January 1956

SOLICITATION-- POSTAGE METER MACHINES-- Using slogans printed by postage meter machines which encourage civic participation is not advertising.

Canon 24.


An attorney states that the manufacturer of postage meter machines can furnish plates which will imprint advertisements as follows:

Vote as you please—but please vote

Buy U. S. Defense Bonds

Give to conquer cancer-American Cancer Society

Give to the Heart Fund

Join and Serve Your Red Cross

Better Schools build Better Communities

Give the United Way

Know Your Hospital

and he inquires whether it would be proper for attorneys employing postage meter machines to use such slogans in the interest of the bar's "long record of public service."


A majority of the members of the committee see nothing improper in such procedure. Most of them regard it as praiseworthy. (7-1)