hr it « Bar Association • Officers Named John Bartylak Will Head Madison County Group KDWARDSVILLE - Illinois Supreme Court Justice Harry B. Hershey, Taylorville, was principal speaker at the Madison County Bar Association's annual dinner meeting here Saturday night in social rooms of St. John's Methodist Church, attended by 129 attorneys and guests. At 6:30 a chicken dinner was served by the women's society of the church. Justice Hershey, in WH preliminary remarks, /reviewed Madison County's important contribution to the history of the state. He discussed efforts being made by the Illinois Bar Association to improve the state's legal system by Inking election of judges out of politics. Introduced by Association President Gordon Burroughs of Ed- wardsvllle, Hershey urged that necessary steps be taken to provide legal aid for persons unable to hire an attorney In order to protect their rights. Attorney L. H. Buckley of Ed- wnrdsvllle, program chairman, spoke on "unusual wills." Amos Plnkerton, Springfield, secretary of tho state bar association, was Introduced and spoke briefly. Among guests present were his w-ife, also Mrs. Hershey, wife of the supreme court justice from this district; Circuit Judge and Mrs. William O. Juergcns of Chester and Mr. nnd Mrs. Samuel Smith, Carlinvillo. Now officers of tho association elected at the annual business ses sion wore Joseph It. Bartylak, Col- linsvillo, president, succeeding Gordon Burroughs; James O. Monroe Jr., Collinsvllle, vice president, succeeding Francis J. Manning of Wood River, and John G. Mudge. Edwardsville, secretary. Rolla W. Griffith Jr., Alton, was re-elected treasurer. Executive committee members named were John B. Harris. Granite City, and Harry Mondhlnk, Alton. Vocal solos by Wendell Van Stee and Ivan Cliff, and a duet by James Heeren and Sally Johnson comprised the musical portion ot the program under direction ot Mrs. Richard Wiedey, Kdwarda- vllle, who served as accompanist The Rev. John K. Alley, pastor of St. John's Mothodlst Church, delivered the invocation. A memorial resolution paying tribute to an association member who died witJUn the past year, former County Judge Wilbur A. Trares of Edwardsville, was adopted. The committee offering the resolution was composed of Alvin C. Bohm, Edwardsville, chaiinian: State's Attorney Austin l^wis, Madison, and William H. Wille, Collinsvill*.