WOMEN: Bar's Bar

Though women are admitted to the American Bar Association and that of New York State, they have been banned from the marble-and-brocade clubhouse of the exclusive Bar Association of New York City since the first woman lawyer appeared in New York 50 years ago. Last week eminent members of the organization, among them George Woodward Wickersham, tried to have the local Bar's bar lifted by an amendment to the Association's constitution. Reasons given for the proposal's defeat: 1) expense; 2) potential disgruntlement of the male majority.

Lawyer Lucille Pugh commented: "Why should they be disgruntled? Don't women usually soothe ....

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