The Morning Herald from Hagerstown, Maryland on January 5, 1938 · Page 1
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Good Morning How much will the Federal budget be out ot balance this yearJ MORNING HERALD Weather Forecast Generally fair Wednesday »nd Thursday, not much change In temperature. VOL. XLII, NO. 4. I'e»terda7'» Prew Run 0,500 HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1938. (jf>)—Meant Associated Priii SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTR MARRIAGE OF COUPLE ENDS WIDE SEARCH Daughter of Ford Company Official Elopes with Drummer FEAR OF KIDNAPING HELD BY FAMILY Gertrude Bennett and Russell Hughes Wed in Indiana Detroit, Jan..4 (/P)—Harry M. Bennett, Ford Motor Co. personnel director who spent a sleepless night directing a search for his vanished 17- year-old daughter, Gertrude, learned this afternoon tffal she had eloped to Indiana with a college sweetheart. His fear that she had been kid- naped was not dispelled until lie had confirmed by telephone t/ie news that she was married last night at Auburn, Ind., to Russell Hughes, 21-year-old trap drummer. Both were students at Michigan State Normal College. The families are neighbors. Bennett lives in a turrcled castle between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. Hughes lived with his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs Ivan Roufson, in a modest home three miles distant. His stepfather is a Ford employe. Marriage Confirmed The marriage was confirmed by Carl "Walter, DeKalb county clerk at Auburn, Ind., who said he did not know that . the prospective bride was a daughter of the Ford personnel director when the couple applied for a license at 5'.45 P. M. yesterday. It was 1 P. M. today when -word reached Bennett that the missing couple was married at 6:30 P. M. yesterday by Miles Baxter, justice of the peace at Auburn. Late today, he still had received no direct word from the couple and declared he would make no furtHer eltort .to find them. At 1:10 P. M., State Police Capt. (Continued on Page 10) MAN IS HELD ON CHARGEOF ARSON Harry Matthews Is under Bond for Action of the Grand Jury Charged with arson in connection with an explosion and fire in his house in Jail alley early yesterday morning, Harry Matthews, 40, was held under $1,000 bond for action ot the February grand jury by Magistrate O. Edward Heard yesterday afternoon. The former shoe factory worker admitted, officers said, that he saturated the interior ot the bouse with four gallons of gasoline and then tossed a cup of the fuel on a red-hot stove. Matthews said he started the fire to prevent his housekeeper from getting any of Ihe furnishings of the five-room frame bouse, which he declared she had threatened tc take. In the explosion and lire which occurred yesterday morning about 7 o'clock, Herbert Guessford, 13, who occupied a room in Ihe house with his, brother,. James, 29, was seared by flames but not seriously burned. Matthews and the housekeeper, Minerva Myers, as (Continued on Page 10) TWO ARE ARRESTED ON ROBBERY CHARGE Ralph Helm, 36,' Braxton alley, and William 0. Johnson, 59, Suman alley, both colored, were arrested yesterday afternoon by Patrolman William llamlll and Deputy Leister Isanogle on charges of breaking inlo and entering the Meyers and Berkson warehouse and taking a quantity of goods. Roth men Were jailed for hearings Ibis morning before Magistrate C. Kdwnrd Heard. Knme. of Ihe merchandise was sold lo a junk denier, officers sold, while'others were recovered at the home of another negro. TO SEEK PAROLE Worlhlnglon W. McCunley, sentenced from Washington County Circuit Court to IS months in Ihe House of Correction for contributing lo Ihn delinquency of minors, will apply for a parole on January 12. Seventeen other applications will he heard by Parole Commissioner J. Cookman Boyd at that time. VETERAN ACTOR DIES Hollywood, Calif., Jan. 4 (ff)— Kdwarrt M. Klmhnll, 78, veteran stage find screen nr.lor ni'il fnlhcr r,f Clara Klmhnll Voting of the-si)en| .icreeti, died lotlny. He silt- fprnl a nlroko of paralysis on New Ye«r'» pay, Two Are Killed In Highway Accidents Mrs. Mabel Powers Loses Life on Western Pike Mable Virginia Powers, 38, wife ot Paul B. (Bud) Powers, Hancock