The Daily Capital News from Jefferson City, Missouri on December 24, 1932 · Page 2
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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DAILY CAPITAL NEWS. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24,1932 DAILY CAPITAL NEWS A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER Published Every Week Day Morning Except Uood»r by THE CAPITAL NEWS PRINTING CO. 817 e»st Capitol Avenue JeDeroon City. Missouri KELLY POOL. Editor MEMBER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated Pltu It exclusively entitled to the uu for publication of all new» dtspotchM credited to ti or otherwise credited to tSU paper and also the local news published herein. All right? ol publication ol special dispatches herein are a)» received Subscription Kates— By Carrier to Jefferson City 1 Week collected weetly * .10 6 Montts in advance J2.M t tlontbs la advance $1.25 1 Year to advance KM By Mall In Hlsioarit 1 Month, in advance t .60 8 Months, In advance $2.40 3 Months, In advance $1.25 1 Year ID advance $4.00 By Mail Ontslde Missouri 1 Month. In advance $ .60 6 Months, tn advance $2..-,0 3 Months In advance $1.25 i year. In advance $5.00 Entered at the postofflce at Jefferson City. Missouri at Second-Class Mall Matter under the Act of March 8, 1873 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24 1932 THE STARRY MESSAGE The hazy roads are thronged on this old earth, As eager hearts go homeward—Christmas night Comes on, to bring a gleaming start to birth. Swift moments, then warm splendor of its light; And men will clasp a tiny, toddling son, While mother eyes rest always on the pair In dreamy thought; and when each task is done, Two sing 2, song, and chant a whispered prayer.' The years have drifted down a misty way Since Magi cajne along Judean hills; But love and loyalty live on today, Like shining wreaths upon our window sills'. O homing hearts, how tenderly you bring To earth the starlit message of a King! —Kate Randle Menefee. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU We are wishing all of the world in general and the following in particular a Merry, Merry Christmas: A Merry Christmas to the more than sixteen thousand paid up subscribers of the News and Tribune and forty thousand readers. May the Yuletide spirit fill your hearts and souls with great joy throughout the holiday season, and the best things in life be your portion during all of the years to come. A glad and glorious Merry Christmas to each one of our advertisers. They are the men behind the guns that make it possible for us to give Central Missouri such an excellent paper. Nothing too fine at Christmas time for our enterprising merchants and business men. May prosperity be their portion and happiness attend them every day to the end of life's way. We are grateful and appreciative of every bit of patronage they have given us. A Merry Christmas to the owners and employees of the News and Tribune. No finer staff ever worked on newspapers and if they do not have turkey and all the delicacies that go with it today Old Santa Claus will fall down on the job. And this goes for all of the printers and pressmen of the city. _. A very Merry Christmas to the churches and pastors of the city and central Missouri. They are the home fires that keep the Christmas spirit alive among us and are deserving of all the good things of life. May the joy that comes from service abound among their flocks. A Merry Christmas to President Hoover and his family, to Gov. Caulfield and his family, to the state officers, employes and all holding state jobs. May they all have served the state so honestly and faithfully that they will retire from office first of the with an approving conscience of duty well I carpenters and artisww of all kinds. May they j richly enjoy the holidays and continue to build a i bigger and better and more beautiful Capita] City. ] | A very Merry Christmas to the hotels and eat- i ing houses of Jefferson City. May they have a fine j ! Christmas dinner for their guests tomorrow and be j happy in making other people full of Christmas | cheer and food. Merry Christmas to the postmaster and his efficient force of employees. They have been too busy to have any Christmas until tomorrow, so we arc wishing them a double measure of pleasure. A Merry Christmas to the sick, to the unfortunate, to the discouraged, to the man out of work, to those who have sustained losses, to the lonesome, to the widow and fatherless, and to all of Adam's race who need the comfort and cheer of the Christmas spirit. God bless every one of those who have crosses to bear and are bravely carrying on against adversity, and give to them the happiest Christmas possible. A glad Yuletide to the various orders, lodges, societies and organizations of a fraternal kind in the city and county. And this includes the Boys and Girls Scout organizations. May the Christmas spirit abound in them to the end that they may serve some good purpose in their day and generation. A happy Christmas to the community chest and all of the associated charitable organizations. Theirs is a labor of love and the good they do can not be