THE JOHN MARSHAL BAR ASSOCIATION
--- presents ---
November 12, 1955
College of Law
THE ANNUAL HOMECOMING SKIT
Gene Roberts ............... President
Jim Yonge ........... Vice President
Bill McInarny .... Secretary-Treasurer
Garlon Davis, Chairman
Paul Thompson, Assistant Chairman
Mark Rubin, Technical Advisor
Ben Butler, Property
Welch Whitesell, Programs
Bob Biewend, Sound
Paul Thompson, Ernie Edge, Frank Cotton,
Dave Todd, Gene Roberts, Frank Sullivan,
Marion Cnomwell )- Co-Chairmen
Karlene Hussey )
Mrs. Ralph Mabie; Mrs.Jim Dye;
Mrs. John Sheppard; Mrs. John Baker:
Doug Plowden; Bob Crittenden
George John Miller,
Garlon Davis & U of
Chi. Law Ass'n
Harold Lewis- Special Political Advisor
1.. MUSIC Claude Murphree
2. GENERAL WELCOME Jim Yonge
3. INTRODUCTION OF ROBERT B. MAUTZ
4. A FEW WORDS Robert B. Mautz
5. HONORING MRS. ILA R. PRIDGEN Reube
Askew, Chairman, Board of Directors
of J.M.B.A,; Hon. Charlie Bennett,
Representative in Congress
6. INTRODUCTION OF THE BARBLISTERS:
John Palmer, Dewey Villareal,
Bill Blalock, Dan McMullen
BARBLISTER'S THEME SONG
7. THE CAMPAIGNER RETIRED?
with: Carl Fredericks, Norman
Smith, Angus Andrews, Mike
DeMartini, Dougald McMillan,
Fletcher Carter, Sam Schooley,
David Jenkins, Paul Thompson
and Ernie Edge.
8. IVE HAD LEGAL TRAINING
T" e Barblisters
9. TWO OLD GRADS
e -e? -Van-Voast
10. DREAMWEAVERS AND CO-EDS
11. THE HOMEMADE WILL
12. THE POLITICAL KAT
13. THE LAW STUDENTS WIFE
15. THE GREAT COMPROMISE
Senators: Tom Crichton, Frank
Cotton, Ed Clery, Bill Twyford,
Mark Rubin, Larry Gautier, Dave
Davis, Rollin Davis.
Announcer: Mark Wilkerson
Commercials: Lee veissenborn
As in former years, we are most grateful for the help in typing and mimeographing
of Miss Edith Jennings and the College of Law Stenographic Staff: Mrs. Cleveland,
Mrs, Greene, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Stewart.
Wte would also like to express our appreciation to the Plant & Grounds Division for
setting up the chairs, the stage, the sound, and for the cheerful service rendered
whenever called upon.
1. THE BARBLISTER THEME-SONG (Tune: Whiffenpoof)
'Round the table in the Vars'ty
Where the profs all love to dwell,
Swiggin' gallons of that stuff you know so well,
Apple polishers assembled,
With their glasses raised on high;
That old A for admiration casts its spell.
Now that I for admiration
Is a magic thing to sell,
And our sages of the law all think its swell.
So we'll put aside our ladies
And concentrate on profs,
And the casebooks and reports can go to hell.
We are poor little lambs being led astray;
We get stuck with this faculty guff all day;
Great legal theorists off on a spree,
First tweedle-dum and then tweedle-dee;
This is what leads to an LL.B.;
Now, 'way down underneath those tables at old Tiny's
Where the profs and students meet,
Each one struggling, struggling just to get back on his feet,
Legal eagles flap their shoulders,
Each one fancying he can fly Take off-
Buy trying hard, so hard, to make it look discreet,
Now, the talk will turn to old Plato yes, Plato -
Or habeas corpus, or quo warrant,
Or old Socrates, or Casares, or Saint Joe d'Agostino,
Or how fast an ambulance can travel,
Or what makes a woman eager and why
In brief, all those things a real lawyer has to know Itts a noble
2. PULL OUT ESTOPPEL AND C-O-N-T-R-A-C-T
(Tune: Smile and M-O-T-H-E-R)
Pull out estoppel from your old brief case and
Smile, Smile, Smile.
Put old Sam Williston in his place
Smile boys, that's the style
Forget consideration, it never was worthwhile
Just put out estoppell from your old brief case and
Smile, Smile, Smile.
C is for past consideration
0 is for the offer that he made
N is for the long negotiation
T is for the custom of the trade
R is for the rule of restitution
A is for acceptance on the spot
C is for commercial institutions
T is for the things that I forgot
Put them all together they spell something
Something that has long eluded me.
But I'm sure that I remember one thing
That saves the contractor and contracted. .
(Repeat Pull out Estoppel)
I'VE HAD LEDAL TRAINING
(Tune: My Mother was a Lady)
1. Two old distinguished lawyers
Went to a bar one day.
They ordered two Martinis
in their raffish legal way.
When the drinks were set before them
There were no olives there.
One Advocate was so incensed
He started into swear*
2. The bartender paid them no heed,
Tho he was ill at ease,
Till one remark alluded to
A loathsome vile disease
Then facing his tormenter
With great judicial grace
He told them this sad story,
That put them in their placebo
3. The cocktail lounge was quite.
There were tears in many eyes.
Each man with legal training
Was touched--by that reply.
They sat in solemn silence,
Until one cried in shame:
"Forgive me, sir, for my insult,
Pray tell me what's your name?"
4. He told him and the lawyer cried:
"Why you were in my class,
You edited the Law Review
and helped us all to pass*
If you'll come into my office
I'll set you on your way,
For I have but admiration
for a man who'll stand and say -
Oh I've had legal training;
Perhaps you've had the same
So you had best consider
Before you soil my name.
This wretch you see before you
Was once a legal star,
But I had one fatal weakness:
I could never pass a barI
RE-AP-PORTIONMENT -- 1955
Col-lins says, "I've a great, big plan."
House says, "Gov, you're a real smart
Col-lins says, "You vote with me,"
Sen-ate says, "Go climb a trees"
Sons of the Beach want to run our state.
But the country boys won't co-op'er-ate.
(Tune: "Side by Side")
The Florida Legislature
Found apportionment against its
So they held an extra session
To reapportion us.
We thought they'd never adjourn,
With those extra dollars they earn;
But Turlington sent his money back -
Ain't he grand
LeRoy appeals to the voters
With his every breath.
But in the words of Senator Clark,
"Give me Liberty and give me deathV"
The session was to apportion,
But it turned out to be an abortion.
Clark and Gautier, Shands, we fear,
Won't reapportion us.