robt. W. McCullough Marshal Gamble G. Daniels Chaplain George E. Burdick T reasurer K. Rickles Secretary Clarence L. Lavender Herald David Saidman HE National University Masonic Club was installed with a membership of twenty-one members on December 4, 1920. Organized for the pur- pose of promoting good fellowship among all students, more especially among Master Masons of the school. The club awards six scholar- ships to worthy, needy brothers. The success of the club is shown in its numerous social gatherings, the high-class standard of its fellows and in the fact that today it has close to one hundred and fifty active and honorary mem- bers. A banquet given by the club each year to the faculty has proven a decided success. W. A. Bastian L. A. Dent G. E. Edelin Bertrand Emerson, Jr. F. Juehoff Everett P. Haycraft John B. Keeler Henry C. Keene Frederick J. Ahlers Marquis T. Albertson P. W. Austin Ernest C. Ayre E. L. Bailey John P. Balster P. R. Baldridge LeRoy H. Barnard M. H. Earnes John S. Batman HONORARY MEMBERS J. Claude Keiper Allen MacCullen Godfrey L. Munter Charles M. Neff Roger O’Donnell Hon. Charles S. Lobingier Julius I. Peyser Theodore D. Peyser ACTIVE MEMBERS J. Ninian Beall C. C. Boswell George C. Boswell A. S. Brant John W. Bredehoft Donald F. Brown George E. Burdick Bennett Bush John A. Campbell John O. Campbell Dr. Albert H. Putney Hon. Henry G. Rathbone Hon. Theo. G. Risley Hon. Charles H. Robb Hon. Fred L. Siddons Hon. Milton Strasburger Conrad Syme Lynn H. Troutman J. Gordon Canfield Robert C. Carter Donald W. Clayton Leslie Coombs Gamble G. Daniels Charles A. Demarest, Jr. Edwin D. Detwiler William E. Doble Arthur E. Drorer John H. Essler Page ZZ4 J. P. Farmer Roy W. Farrell Frank Flynn Frank Ferris Herbert S. Fessenden Arthur H. Ford Charles M. Funkhouser Victor J. Garland Harold F. Gerard R. J. Gordon Marshall P. Goss V. E. Graves William D. Haislip Alvin W. Hall R. B. Heenan B. F. Henderson H. L. Henderson Earl G. Hendrick Benjamin Henkin Philip Herman Henry T. Hill R . L. Hollowell Charles W. Hoover Robert M. Hughes R. C. Huston Charles E. Jackson Lamar Jeffers R. S. Johnson George Keck WJllam F. Kelley, Jr. Peter Koster D. F. Kull Milton P. Landis Lacy Laughlin Clarence L. Lavender Jack Lee Charles B. Leiter John W. Light Connie McLean Henry B. McLean Dr. Robert W. McCullough C. B. McCullar William D. Medley L. H. Mayerle Fred R. Miller George T.. Montgomery George M. Moore Joel P. Moore Albert L. Morris P. S. Moorehead Earl R. Mosberg Leonard D. Myers Nathan Needle Wesley F. Pape Walter D. Perry Ernest P. Peterson John X. Phillips Charles L. Phillips E. L. Phillips John H. Pigg Edmund L. Plant Arthur E. Preyer Theodore P. Randall K. Rickies E. J. Reamer Elma C. Rhodes J. D. Rollins Richard W. Ruffner David Saidman Pedro Santos, Jr. Julius E. Schindler Alfredo Samson Earl E. Sechrest James Shenos George W. Smith E. I. Snyder William L. Speer F. M. Steadman E. A. Stoup Edward Swartz Henry P. Thomas Edward A. Tonjes Virgil P. Wallace Vernon F. Weekley George C. White R. C. Whitley Joseph A. Williams Fred. A. Woodis Howard L. Wyand John H. Young THE CY PRES CLUB The Cy Press Club Officers for 1926-1927 President Ann Webster Vice-President Lida L. Kendall Secretary Anne Leach T reasurer SONJA SASULY Reporter Elizabeth Prender Marshal Katherine Raedy HE Cy Pres Club is an organization of all the women students of the National University. The club’s purpose, as set forth in the constitution, is to “help its members advance in the study of law, and to promote good fellowship in the student body.’’ With these ends in view, an informal “get-together” luncheon is held on the first Thursday of each month at the Women’s University Club, 1634 Eye Street, and an annual is given on February 22nd of each year, when the club members and their friends dine and are addressed by persons distin- guished in the legal profession. In 1927 the Cy Pres Club was host to Mme Suzanne Grinberg, member of the French Bar; Mrs. Mabel Walker Willebrandt, Assistant United States Attorney-General, and members of the faculty. The regular business meetings of the club are on the first Tuesdays of the month, between classes, at 7:30 o’clock, in the women’s club room. THE PHILIPPINE CO LUMBIANS N October, 1924, a group