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OF THE

TWENTIETH ANNUAL SESSION

OF THE

NORTH CAROLINA BAR

ASSOCIATION

HELD AT

HARBOR ISLAND AUDITORIUM
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA

JUNE 25, 26, 27, 1918

EDITED BY
THOMAS W. DAVIS, SECRETARY

(OF THE WILMINGTON BAR)

ASSISTANTS
WILLIAM L. SMITH :: LEONORA MILLS

RALEIGH
EDWARDS & BROUGHTON PRINTING Oo.

1918

PROGRAM NORTH CAROLINA BAR ASSOCIATION

TUESDAY, JUNE 25TH 8:15 p. m.-Association convenes—The President, Mr. A. W. McLean,

of the Lumberton Bar, presiding.
Address of Welcome By Mr. G. V. Cowper, of the Kinston Bar.
Response-By Mr. T. L. Caudle, of the Wadesboro Bar.
President's Address-By Mr. A. W. McLean.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26TH

MORNING SESSION

10:00 A. M. Historical Address-By Major John W. Graham, of the Hillsboro Bar,

on "Some Events in My Life; Some Lawyers I Have Known.” Reports of Committees.

AFTERNOON SESSION

3:00 P. M. Address—By Hon. R. H. Welch, General Counsel of the Federal Land

Bank, Columbia, South Carolina, on "The Relation of the Bar to the Success of the Federal Farm Loan System in the Third Federal Land District.”

EVENING SESSION

8:30 P. M. Address—By Monsieur Frederic Allain, of Paris, Counsellor to the

French High Commission.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH

10:00 A. M. Address-By Hon. W. J. Adams, of the Carthage Bar.

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL SESSION

OF THE

NORTH CAROLINA BAR ASSOCIATION

HELD AT

HARBOR ISLAND AUDITORIUM
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA

JUNE 25, 26, 27, 1918

The Twentieth Annual Meeting of the NORTH CAROLINA Bar AssociATION convened at Harbor Island Auditorium, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, at 8:15 p. m. on Tuesday, June 25, 1918.

The meeting was called to order by the President, Mr. A. W. McLean.

The President: The Twentieth Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Bar Association will now come to order. The address of welcome will be delivered by Mr. G. V. Cowper, of the Kinston Bar. (Applause.)

ADDRESS OF WELCOME Mr. Cowper said:

We meet amid perilous times. The world trembles in the balance tested by war, destruction, and death. We have but to strain our ears to seem to hear the tramp of soldiers, the roar of cannon, and the cry of anguish from the battle-fields of France. We have but to stretch our eyes to see, though through a glass darkly, ruined temples and decrepit women and children. In the past few days the havoc has been brought to our very door, as we have read in bold headlines of the destruction of American lives and American property by submarines along our own Atlantic coast. Never before, as today, in the recollection of any living man, has there been enacted

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