Roosevelt Will Speak Tomorrow At "Monticello"
With expectations of the largest gathering in many years, Charlottesville is prepared to welcome Franklin D. Roosevelt tomorrow on his first visit since election as President of the United States. Gathering here will be a distinguished assemblage with representatives from all corners of the State and nation, drawn by President Roosevelt's trip to Monticello and his broadcast address there at 10 A.M.
From the portico of the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, the signing of which is being celebrated, the Democratic candidate for re-election will deliver his address. Among the notable visitors who will add luster to the occasion will be two Virginia Senators, Carter Glass, who will introduce President Roosevelt at "Monticello," and Harry F. Byrd; Mrs. Hattie W. Caraway, Senator from Arkansas; Joseph F. Guffey, Senator from Pennsylvania, and Governor George C. Peery of Virginia, scheduled to welcome the President and other visitors to the Old Dominion and Charlottesville.
The President and his entourage, headed by Postmaster General James A. Farley, will motor leisurely from the Farmington Country Club through the quiet countryside of historic Albemarle, past the University of Virginia and down Main Street, where thousands of people, including between 6,000 and 8,000 flag-waving school children of the city and county, will await a glimpse of the Chief Executive.
Main Street will wear its gayest Independence Day attire, with a color scheme consisting mainly of large American flags in front of business establishments. An estimated crowd of nearly 20,000 is expected to line the street to see the President or visit Monticello to hear his address.
Among State officials who will come are L.C. Riggin, State Health Commissioner; E.R. Combs, State Comptroller; John Hopkins Hall, Jr., Commissioner of Labor; Wilbur C. Hall, chairman of the State Commission on Conservation and Development, and Abram P. Staples, Attorney General.
Other notable guests will be Orman W. Ewing, member of the Democratic National Committee, Utah; Mrs. Emma Guffey Miller, member of the Democratic National Committee, Pennsylvania; Francis Poulson, chairman of the Democratic State Committee, Ohio: Mrs. Samuel White, Democratic National Committeewoman, Arizona; Mrs. A.Y. Malone, Democratic National Committeewoman, Alabama; Emil Hurja, assistant to the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Lyon Childress, Committeewoman, Democratic National Committee, Nashville, Tenn; Mrs. Elizabeth R. Menafee, Committeewoman, Democratic National Committee, Cumberland, Md.; Wirt G. Bowman, Democratic National Committee, Arizona, and Charles R. Fenwick, chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee, Arlington County, Va.
Other guests will be Franklin Brooks, receiver of the Larchmont National Bank & Trust Co., Larchmont, N.Y., and Mrs. Charles B. Keeace, of Martinsville, corresponding secretary-general of the National society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Chief of Police Maurice F. Greaver today warned all spectators that they must remain on the sidewalks on Main Street from the time the President approaches until after he passes by. Unless they do this, Chief Greaver said, the President and his party may take another route to Monticello.
Secretary Perry has asked that motorists not arrive at Monticello until 7:30 a.m., when the gates will be opened. It is expected that a large crowd will be gathered as early as 8 a.m. There will be seating facilities for around 3,000 and standing room for as many as have transportation.
The State police will handle traffic at Monticello, and they will close the gates to vehicular traffic as soon as the parking space is used. The road to Monticello will be closed from 9:30 a.m. until the President arrives at the place he is to speak.
Chief of Police Greaver, with ten officers will go to Monticello at 6:30 a.m. to prepare for handling the audience that will assemble to hear the address. Detective J.E. Adams will handle the city traffic.
In view of the limited parking space at Monticello, arrangements have been made with officials of the Monticello Memorial Cemetery to use the roadways of the cemetery as an emergency parking ground, Secretary Perry said. Drivers using this space have been requested to stay on the roadways and not trample on the grass.
Cars must stay in line on the right side of the road, and there will be no passing in traffic, other than the officials' cars, Secretary Perry added.
Secretary Perry, asking the cooperation of the public, declared that every effort has been made to accommodate the people who desire to go to Monticello, but it will be necessary to enforce traffic rules in order to safeguard life and property.
Members of the various committees in charge of local arrangements follow:
Committee on grounds and seating: Seth Burnley, chairman; Jesse Wilson, S.L.Williamson, F.E. Hartman, J.E. Bowen, H.A. Haden, Frank Burnley, E.R. Duff, Ray C. Fisher, W.H. Snyder, Z.L. Jarman, W.L. Lacy, W.V. Johnson, J.T. Northey, H.H. Robinson and Henry Belt.
