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Truman the United the downtown on street ac- President groups, opposed received calls asking after candidate .and then as Vice President Truman refused to .dream or to talk about the possibility he would become President, although the whole nation talked during the. campaign of -President . Roosevelt's fading -health and the strong probability his running mate -would step up to the White' House.' Truman is on record at no time as ever indicating he would occupy the White House, nor has he ever indicated/he thought seriously that such would come. First · Missourian. As President Today Truman steps up to his first day in a historical role and Missouri sees its- first native son the presidency, a man who was so poor and obscure in his childhood that he is -unremembered j in his birthplace and a man who i beat back from going broke in 1922 · to enter politics and then saw the political lightning blast him upward from nowhere to the pinnacle. The boy whose mother once boasted he could plow the straightest furrow in the State of Missouri got away from the farm actually only a decade ago when he checked into 'Washington as a freshman Senator. He never got to college because of lack of funds, and he pulled his way upward the hard way 'and through unbelieveable political luck such as has come" to few- men in all history. His Mother's Vision Born at Lamar, Mo.,- 120 miles south of Kansas City, Tru- Boggy had one fatality, as. did Red Oak, Greenwood Junction and Rowland. In Arkansas,' were killed at Dora-and one Fa.yetteviU'e. Collectively, the, tornado toll was the.worst since a twiste'r Pryof in 1942, killing more than 100 persons and'smashing a major part of the city. SPRINGFIELD, Mo.," April (S)--Four persons ' were killed and 28 injured, houses were destroyed and telephone 'Communi- cations-in'rural-areas disrupted as electric storms and tornadoes which swept through the Missouri Ozarks last night. A man · identified- as Toss Ferryman, about 60, and an unidentified soldier from-the. O'Reilly General Hospital here were" killed .and 18 persons injured" and several houses leveled at Morrisville, Mo., a'small in Polk county. Authorities said the soldier was reported to have lost his life -.when 'a tornado .destroyed the home of a young woman friend whom he was visiting. QUINCY, 111, April 13 (4) -More than a score of persons were injured and property off at press ust -to receive his notification town of 2.500 who remembered age estimated at more than ·· 13 . quietly at nearby Grandview. at instant i the age of-.92. him as a child because he moved | o'clock, away when 1 he'was four. The little story-and-a-half white house in which he was born still stands, but the mule barn his father ran in the eighties- is gone.' Truman's birthday was May 8, 1884, when his mother was 32 years old. She lived to see him enter the White House, today celebrating that event $500,000 was caused last night by a tornado which struck Quincy and swept on into western Illinois ^counties. ' Quincy, Mississippi river city of-40,000 population, bore the brunt of the twister, with the heaviest damage reported in downtown business district. storm, accompanied by heavy rain, struck the city about 10 President · -'and' death weekend. midaf- persons- selling bill is bring -Truman's parents moved to- a farm near-Harrisonyille, Mo. r in 1888 and-,then came back to Jackson County where the President 'grew -up ,on a farm and graduated from high school in 1901..He worked in the mailing room of the Kansas City Star, washed bottle in a pop' factory, worked, for .'a while in a bank and then went back to help his father run the farm. There he was-in 1915 when the elder Truman die'd, and he a bill the county aid to judged administrative and ad-' (D), was still there in 1916 when his National Guard Company, was mobilized, for' war, eventually going overseas where Captain Truman was in, command when Armistice 'Day dawned over the Argonne front. His battery fired a barrage that ended 15 minutes before 'the guns of war were stilled. He directed the fire. Truman, came home on the Zelphin/ a German ship that rolled so badly'that he lost-15 pounds in the ten-day" crossing. He had but one thought in mind, o marry ni's childhood sweet- leart Bess Wallace of Independence. He was 35 when they were married in. 1919, and with a partner ,he opened a haberdashery in the historic old Baltimore Hotel in Kansas City ui 1920. In 1922 the firm went broke and"13'years later when he entered .the Senate he still was