of Filipino students at the National Uni- versity recognizing the need of keeping that traditional spirit of fellowship and comradeship, and “in order to cultivate a most cordial relation with our Alma Mater, to foster the advancement of knowledge in educational pursuit, fraternal ties and kinship, to attain respectable manhood and self-respect ' organized what is known on the campus as the Philippine Columbians, For the past three years the organ- ization has been very active, not only socially but also in other fields of activ- ity, thus keeping its spirit alive to conform with the provisions of the consti- tution. This year marked the greatest number of Filipino students in the Uni- versity, and thus the membership of the organization was increased. Students from both the Law School and the School of Economics and Government are admitted to become members of the organization. Many of the alumni-members of the Philippine Columbians who had returned to the Philippine Islands are now busily engaged in their respective professions which they acquired from the university. Their influence and their desire to be of service to the country are keenly felt by those with whom they come in contact. The organization is not only a great factor in cementing good fellowship and better understanding between American and Filipino students, but also a factor in bringing the National University well known among the Filipinos who come to the Capital City of the United States to seek higher education. The officers of the organization for the school year, 1926-1927, are as follows: ) Alfredo Samson President Manuel G. Zamora Vice-President JESUS Y. Perez Secretary -Treasurer Dr. Eugenio M. Fonbuena Counsellor CESARIO Farinas Historian ROSTER OF MEMBERSHIP Felix S. Bayaya Celso Ducosin Gregorio L. Fajardo Cesario Farinas Eugenio M. Fonbuena Bernardo Navarro Jesus Y. Perez Emilio Rivera Braulio Rillon Alfredo Samson Pedro Semsen Maximino Villareal Page 229 Manuel G. Zamora DEBATING | HE Saturday evening debating forum has become the intellectual playground of the National University Law School, and the mem- bers of the Class of ’27 availed themselves enthusiastically of the diversion thus afforded them. This enthusiasm was heightened by the knowledge of the fact that nothing so rounds out the per- sonality of a lawyer as the ability to face the public and address them on topics of current interest. And whether it was the League of Nations, Prohibition, Labor Legislation, the Bok Peace Plan or Immigration the memb ers of the Class of ’27 entered into the fray vigorously and displayed marked ability in disposing of the subject under discussion. Many of us struggled valiantly against fear and embarrassment while others easily swept us off our feet with their facility of expression and their eloquence. But all of us profited and all of us will not soon forget those friendly, though spirited, verbal clashes. INTER-CLASS DEBATE First Term RESOLVED: That the Eighteenth Amendment Should Be Repealed. MILLER SOCIETY — Affirmative Hollowed, W. D. Hollowed, R. L. Creveling, W. A. ALVEY SOCIETY — Negative Cassidey, M. P. Harbin Collins Judgment for affirmative. Second Term RESOLVED: That the War Debts Owing to the United States Should Be Cancelled. MILLER SOCIETY — Affirmative Bogan Campbell, John Soelberg, Earl J. ALVEY SOCIETY — Negative Collins, John Guidroz, Burt A. Lightman, S. Judgment for affirmative. Page 23C Joe Ingraham Business Manager “The Docket of 1927” Jerome G. Kaufman T reasurer “The Docket of 1927” DOUGLAS A. SEELEY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF a ®j t ' Bodtaf 1927 NATIONAL university law school ' V WASHINGTON, D. C. To the Class of 1927: An attempt to chronicle each and every one who assisted in the preparation and publication of the " Docket” would require more space than here allotted, how- ever, notable among the editorial and art staff, who have given unstintingly of their time and energy to make the book a success are Miss L. L. (Bobby) Kendall, whose attractive designs and border are throughout. Miss Emily Steele ' s and Mr. James Sheno’s humorous caricatures, as well as those dealing in a serious vein; Mr. Richard T. Joy, our His- torian, and Mr. Craig L. Reddish. Mr. Jerome G. Kauffman, our