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Tfiey Keep FigMIng . . . BUY WAR BONDS You Keep Buying . :tij mm ILLINOIS' HOME A NEWSPAPER SINCE SINGLE COPY 5 CENTS ; iftTTr 99TH YEAR. NO. 102. Lft AftMOCUTKD riUM Roosevelt Dies From Brain Hemorrhage CTRA la tune m CENTRAL Weimar Falls Despite Grim Himmler Order to Hold It BT REYNOLDS MCKARD. WEIMAR, C CRM AN Yt U.W Weimar, cradU of tht German republic which Adolf Hitler mashed In hli rU to power, aur-lendered Thursday to tht men of LU Cen. George S. rtlon' Third army who entered Iht city and completed iU occupation at 10:20 a. m. tit wii a bloodless conquest, ne-otiated by a German bicycle courier. The 80th Infantry dlvlilon occupied Weimar which had ur-rendered to the Americana despite ,9th Races for Berlin o 115 Miles From Russians; Expected to Hit Berlin's Gates by Friday Night PARIS. (iT) American Ninth army tanks crossed the Elbe river Thursday and debouched onto the flat, unbroken plain leading 57 miles toward Berlin and 115 miles arom Russian siege lines. A front dispatch said Lt Gen. William II. Simpson s men could reach the Brandenburg gate in Berlin by Friday night or Saturday, provided the Germans switched no tank forces from the east. One report, however, said the Germans indeed were shifting their battered Sixth Tanzer division from the eastern front. The First army approached Leipzig In Saxony over the old battlefiejdi of Frederick the Great. One unconfirmed report placed American tank near Halle, 15 mile from Leipzig. Plane destroyed or disabled 120 German tanks near Halle. Cities fell like tenpins: Weimar, Heilbronn, Essen, Coburg, Nord-iausen Schweinfurt Halber-stadt, Emmen, Neustadt and by German account Bochum. The Ninth army made the 240 mile from the Rhine to the Elbe in 19 days, an average of better than 19 miles a day. It has made .lx major river crossings since they jumped the Roer Fe.b. 23 The Roer was the narrowest but most troublesome, because the Germans opened floodgates to speed its current m The Third army farther south broke out again in armored gains of up to 46 miles which carried withm 42 miles of and 32 of Bayreuth in the Bavar fan redoubt where the Nazis may make their last stand. 1 9 shell Bremen. The British thrust within less than 50 miles of Hamburg Germany's greatest port and second largest city, capturing Celle, (25 -000) and Rethen, crossing the Aller river. They were shelling Bremen, second German port. AU along the western front, it Js a hold and hare . chase o disorganized and shattered German armies who had lost their Jast water barrier before Ber Traps containing up to 100 000 Germans in the Ruhr and 200 000 in Holland were under vig orous assault. Schweinfurt Falls. The 11th Armored (Thunderbolt) division captured Neustadt and reached a point 33 miles northwest of the Wagnerian festival town of Bayreuth in the redoubt.' The 89th infantry advanced seven miles eastward and deployed along the Ilm r ver from six to 13 miles southwest of Weimar. The 97th (Golden Acorn) division reached the Ilm in the area from 12 to 18 miles south of 'Schweinfurt, an industrial city of 42,000, fell to the Rainbow (42nd division of the Seventh army at 9 p. m. Wednesday. Far tothe southwest, the Century ..(100th) division cleared tnree fourths of Heilbronn, a rail center of 73,000 which first was entered Wednesday. The Germans held surrounding high ground. The 10th cavalry group of the Seventh army was hard by Co- burg, which the Tnira army cap tured. The mechanized cavalrymen sped on to a point 10 miles south of the city and 15 miles north of Bamberg. There they unrfPT small arms fire 35 miles west of the Munich-Berlin Superhighway tne oniy remaining four lane north-south traffic artery in southern Germany. Liauor Sale Banned k ROCKFORD, ILL. (JP) The city council has passed an ordi- r,on. fnrhiddinir sale of intoxi- eating liquor during the 24 hour periods following end oi me wai --.J u- ,ro withl wim uermauj auu uic " t rrv- i-,., nmvi firiM tdU CLI I . A lie Xw J"wv. 0om $25 to $100 for each offense. order Issued only Thuraday by Gestapo Chief Jlemrich lltmmler that no town or city of Germany waa to aurrender on pain of death to German official. An infantry column led by Col. N. A. CoMello of Arlington, Va.. paraded into the old rity. Hut most of the populace did not aee the entry because they deliberately turned their bocka on our troop and flared sullenly at the ground. The house of Fran Lhut, the musician, was one of the few historical monument in Weimar which remained intact. Charge Germany With Cruelly to War Prisoners WASHINGTON, D. C. (JP) The United States government Thursday charged Germany with "deliberate neglect, indifference and