restaurant proprietor, was killed instantly early this morning when a ear operated by her husband sideswiped another machine, careened off the highway and struck a telegraph pole on the Western pike a short distance east of the Ccjnococheague creek bridge. Mrs. Powers was (lead upon arrival at the Washington County Hospital. Powers told State Officer J. A. White and Deputy Leister Isauogle that he misjudged an approaching automobile. He said he through.! the car operated by John Shllman. Jr., Moller avenue, was approaching from the main highway but when lie saw it coming from the old roail near the approach to the new bridge he cut sharply to the left. The Shumnn car was sideswiped and I lie Powers car went off the highway and broke off a pole. Several wires were torn down. Powe'rs was enroute to Hancock at the time of the accident while the other car was approaching from the opposite direction. Miss Ella Miller Is Killed When Struck by Truck Struck by a truck on the outskirts of Williamspoit last night about 9 o'clock, Miss Ella Miller, 09, of Williamsport, died five minutes after her admittance to the accident room ot the Washington County Hospital. Investigating officers said the aged woman was crossing the Greencastle pike and walked into the path of a truck operated by William Wise, 1C. Acting Coroner C. Edward Heard deemed the accident unavoidable and the driver released. Investigation by Deputies Isanogle, Beckley and Stangle and State Officer White showed that the woman walked from behind a parked car into the path of the truck proceeding from Williamsport to Kemp's Mill. It was Washington county's first auto fatality in 1938. Miss Miller sustained a fractured skull and crushed legs and arms. She never regained consciousness. Wise is a driver for Warren H. Reed, of Dudley, Pa. WOMEN ARE HELD ON MURDER CHARGE Hunch Clips Crime Career of Thrill-Seeking Pair Newark, N. .T., Jan. 1 (ff)— A woman's hunch clipped the crime careers of two thrill-seeking young- women who confessed today, police said, to the $2.10 holdup slaying of a. bus-driving father of two children. Mrs. Ethel Stronse Sohl, 20, daughter of a Newark radio patrol officer who with fellow officers sought to solve the crime, and Genevieve Owens, 17, were held without bail when arraigned before Recorder Kveretl B. Smith on charges of murder. Their arrest followed quickly an investigation launched by Newark probation officials, after one ot them, Mrs. Helen Burning, said Miss Owens commented yesterday, "If things don't improve I might go out and try a hold-up." Miss Owens was on probation for vagrancy. Joseph Cocoz'/.a, acting captain of detectives, said Mrs. Sohl confessed she held up William Bnr- horst, 34, with a sawed-off .32 cali- bre rifle on Dec. 21 at the end of his Rutherford-North Newark run, and pulled the trigger when he attempted to seize the weapon. She seized the change clip, Cocozza said, ran back to the anto where Miss Owens waited and said: "I had a tussle'and I think 1 shot a man." The two women, who met in the House of Detention last July, told police, Coeozxa said, they engaged in a career of crime "for the fun of it." : Police said Mrs. Sohl admitted using her father's service revolver and his automobile in a previous holdup of a gasoline station In Rutherford. Apparently unperturbed by their arrest, the two women joked wlih detectives as they re-enacted Ihe slaving in Main street, Belleville. Both wore short socks and brown dresses. A bus carrying' passengers was slopped to enahl s Mrs. Sohl to reenact tile crime for the camera. Laughing and smoking a cigarette, she insisted, police said, that a car, representing the getaway auto, he placed in the exact spot where the latter stood. Group to Discuss Relief Situation Annapolis, Md., Jan. 4 (ff)— Mayor Thomas W. Koon, of Cumberland, notified Gov. Harry W. N'ico today lhat a delegation from Cumberland would ippear before the Board of Public Works tomorrow lo discuss Ihn situation brought about by the laying: off ot employes by industrial planls of that city. The hoard meeting wns called originally to allow opponents and proponents of Ihn selected State Circle-Rile for the proposed State office building linrc to givo their views, Tho hearing on the site was requested by (lie local Chamber of Commerce. George B. Wool- fel, attorney, will represent the 15 tenants living or conducting businesses in the area Governor Nice said ho hnd been informed Hint as a result of "the tremendous layoffs" hy plants in Cumberland the situation In that eUj was PRODUCTION PLAN BEING CONSIDERED New System under Study, President Roosevelt Discloses Washington, Jan. 4, (#»).