Treasurer, has dealt wisely and well with the financial affairs of the book, and Mr. Joe Ingraham, as Business Manager, has kept his ad chasers busy. The work is now finished, — it is with a feeling of exultation, mingled with regret, that the staff now commends the " Docket " to your favorable consideration. Sincerely yours. Editor in Chief. Page 234 PEERLESS ' VENTRILOQUIS ' n INTRODUCING Res Ipsa Loquitur By Lex Loci Contractus Mr. Suretyship et al G. Munter, “Wild Bull of the Pampas” at large. With such fury he roars He jars all the doors As he lays down his legal barrage. King Midas Assistant Dean Cassin, Has a passion for hoarding the gold. Each penny he squeezes Till “Honest Abe” sneezes For two-bits he ' d mortgage his soul. Mr. Criminal Case Law P. Gordon (No relation to Makers of Gin) . District Attorney by day — At night, so they say. He holds classes for students to sleep in. Mr. Criminal Procedure B. Emerson: Egotistical; curt; debonair. Reading sport sheets in class Is a colossal “faux pas.” Undergraduates take note and Beware! Doctor Constitutional Law A. H. Putney, All Articles and Amendments he knows; He reels off with ease. In spite of his sneeze, V olumes of meaningless prose. Dear reader and persons defamed — My conscience demands I admit. That these impressions unkind Were made on the mind Of an ignorant, silly, half-wit! But this state of such mental defunctness Comes well within the rule. That three years of this kind Of monotonous grind Of studying law may produce such a fool! So don’t take offense at these verses. They’re intended as innocent rhyme. We’ve seen worse in our day. But where we can’t say. Good-bye. We’re signing off for this time. — L. L. C. M tgraa, umveBsmr AVE, GCSAR! The National University Museum PALATINE TRIUMVIRATE Hon. Frederick L. Siddons Enigmatic Pendragon JOHN L. Cassin, Esq Tetrarch of Exchequer Godfrey L. Munter Burgrave of the Works “SCOTTY” Reliquary of Antiques and Custodian of Cuspidors NY volume which undertook to include within its compass a dissertation JjJ upon our Alma Mater would utterly fail in its purpose, whatsoever that might be, did it fail to give space and praise to the University r l vrm Museum, noted throughout the juridical world for the extent and magnificence of its collection of relics and antiques famous and notorious for their connection with the history of English and Civil Law. Collectors and antiquaries of highest repute unite in one voice to admit that the National University collection is nowhere surpassed, not even by the Louvre, the Bodelian, nor the British Museum. Visitors at National will find the Museum located in the Carusi Memorial Library Building, where it occupies the entire lower floor of that beautiful Gothic edifice. The outstanding objects are on display in individual exhibi- tion cases of plate glass and rosewood, and while no complete catalogue can here be undertaken, these objects which most excite the awe and veneration of the visitor are enumerated: The Original Scales of Justice — found in the recently opened tomb of King Tut. Moses ' Stone-cutter ' s Chisel identified by his thumb-print and certi- fied as the instrument used in the preparation of the original draft of the Ten Commandments. The Ink-pots of Solon and Lycurgus — from the original Munch- hausen Collection. Three Genuine Legs from the Roman Twelve Tables. Two Bronze Culverins from the Original Battery of the Canon Law. Along with these noted mementoes of the past there have been assem- bled objects of more recent interest which have played important parts in the glorious past of the university. Thus there is shown as still in the possession of the university the original Five Dollar Matriculation Fee paid by the first student in the remote days of 1869; a time-yellowed copy of the announce- ment of the First Faculty Banquet tendered the Graduating Class of 1882; also carefully preserved is the hatchet used by Judge Siddons upon that notor- ious occasion when he split an infinitive; a large number of Prof. Patterson ' s dropped “R’s” have been assembled for the edification of future contingents from North of the Mason and Dixon Line; also there is the still empty case reserved for Dean Putney ' s first perfect examination paper in