cruelty" in the treatment of American prisoners. The War and State departments declared in a joint statement mat actions are being uncovered daily which "have shocked the entire civilized world." The statement declared that atrncitip aeainst American pris oners "are documented by the piti able condition of liberated Ameri can soldiers." adding: "The Ameri can nation will not forget them, rt is our relentless determination that thP nemetrators of these heinous crimes against American citizens and against civilization itself will be brought to justice." In general, the statement said, conditions under which American prisoners are held in Germany are "deplorable." Some 70,000 American men are captives In the interior of Germany, it added, and the conditions under which many are living "are due to a large extent to Germany's fanatical determination to continue a hopeless war, with a resultant disintegration under disastrous military defeat." "Since- the beginning of this year, the statement saiu, wcic steadilv increasing fail ure on the part of the German government to provide, according to the standards esiatuiMieu fi r.nova prevention, for Amer ican prisoners of war in German custody." As a result, it continued, the tt s onvprnment in co-operation with the Swiss government as pro tecting power, the &weoisn gov ernment, the American and m TViomntmnnl TJed Cross, "has been and is doing everything within its power to get food and otner supplies to these men." Allied armies advancing from tvi nnst and west into Germany have overrun 27 of the 78 prisoners of war camps and hospitals in which American soldiers were known to have been held. These advances have resulted in tne it eration of approximately id.uuu Americans, but the Nazis have hastily removed 36,000 American prisoners into the German interior, where 34,uuu otners aireaujr wci held. Swimming Pool Dive Kills F. D. Secretary MIAMI, FLA. (JP) Injuries received Sunday in a dive n .HMinmintf rnnV nroved fat- al Wednesday to Karl King, 41, White House social secretary, un- aer rresraems xiuuvci a."r Pi-pciHpn Roospvelt. Kinff hit hlS ...v.-... . --- nflhpad nn the hottom Of the Coral . .- iGables Venetian pooL Russian Tanks 115 Miles From Berchtesgaden Ti"VTV"' Ml Marshal Feo- Anr Tnlbukhin'a Third Ukrainian army has punched bis hole in German flcirnsea went or cnnn, unuviui rfimatrhM laid Thursday. and llerhn reported Soviet armor hod reached a poini onwern Krems and Mclk, 11 J miles from Berchtesgaden. Kovirt trooni virtually com pleted the occupation of Vienna, and dispatches from the Ruwian ranlial said "Moscow'i cum may salute the freeing of the ancient Austrian capital lonigni. Oder Iuh Expected. Northwest of Bratislava the Russian! were fighting within sight at least of the Vicnna-Ftrucnn hifihwoy, last eccape route for the Germana northward out of the capital. Moscow dlspalcnes said me en-rirviomont had been completed. Berlin said Soviet gunboaU were putting tommy gunners asnore in the rear Qf German troops still fighting on the nine mile long island in northern Vienna between the river and Danube canal. The German commander on the nrrlin front was reported by the German radio to have issued an order of the day to his troops warning that the zero hour for the push by Marshal Gregory Zhukov'i First White Russian armv from its bases along the Oder could be expected at any time. Lasch to Die. Soviet air reconnaissance her alding such an assault already is "exceptionally brisk," a Berlin military spokesman said. "In the Oder bend from north of Gueben, (50 miles southeast of Berlin) as far as Kuestnn enemy motorized and rail movements continue and indicate a growing Russian readiness for the offensive," he said. The German communique said Cen. Lasch. commander at Koe- nlffsbcrff. had been courtmartialed for cowardice in surrendering the east Prussian capital ana ten tenced to death in absentia. "Reprisals will be taken against his family," the oinciai German war bulletin added. Tankers Ram; 34 Missinq, Two Dead NEW YORK. (JP) The War Shinnini? administration disclosed Thnrsdav that 34 men arp missin? and two are known dead as the result of a collision between two tankers Monday about 700 miles from New York. The WSA said the tankers Nashbulk and the St. Mihel, were in a convoy wnen tne accident occurred about 6 p. m. The St Mihel took fire, the WSA said. It was brought under control after abandon ship orders had been given. Both ships have returned IU i t- w lulu. All except one of the dead and . i iu. llllDSiilg WC1C tl vW VI H'V. Ok. iVllllCl, ILIC VTkin iCklW tCU. of the missing men were lost when they jumped into the sea, although some were trapped on the burning vessel Exp ectant Mother III t k J I neia tor Murder CANTON, ILL. (JP) Mrs. Bettv Lindsev. 