—A new system o£ planned industrial production is being considered, President Roosevelt disclosed today, aB one means to prevent business recessions. He told reporters there 1ms been much discussion uC a proposal to j centrallon FIGHT RAGES AT TERUEL IN SNOWSTORM Rebels and Government Forces Fight Savagely in Storm CASUALTIES MOUNT IN FIERCE BATTLE Reports from Two Camps Continue to Be Contradictory Hendaye, Franco - Spanish Frontier, Jan. 4 (if) —The battle for Tertiel swirled today around the eastern Spanish provincial capital in a driving snow. Insurgent and Q o v e r nment iroops fought savagely in freezing weather over (he ice-covered hanks of the river Guadalaviar west of the city. Reports reaching the Franco- Spanish frontier said the opposing armies at times struggled in hand- to-hand combat on the frozen river itself and casualties from cold arid conflict mounted into thousands. The river flows east toward Teruel and then bends sharply southward on the outskirts of the city. Insurgent reports said the Government soldiers were forced to leave ground In the bend where tanks ploughed through the snow, spitting fire into the ranks of entrenched, cold-numbed militiamen Reports from the two camps on the situation in Teruel itself continued to be contradictory. Insurgents said the city, which they lost Dec. 21, bad been "liberated" while Government officials asserted an Insurgent garrison in the downtown quarter still was being besieged. At Celadas, northwest of Teruel, Insurgents asserted their artillery severely punished Government con- Envoy to U. S.? Count de Salnt-Quentin Count Rene Doynel de Saint-Quen- tln, 54, is expected to be named French Ambassador to the United States. The post has been vacant since Georges Bonnet was called back to France last year to become finance minister. Budget Message Is Ready For Congress Deficit of One Billion Dollars Expected Because dT Relief and Naval Spending—Only Tentative Figures Expected DELEGATES CHOSEN BY FARM BUREAU have industry and government sit around the conference table to gauge future purchasing power and consumers' needs. Emphasizing that be was not advocating re-enactment of the national recovery act, the President nevertheless pointed out that under the NRA codes it was legal for industrial heads to figure out probable demand with government ex- perls and plan production accordingly. He expressed belief that so long as this were done with price-fixing and without eliminating competition, It was an intelligent way to figure out needs. He said there had been a lot of discussion as to whether this would be legal under the auti-lrnsl laws and many people were afraid of it. No decision had been reached as yet, he said, adding it would be two or three weeks before he sent. his special message to Congress urging a revision of the anil-trust laws. The President prefaced his dis- references to specific sales- cussion cases of the high pressure manship to which he objected in Ms message to Congress yesterday. Hf- also spoke of the need for end- Ing the Jiirisdictional dispute between. organized labor groups. However, he said he wanted to give cepltal and labor a chance to put their own houses in order betorc | making any new legislative moves. Three Are Found Shot and Hacked on Farm in Ohio South of the provincial capital, the Insurgents' right flank tried desperately to close In on highways leading to the city from Castravlo. Reports said some of the fierce?*, fighting of the civil war occurred In this sector, where battlefields were stated to be strewn wlih frozen bodies. 