measured in words. May heaven bless and multiply their ability and opportunity to do good. Merry Christmas to the Chamber of Commerce and all of the other civic organizations of the town The spirit of comradeship and fellowship is th spirit of Christmas. May the good-will that the Bethlehem babe brought to the world abide with these organizations throughout the year. A right Merry Christmas to every Jefferson City factory and enterprise that employs labor in the manufacture of any useful article under the sun May the owners, the managers and the workers in each of these factories have a wonderful Christmas and a gloriously good time during the holiday season. THE EMPTY STOCKING-ALWAYSi Wrty should Roosevelt "rush in where angels fear to tread" and take the hot poker from Hoover on the debt question at this time? Roosevelt will have trouble enough collecting without borrowing any. Hoover has muddied the water and muddled the debt payment question with a moratorium and commissions galore. And now that Hoover finds that he has an unsolvable problem on his hands he wants to hand it over to Roosevelt. To go in with Hoover now would commit Roosevelt to a commission, and the Governor of New York evidently does not care to begin his administration with a Hoover commission. As President of the United States Hoover has been the biggest failure in the history of the country, and Gov. Roosevelt is wise in letting Hoover run the Ship of State on the reefs of Depression until his term ends. years done. A Merry Christmas to President-elect Roosevelt and his family, to Governor-elect Park and his family, to each of the state' elective officers and their families. May the responsibility of the state government rest so conscientiously upon them that they will appoint deserving men and women to assist them in administering the affairs of the state in a manner that will win the approval of all of our :people. A Merry Christmas to the farmer, the farmer's wife, and the farmer's children. Things have been breaking bad for the farm world; let us hope and pray that with the coming of Christmas a turn in the rough road for the better will be the farmer's to travel on to a returning prosperity. A Merry, Merry Christmas to the News and Tribune laddies who deliver the papers over the town —and that goes for all of the newspaper carriers, too; to the messenger boys of the telegraph offices, and to the telephone girls who worry with an irritable public and see that they get the right number. Santa should do the handsome thing by these young folk today because they have rightly earned recognition from jolly Kris Kringle. A Merry Christmas to the public utilities. They have served Jefferson City well and deserve to have a fine Christmas dinner. A Merry Christmas to St. Mary's Hospital and the faithful and consecrated sisters and nurses therein who minister to the sick and suffering. May Santa Claus remember them most graciously. A right Merry Christmas to Mayor Asel and all of the city officials and employes; to the county officials and to all who hold places of trust in the government of city and county and state. May the consciousness of duty well done make the Yuletide spirit abide with each of them. Merry Christmas to the professional men of the county and of the city. No community has a higher class of physicians, lawyers, dentists, real estate, insurance, investment and professional men generally than has Jefferson City. We are wishing them all a good time tomorrow, and every day throughout the holiday season. A Merry Christmas to the Jefferson City Fire Department—it is always functioning 100 per cent efficient and deserves a Christmas tree adorned with good things. A Merry Christmas to the bankers of the city. God bless 'em, they carry-on for us all the year round and if there is any class of folk on earth that should find their stockings stuffed with good things this morning it is the bankers of Jefferson City. A Merry, Merry Christmas to the school teachers of the city and county and to every school urchin v.-ho takes instruction from them. We do not know of any class of people now on earth who are doing more for humanity than these same pedagogues. They are entitled to a place at the head of the Christmas table tomorrow. A Merry Christmas to the architects, contractors, The Kansas City Star says that but little attention is being paid by the Republicans of Kansas City to Armstrong's call for a rally of G. O. P. adherents at Jefferson City on January 2nd. Now isn't that too bad? Mr. Armstrong is one of the few Republicans to weather the storm of November 8th and for that reason, if for no other, the Kansas City Republicans should put the O. K. on his high sign for help. Maybe there will be a quorum without the Kansas City contingent—they don't cut much ice up there any way. The number of million-or-more incomes of 1929, dropped from 513 to 75 in 1931. The National net income dropped $6,500,000,000 from 1930 to 1931. The number of individuals who filed federal income returns for 1931 was 3,116,317, of which 1,661,310 were not taxable. For 1931 the individuals net income showed a decrease 23.17 per cent when compared with 