17 vear old ex pectant mother, was charged for mally witn muraer inursaay in the shootine of her husband. Ro ger, 19, in their automobile near St. David Wednesday while on a fishing trip. State's Atty. Lachlan Crissey filed the murder charge. Mrs. Lindsey waived preliminary hearing in justice of the peace court and was held without bond pend ing grand jury action. U. S. Okinawa Casualties 27695; Jap Losses ' . nTTAivr IJP Southern Okina wa's grim, no quarter artillery battle went into its eighth day Thursday as the navy announced American casualties of 2,695 for the first nine days of the cam paign. Wie Yanks were Killing 11 Japanese for every American. Adm. Chester W. Nimitz an nounced the 2,695 American cas ualties included 432 aeaa, aiuo wounded and 160 missing. This count was up to midnight Monday. Resistance in North. Japanese in the bitterly contested southern sector hurled four determined and well prepared counterattacks against Maj. Gen. John R. Hodge's 24th corps doughboys Wednesday after firing 4,000 rounds of mortar and artillery Washington Shocked by Death News WASHINGTON. D. C tPI The death of Preident Franklm D. Rocwevrlt shocked Wahington to Its foundations inurauay. From the man who now will become president Vice President Harry Truman down to the least of the city's people the news was overwhelming. Mrs. Roosevelt, after dispatching a widowed mothers message of strength to their four sons in the service, prepared to fly to Warm Spring. Funeral at Hyde Tark. Thm ranila! nrpnarfH fop a --!-- " funeral in the east room of the White House Saturday. The burial of the only man to iirv three terms at nrMlricnl only to die in the third month of his fourth term is to be at Hyde Park. N. Y. That Is the home for which he ald last year all that was within him cried out for. A cabinet meeting was called immediately and Truman was present 10 years aso an obscure pnnntv ludce In Minsouri. He would become the 32nd president Announced by Secretary. Th nrexident's death was an nnnnred hv his secretary. Stephen Early, who on Dec. 7. 1941 give the world the news or the J'eari Harbor attack that plungel this country Into war. The Wh te House called the three major news services at about V4S n. m . EWT . on a confer ence rail. There was a loni Diuse. Then Early came on the winre and made the electrifying announcement. His voice sounded falrlv ralm and measured, but he obviously was laboring under in tense emotion. His first words were Hrrp I a flash. "The president died suddenly early this afternoon" There was a sudden flurry amnnff hli listeners. You mean President Roose velt," someone shouted over the Una Of enurse." Early replied. "There Is only one president" Not In Good Health. AUhftiicrh interrupted several times, he continued to recite what he called "notes for the story "I have no statement," he ex nlatnpd Mr. Roosevelt naa not Deen m the best of health for some time, it was disclosed. Last week at a banquet for Associate Justice Hugo Black of the eivnrpme vuirt. Mns. Roosevelt disclosed to Sen. Barkley of Ken-that the food the president had been eating recently had no taste for him. No Taste for Food. Barkley said he remarkeS that Mr. Roosevelt looked thin and haggard and Mrs. Roosevelt said she also felt he was too thin. Mrs. Roosevelt said that for several days previous the president had been taking only gruel, because he had no taste for other foods. When the death became known hprp several hundred eathered outside the iron railing of the White House grounds, i hey questioned puards through the fence, wiuiuub auvbi ...i. . v- . . - - to without success. The lowering ot the flag atop the White House to UaII .inff -- rA tinroc rtf rt Vi . w am Knpo t irtakolf caff airxnifA crnrpe of nth I UUii u t, fc - lQtp In the afternoon Li OflfVi uj ... v..w On Capital Hill, the telephone switchboards were "hopelessly' jammed with calls. Denies Prisoners cvira pJ l-AIIU ' CHICAGO. VP) Col. A. H. Brawner asserted Thursday that German war prisoners in the Sixth Service command "never have been granted extra meals, bet-tween meal snacks or luxuries of any kind." Col. Brawner said he was replying to complaints voiced Wednesday at Granite City, 111., by CIO ATT. loopro that Oerman war cum " prisoners working on barracks at an army engineer aepoi meie nau been granted extra meals and Vther favors. . 