Transportation committee: Frank Calhoun, chairman; R.S. Cole, George Barlow, J.R. Harper, Claude Jessup, Herbert Collins, M.E. White, D.D. MacGregor, Jr., Nat Burnley, Cecil Watts, A.E. Edwards, Haynes Settle, E.L. Bailey and W.L. Maupin.
Entertainment committee: J.C. Quaries, chairman; Roscoe Adams, W.T. Dettor, C.E. Boykin, C.E. Lindsay, J.G. Lindsay, T.W. Etheridge, B.J. Dorsey, George Huff, J. Emmett Gleason, E.G. Lee, Z.P. Miller, T.B. Behrendt, C.A. Paxson and J.M. Rothwell.
Traffic and parking committee: Gilbert Campbell chairman; W. Albie Barksdale, J.P. Grove, R.A. Rinehart, C. Nelson Beck, J.F. Fowler, A.P. Hull, Walter Chisholm, Stuart Rothwell, P.E. Taylor, S.A. Morris and H.A. George Jr.
Flag committee: Frank Ix, chairman, Lamar H. Timmons, Ted Boger and E.L. Jones
President Roosevelt drives to Farmington this afternoon, after dedicating the Shenandoah National Park in ceremonies at Big Meadows. A few members of the party will remain at Farmington with the President and his wife, while others will stay at the Monticello Hotel.
Postmaster Farley will be the guest of honor at a stag dinner tonight at 7 o'clock at the Farmington club arranged by Stuart G. Gibboney, president of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation.
The Presidential party is expected to leave Farmington around 9 AM. Officials here believe that due to limited time, President Roosevelt will not tour the grounds of the University of Virginia, twice the scene of speeches by him before he became Chief Executive of the nation.
A drizzle of rain today added complications to the parking problems at "Monticello" where space not including the emergency grounds, is limited. If the rain continues, officials said, drivers will park their machines in the field at their own risk and they are advised to use chains.
Among the guests who have been invited to the dinner at Farmington in honor of Postmaster Farley are the following:
Stephen B. Gibbons, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; Kit Williams, executive assistant counsel, office of the Comptroller of Currency; Governor Perry; Howard W. Smith, Virginia Congressman; Marvin H. McIntyre, secretary to the President; William Prentiss Jr., first deputy comptroller of the currency; Frank K. Houston, treasurer of the Jefferson Foundation; S. Gardner Waller, Adj-Gen. of Virginia; Jay W. Johns, president of the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce; Robert C. Baldwin, receiver, Commercial National Bank, Washington.
Also Sylvan Osstreicher, partner Olvany, Eisner & Donnelly, New York; Fiske Kimball, director of Pennsylvania Museum, chairman of the Restoration Committee, Jefferson Foundation; F. W. Twyman, Director of the Jefferson Foundation and former mayor of this city; Randolph H. Perry, secretary of the Charlottesville, Albemarle Chamber of Commerce; Strother F. Hamm, president of the chamber; Raymond L. Jackson, chairman of the City Democratic Committee; Judge John W. Fishburne, of Charlottesville, former member of Congress; Judges A.D. Dabney and Lemuel F. Smith of this city; Dr. George A. Ferguson Jr., faculty, University of Virginia; Dr. Charles G. Maphis, director of the Institute of Public Affairs; John S. White, postmaster of Charlottesville; Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of Interior and James Donnell, of Olnany, Eisner and Donnelly.
President Roosevelt may drop in a few moments at the dinner.
Representatives of the Federal Government who will come here for the Monticello Address will include Harry H. Wooding, Assistant Secretary of State; R. Walton Moors, of Fairfax, Assistant Secretary of Labor, and J.M. Johnson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce.
One State Senator, Robert C. Vaden, and Virginia Congressmen A. Willis Robertson, Patrick H. Drewry, Schuyler O. Bland, J.W. Flannagan, Jr., Clifton A. Woodrum and Colgate W. Darden Jr., will also be present.
Congressmen from other States who have accepted the invitation extended by the Jefferson Foundation include William B. Barry and Sol Bloom, of New York; A.P. Lamneck, of Ohio; Matthew A. Dunn, Francis E. Walter, and Frank J. Dorsey, of Pennsylvania; William M. Colmer, of Mississippi; Millard Caldwell, of Florida; William L. Nelson and Clarence Cannon, of Missouri; Henry C. Luckey, of Nebraska; Knute Hill, of Washington; John A. martin, of Colorado, and Paul Brown, of Georgia.