1930, while the amount of taxes paid showed a decrease of 49.06 per cent. Verily, the rich and poor alike have been hard hit during the depression. The Federal Reserve Board reports that France has 170 times over as much gold on deposit in the United States as the amount that she defaulted in paying us. England with a gold reserve of only $678,000,000 paid her debt allotment of some ninety-five millions, but France with a gold reserve of $3,266,000,000 defaulted on the payment of nineteen millions. That certainly does not speak very well for Prance. That is a gracious gesture that Senator-elect Clark makes in favoring Charles M. Hay for Governor-General to the Philippines. We trust and believe that all of the Congressional delegation will join in recommending Hay for the place. In fact, there is nothing too good for Charles M. Hay that President Roosevelt has at his disposal. He is an able and a loyal Democrat and merits recognition. Hey, there, just a moment. You are appointed a committee of one this morning to see that none of the poor and needy of this city who live in your block are overlooked tomorrow. There must not be a hungry child or mother in the Capital City Christmas afternoon. Let us make it a happy Christmas for everyone. Do not wait for "George 1 ' to do it— the task is yours, attend to it. However Old Santa Claus treats you in the morning, you treat Old Santa like he was a prince of the royal house of Good Fellows. Doubtless Old Santa has troubles of his own and he may not be able to do all he would like to do for you. Remember it is the spirit of the gift that counts, rather than the value of the present expressed in money. EDITORIAL NEWS COMMENTS Thanks to the Girl Scouts and their leaders, some three hundred little ladles in Jefferson City will be made happy in the morning by receiving a beautiful doll, all dressed up in spic-span new clothes, and ooking their very best for Old Santa's sake. The Boy Scouts col- ected the dolls and the Girl Scouts and their leaders gave them a bath, put them through the health clinic, lad a surgeon look them over, and then visited by an expert dressmakers, until now they are perfect- y charming. These dolls will coax the dimples of joy to the cheeks of many a little lassie Christmas morning. It is a mighty fine Christmas treat and Old Santa Claus is making his prettiest bow to all who made it possible. Jefferson City Democrats to the number of a score or more will go down to Springfield on January 8th. 'or the annual Jackson Day banquet. More than 1,500 tickets have already been sold. Senator Huey jong, of Louisiana, is the top-liner m the forensic program, with Col. Bennett Clark, Senator-elect, runner-up. Many of the prominent Democrats of the State will be pris- nt and the occasion promises to be he most largely attended in years, t will most likely take on the color >f a Democratic love feast and celebration of the Democratic victory >f November 8th. along with "Old Hickory's" victory on January 8th. * # W William Klimas, talented young imploye of the Botz Store here, has i unique idea for securing extra Christmas money this year. A few reeks ago young Klimas, who is idept at making toys of unusual deign, conceived the idea of playing Santa Claus on Christmas Day. He accordingly mailed out notices to riends, offering to visit their homes n Christmas Day and present each >f their children with a valuable oy for only $1 per person. And he s understood to have' many re- onses and will don his garb Sunday to scatter sunshine in many lomes. It is a clever idea. * * * Barney Dubinsky, for many years •nanager of the local picture houses, is sponsoring a big Christmas party, rather three parties, at the Mis- Dear Old Santa Claus:—We have It is a mighty fine Christmas just one favor to ask of you this Christmas. When you make your rounds tonight, please leave in the sock of every man who wants to work a job at which he can make a living for himself and family. It is the supreme gift of the hour, the one great need of this old world on the morrow. The man out of work is in jeopardy. He is liable to lose his morale, his self-respect, his independence, his courage. So the one best gift that we can wish for humanity at this glad Yuletide is work for every human being who wants to make an honest and decent living. * * T Tax dollars are rolling into the coffers of the state and county this week by the thousands of dollars. The close of the year draws near, after which a penalty will be added, and hundreds of Cole County taxpayers are crowding the office of Collector Al Markway to meet this annual obligation. The able county collector and members of his staff are working late into the night to keep their books in proper and up- to-date shape. Taxpayers are urged not to delay longer, but to pay at once. * * * Auxvasse, attractive little Callaway town, has a pony story which is going the rounds and creating unusual interest. Nine months ago a negro, Ben Nickens, of that section, sold a pony to Herbert Clatterbuck for use in the stockyards, in East St. Louis. Early this week when Ben went out to his feed lot he found the pony there with saddle and bridle on. The pony is