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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                                T Or HISTORY AND A if NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AWL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Pi ess and United Press Full Leased Wltci IKve Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APK1L 13 1945 This Paper Consists of Two NATION MOURNS LEADER Truman Pledges Himself to Carry on in Roosevelts Pattern k i m m 9t NEW CHIEF TO SPEAK MONDAY TO CONGRESS Will Outline Foreign Policy Plans Radio Address to Servicemen Washington President Truman told senators Friday he will outline his foreign policies briefly at a joint session of con gress at noon Central war time Monday He will speak to the na tions armed forces by radio Tues day night Senators who attended an un precedented luncheon with the new president at the capitol on his first day in office said air Truman told them he is 100 per cent for President Roosevelts for eign policies The president who took time out at the luncheon to shake hands with newspapermen sen ate employes and pages left the capitol for the white house at p m CWT On his way out of the capital he stopped for a look into the senate chamber where he was presiding officer until Thursday when President Roosevelts death elevated him to the chief execu tives post The new president himself an npuncedsimply that he wouldtry to carry on as believes Presi dent Roosevelt would have done Friday as international friends and enemies looked on as men high and low maneuvered to find their place in a new U S orbit these prospects loomed 1 A speedy summoning of Gen George C Marshall and Admiral Ernest J King for the most im portant fillin on the military sit uation any world leader ever needed at such a critical hour 2 A conference wijh Secretary of State Stettinius on pressing and complicated international situa tions demandingthe attention of a man who knows only the inside details he gained from cabinet meetings 3 The sorrowful duty of help ing arrange for a white house iu neral at 3 p m CWT Saturday for his predecessor the nations first fourthterm president U S Leaders Urge Peace as FR Memorial Bp UNITED PRESS The worlds and the nations leaders mourned Friday the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt but voiced confidence that his aims complete victory over the axis and a just and lasting be achieved Herbert nation sorrows at the passing of its pres ident whatever differences there may have been they end in re pets of death It is fortunate that in this great crisis of war our armies and navies are under such magnificent leadership that we shall not hesitate While we mourn air Roosevelts death we shall march forward Gov Thomas E Dewey of New building boldly for the future peace of the world even as the war progressed Franklin Roosevelt made his final and per haps his greatest contribution all people of good will with equal determination will do their part in bringing to final success the work of the united nations in es tablishing the foundation for a just and lasting peace Harry Hopkins former secre tary of commerce and close friend of HIr people all over the country and indeed all over the world will mourn with yon Mrs Roosevelt tonight He was so gallant and Secretary p Interior Harold Li Bbosevelt died for us Sen Arthur H Vaudenberf R Mich an outstanding critic of Mr Eoosevelts domestic successful peace must be his mon ument U S ambassador o Great Bri tain John G great est American of our age is dead I hope every citizen of the United States will stand by his post Former Secretary of Navy 3o seplius Daniels Our greatest leader has fallen on the eve of victory I pray that his country men and comrades on every con tinent will consecrate themselves to the completion of his wellma tured and unfinished task Earl Browder president the communist political We must complete his task as he would have it done set up the guide posts that lead to enduring peace Iowa Pays Tribute to Roosevelt Des Moines republi can state of Iowa which twice cast the majority of its votes for Franklin D Roosevelt Friday joined With the rest of the nation in mourning the loss of its great wartime leader thelegislature partisan poli tics forgotten bowed humbly in tribute to the late president at a joint session of the senate and house An atmosphere of solemnity per meated the house chamber as the lawmakers gathered to hear Gov Robert D Blue pay tribute to Mr Roosevelt Each senator wore a white carnation in his la gift of Senators Stanley L Hart of Keohuk and Frank C Byers of Cedar Rapids both re memory of the pres ident Shortly after the joint conven tion convened it unanimously adopted a resolution expressing Sincere sorrow and profound srief at the untimely passingof Franklin Delano Roosevelt whose great leadership was most out standing and most essential to all the world in these most trying and crucial times The resolution called for drap ing the portraits of Mr Roosevelt in the senate and house chambers for a jjeripd