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McGrath Urges Jurists
To Study Security Disclosures at Trials Attorney General McGrath’s recommendations that they re-1 dedicate themselves to preserving feivil rights but consider the prob-l lem of known law violators who go unpunished because prosecu tion would disclose vital security information, was before top Jurists today. In two messages to the Judicial Conference of the United States yesterday. Mr. McGrath made those suggestions. His report to the conference on prosecutions in volving information affecting na tional security was reminiscent of the trial of Judith Coplon. “The real difficulty.” Mr. Mc Grath said, “lies in certain cases where the information is such that it cannot be disclosed even to the court, attorneys or jury. In many cases, the Justice Department has been compelled to refrain from prosecuting.” Vinson Heads Conference. He suggested that the confer ence, which is headed by Chief Justice Vinson, might well con sider the problem. Mr. McGrath was principal speaker at a dinner given by the Federal Bar Association to honor members of the conference. Judges from all over the country were present at the function in the Mayflower Hotel. The Attorney General stressed that, in these times, “which are so hard, with decisions so diffi cult,” it is more than ever the duty of the jurists to follow cer tain _ principles outlined by the Greek philosopher Socrates. J. These, he emphasized, were “the patience to listen, the wisdom to question, the strength to consider LAW DIGNITARIES ATTEND BAR DINNER—Four of America’s top legal men shown last night at the Federal Bar Association dinner for the Judicial Conference of the United States at the Mayflower Hotel. They are, left to right: James E. Palmer, pres ident of the association; Chief Justice Vinson. Attorney General McGrath and Supreme Court Justice Clark. —Star Staff Photo. soberly and the power to deter mine impartially.” The Attorney General said the prosecution problem is important not only to the Justice Depart ment but also to the State Depart ment, the Defense Department, the Atomic Energy Commission and other Government agencies. "Because of the Government wide interest,” the report added, "the problem has been brought to the attention of the inter departmental committee on in ternal security operating under the National Security Council.” He noted that the Court of Appeals had ruled that defendants desiring introduction of confiden tial Government papers must prove that such documents are directly material to a case. Even then, Mr. McGrath said, the court can exclude any portion of papers not considered material. And those portions, Mr. Mc Grath said the Justice Depart ment believed can be protected from disclosure by limiting their examination to the judge, the at torneys and the jury. Lauds Murphy, Rutledge. In his banquet address, Mr. McGrath paid tribute to the late Associate Justice Murphy as a man who “kept the faith" and as a jurist who dedicated himself to the preservation of the rights of the individual. He also lauded the late Asso ciate Justice Rutledge and the de votion to duty of other members of the national judiciary, even at the expense of their health. James E. Palmer, national presi dent of the Federal Bar Associa tion. presided at the dinner, at tended by several hundred per sons. Honored guests included Chief Justice Vinson and Mrs. Vinson, Associate Justices Burton and Mrs. Burton, Clark and Mrs. Clark and Justice Black: Mrs. McGrath, Mrs. Palmer. Presidential Adviser John R. Steelman, Clark H. Clifford, special counsel to the President, and Mrs. Clifford: Solicitor Gen eral Philip P. Perlman, Chief Judge Calvin Magruder of the First Judicial District and Chief Judge Thomas W. Swan of the Second Judicial District. Other Honored Guests. Also, Chief Judge John Biggs, jr„ of the Third Judicial District, Chief Judge John J. Parker of the Fourth district. Chief Judge Joseph C. Hutcheson jr„ of the Fifth district. Chief Judge Xen Hicks of the Sixth district, Judge J. Earl Major of the Seventh dis trict, and Mrs Major: Chief Judge Archibald - K. Gardner of the; Eighth district, Chief Judge William Denman of the Ninth dis trict and Mrs. Denman and Chief Judge Orie L. Phlilips of the Tenth district, and Mrs Phillips. Also Mrs. Olive G. Faircloth, president of the Distrust Women’s Bar Association; Judge E. Barrett Prettyman of the District Court of Appeals, and Mrs. Prettyman; Jerome F. 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The talks have been under way here for a month. These were the points of agree ment: 1. The character of the union statute. 2. The positions and functions of the heads of the union. 3. The duties and composition of the conference of ministers of the union partners. These con ferences will be held at regular intervals. 4. The duties and composition of the union's arbitration court. 5. Contact and co-operation among the parliament? of the union. Details Not Available. Details of the new agreement are not yet available. The original plan for a United States of Indonesia called for equal partnership under the Dutch crown under which 72.000.000 in-' habitants of the rich East Indies would achieve self-rule. A month ago representatives of the repub lic and the non-republican areas of the Indies agreed to set up a provisional government for the U. S. I. This represented a com promise in the republic's long fought-for demand for full inde pendence. Observers have been optimistic lately that the United Nations Commission for Indonesia would span all the outstanding differ ences between the Dutch and the Indonesians, and that this round table conference would end well ahead of schedule. It has been scheduled to end October 31. Outstanding in the discussions has been the UNCI proposal for the consultative conferences of the Netherlands-Indonesian Union. Differences Bridged. The Dutch had been seeking a joint council of Dutch and In donesian ministers and an inter parliamentary commission. The Indonesian Republicans, who had fought for independence in the Indies for four years after the end of World War II, had not wholly acceded to the Dutch plan, j They had demanded sovereignty! in all spheres—political, military! and economic. Apparently the main differences here now have been bridged. A communique of the three parties to the talks has been sub mitted to the Steering Committee by the working party of the Political and Constitutional Com mittee. It deals with preparation of the statute of the forthcom ing Netherlands-Indonesian Un ion. This was a clear indication that full agreement was not far off. The four-year war between the Dutch and the Indonesian Re publicans in Java and Sumatra' ended formally only a little over a month ago. It has been an armed truce, but the main shoot ing has ended. Baldwin Named to Head Martinsburg Chamber Ey the Associated Press MARTINSBURG, W. Va.. Sept. 23.—J. Gordon Baldwin, Martins burg merchant, has been named acting president of the chamber of commerce here. He takes the place of L. E. Barkhouser. who was elected to the post last December but was ! unable to serve because of ill ] health. Mr. Barkhouser has moved 1 to Hagerstown. Md. Truck Kills Baltimore Man On Highway Near Savage Thomas W. 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