believed to have wandered to its original home from St. Louis. At least that is the story. No other explanation can be found as Clatterbuck says the pony merely disappeared from the yards. » * * A sudden rise in the temperature around Jefferson City late Thursday night resulted in one of the most severe fogs of years here early Friday morning. The warm air, coming in contact with the cool ground, resulted in a condensation of moisture that was in the air. Scores of i motorists became lost in the heavy ] fog and traffic during the treat the Salvation Army is sponsoring today. This organization is giving away some 400 Christmas baskets to unfortunate families of the town.. These baskets are filled with good things to eat and will insure a fine Christmas dinner in many a home that otherwise would have but a scanty fare. Then this afternoon, beginning at 1:30 tlie Annual Christmas Festival, sponsored by the civic and charitable organizations of the town, will be held at the Junior College auditorium. It is expected that more than a thousand children will be present and each one will be given a sack of candy and many toys will be distributed. Both o'f these events will bring Christmas cheer to many homes in the city, and the public spirited citizens sponsoring them are to be commended. Give them a cheer ! A Kansas City Star staff reporter says that Dr. E. T. McGaugh, of Richmond, former superintendent of Hospital No. l, Fulton, has been virtually agreed upon as Secretary of the Board of Health, and that Andy Wilcox, of Lexington, is to be the new member of the tax commission, vice Forrest Smith. These are just two more suggestions made by the Star, the paper that is busier than a cranberry merchant making all of Judge Park's appointments just now. However, they all lack confirmation from the Governor-elect, hence are not official by any manner of means. There will be plenty of Christmas cheer for the 2,00? inmates of the State Hospital at Fulton this year. Thirty-eight brilliantly-lighted hoi- day trees, one in each ward of the institution, will add to the beauty of the day and: in addition there will be special programs and special religious services on both today and Sunday. On Tuesday night a dance will be held for the patients. A big turkey dinner with all of the trimmings will be served on Christmas noon, 152 turkeys having been purchased for the menu. This Christmas story comes from early i Rich Hill, Mo. After thirteen years. ouri, Electric and Crystal theatres i hour s of the morning was at a j during which he had heard no word n St. Joseph this morning. Ar- 1 standstill. The fog extended virtu- | from his son, Fred, who was declar- angements have been made to ac- ' *>&? aU over Missouri and into sec- | ed legally dead by court action three ommodate at least 5,000 guests and j tions of Illinois. years ago, Alphonse Romy, a baker, i special program has been arrang- Hunters of Moniteau County d. Barney is known and admired •y hundreds of local citizens. He ! staged a big wolf hunt west of always does things in a big and fine ! Jamestown yesterday, some thirty /instructs Bells for Capital Officialdom Have Begun Ringing ray, WASHINGTON, Dec. 23— (AP)— Mrs. Hervert Hoover, declaring today for a Yule-tide holiday devoted to her own family—a Florida fishing trip with, the president—struck the intimate note that the Christmas bells seemed to be ringing for all officialdom. Mrs. Hoover told a group of mothers at Central Union Mission she was sorry she would have to break her custom of attending their children's Christmas party, but that the president's need came first. "He has been working so hard, for so long, he really needs a little attention from me at Christmas time, more than anyone else," said Mrs. Hoover. "He needs to get away from desks and work." The Hoovers to entrain *t eight o'clock tonight, with a party of seven, for Savannah first, and then a slow-drifting Christmas cruise down the inland passage to Florida, and out upon the ocean. The party included Justice Intone of the Supreme Court and Mrs. Stone; Senator Austin of Vermont and Mrs. Austin; Mark Sullivan, writer; Dr. Joel T. Boone, White House physician; and Lawrence Richey, one of the president's secretaries, A fishing "fleet," with the 116- foot department of commerce "Sequoia" as flagship, awaited them at Savannah. It included the "Kil- kenny," almost as large, and three shallow-draft coast guard boats for secret service and the press. St. Chatherine's Island, where Secretary Chapln of the commerce department has a home, was tentatively chosen as the spot to spend at least part of Christmas Day tween castings for sea trout. Vice-President Curtis chose a home Christmas, with his grand children, Anne and Curtis George, then- parents, Colonel and Mrs. Charles B. George; and, of course, Mr. and Mrs. Gann, "A day of real rest at home," was the Christmas choice of Speaker John N. Garner and Mrs. Garner. For many cabinet members "the family" gathered in. Secretary Stimson had as guest his sister, Miss Candace Stimson. To Secretary Mills' home came Mrs. Mills' daugther, Miss Dorothy Pell, her son, John Fell, Jr., and his wife. Secretary Hyde's