SEATTLE (Jul. 13)
An international romance, reaching into the high society of two nations and uniting a nationally-famous minister’s daughter in marriage with a noted critic of Jewish descent, took place here last week and aroused considerable comment.
The marriage is that of Miss Gladys Matthews, and M. Maurice Sachs of Paris, son of Mme. Andre Sachs of London.
Dr. Matthews, noted for his anti-Jewish attitude here, is world-famous as the head of the largest Presbyterian church in the world, the First Presbyterian Congregation in Seattle. He is a former moderator of his faith and stands high in Presbyterian church councils.
M. Sachs, the grandson of Georges Bizet, Catholic composer of the opera “Carmen”, is the great grandson of Jacques Francois Halevy, famous Jewish composer. Maurice. Sachs, the father of the groom, is also a Jew.
The marriage of the son of a Jew to the only daughter of an outstanding minister who is known in the Jewish community for his hostility to things Jewish is therefore exciting undue interest here.
Dr. Matthews has not commented on the announcement of his daughter’s marriage.