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FALLEN LEADER LIES IN STATE The flag-covered casket of President Roosevelt lies at rest in front of a bank of flowers in the East room of the White House, where simple funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon. Representatives of four branches of Jhe armed services stand guard. (AP wirephoto.) Roosevelt's First Message of Great Faith in America Becomes His Last At Simple Funeral in White House Truman First Legionnaire to Take Presidency NEW YORK, April 14 (P Harry S. Truman is the first active member of the American Legion to become president of the United Statei, Edward N. Scheiberling, national commander of the American Legion, said tonight. In an address at the fifty-second annual dinner of the Albany ociety of New York, he paid tribute to the memory of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and said: "Abraham Lincoln was called upon to knit together a nation. It falls to Harry Truman to knit together a world." World Tribute Paid Roosevelt Many Nations Decree Periods of Mourning (By Associated Press) One to three days of national mourning were decreed yesterday in a host of foreign countries where courts donned crepe and ordinary citizens prayed in an unprecedented worldwide tribute to President Roosevelt. American forces overseas also held special services everywhere. Foreign newspapers and broadcasts were filled with tributes to ithe late president and descriptions introducing his successor, Harry S. Truman, to their, countries. In Britain, where many news-papers devoted approximately By MERRIMAN SMITH WASHINGTON, April 14 (UP) Franklin D. Roosevelt, through the lipS of another, told the nation again today that "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." The dead president's first message to the nation thus became his last. It was a message of great faith in America, first voiced at Mr. Roosevelt's first inaugural in the depression days of 1933. It was given utterance again in his name at a 24-minute funeral service in the White House on this showery April afternoon. In the presence of 200 persons a handful of the millions who loved Franklin D. Roosevelt the Right Rev. Angus Dun, Episcopal bishop of. Washington, recalled the stirring example of confidence set by the president on that dark day 12 years ago. Departing from the text of the moving Episcopal service for the dead, the bishop quoted: '"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. "As that was his first word to us, I am sure he would wish it to be his last, and that we should go forward into the future as those who go forward without fear . . ." MILLIONS BOW HEADS The service started at 4 p.m. (E.W.T.) as millions of Americans the world over, fighting men as well as civilians, paid silent tribute to the leader and friend who led them to the threshold of victory in war and peace. They were the last rites for Mr. Roosevelt in the capital. Tomor row at 10 a.m. (E.W.T.) he will be buried in a rose-bowered garden on his beloved Hudson river estate at Hyde Park, N. Y. The special train bearing the president's body northward left Union station at 10:42 p.m. but 100 yards down the track it stopped while a bad coupling, which had already delayed the train's departure 45 minutes, was readjusted. It finally cleared the station yards at 11:01 p.m. Aboard it were nearly 140 per sons the family, Mr. and Mrs. Truman and their daughter, Margaret, many of Mr. Roosevelt's closest friends, and scores of top government officials. Fala, the president's Scottie, made the last trip home with his master. The train is scheduled to arAve at Hyde Park at 8:40 a. m. tomorrow. The hearse bearing the president's body arrived at Union station at 9:44, and it was 9:49 when his flag-draped casket was lifted aboard the Conneaut, final car in the train. NAVY BAND PLAYS 4 U.S. Navy band stationed nearby but hidden in darkness played the "Star Spangled Banner" and then "Rock of Ages" one of the late president's favorite hymns. , As the band played the national anthem, Mrs. Roosevelt appeared on the rear platform of her car, and stood silently facing the (Continued on Page 4, Column 1) More picture of the Roosevelt funeral procession will be found on pages 4, 11, 16. Mrs. Roosevelt Suggested as S. F. Delegate DES MOINES, April 14 P A suggestion that Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt be sent as a special representative to the united nations conference in San Francisco April 25 was made in a telegram sent today to President Harry S. Truman by Jake More, chairman of the Iowa Democratic central committee. More said in his telegram that the selection of Mrs. Roosevelt "would give assurance to the people of every nation that the president's plans for a lasting peace would be forcefully brought to the attention of the delegates." Molotov Heads Soviet Mission Stalin Accedes to Truman's Request WASHINGTON, April 14 (IP) The White House announced tonight that Soviet Foreign Commissar V. M. Molotov will attend the San Francisco conference. The White House revealed that Soviet Premier Stalin decided to send Molotov after President Truman had advised Stalin that such a move would be welcomed "as an expression of earnest cooperation in carrying forward plans for formulating the new international organization." President Truman directed Am it is

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  1. The San Bernardino County Sun,
  2. 15 Apr 1945, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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