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furnished sufficiently far in advance of its publication to afford the opportunity to the news agencies to place a copy by mail in the hands of the respective papers served by them with the proper authority for release at a specified time. This method of furnishing such information insures accuracy and gives to every newspaper receiving it ample opportunity to secure adequate editorial attention. When it was possible this information has been printed under the direction of the Secretary of the Association and furnished in sufficient quantities to put a copy into the hands of each paper desiring it.
The committee has recently increased its mailing list by adding thereto all of the legal periodicals in the United States and Canada, and all of the law schools in the United States. During the current year the committee has sent, in accordance with the above plan, to the news agencies, and also to institutions and individuals on its mailing list all of the important information of public interest concerning the Association up to the time of the preparation of this report, which is prepared in accordance with the practice of the Association for circulation to its members in advance of the annual meeting. The information thus made public has included news from time to time respecting the activities of the Committee on Uniform Judicial Procedure; the appearance of the Annual Report and a summary of the information afforded by it; the arrangements for the annual meeting in Montreal, Canada, including the program and list of speakers and their subjects. In order that the press might be furnished in advance, so far as possible, with an accurate summary of all of the formal and scheduled proceedings of the Association, a letter has been prepared to be sent to the Chairmen of all committees, authors of all papers and scheduled speakers, a copy of which is annexed hereto.
In order also that the local press in the large cities shall be properly apprised of the approach of the meeting and be alert for news of its activities, each member of the committee has been requested to communicate in advance of the meeting with the local press in his city, directing its attention to its importance and the public interest that will attach thereto, and members of
the Association in other large cities have been requested by the Committee to do the same in respect to their local press.
CHARLES A. BOSTON, Chairman,
HENRY E. Davis,
Committee on Publicity.
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION.
COMMITTEE ON PUBLICITY.
To the Chairmen of Committees, Authors of Papers and Speakers:
DEAR SIRS: It has been deemed a matter of great importance to the Association that the Press shall receive accurate news for publication concerning the transactions at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association to be held at Montreal, Canada, on September 1, 2 and 3, 1913. The Committee on Publicity is charged with the duty of supervising the receipt of such news by the Press. Representatives of the Press have suggested that this committee cannot perform its functions in a better way than to furnish the Press in advance with a short summary of all reports, papers and speeches, so far as possible, and in addition to the regular reports and advance copies of all formal addresses. Such material furnished in advance to the Press will be released for publication at the proper date.
In order to carry out this suggestion it is necessary that all reports and papers, and all such summaries shall be printed ready for delivery to the Press not later than August 17, 1913, and in order that the Secretary of the Association may comply with this requirement it is necessary that all reports, summaries and papers to be so utilized shall be in the hands of the Secretary, George Whitelock, Continental Building, Baltimore, Md., not later than August 7, 1913, and it will be preferable if they are delivered to him at an earlier date.
Each of you is requested to send with your respective reports and addresses to the Secretary of the Association, a summary thereof for delivery to the Press, as an indication of the contents, so that where the Press desires it the summary may be utilized in place of the longer report or address.
In preparing these summaries please bear in mind that the Press considers as news the unusual and extraordinary, and desires to have its attention, and the attention of its readers particularly called to those features of any paper submitted to it. Yours, etc.,
CHARLES A. BOSTON, Chairman, Committee on Publicity of the American Bar Association.
NEW YORK, JULY 1, 1913.
To the American Bar Association:
The Committee on Obituaries reports the names of members of whose deaths the committee has been notified since the last meeting, as follows, viz.:
NEALE, GEORGE H....
O'CONNELL, JOSEPH M..
ROSE, U. M..
COMMITTEE ON OBITUARIES.
FURNESS. WILLIAM ELIOT