11 Times as Great m cirKM-o wrecked 1 The Japanese were calling for supporting mortar fire even though some of it was falling into their own lines. Artillery shells and small arms fire poured into the American positions in increasing amounts along the "little Siegfried line" about four miles north of Naha, the capital. Adm. Nimitz again reported "no substantial changes in the lines in the southern sector." Maj. Gen. Roy S. Geiger's marines in the north ran into organized resistance for the first time as they pressed toward the end of the tip of the Motobu peninsula. Other marines, advanced into the mainland of northern Okinawa against only slight opposition. Carrier and land based planes as well as naval guns gave close support to the ground operations. ; , ; - Franklin I). 1882 - From Hudson to Nile F. D. Rs Life Unique Panic, War. Dominate Record Tenure ittf Auortatra' Pr ) The tradition shattering pres- Mpntial rAreer of Franklin De lano Roosevelt spanned turbulent years of peace in whlcn ne naa narked in lift the nation out of a denressinn and tumultuous years of war when he played a dominant role in charting an Allied victory. While he gained the adulation of millions, the unprecedented moves he made and the political theories he embraced made him the frequent target for blistering criticism. Called "Dictator." Accusations ranged from "dem airoiruerv" to dictatorship" The public debt Jumped to a record peace time high, then to even trreater wartime neaks. Critich charged the president with trying 10 pacK me supreme court Bi ter that tribunal had thrown out several of his favorite projects and he souetit to inject "new blood" by reorganizing the mem Diooa Dy reorganizing ine mem- bership. Some party stalwarts forsook him. But he became the first president In history to be elected to a fourth term. Mr. Roosevelt had attained a substantial international stature in the years when he was concerned primarily with applying revolutionary remedies to an economic blight rooted in World War 1. And after the flames of a second global conflict were kindled, he became the pivotal statesman of more than 30 United Nations which pooled their might to smash a German-Italian-Japanese Axis. Maps Strategic End. Kincs and oueens. Dresidents and prime ministers, traveled to the White House to consult him. The military strategy of nations renresentin? 75 nercent of the earth's surface and 60 percent of its population a strategy that sent American fighting men, American war weanons. American food and American dollars to combat the Axis was mapped at conferences in which he took a lead ing part. In Unprecedented Parleys. zja nn&tantiv shuffled and re vised a prodigious war production program, framed siupeimuus x budgets to be met by taxes that Fighters wrecked 14 Japanese amphibious tanks and 15 camouflaged boats along the southern shore. A shore battery was silenced. Tsugen Islet Cleared. The last report of Japanese dead showed 5,009 by midnight Sunday, but much heavy ngnung t,., Tima and SaiDan. The ratio at I wo Jima was around 20 to 1. Occupation of Tsugen islet off U me nwuui ui the east coast of Okinawa was me east tuasi w - .. completed Tuesday night with the pntire earrison or iou - Japanese killed. American casualties weie light in the operation, undertaken ij y Ii L 1H 141C UfCi a nu" to secure the entrance to the fine fleet anchorage. has been under way u ""Uunt his health. In Aoril, The ratio of better than U to 1 nimdied un his old still is considerably under that or , mmtu nff to conv Roosevelt 1945 hurt and, bIfo at home, fought an inflation peril hardly less dangerous to the nation than its enemies at arms. n drew nn with united Na tions colleagues, as the war pro-crrptsed hluenrints for DCace a peace designed to avoid the hasty mistakes of the Versailles treaty. International conferences on a scale never before seen in history helped the president to formulate his war plans, wising o a pinnacle of world attention with him lr thea rnunril was Britain S sturdy prime minister, Winston His intimates said nothing less than the threat of war, and finally war itself, could have promot- . ... 1 III! ed Mr. Kooseveu to sur up pomi rnl turmoil In tremendous nroDor hv Khatterin the 150 vear old two term presidential traamon begun by George Washington, and then winning a fourth term. Says He Preferred to Retire. Tn 104(1 the chief executive told the Democratic National convention he wa arcentintf renomina- tion for a third term only because of a "storm raging in turope. tie was re-elected overwneimingiy over Wendell L. Willkie, the Re Dublican candidate. Four years later, Mr. Roosevelt "T . - : ai? his preference was to retire tn the familv rctafp at Hvdp Park N. Y., where ne was Dorn Jan. ju 1882. He told Democratic Chair man Robert E. Hannegan in a letter: "All that Is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson river, to avoid public responsibilities, and to avoid also the publicity which