paying off debts of that ven- J7G Truman went into politics that summer and ran for judge of the Jackson, County Court, which m Missouri is the equivalent of a county commissioner. or supervisor's job. He won .a two-year term, was defeated in 1924, and elected again-in 1926 when he became presiding judge. He has held public office -ever 'since, going from there to the Senate in 1935. ' . . Truman owes his rise in poii- tice to two men to whom he is immensely loyal though both are dead-now. One was a corrupt city boss, the' other the'Presi- dent of the .United States the man Truman ^succeeds. Their Day ; 13 today an official President state offices' tomorrow "to at the funeral. be days. admitted operated Fourth Louis, Bruns r Flower Andrew Wheeler admitted Hurley Brunswick operation. _ 621 dismissed operation dismissed dismissed dismissed Moberly Thelma eight ar^d President's Death Mourned by All (Continued from Page 1) to put on a minstrel show- him, then re-do the act tonight for others. Also cancelled, just as it about to get underway, was old-fashione« _ barbecue at the hilltop cabin of "Mayor Frank- W.' Alcorn of Warm Springs. Roosevelt, who was to have the honor guest, was.due at barbecue around 4:30 p. m., yesterday. When he was not close to 5 o'clock inquiries made by the three'reporters fame here with' the President from Washington^ * ' ' "Come down to the Carver cottage (headquarters of Secretary Hassett on the Foundation) immediately,' cried Miss Louise Hackmeister, veteran chief-telephone operator at the White House. She did not relay the shocking news. She left that Hassett. Jumping into a car, the representatives of the Associated Press, United Press and International News Service^--only reporters here on what was a wartime-off-the-record trip--rushed to the cottage. Each immediately sensed something was wrong when they saw Hassett s countenance. 'It is my sad duty to the President died,at,3:35 p. (CWT) of a cerrebral hemorrhage,"/said the .tall gray-haired secretary, his-voice quivering. "Dr Bruenn (commander Howard Bruenn, on the staff of Navy Surgeon General, here the absence of .Dr. Mclntire) will give "you a" medical statement later." Complained of Headache The newsmen immediately through -long distance-calls their offices and' hardly had time to supplement the death anouncement made- in Washington before Dr. Bruenn, young New York heart specialist entered the-cottage. He told 1 -the story calmly: the president was in excellent spirits at 9:30 a. m., but o'clock- complained of a - severe occipital (back of ' head) headache." . ,, "Within a very few minutes, the doctor added, "he. lost m . names w.ere Pendergast and Roosevelt. Pendergast pushed Truman into the Senate single- handedly in 1934 when he had power to do so. Six years later Pendergast had been to prison- and had no power, but Truman, survived a vicious Democratic primary to return to the Senate for a second term. ' President Roosevelt turned his back on Henry Wallace at Chicago in 1944 and Truman saw the lightning strike because he was the most acceptable compromise candidate to the warring factions of the discordant New Deal , - - Truman is modest, loyal, hard working poor and^frugal. He still takes a great interest on his old World War'buddies, showed remarkable ability as an inves- sciousness. He -was seen by at"l:3o'"p.',m.,. 15 minutes the episode had started. He not regain . consciousness died at 3:35 p. m." Hassett pieced the story together 'later as he -picket from those at-the "Little House." Miss Laura Delano, a of the President who was cottage at the time, told Hassett Mr. Roosevelt was his leather, chair, in the room beside the fireplace.- A New York ratist, N. Robins sketching the President when Mr Roosevelt put a hand back of his head and said: have a terrific headache. Lost Consciousness Immediately Those were the last words tittered. He lost - consciousness almost imme'diately. Miss Delano at once tigator as head of the Truman investigating committee,' and is given to intense and lasting friendships--the older the- bet- Last October ~he opened his vice presidential campaign in an obscure little country fair at_ ter. : (c!3) Caruthersyille, 'Mo.,' where there wasn't another vote to be because the county is overwhelmingly Democratic. But ten years he had annually addressed the fair and saw reason to pass it by because in the national limelight. likely -he'll make his pilgrimages back there in the future the fair is held. Truman ."things that way,

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