U.S. At War: Carter Glass Takes an Oath

Carter Glass sat carpet-slippered and ailing before a log fire on the glass-enclosed sun porch of his Lynchburg, Va., home. On Monday he had celebrated his 85th birthday.* On Wednesday a new Congress convened without him. The Senate's cantankerous grand old man was too ill to go to Washington to take what may be his last oath. The Senate adopted a rare resolution and went out to him.

Delegated "to administer the oath of office to the said Carter Glass" was owl-eyed, impressive Senate Secretary Colonel Edwin A. Halsey. Halsey bustled into snow-powdered Lynchburg on Friday with Rixey Smith, the Senator's secretary...

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