daughter, Carolyn, came with two guests. Secretary Adams welcomed his son, Charles Francis Adams, Jr. Home Christmas celebrations were also held by Secretaries Hurley and Doak, Attorney General Mitchell and Postmaster General Brown. Secretary Wilbur motored to Florida to inspect the proposed Everglades Park. Secretary Chapin went to his home in Grosse Point, Mich. Senate and House dissolved intj' scores of home holiday parties. COMMUTATIONS TO 13 PRISONERS BY GOV. ROOSEVELT President-elect Sends C o n- victs Home on Christmas Paroles. ALBANY, N. Y., Dec. 23— (AP)—• President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, as one of his last official acts as Governor of New York, today signed commutation orders that sent 13 inmates of state prisons to their homes in time for Christmas and shortened the prson sentences to two others. The governor's orders liberated one man, Napoleon Monat, who had been in prison nearly 23 years for a murder commited in Dutches County. Monat and two other overjoyed prisoners who benefitted under the governor's Christmas commutations had originally been sentenced to die in the electric chair for their crimes of murder in the first degree. Kar- lier executive clemancy saved them. Monat was the only one in this group liberated today. Stanley Gorski, convicted of first degree murder in Erie County, still has 20 years to serve, the commutation in this instance being from life imprisonment to 20 years. Michall Jernatowski, also. convicted of first degree murder in Erie County, will have only five years to serve under today's commutation. Eleven of those whose sentences were commuted were convicted murderers in either the first or second degree. Another was convicted of manslaughter in connection with an automobile accident. Outstanding among the cases covered by the commutations was that of Hewlette Rainwater, a youth who was injured in an automobile accident in Georgia, and went to New York and attempted to commit a robbery there, because he had no funds. "He held up a store proprietor," Roosevelt said by way of comment on the case, "and when this man advised him to be careful, Rainwater dropped his gun and burst into tears. I do not believe he is criminally minded and am releasing him so that he can return to his family in Georgia," SANTA CLAUS LETTERS SHOW A DECREA; ST. LOUIS, Dec. 23.—(AP)—Letters addressed to Santa Claus have decreased greatly .this year, fewer than 100 such missives being received at the post office this year. Other years 1,000 or more were received. The times and the 3-cent stamp were given by post office officials as the reason for the decline. MIAMI, Okla.—Hunger relief is provided here by this system: Mercantile stores supply ammunition, hardware stores provide guns, relief organizations recruit hunters who shoot the rabbits, give them to the destitute. Interest in Next Cabinet focused on Departments Of Treasury and Justice O pshaw, isn't it too bad that Hoover didn't get to appoint one more commission? Roosevelt wouldn't play in his back yard, so he had to abandon naming a commission to play around and have a good time for a few months at the taxpayers" expense. The days of a commission form of government are j dwindling to the briefest span. yesterday received a leter from Des Moines, in which the writer said he was the missing son and that he would be home for Christmas. Three | nimrods and several score of hounds I years ago an insurance company j participating. Numerous foxes have ! paid $1,000 to the eider Romy, who Kansas City contractors this week! been seen in that neighborhood in j had kept up the policy payments j completed the concrete work on i recent weeks and the sportsmen are i while the search for his son was us- j Highway No. 40 in the vicinity of! planning to rid the woods of the i der way, j Williamsburg and that state route | beast, A number of Jefferson City j « » « j is again fully ooened to traffic. The ' marksmen are taking part in the ; There will be twenty assistants of j recent cold "weather delayed the ! hunt, which will be continued to- i Santa ciaus^ on _ Missouri Pacific j concrete work when but 275 feet re- i da i'- j trains chugging in and out of Jef* * * \ ferson City on December 24, accord"Becoming governor in these dis- j ing to President L. W. Baldwin of day. Work on repairing the hish-' tressing times means work. I have j that road. There will be toys and way there" has been underway 'for I discovered," comments Governor- j candies for the little tots and greet- elect Guy B. Park in a special dis- ! ing cards for the adults. Each , patch from his Ozark retreat. He ! helper plans to distribute 2500 toys Oh, Charity, what crimes are I continues: "I've never tackled any- j and ^250 pounds ^ of candy to the A quiet tip—a rabbit, with contentment and peace • committed in thy name? Here is a j thing so involved and yet so inter- j guests of the railroad. The Missouri mained to be finished, but that ; stretch was completed just the other I the past two months. St. Joseph clothing house which is j-esting. Prescribing for government- j Pacific is a sen-ice institution that advertising in the newspapers of j al remedy. I