'BREAK" IS GIVEN STATE MOTORISTS No Arrests of Those Lacking New Cards Until Further Notice While scores of Washington county motorists, who waited until late in 3937 to apply for aulomobile registration, vainly scanned mails for the receipt of their cards. State police continued the i-eassurlng note they struck Iin New Year's Day. No arrests for lack of registration will be made, Lieut. Niles Yonngstown, Jan. 4 (.f)— Falkenstein stated yesterday, until the applications at the Motor \ e- hide Commissioner's office have been sorted. H has been reported that 25,001) applications, mailed before the December 31 deadline, await sorting and answering. The law requiring motorists to renew their licenses and pay an extra dollar fee, to be used for relief, made previous licenses void after January 1. However, applications postmarked up 10 New Year's Day were valid. The final week's rush was reported to have j swamped the Commissioner's of-1 flee, resulting In the "delay order" to officers. Resolution Favoring Use of Prisoners on Roads Adopted Delegates and alternates to the annual meeting of the Maryland Farm Bureau which will be held on Jan. 13 and 14, at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, were elect- en at the January business meeting of 'the Washington County Farm Bureau held f-sterday afternoon at Ihe Y. M. ... A. The delegates chosen are Allan B. Seibert, Clarence B .Mason. Robert B. Rench and John J. Flook; alternates, D. D. Mullendore, Reginald Aukeney, S. Waller Stoufter and Howard Swain. These men will also help develop plans for the work of the bureau and policies foi guidance of officers for this year Tile local bureau adopted a resolution favoring thb working of prisoners, both those of the county jiill and the state institutions, on lateral and farin-to-market roads : also for work in (inarrles. The resolution stated that farmers be ing large taxpayers &re demanding "that, these free boarders be put to work thereby giving the state some return for its Investment in them." Officers were nominated. The election will be held at. Hotel Alexander on Jan. 27. The election will take place at the morning meeting beginning at JO o'clock while the itnnunl dinner with addresses by several prominent persons will be held beginning nt noon. Delegate Clyde G. Ankeney, who attended the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federa! lion held recently in Chicago, made. Washington, Jan. 4 (ff)— President Roosevelt completed today a tentative chart of Federal spending in the 1938-39 fiscal year and well-informed officials predicted it would indicate a $1,000,000,000 deficit. The budget will go to Congress tomorrow. Mr. Roosevelt told the legislators yesterday it would not] be balanced but that the deficit ' would be less than in the present fiscal year ending next June 30. The last official estimate of the prospective deficit for the current year was $895,245,000. Officials indicated, however, the message tomorrow would revise this figure up to about $1,250,000,000. This would be slightly less than twice Ihe $845,008,770 deficit for the first half of the y.ear> reported by the treasury today. The budget is expected to give only tentative recommendations relief and naval expenditures, the final totals to be determined ater in the light, of what the President may deem necessary because of the business recession and world rearmament. Under these circumstances, observers generally concluded any estimated deficit could be called only a preliminary guess, subject ..o wide revision according to developments in business—affecting both relief expenditures and tax receipts—and in International affairs. Last year Mr. Roosevelt delayed his estimates of relief, appropriation needs until April so as,to receive beforehand reports of the spring business and employment outlook. The probability ot some "supplementary" recommendations for naval construction was advanced by the President recently in a letter to Chairman Taylor (D., Col.) of the House appropriations committee. Mr. Roosevelt indicated to Congress yesterday that he believed regular Federal expenditures could not be reduced below $7,000,000,000 a year. At the same time he expressed a desire for all possible economies. In view of his previous requests, observers generally believed his budget would call for a sharp reduction in highway expenditures, currently more than $200,000,000 a year. A strong bloc in the House and Senate is opposed to such limitation of