of at least 30 days A copy of the resolution will be sent to Mrs Roosevelt It is hard for any otiis at this moment to realize the lull extent of the traged3r which the people of America and the people of the world face because the loss of leadership through the death of the president of the United Governor Blue declared The cause of freedom has suf fered the loss of a great man Together we assembled here to by this meeting pledge our support to the new president We are determined thatthe cause of freedom must go on lo a complete and final victory and that the cause ot a lasting peace must not Schools were holding special memorial services Some churches were planning services Business in the state capital was expected to continue in normal fashion FridaySchools will not close War workers particularly were urged to stay at their jobs Proclaim Saturday Day of Mourning Ask War Workers to Stay on Job Washington Harry S Truman Friday proclaimed Saturday as a national day of mourning for Franklin D Roosevelt but there will be no general inter ruption in the flow of supplies to the fighting fronts bhortly after the new chief executive issued his proclama tion asking that the country observe the dav of Mr Roose velt s funeral services at the white house by visiting the churches in their respective communities War Production Ifoard Chief J A Krug issued a call to all war plants to work full schedules Friday and Saturday This said Krug was pursuant to wishes expressed Friday morning by President I rum an Secretary of War Stimson meanwhile officially pro claimed a 30day period of mourning for the army In a general order he directed that memorial services be I held on Sunday the day of the presidents burial at all posts camps and stations where war operations will permit At that official order will be read Naval ships and stations around the globe were flying the ensign at half mast Friday on orders from Navy Secre tary Forrestal who similarly designated a 30day period of mourning for the sea services The presidents body prepared during the night was to be taken back to Washington by special train on the Southern railroad which left here at a m The train will I reach the national capital at 9 a m CWT Saturday Funeral services are lo beheld at 3 p m CWT Satur day in the historic East room of the white house The body will not lie in state Presidential SecretaryWilliam DTIassetf said the funeral be of thejsame utmost simplicity the presi decreed for his mother World Moved n 1941 by News of FDRs Death In Franklin Delano Roosevelt 45 Miles From Berlin OPEN BATTLE FOR LEIPZIG Outflank Denmark Hamburg Luebeck Paris The 9th army closed within 45 miles of Berlin Friday and the 1st army opened the bailie for Leipzig closing within 7 miles army lanks broke into a 35mile run across the golden meadows to within J7 miles of Leipzig largest cily in Savoiiy Lt Gen Courtney 1 Hodges shock troops reached the Weisse river 2 miles west of Zeilz a own already within light artillery range of the 3rd army The Hell on Wheels 2nd arm ored division which crossed the Ul UiiCU Elbe at Magdeburg Thursdav was meeting stiff opposition on the eastern band of that last river barrier before Berlin Rcinforce VIENNA FALLS TO RED ARMY Troops Await Orders for Berlin Attack Londou Minister Churchill came before a hushed house of commons Friday and asked that it adjourn out of respect to a man of immortal renown the late President Roosevelt Speaking with considerpblc emo tion Churchill said It is not fitting that we should continue our work this day I fee that the house will wish to render a token of respect to the memory of this great departed statesman and war leader by adjourning im mediately In addressing the house Church ill said The house will have learned with deepest sorrow the grievous news which has come to us from across the Atlantic and which conveys to us the loss of the fam ous president of the United States whose friendship for the cause of freedom and for the causes of the weak and poor have won him im mortal renown In Paris UP Dwight D Ixmdon Stalin anEsenhower ordered a 30day nounced Friday night the capture mourning period for American of Vienna troops throughout the European Fall of the Austrian capital Friday in memory of gateway for invasions of Eaj President Roosevelt r of bloody Eisenhower flashed Ihc order banks of o supreme headquarters from the front where he nas conferring of She canitnl of the senerals on the final man army continued Nearly 000 capiives uen into cages of v the first 4 armies The illt toSc1hev Vienna was of the battered city where a mil mens and supplies poured across lion Germans were believed hjd Elbe as the tank troops oath1 dled in cellars and shelters i ered strength for the final push artcr 8 days of bloody The 9ih army closed up the i alreadycrossed Ellic river on ront of nearly 100 miles after record 60mile armored advance outflanking Denmark Hamburg and Lucbcck on Berlin in a day or so I The disintegration i the sieater reich that Adolf Charles DC Gaulle pro ei 01 rf i visional nrriirtanl The 