Constitutional Law and finallv upon raised dais, upon an altar as ir were, is the author ' s own original of “The Little Green Book.” Thus ends the roll. So passes the visitor from the scholastic gloom of the Museum to the green beauty of the campus, his mind uplifted, exalted, realizing by these tokens to what heights his ambition may aspire. Discouraged [ fear that I shall never see The day when I can draw a plea, A declaration, or a motion Conforming to judicial notion Of contracts, equities, or torts. Or other legal indoor sports; For, be I ne ' er so circumstantial, I always leave out some essential, And being caught thus in delicto , Fail, non obstante veredicto . o CONFESSION Replication is vexation, Demurrer is as bad; A praecipe distresses me, But aider drives me mad. o Should a party sue me, lightly, Bringing action ex contractu, I should see him, most politely, All the way to Helen back, too. — Ess. The Lawyers 9 Ways I’ve been list’nin’ to them lawyers. In the courthouse up the street. An’ I’ve come to the conclusion That I ' m most completely beat. Fust one feller riz to argy, An’ he boldly waded in As he ’dressed the tremblin’ pris’ner In a coat o’ deep-dyed sin. Why, he painted him all over In a hue o’ blackest crime. An’ he smeared his reputation With the thickest kind o’ grime. Tell I found myself a-won’rin’. In a misty way and dim, How the Lord had come to fashion Sich an awful man as him. Then the other lawyer started, An’, with brimmin’, tearful eyes, Said his client was a martyr That was brought to sacrifice. An’ he give to that same pris’ner Every blessed human grace, Tell I saw the light o’ virtue Fairly shinin’ from his face. Then I owned ’at I was puzzled How sich things could rightly be; An’ this aggrevatin’ question Seems to keep a-puzzlin me. So, will some one please inform me, An’ this mystery unroll — How an angel an’ a devil Can persess the selfsame soul? Page 240 Shakespeare said: I was never so bethumped with words! When I began to study law I listened with a wild surmise — JEOFAILS and JEOPARDY Took me by surprise. I dimly heard the lecturing voice At the weary end of day, SOUS SEING PRIVE, FORMEDON, Stole my thoughts away. I sat in a great golden dream Through all the tedious hours, ASTRIHILTET, JAMUNDILINGI Bloomed in my brain like flowers. They’d ask me questions on the law. And never a word I ' d say, IDIOCHIRA, GARNISTURA Had taken my speech away. STIPULATIO SPONSALITIA — And others past belief — — Did I but know their meaning, I’d use them in a brief! —ESS. O ' ? M ‘ if 0 Hi f| y l THE MISSISSIPPI WITNESS Yoah Honah, An ' de Jury: Ef you’ll listen, now to me, I s gwine to straighten up dis case jes like it ought to be. Dis heah’s a case ob stealin’ hogs — a mighty ser’ous ’fense — An’ you’ll know all about it, when I gibs my ebbydence. Dis Peter Jones, de plainter, is a member ob de chu ' ch, But Thomas Green, de ’fender, goodness known he’s nuffin, much; A lazy, triflin’ nigger is dat berry Thomas Green — Dese is de dif’rent parties you is called to jedge atween. Now gib me stric’ contention while I ’lucidates de fac’; Dere’s two whole sides to ebery’ing, — de front one an ' de back, — What’s dat de little lawyer say? To talk about de case? Dat’s jes what I wuz cornin’ to; you makes me lose de place. Whar wuz I? Oh! I ’members; I wuz jes about to say, I heered a disputation ’bout a p’int of law to-day; ’Bout how to turn State’s ebbydence — dat’s what dey’s a dribin’ at Now ain’t it strange some niggers is so ignorant as dat? Why, when you wants to turn it, you jes has to come to town, An’ fin’ de Deestric Turner — he’ll be somewhar loafin’ ’roun’ — An’ den sez you, “Mahsr Turner, sah, I zires my compl iments; I’s come in town to see you, fur to turn State’s ebbydence.” As soon’s you tells him dat, he knows perzacklly what you mean, An takes you to his office, whar he’s got a big mersheen, An dar you cotches hoi’ de crank, an’ den you turns away, Untel at las’ dar’s somefin’ clicks, an’ den you’s come to A. Is dat de letter ob de thing de feller done?” sez he; Ef you sez no, you turns ag’in untel you comes to B; An so you keeps a-turnin’, tell de right one gits aroun’, An dar de Deestric Turner looks, an’ dar de law is foun’. An den you gibs de fac’s, an’ den he reads the