have learned, is a big \ keeps abreast of the times. is better than a stuffed turkey and an unsatisfied disposition and war-like spirit. Those who have the joy of Christmas in their heart tomorrow will have i the best Christmas dinner, regardless of what is on ^^^ ^fAction" The only 1 GoTInd a" tad^t" musT^ devised that it desires to give 200 j human task. The state faces a big and overcoats to the p:x>r; decrease in revenue, nearly $6,000,- the table to eat, or how it is served. This is the last day to see Old Santa and have him arrange to call at your home tomorrow. You'll have to hurry now. Better late than never. Lots of nice gifts at bargain prices left in Jefferson City. Come in early and get choice. Running out of wood to cut, J. T. _________ ...... ^ _ Ridgeway, a 65-year old Centralian, trouble is that the company does j to stay within the revenue. It is took a swipe at his own top pate. not have the old suits and coats but j no easy job. Our government has ! He was using a double-bitted axe, it is willing to allow any purchase i never been in such drastic condi- 1 and as lie swung it aloft it caught of a new suit, or overcoat $3 on his : tion." State officials always find, ; a clothes line and came down on his old suit, or coat. The clothing firm sooner or late, that the exacting ' : head, producing a deep scalp wound. is urging citizens of St. Joe to buy ', duties and worries of a public post; Moral, lot your wife take in the new clothing and give their old to i moke one question the wisdom of f clothes line, or do the wood chop- the poor. i seeking them. By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON, D. C. — On his way to the G. 0. P. national convention of 1896, Henry Clay Hansbrougli, then s. senator from North Dakota and a power in Republican politics, relates that he met Senator Thomas C. Platt of New York, spokesman par excel lence for the "interests" of that era. Senator H ansbrough asked Senator Platt whether he and the interests were reconciled to the prcsiden- tial nomination of Major William McKinley, which already seemed assured. To this Query, answering for the interests and himself, ex-Senator Hansbrough Senator ' quotes Platt as Carter (Sasffi^ responding: "If we can name the secretary of the treasury and the attorney general, anyone who wants to can have the White House and the remainder of the cabinet portfolios, for all we care." * * • "I VENTURE the guess," says the old North Dakotan, "that as candid a reply, by the Interests' of today, to the same question that I put to Tom Platt in the 1890's, would be just what Tom's was." The consensus of Capitol Hill is entirels r in agreement with the ex- senator. Perhaps this explains why curiosity is so keen in Washington concerning President-elect Roosevelt's probable selections for the treasury and justice department posts in his official family beginning next March —decidedly keener than it appears to be relative to the remaining eight, combined. Of course there arc exceptions. Certain especial interests are especially interested In esvi^I raents with which they expect to have particular business to transact. The general public doubtlessly is primarily interested in the president- elect's choice of a secretary of state, whose duties make a showy official of him—besides which he ranks as- cabinet "premier". Interest of the really potent interests, however, is essentially in the treasury and justice departments. » « * MOREOVER, they believe that they know now the two men to whom these two important portfolios will be offered, ahead of all rival aspirants. They believe that the treasury portfolio will be tendered to Senator Carter Glass of Virginia: the justice portfolio to Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana. What they are not so sure of is that either Senator Glass or Senator Walsh will accept Both apparently are well satisfied, and both are securely intrenched where they are, each with four years more to serve. Both, too, are aging fast Senator Glass is nearly 75: Senator Walsh is less than IS months his junior. Still, the treasury department, of which he was head under President Wilson, is very close to the Virginian's heart Senator Walsh un- disguisedly would have made almost any sacrifice for the attorney general's authority as recently as half a decade ago. * * * PROGRESSIVE statesmen will not be overly well satisfied if Senator Glass takes the job. They concede his ability and honesty, but refer to him as an extreme conservative and complain that he is susceptible to out-and-out reaction's appeals, not to anything involving his material advantage, but to his self-esteem. * • * SENATOR WALSH is classed by the progressives as one of themselves. KavertheJess, he does not Invariably get on well with the more advanced among them, mainly because ho the legal instinct so highly developed iu him that he resents the short cuts they are Inclined to take. On thc-ir side, they describe him as trouhlesomely pcriantio. He was a school superintendent In his comparative youth and never has entirely lo«t the appearance or authoritative manner ot one,

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