The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 25, 1947 · Page 7
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WEDNESDAY, Juno 25, 1947 BLYTI1EVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Little White House Dedicated Cottage Where Chief Executive Died to Be Shrine to 'The Chief By Kl) 11KIIH1KS (United Press Staff Correspondent) i WARM SPRINGS, Oa.. June '.'.I. •<!,UBj — The Little While House, cl^JJ by the si»t where President Bouse veil sought sanctuary on a Georgia liilltoi) before he died a as dedicated today as a shrine to "The Chief." That's what they culled him here In this sentimental little town. To them he's still iilivc. They can sec vividly that waving arm. They can hear his rilling "III, Neighbor ' when lie arrived -xl the little grey wooden railroad station- Some Jf tlieni called him "Squire," some even "Rosy." But they saw no familiar face, except Basil O'Connor, on the special train from New York and Washington when it unloaded world dignitaries this morning. Governor M. E. Thompson v,as there to accept the Little White House for Georgia from O'Connor, who heili'.s the National Foundation lor Infantile Paraly.sLs, it . . A few days after the President asked bodyguards to leave him :i- lone on a knoll on nine Mountain for a while, he died — the doctor said he slept away — in the mastc: bedroom of the lK>mey little bungalow shrine. That bedroom and all the other rooms where Mr. Roosevelt rested and reminisced with friends now i.; open to the thovsanils who wi'l make a pilgrimage here. An estimated 300.000 a vcar leaned over .the wooden fence to look at ihe ^ponsc each year be f ore he died. FDR'S 'Little White House' Rambler roses brighten the columns fronting the B recn-shulleral .vliito-paintcd Soulhcrn colonial house. Commission To Preserve Atmosphere The Georgia Warm Sprint;.} Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Commission will keep the rose vl-.v: growing around the front door, the other tilings preserved as Mr, Roosevelt like them. Joscjihiis Daniels, former Secretary of the Navy and only man the late president ever called "Chief. ' keynoted the dedication on the hilltop grounds. He said it was hnllownd ground "quit with courage.. .Illumined with faith." He said the job here today was not to dedicate a shrine "but to rcdeclicatc ourselves " Then he presented O'Connor. "To the struggling and contu.-.ed on every tortured continent," O'Connor said, "the name Frankiii: D. Roosevelt symbolizes- the American nation — an enlightened people, a courageous people, a people who took positive action to propagate the gospel of human under- The Best In • Lures • Rods • Reels • Boats EVERYTHING YOU NEED • FOR FISHING or landing.'' O'Connor handed a crisp deed to Clov. Thompson, iinil then re-id a one-minute message from 1'revi- clent Truman who was represented icrc by his secretary, WHIlnm G Hassett. one of the Jew Roosevelt staff members still at the White House. Diljnitarles ami Neighbors Visit Warm Springs "neighbors" anc other Georgians mingled around the house with ambassadors of foreign iinLions, Congressmen and cabinet members during mi interval wliile n military hand played ami ,i baby armada of military aircraft Doomed over the spot. Michael Francis Doylc.-chnlrmnn of the Electorlnl College ol ihc United stales, unveiled a 30 X 24- inch bronx plaque bearing the Roosevelt profile and an 'inscrip- lioii which salct "no greater martyr ever served the cause of freedom'." The tablet was erected by i\v presidential electors wlio chose- him lor his fourth term In 104-1. Another touch the president would have liked concluded the ceremony, it was a rendition b Graham Jackson, Atlanta Negro aecordinist, of a medley of "The Clilefs" favorite tunes. Jneksou who was commissioned a chief petty officer In Ihe Navy by Mr. Roosevelt, played his favorite "doing Home" during the luncrnl procession here April 13. 