The Honorable J. Weston Allen, graduate of the Law School in the class of 1896, recipient of the degree of Doctor of Laws, 1922, and Attorney-General of Massachusetts spoke last night under the auspices of the Law School Society at Phillips Brooks House to an audience which filled the hall.
Mr. Allen chose a text as follows: "Where there is no vision the people perish; but he that keeneth the law, happy is he". To interpret his text he restated it. Where there is no vision the people cast off restraint; where there is no restraint the people perish". He stated as his belief that there was a breaking down of moral standards which could not be accounted for by the war or by the heterogeneity of the United States. "The only safeguard of any country", he stated, "is the respect of the people for law. We cannot expect a future if our citizens lose confidence in the justice of our government".