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College Grit

Published by the Undergraduates of the Washington College of Law

Fourteenth Year - No. 2  Washington, D. C., October 18, 1933 Single Copy: 10 Cents

Social Season to Open with Dance Honoring Freshmen
Juniors Give Annual Dance for First-Year Students; Will Present First Opportunity for Freshmen to Become Acquainted with Members of Other Classes; Good Music Secured.
Miss Griggs is Chairman

The social activities of the year will begin Saturday, November 4, when the junior class will give a dance in honor of the freshmen. Dancing will be from 10 until 1, and a popular orchestra has been engaged to furnish the best possible music. the college hall will be appropriately decorated for the Halloween season. the committee in charge of arrangements is under the chairmanship of Miss Charlie Griggs, and in addition to her is composed of the following members: Mamie Price, Rose Hand, Francis Perkins, and Walter Connell.

This annual dance given by the juniors to the freshmen is an event of long standing in the history of the school. It is the formal introduction of the freshmen into the social life of the College. It presents to them their first opporunity to meet and become acquainted with members of the other classes, and also enables students of both the Day and Evening Divisions of all classes to meet at one gathering for the first time this year.

All members of the student body and members of the faculty are cordially invited, and it is hoped that a large number will be present, especially the freshmen, in whose honor the dance is given. The members of that class may secure complimentary tickets at the office. The price of admission to all others is $1.00.

Sedgwick to Address Alumni Meeting
Members Urged to Attend

The Alumni Association of Washington College of Law will hold the first regular meeting of the year on Thursday, October 26, at 8 p.m. at the College. The meeting is very important. Plans for the comin year will be discussed and the officers for the year will be elected. Every graduate of the College is urged to be present. In union there is strength. No one who is interested should be absent because dues have not been paid. This important matter can be attended to on that evening.

Of particular interest is the announcement that the meeting will be addressed by Paul J. Sedgwick, who is an active member of the Alumni Association and is a member of the College faculty in both the Day and Evening Divisions. Mr. Sedgwick spend his summer vacation in Europe and his talk is sure to be most interesting.

Major Vandoren for District Attorney
Has Distinguished Career

The friends of Major Lucian H. Vandoren are encouraged by the recent newspaper reports that he is considered a very likely selection for the position of United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Prof. Vandoren has been on the faculty of Washington College of Law for twelve years, during which time he has conducted classes in Equity Jurisprudence, Equity Pleading, and Evidence. He has also served for several years as one of the judges of our Moot Court, presiding with dignity, wisdom and skill. His fine record at the bar, as well as his distinguished military service, furnish a rich background for such an appointment.


   The readers of THE GRIT will be interested to learn that Mrs. Hazel B. Cairns, member of the senior class of the Evening Division, and of the Kappa Beta Pi sorority, this summer won a prize in legal research, given by the American Law Book Company, the publisher of The Law Student.
   Each issue of The Law Student carries a contest announcement, with questions much the same as the questions used in the class in Legal Bibliography. As a prize, the company offers a bound treatise of a section of Corpus Juris.
   Together with a commendatory letter from the company, Mrs. Cairns received a bound copy of Contracts. This volume contains all that Corpus Juris has to say on that subject, and is therefore a valuable prize, of which Mrs. Cairns is justly proud.

   Albert E. Stephan, of the legal staff of the Coordinator of Railroads, is conducting the course in Damages in the ay Division.
   Mr. Stephan was graduated from Wesleyan University in 1926 with the degree of bachelor of laws degree from Harvard Law School in 1929. He is a member of the bar of Massachusetts and of the District of Columbia.

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Get the Pleadings in
   This is to remind you that Saturday, October 28, is the last day on which initial pleadings will be accepted by the clerk of the Moot Court. They must be in on or before that date. They may be liable to demurrer or motion to strike, but they will be in. Otherwise, it is said that counsel will try the case at this time next year.

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Judge O'Toole Entertains

   On Saturday evening, October 14, Judge Mary O'Toole entertained at inner at the Women's City Club in honour of Miss Laura Berrien, class of 1916.
   Miss Berrien was formerly a special attorney with the Bureau of Internal Revenue. She has for many years been extremely active in the cause of "Equal Rights for Women" and is an enthusiastic member of the American Bar Association, the National Association of Women Lawyers, and the Women's City Club of Washington. She has now become associated with Mrs. Burnita Shelton Matthews, a member of the College faculty, in the general practice of law. They have announced the opening of their new office in the Southern Building, 1421 H Street, N.W., Suite 635.
   The dinner party was most enjoyable, and the joy of all present was increased by the presence of Dr Ellen Spencer Mussey, honorary dean of the College, who recently returned from the Braddock Heights, Md., where she spent the summer.
   The other guests present were Dean Grace Hays Riley, Miss Sarah Grogan, Mrs. Rebekah S. Greathouse, Miss M. Pearl McCall, Mrs. Burnita Shelton Matthews, Mrs. James A. Purcell, Miss Edna Sheehy, Miss Frazier Stiles, and Miss Catherine Louise Vaux.

   The friends of David T. Burgh, of the senior class, Evening Division, are pleased to see him back in school after having been absent for several days as the result of his being struck by an automobile.
   Mr. Burgh was walking across Pennsylvania Avenue on Twentieth Street N. W., when he was struck. He sustained a broken collar bone and was bruised considerably. He was taken to a hospital, where he was confined several days.
   Though bandaged up and unable to work, he is able to be out and attend classes again. 

Miss Allard Better
   We are pleased to announce that Eunice Allard of the office staff is recovering from an illness of several weeks, and express the hope that she will soon return to her work. 

Mrs. Greathouse Conducting
   The freshman debate class, under the direction of Mrs. Rebekah Greathouse, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, presented the first debate of the year last Friday evening. It was resolved that: The United States should recognize the present government of Russia. The topic afforded ample material for the debaters who found it to be one of the great interest and magnitude.
   The speakers were Miss Cobbs, Miss Wright, and Miss McKnew, who upheld the negative, whereas the affirmative was upheld by Mr. Keller, Mr. Lowery and Mr. Zepp. The arguments were presented very well, and the speakers showed exceptional composure in spite of the fact that it was their initial public speech.
   The debates were followed by six five-minute speeches on the lives of the famous and prominent attorneys. Besides being very interesting, these speeches are very educations, and through this medium the freshmen are given an opportunity to learn to stand on their feet and address an audience.
   The class has proved to be a very sincere group and is facing the assignments with great enthusiasm. It is the writer's prediction that before the school year is completed, some real ability will be noted springing from these attorneys-to-be. Best luck, freshmen.

Select Committees Soon 
   In accordance with the by-laws adopted by the class of 1934 in their freshman year, the senior class of the Evening Division hel its class election for the senior year on the 18th of the last May. The names of these officers have not appeared heretofore in THE GRIT.
   They are as follows:
   President, Leigh R. Sanford; first vice-president, Hazel B. Cairns; second vice-president, Mayhugh H. Horne; recording secretary, Marie L. White; treasurer, James T. Gallahorn, Jr.; sergeant-at-arms, Herman Lewis; Executive Committee. Sara A. Donohoe, Annette F. Gudger, John A. Johnson. 
   The officers have not as yet announced the committees for the year's work, but it is understood that a meeting for that purpose will be held in the near future for the selection of the various committees on rings, commencement speaker, caps and gowns, etc.
   These officers express their appreciation of the excellent work done by the officers of the junior class, and promise that they will try to do as well in conducting the affairs of the senior class. The treasurer will be pleaser to transact any business in reference to class dues, now due and payable. The class is entitled to and asks for the mental, physical and financial support of all its members.
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