10-15. Visiting dignitaries .started back jy special train to the East, clro;i- B off in Atlanta briefly for a Eisenhower Will Head Columbia Accepts Presidency Of University; to Take Over Early in 1948 WASHING-ION. June 23. <UP> — Ocn. Uwliilil 11. Kisenhower. Annv Chief of siufi. yesterday accented tile presidency ol Columbia University, I He will Inke the post on hl s i'C- Iniso from active Army duly probably -in the tlrst h'.ilf of 1D48." Eiscnhojvcr issued n statement which said: "With Ihe approval of the President of the United slates and the Secretary of Wai. General Elsen- hower has today accepted the presidency of Columbia University, to become effective at . S nch lime as his oflicinl superiors mav release him from active duty in the Army. "While tbl s date cannot be accurately foreseen, it is- probable that with no radical change In the current oulleok. It should be some- lime (lurlni: Ihe first halt of 11H8." Eisenhower lia.s been Army Chief of Staff since Nov. 21, 1045. ' •He Is 51. lie succeeded Gen. Gcornc c. Marshall, who is now Secretary of State. The War Department did not li>-cns.s who would succeed Elson- liower as Chief of staff. Eisenhower ind other War Department leader's have let it be understood that his successor probably will bo Gun. Oaiar N. litadley, now Veterans Administrator. CAMPING—Best Prices Anywhere! HARDWARE CO. Inc. HOME OF FAMOUS BlfAMOS 126 Vy. MAIN ST. • PHONE 515 City Radio -Service- Dial 2407 For Expert Re pain 324 gut-Main-St. Feli*'A. Carney Southern Solans Discuss Exports With President WASHINGTON. June 25. (UP)~ Pour cotton slate senators ycslcii- day talked with President vuman about prospects for exports of col- ton to Ihc occupied areas of Germany and Japan. The President met with three democratic senators, James O- E.islland of Mississippi, John •!•! Spurkinmi of Alabama, unit Jlunwl R. Maybank ol South Corollim, and a Republican, James KCHI of Missouri. ''We discussed the proposed use of American raw cotton In the occupied areas of Germany and Ja, pan." Spnrkman -said. I Mayb:mk s ald the discussion ccn- icrcd on Ihe new crop which will be harvested in September. He said Ihe conference involved methods of payments for the cotton and the quantity to be shipped, but that no decisions were reached. •CARPENTER SERVICE • Minor Repairing, Screen Work, J Painting, Replacing Windows i Steps, and other work. HOME SERVICE & STORAGE CO. Telephone 2801 Aviator Receives Trophy . WASHINGTON. June 25. (.UP)— Maj: Alexander 'p.- He Sevcrsky, oncer aviator and aeronautical engineer, yesterday wa s awarded the hitorrationul Harmon trophy by President Truman at a White House ceremony. Widespread There are about 43 kind?; of orchids in every state from 1 Illinois to New England. Some of the nitisl | common are Indy's slipper, orchis; pitgonia. p:ra.ss pink, coral root, rattlesnake plantain, and twnybludc. Head Courier News Want Ads. reception at Gov. Thompson's home. Warm SprhiRS residents remained for a while to wander around the grounds overlooking Shitoh Valley. Work refreshed .'. . have a Coke tOTUED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE COCA-COU COM?ANY »Y COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. of BL\THEVIU£ A WHALE OF A SALE! Li/' WADE'S BIG DOLLAR SAVING SALE CONTINUES THROUGH SATURDAY You lire tiio onu.s who are to benefit by them; values. Hm-gains frpniCQil? end of..our store to Hie other. Coriie In' iind nee foi .voiuwlf ileto me a few etc- Hiiiplcs. Fine (itmllty (lyliiK room suites'In.Mohnii Fite/e Ve!\ct, T»p««try and Velour, . peered,In B',hU««-v»rl«ty of rmtteinH In cotoi- of win*, blue and rpjc.' ^nlto? coirtlitfof !«(<•, aprlng filled sofi and niurivt umtchlnii lount(( chair, .';..'' '„, Reg. 9150 : ; : jw>w Reg. 1W50 pow Reg. 149.50 now • i • 79.50, 98.50, 129.50 Long Easy Terms Easily Arranged! SAVE ON TA Values 3.95, up $1-95 up FREE! A Gift with every Purchase of $10 or more OUT GO SOFA BEDS! 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