9th armored division closed into the Leipzig defenses in the village of Dalzig 7 miles southwest of the big Saxony center Tanks rumbled eastward in a move to isolate the city They were within 95 miles Russian lines mdrcd miles of the by 9th army i troops Friday night They slood within 9 miles of Russian siege lines cast of the sprawling ruined capital 1st army alone took 25148 Thurs day most of them from the Ruhr i pocket That death trap is now JSs than half its m niiicr ul was the 18th i Vs0na France European capital lo fall to allied bled President Truman that the I rench government learned of Mr Roosevelts death with great populaion of 1924000 na The iOQO Lhc French nrrnv VJ ul HI 1 drive east to bisect Germany join T the Russians and bar access from The nearest approach to the the north to the national redoubt capital was in a bend of the river in the Bavarian Alps The Ger just south of Tangermuendemans said American tanks were where the harried Germans blew j fighting in Halle 15 miles the bridges Leipzig after bypassing the armies it is tl 11 was the lured by the British took The last 3 clays of the battle in 1000 and the hn been spent in cleaning out German pockets on a narrow 9mile island between 2 branches ian spearheads had ordered The 3rd army in the center beat sland be down the last 18 miles to tho Dnnubc great Saxony city of Leipzig in a on u the valley and were miles west of the capital and less lhan 75 miles from the Bavarian border I Radio Moscow saidsoviet troops j were waging fierce battles uypassing me me Duisburg Europes greater ini dieval cathedral city of Merseburg j their bridgeheads across the Oder Germanys Hth city fell to the 9th army in the shrink ing and bypassed Ruhr pocket The 3rd army captured Erfurt reached the streets of Jena and were 18 miles from Leipzig and 34 from Czechoslovakia Between these charging forces Denmark ivhlch German re ports pictured as outflanked is the only country conquered by the nazis ivhich the allies have not yet invaded Dispatcl Bradleys river 30odd miles east of Berlin but gave no details Cossack cav tive of the masses as welt as their highest leaders airy moved up to front he earlier this week soviet field dis at UIr Rotsevelt was the patches said flrst President to recognize the soviet regime itators on the Berlin Mr Roosevelts and Stalins ner Dispatches from Gen Omar N 1 at radleys 12th army group Steltinbajnorth olthecapj They un 1 Friday as a great politician of world significance and a pioneer in the organization of peace and se curity after the war Russians hearing the first word of Mr Roosevelts death were stunned and deeply grieved Their reaction was believed representa gave out details for the funeral He said that 5 hours after the services in the east room the body will be entrained for Hyde Park to arrive at the family estate on the east bank of the Hudson at 8 a m C W T Sunday Burial will he at 9 a m C W T in the family garden between the rambling stone and stucco house and the Roosevelt li brary Members of the cabinet and su preme court heads of federal agencies a representative group of senators and representatives members of the family and friends will accompany the funeral party from Washington The east room services will be conducted by Bishop Angus Dun of the Washington Episcopal Ca thedral Rev Howard S Wilkin son of St Thomas Episcopal church and Rev John G Magee of St Johns Episcopal church across La Fayettc Park from the white house The president prayed each March at it Johns until the inaugural date uas changed to Jan 20 In the last 2 years however he at tended hiauRtiral church services in the white house Conducing the burial service at the graveside in Hyde Park will be Rev Dr George W Anthony new rector of Si James Episcopal church where the president was senior deacon Mrs Roosevelt Early and Mc Intire were driven immediately to the presidents cottage after they arrived by car from Fort Banning shortly before midnight Sirs Koosevclt was described by officials as bearing up very nobly Warm Springs village and ils nearby foundation for aUcrtreat mcnt of infantile Mr Roosevelt helped found after he had been stricken and crippled by the stunned by lo tne news of the passing of the na tions 31st president and its first chief executive to serve more than 2 terras He was elected to a 4th term a little more than 5 months ago and was inaugurated Jan 20 10 days before his birthday Many had tears In their eyes as they passed Ihc word ot Mr Roosevelts demise among polio patients and foundation officials The patients were looking forward to a visit from the president early Thursday night They wert to put on a minslrcl show for him then redo the act Friday night for oth ers Also cancelled just as it was about to get underway was an oldfashioned southern barbecue at the hilllop cabin of Mayor Frank W Alcorn of Warm Springs Mr Roosevelt who was to have been the honor guest was due at the barbecue around p m Ij CCWT Thursday When he was I not there close to 4 p m CWT   

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