Dail, S Willard-Jun 1944 Law Sch graduation
Law Grads School Grants Degrees to 16 Warning the graduates of the Jefferson School of Law that his address was the "darndest commencement commencement address you have ever listened to," James J. Dono-hue, Dono-hue, Dono-hue, general attorney for the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company, last night gave a speech in which the customary advice to a graduating class was missing. The exercises for the sixteen graduates were held in WAVE auditorium. During the thirty-nine thirty-nine thirty-nine years of the school's existence, existence, 1,295 have graduated. Advancement Called Slow. Donohue, who begins his fifty-eighth fifty-eighth fifty-eighth year with the L. & N. today, reminisced about the school and told some of his legal Hear L. & experiences in connection with cases for the railroad. "Advancement in the law department department of my company is a plant of slow growth," he said, "but less than three months ago, due to the voluntary retirement of our beloved vice president and general counsel, Edward S. Jou-ett, Jou-ett, Jou-ett, there was a ground swell in that direction, seven officers and two departmental employes having having been promoted." Others On Program. Of the nine, six are graduates of Jefferson School of Law, the speaker -said. -said. He called particular particular attention to W. L. Grubbs,. assistant general solicitor, who. next Wednesday, "will argue what we know as the Southern freight rate case, a case involving involving a great principle and much money, and in that argument, for which he has been allotted six and a half hours, Grubbs will represent not only the L. & N. but, by selection, all the Class I rail N. Attorney roads in the South, some seventeen." seventeen." Also on the program were Joe A. Wallace, 2115 Speed, who had the highest average for the three years; Virginia W. Willings, oratorical oratorical contest winner among first-year first-year first-year students, and George R. Ambro, oratorical contest winner winner among second-year second-year second-year students. First honors for the last year went to James C. Pickerill. The graduate with the best record in Moot Court was Kenneth H. Bays, and the graduate preparing the best paper on copyright law, was Elbert R. Leigh. Ben F. Washer, dean, gave the opening address and awarded the degrees. The graduates were Baxter Ar-nett. Ar-nett. Ar-nett. Bays, John S. Cary, Nicholas J. Cheper, Samuel W. Dail, Mary Louise Foust, Roy J. Gardner, Jackson D. Guerrant, Jr., Lewis A. Hopper, Charles H. Morris, Pickerill, Carson' O. Porter, J. Darlington.Raine, James L. Smith, Wallace, and -Charles -Charles L. Wilkinson. Wilkinson. ' ' ' '