expenditures for roads. Officials close to the President said that aside from the budget message, another urging revision of the anti-trust laws, and possibly one asking supplemental naval appropriations, he was contemplating no messages to Congress, FARM AGENTS WILL OPEN MEET TODAY College Park, Md., Jan. 4 (ff>)— Agricultural planning experts will open the Maryland School for Extension Workers tomorrow with a discussion of the fanner's relation to the rest of society. Dr. Carl F. Taeusch of the program planning division of the Federal Department ot Agriculture will speak on "A Social Philosophy for Agriculture" and Dr. F. F. Elliott ot the same division will tell of the work of planning agricultural programs. Dr. T. B. S_ymoiis will call the meeting of more than 10(1 county farm agents and home demonstration agents to order and Dr. H. C. Byrd, president of Ihe University THREE YOUTHS ARE INJURED IN (RASH Autos Collide at East Avenue and North Mulberry Street Three Waynesboro. Pa., youths : ere injured, one perhaps seriously, when their automobile overturned after striking another machine at Mulberry street and Bast avenue late last night. The injured: Sidney Fishack, 18 driver of the Waynesboro car, slight cut over right eye; Lloyd Krider, cuts and abrasions about the hips and Walter B. Stouffer, possible fracture of right elbow, possible brain concussion and Injuries to right eye. Their automobile, east, bound on East avenue, struck a north-bound car operated by William E. Deavers, 300 block Reynolds avenue! Deavers and his passenger, Thelma Sonera, 400 block Mitchell avenue, escaped injury. The 'Waynesboro car was demolished nnd the other machine was considerably damaged. Fishack was charged with falling give right-of-way by Capt. Carl report of this meeting at the session yesterday. He said nearly :l.OOO attended from more than forty states. Secretary Wallace and President O'Neal, of the Farm Bureau, spoke. Mrs. Roy Weagly, who attended the convention, made a report Which told about the work of womeus' organisations affiliated with the Farm Bureau. Talks Are Given at Farmers'Meet Henry Balimeisler, his wife and his father, Theodore Baumeister, were found shot and backed to death today on their North Lima farm. Deputy sheriffs were seeking to determine tonight whether it was a triple slaying, or whether one ot the men hnd committed murder and suicide. The father, still living when found, died in a hospital shortly after his arrival there. The younger Baumeisler was found lying in a pool of blood in the farmhouse kitchen. A single Robbers Gag Six, Flee With Jewels Kings Point, N. Y., Jan. 4 (/P)— . . Four robbers, all armed, invaded Oats Co., Chicago, spolie on live- Ihe home of J. Edward Meyer today, in Ihe heart of the millionaire colony of Long Island's so-called "Cold Coast," bound and gagged six members of the household and escaped with jewelry values at ?30,000 and $460 in cash. Most of the loot was in a 300- barrel shotgun was nearby, and a About 250 fanners of the comity and nearby sections attended a meeting given by the llershey Milling Co., this city, jn the Alsatia Club last evening when talks on proper feeding and breeding ot livestock and poultry were given. Prof. J..A. McLean, of the Quaker of Maryland, will welcome the agents to the school. BOWERS CONFESSES SLAYING OF WOMAN Fugitive, Sought for Philly Murder, Arrested in Louisville Washington, Jan. 4 (ff)— The Fed- ,-„---„. - oral Bureau of Investigation an- McCleary and Sergeant John Dv notinced tonight that Wendell For- vine. He Is being held for a bear- rest Bowers had confessed at Louis- int" in traffic court this morning, ville, Ky., the slaying near Phila- ; Police said Fishack failed to stop delphia of Mrs William V. Car-; at a boulevard slgn^ penter. j ~ 7 The announcement said Bowers,; FUGITIVES DROWN known to Federal agents as the , "marble-eyed slayer," declared he Georgetown, British Guiana, Jan. shot Mrs. Carpenter in the back on 4 (fP)— Death ended the daring bin Ihe night of Dec. 13 after breaking for freedom today of two fugitives inlo her home in search of money, j from the penal colony at Cayenne, the Bureau said. French Guiana. They drowned less Bowers told agents, it continued, than a