law to you, An’ he axes you to ’vise him what you t’ink he ought to do; An den he say “good-morning’,” an’ he gibs you fifty cents, An’ dat’s de way you has to do to turn State’s ebbydence. Well, gemmen ob de jury, dis heah case is understood. I doesn’t know de hog wuz stole, but Peter’s word is good. He up an’ sesso manfully, dout makin’ any bones; An’ darfore, sahs, ef I wuz you, I t’ink I’d ’cide for Jones. THE LAW STUDENT A forward youth just home from college, Where he was seeking legal knowledge, Anxious his wisdom to display His father thus addressed one day: “Now, father, here ' s an apple — see — Which I design to give to thee — But so that none thy claim dispute, And to despoil thee bring a suit, I’ll give it thee in legal way, As thus — to wit — that is to say, “I give you all and singular, Without encumbrance, let, or bar, My interest, title, and estate — Whether the same be small or great — My present right and claim, and all Advantage, whatsoe ' er befall, That apple in, for your own use, With all its seed, skin, pulp, and juice — With all advantage and all right. With power to sell, roast, cut, or bite — With power to eat or give away At any hour, night or day, In mouthfuls or in single gulp, With all its seed, skin, juice, and pulp. Anything published heretofore Or hereinafter, less or more, Or any instrument, deeds, or deed Made in the past or to succeed, Of what kind or nature countermanding To the contrary, notwithstanding. No man to cancel this need try — Now, father, how is that for high? " The puzzled sire scratched his head, Then, with a sigh, he slowly sa id: “I think, my bright son, that the law Is like a pickerel ' s head, all jaw. Now you may to the cellar go And split wood — how is that for law? " THE JUDGE’S CHARGE The judge’s charge was clear and plain, It meant his side the suit should gain; But hours he waited, and report The jury none made to the court. “Go, bring them in, and we will see What may their trivial problem be; Perhaps some technical word of art, Or else some juror oversmart. ” The bailiff went, filed in the array, The judge the silence broke to say, “A verdict, gentlemen, have you found?” The foreman spoke, and somewhat frowned, “Your Honor, we are eleven to one.” And tell me, pray, who may he be. Perhaps he does not clearly see The points the court made in its charge, I may repeat them more at large.” “No,” said the foreman, “naught can change Him in his fixed opinion strange; We’ve argued Jong, he takes a pride In arguing always on your side.” (Dedicated to Judge Willett.) A CASE OF PROVIDENCE 0 Squiah, Lawd! — don’t be so quick! 1 claims my rights, I’s gwine ter kick! I tells you plain right to yo’ face Dis ain’t no common chicken case; Jes’ stop an’ use yo’ common sense, Dis is er case ob Proverdence ! W’y, yes, I took dem chicken, sho ' . As all dem sinful coppahs know! Dey knows de how and whence — but I Can give dis cote de reason why. Jes’ shete yo’ eyes an’ close yo ' face An’ le t me argyfy de case! I puts my trus’ an’ my defense Upon de groun’ ob Proverdence. Fus’ly, consider well de night, Jes’ light enuff, but not too light; De folks all sleepin’ safe an’ sound; Wid no fool dog er loafin’ roun’ ; De alley open, cl’ar an’ straight, No pusson dar, de houah late, A bo’d done busted off de fence, A dead sho’ sign ob Proverdence! No lock was on de hen house do’ ; De chicken dey was roos’n low; An’ all deir laigs was down’ard stickin’ Instead or bein’ on top de chicken, An’ dat’s de propah way to hab Yo’ chickens fer a sweepin’ grab; Darfo, I argyfies dat, hence, Dis waz a case ob Proverdence! Dar wuz my pusson, ears an’ eyes. My mouf deranged fer chicken pies, My han’ fas’ to er gunny sack Confawned to tote dem chickens back; An ' Proverdence jes’ seemed ter say, What foh you waitin’, anyway? You Johnson, hussel like de dickens! Perseed to ' similate dem chickens! " W’at’s dat, yo’ honoh? O my lan’! Six months! How kin a hones’ man A trackin’ Proverdence’s trail Run up ergin de county jail? Dis is a bu nin’, blame disgrace! Doggone my cats, I ’peals de case! I peals her, what’ she oughter went, Kersmack befo’ de president! “Cal " Coolidge k nows de how and when Likewise de why ob Proverdence? q? I ? 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