in our democracy follows every step of the nation's chief executive. "Such would be my choice. But we of this ppnpration rhanrp to - - o - live in a dav and hour when our nation has been attacked, and when its future existence and the future existence of our chosen method of government are at stake. Accepts as "Good Soldier." "To win this war wholeheartedly, unequivocally and as quickly as we can is our task of the first imnortanrp. To win this war in such a way that there be no fur ther world wars in the foreseeable future is our second objective To nrovide neetmations. and to provide a decent standard of liv ing for our men in tne armea forces after the war, and for all Ampripanc arp thp final objectives. "Therefore, reluctantly, but as a good soldier . . . i wiu accept and serve in this office, if I am so nrriori Jiv thp commander in chief of us all the sovereign people of the United States." His Republican opponent was Gov. Thomas E. Dewey or iNew York. A tremendous figure of a man, oonitp Wc lpft. withered and use less by infantile paralysis in 1921, Mr. Roosevelt shouldered Duraent, as heavy as any chief executive iod While he stood UP under a job which had wrecked the health of many a preaecessoi, the years naturally left their mark on him. Forced to Take Rest. Tnfinena. sinusitis and bron chitis weakened him in the winter of 1943-44 and rumors spread 1941, clothes and alesce in shirt sleeves on the languorous plantation coast of South Caro- lllcl. VHtCU 4.v-v.i- " ngton, his physician said he was 1 111511, f-j . nn as good snape as any V1 ao 6 - 62 could hope to be and that his conamon oneicu nv uai w . tour years m uic Mr. Roosevelt accepted the , , , fourth term nomination by radio from a naval base at San Diego, Death at Warm Springs; Cabinet in Session-Truman Expected to Take Oath Soon IIY I. HWtOI.D Ot.lU.K umdm cTvKr.i r.A en I'risidcnt Franklin D. u nnnvtyrtifllv orrhage, at 3:35 p. m. (CWT) A White Mouse tatcmeni viz...;.i.nt Tmmnn called to the White House and The necretary of state has been a cnuinei meet ing has been called. Th frtiif t?wipvelt lv - I,.. kni ninVif sfept away this afternoon. he would warn 10 ao. "Bless you all and all our She eijrned the messape momer. Carrara Falls To 5th--British Ford Santerno HOME. (U.P.) American troops of the Fifth army Thursday captured Carrara, one of the last ob stacles before the big La Spezia naval base on Italy s western coast. The American drive up the LI-gurian coast came almost simultaneously with a forcing of the Santerno river by the Eighth army on the eastern side of Italy. Italian partisans Joined the U. S. troops in pushing into Carrata, onlv 12 miles west of La Spezia. Other Fifth army forces also were steadilv movine UD the Li- gurlan coast southeast and east of Carrara. One American column occupied Brugiana, two and a halt miles north of Massa, while a contingent of Nisei troons reached the tiny hamlet of Codena, less than a mile east of Carrara. In the Adriatic sector. Eighth army troops burst through strong German oDDosition to seize sev eral footholds on the western bank of the Santerno river, less than Z3 miles irom ttoiogna. Sub Scamp, LCS Lost In Pacific WASHINGTON, D. C (JP) The submarine Scamp and a large support landing craft have been lost in the Pacific, the navy announced Thursday. The submarine was reported overdue from patrol and presumed lost, and the LCS (L) (3) 49 was lost in the Philippines as the result of enemy action. Nor mal complement of a submarine is about 65 officers and men and of a landing craft of the type about 45. There was no report of casualties on the landing craft. I.OOKiOed, Injured in Italian Port ROME. (U.R) Almost 1,900 Italian civilians and an undeter mined number of Allied service personnel were killed or injured Thursday when a munitions ship exploded in Bar! harbor. First accounts from the scene indicated the disaster was even greater than that which occurred Dec. 2, 1943, when German bombers blew up five munitions laden American ships at Bari, wrecking the harbor and causing about l,ouo casualties. At least 267 Italians were be lieved to have been killed in the blast Thursday and another 1,600 were injured. There was no immediate exnlanation for the explo sion which set fire to a number of other Allied supply ships in the harbor. Bari, on the Italian Adriatic coast 135 miles east of JNapies, was one of the main supply ports for the Allied armies in Italy. . Moran Extradition Ordered by Green SP'RTlMnFTF.t.'D. ILL. (JP) Thursday ordered ex tradition of George (Bugs) Moran from Chicago to Gary, lnd., to fare armed robbery charges. Two Gary police officers, George Harm and Arthur Williams, testmea at an extradition