Law: A. B. A. Rival (Cont'd)

In the faded Rose Room of Washington's old Hotel Washington last week the National Lawyers Guild blossomed after months of strenuous nurture by its liberal founders (TIME, Jan. 18) into a full-blown national organization, complete with constitution, officers and resolutions of high purpose. Temper of the 315 delegates was demonstrated early in the convention by the manner in which the new fellowship received a layman's slashing indictment of their profession. Barked Scripps-Howard's hard-boiled Columnist Raymond Clapper:

"The legal profession, certainly its most prominent members, have been engaged chiefly in obstruction, in...

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