mile from the shore, near Georgetown, when the Improvised boat in which they were making their escape was swamped in the sea. Two companions were picked up exhausted on the beach. slock while William Foreman, Philadelphia, connected with the same Him, addressed the fanners on poultry. D. P. Shilling, ot the local Ilrm, arranged for the meeting and Introduced the speakers. The meeting .was opened wlih a short talk on the manufacture of flour. pound safe which Ilic gunmen instructions in feeding were kitchen window was shattered, as \ wrapped up in an Oriental rug j gj ven by the speakers while they If by a shot. _ j nnd carried awny. The safe also j , |]so lou ,.|ie ( | upon necessity of careful selection of the proper type of livestock or poultry with which to hay and cornstalks In the barn. j gems. breed. Feeding melliods and the Nearby was Theodore Bauineis-i The robbers, one of them ler, shot and also bearing wounds evidently inflicled with a hatchel. Deputies were seeking a hired man recently employed by Ihe Bnu- masked, spent more than-an hour ransacking (he house after ripping out telephone connections and binding Iheir veilims with nd- melslcrs (or any Informnllon hftjhcslvn tape and picture wire, might shed on olroiinislanccs ofj the killings. SIX KILLED Krnnliforl on~iho Main, Germany, .Inn. ,1 (/I 5 )—Thref! passengers nnd Miren crew members, all Germans, wero killed today when n. Milan- London,transport plane crashed on LEAVE FOR WEDDING London, Jan. 4 (fP) —The Duke and Duchess of Kent left today tor Athens to attend Ihe wedding Jan. !) of Crown Prince Paul, heir presumptive lo the throne of Greece, and Princess Kredorlkn Louise of Mrunswlck. Prince, Paul, ,15, nnd hla 20-yenr-old bride-to-be are rils- tnnl cousins, both related to the British rcy.«J family. and Ihn various kinds of feeds used were described at, leilRlh. The speakers also gave some valuable in regard lo manage- PROPERTIES SOLD The Rudy farm of 120 acres on the Wllllamsport-Clenrsprlng pike was sold In front of the Court House by' Auctioneer R. W. Blgen- brode yeslerdny afternoon - for |l,87P. Auctioneer Fred White sold Ihe Jeff Davis property at Eakles Mill'for 11060. that after he had been in the bouse for two hours, Mrs. Carpenter and a Miss Griffin came home. He, said lie had a gun which be found in an upstairs room and that after chasing the women through the house he robbed them of about $11. He then marched them upstairs to a bedroom, "the confession said, taking along a piece of rope be bad found in the basement. He ordered Mrs. Carpenter to tie the girl, but was not satisfied with the manner in which she was doing it so he. hit the girl on the head with the gun and knocked her unconscious. Tlie Bureau declared Bowers said Mrs. Carpenter then reached for the gun, he jerked It away, she fell lo the floor and bo shot her in the back and in the head. He added that, be attempted to assault the girl, Ihe Bureau said. After lying the girl. Ihe confession continued, he went, to the. bathroom lo lake a bath, then searched the women's pocketbooks again. He said he slole no jewelry and knew nolbing about any missing rings. After leaving the house he said he, was given a ride to the, railroad sliillon, where he threw the gun in | n sewer, the Bureau said. Tie then walked down the railroad tracks to the next slation and bought a ticket to Philadelphia. From Philadelphia, he siild he went by train to Pittsburgh, by bus to Uric, and hy freight train to Fre- donla, N. Y From the latter place, ho said he hitch-hiked to a small town the name ot which hn said be could not remember, about IS miles from Buffalo, where he'spent the night In the-police station. Later he (Continue* On ft** W), SPENDING AS BUSINESS AID IS PROPOSED Chairman Eecles Says Additional Money Would Stop Recession GIVES TESTIMONY TO SENATE GROUP Government, Industry and Labor Compact Also Suggested Washington, Jan. 4 (if) — Chairman Marriner Eccles of the Federal Reserve Board told a Senate committee today that increased government spending and a compact between government, industry and labor for lower costs in the construction industry would go far toward ending the present depression. "If the government put a billon dollars into circulation, it