hearing here April 2 that Moran was one of four men who took part in a restaurant holdup Dec. 3, 1944. Calif. Immediately, he boarded a cruiser for his first wartime trip into the Pacific and consultations in Hawaii where a sneak puncn brought America into the war on Dec. 7, 1941 with top commanders in the battle against Japan. He long since naa Dronen cui presidential travel records, and ar did not oeier mm irum yusu-ig the mileage up around 300,- 000. Thursday of u cerebral nem- at his nummor cottase here. aaiu; has been notified. lie was informed by Mrs. Roosevelt. ... In the Rprviro have been sent tlllicVl nil id thflt thf nri'SKlont He did his job to the end, as love," added Mrs. Roosevelt. Funeral fr!cri Will be held Saturday afternoon in the East room of the White Houe. Interment will be at Hyde Park Sun- cay afternoon. detaurd ar-rnr.remrnll or exact tim- have been decided upon as yet." Ifarrv S. Truman, former sen ator Mlmnurt county ludce and onetime Kansas City haberdasher, by Mr. Roosevelt'i death moves up to the highest office in the land. Truman Notified. At the canltol. aides of Truman disclosed he had left for the White only a few minutes before the news was made public. Mr. Roosevelt hnd been at Warm Springs for more than a week. Stephen Early, presidential sec retary, Informed reporters: "Mrs. Roosevelt. Adm. Ross Mc- Intyre (the Roosevelt physician), and I will leave Washington by air this afternoon for Warm Spring. Vice President Truman was ot work In his ofT.ce when the news came. He received a call about 1:25 p. m.. a few minutes later secret service men came and whisked him away to the White House in an automobile. Matt Connelly, Truman's executive assistant, said he assumed that the new President would take the oath at once but that he did not know any details. Truman's vice presidential staff stood around in his offices In the senate office building, their faces pale as though they had been stunned by the unexpected news which lifted the former Missouri farm boy into the highest office in this nation's givinc;. The death of the President va? announced a few short minutes after it was revealed that high army officials had told senators the war soon would be over In Germany. Cabinet members began assembling at 5 p. m. CWT for an emergency session. First to arrive were Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins and Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes, veterans of every month Mr. Roosevelt served in the White House. The shocking news of the fourth term president's death was an nounced to the press by Secretary William D. Hassett shortly before 5 p. m. CWT. It is my sad duty," he told the reporters, "to announce the president died at 3:35 p. m. of a cere-bal hemorrhage." Hassett urged the reporters to rush to their telephones immedi ately as a simultaneous announcement was being made at the White House in Washington. Cabinet in Session. In quivering voice, in the presence of other members of the White House staff vho came here with Mr. Roosevelt March 30, for what was to be a three weeks rest, Hassett said further details as to the cause of death would be given out later by Comdr. Howard Bru-enn, naval doctor who was taking care of the nation's 31st president, in the absence of Vice Adm. Ross T. Mclntyre, navy surgeon general. There was no information Immediately available here as to when Vice President Harry S. Truman, a former Missouri senator, would be sworn in as Mr. Roosevelt's successor. (In Washington, at the moment this was dictated, Truman and the cabinet were in an emergency meeting at the White House.) So insistent was Secretary Hassett that the news be made public immediately that details were left for future announcement. The president, the nation's first chief executive to break the two term tradition, planned to stay here another week, then he was to return to Washington and spend one day before taking a train to San Francisco to open the April 25 United Nations conference to which he had given so much attention in recent months. Helped Found Warm Springs. Mr. Roosevelt died in the bedroom in his little white bunga low atop Pine mountain, where he had been coming for 20 years to take the after treatments for in-f-ntilp mralvsis "'ith which he was stricken in 1S21. T.ons before his presidency. A.r. Roosevelt helped found the Warm Springs foundation for polio victims. In recent months he had taken a deep interest in expanding it for service men afflicted with the disease. Only two persons were believed to have been in the cottage at the time of his death. Thev were Miss Laura Delano and Miss Mar garet Suckley.

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