would, in niy opinion, stop the recession,"'he said, but be later emphasized that le was making no definite, recommendation to this effect, only answering questions as to what would s the result. He testified before a special Senate committee, under the chairmanship of Senator Byrnes of South Carolina, which started today on a long search for the causes of unemployment and remedies which Congress might apply to business ills. Cause of Recession Primarily, Eccles said, the recession was the result of prices rising faster than the purchasing power of most of the people. When a certain point in this movement was reached, he explained, recovery from the old depression "got out of balance." Beyond that, be expressed belief that certain rigid prices were a serious defect in the economic system. Some sections of industry and of organized labor, principally allied with construction, refused to permit a drop in prices and wages between 1925 and 1933 commensurate with the decrease in other lines, he asserted. "Labor as well as industry would be better off," he said, "if they voluntarily took a reduction that put cost and wages where they were before the advance of 1936." Freely, he acknowledged that there were many obstacles to such a compact, principally a justifiable demand from labor for a guarantee of bigger yearly income in return for a decreased hourly wage. As for what Congress should do now, he strongly advocated "a bottom" below which the wages of the . lower paid workers could not fall. He asserted that "the most important thing at the moment is to sustain consumer buying power " Repeal Is Opposed Vigorously, he opposed repeal of the undistributed profits tax as "the most deflationary thing that could be done." It was unsound, he said, to contend that repeal would be a good thing because it would permit, corporations- to re-, duce debt and lay away reserves against times of stress. No reduction of private debt is desirable, ho said, adding that "we have never experienced an expansion of business activity without an expansion of debt." Since early in the fall, he testi- (Continued on Page 10) SENATOR CARTER GLASS FULL OF VIGOR ON 80TH BIRTHDAY Veteran Virginian Receives Shower of Congratulatory Messages and Floral Tributes—Rather Be Forty, He Asserts Washington, Jan. i (#>)-Senator Carter Glass observed his eightieth birthday anniversary today surrounded by his family and amid a shower of congratulatory messages and floral tributes. The vigorous HUH N'lrginian, affectionately called the "unreconstructed rebel" by President Roosevelt, had only one complaint: "I'd rather be 40 than 8ft," he said. ' He had expressed- the wish that the occasion be a quiet one. Long before noon, however, messengers began to arrive at his apartment with telegrams and flowers and high officials of the government camp, to pay (heir respects. Secretary Morgenlhau called to congratulate him In person, as did members ot tho Federal Reserve Board. "I don't want to burst Into print on my birthday," he told newspapermen, who asked tor a statement. "Whatever I have to say I can sny nny other dny In the yenr." Ho did consent,, however, lo POBO with Morgenthau, "Although I promised my»el< ft r.e«r •»> I would never have my picture taken again." . More than BOO telegrams, letters and cards were delivered to his hotel. Flowers filled every available bit ot space in his apartment. He appeared particularly proud of two large baskets of flowers from the staffe ot his two newspapers in Lynchburg, Va.. There was only one planned event for the day—a small dinner tonight in his honor given by members of his Immediate family. A huge birthday cako, topped by 80 candles, was prepared tor it. The Senator proudly called attention to the fact that tho day was not his alone. Nancy Carter Boatwrlght, his niece, was 13 year* old today, and it was also the wedding annlversay of his daughter, Mrs. I. Watllngton Dlgjl, of New York. Both were here for th» birthday dinner. The Senate was not In leiilon, so tributes prepared by politic*! friends and foes—difference! of opinion were forgotten to honor the Senate's "grand old man"— w«r» delayed. They will eoirfi t* IHOTfOW.

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