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By PAUL SISLIN
The reaction of campus and city
to the news of the death of Presi-
dent Roosevelt was that of shocked
disbelief.
First radio announcement came at
5:45 p.m. as Ann Arborites were pre-
paring for dinner. In the Michigan
Union students were filing through
the cafeteria line as a broadcast was
interrupted to relay the news that
the President was dead. Diners con-
gregated around the loudspeakers of
the Union radio and listened to the
bulletins reporting the tragedy.
At The Daily, students crowded
around the Associated Press teletype
messages to read of the news. A series
of phone-calls inquired "was it really
true?'"
Meanwhile, Dr. Ruthven an-
nounced that the University pro-
gram would go on as usual today.
Plans for memorial services would
be held in abeyance until confer-
ence with faculty members could
be held.
The program announced for the
carillon recital yesterday was abrup-
tly changed. Prov. Percival Price
substituted Chopin's "Funeral Mar-
ch," the Death March from "Saul"
by Handel and a selection from Ver-
di's "Requiem" as a memorial to the
President.
The 2,000 servicemen on the cam-
pus will delay tribute to their com-
FtdnMayBe
Aug y-Geer
WASiINGTON, April 12.- (/P)-
Speculation on prospective changes
in the cabinet as the result of Presi-
dent Roosevelt's death centered to-
night on the attorney-generalship.
Although there was no definite'
word about changes at this time,
friends have predicted that if Harry
Truman became President one of
his first acts would be to place Hugh
Fulton, New York and Washington
attorney, in the attorney-general's
post.
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mander-in-chief until directives ar-
rive from national headquarters.
The flag in the Law Quadrangle
will fly at half staff today, Col. .J.
O'Connor, officer of the Judge
Advocate General's School, an-
nounced. As yet no official direc-
tions for memorial services have
come from Washington, Col. O'-
Connor revealed.
Pending further notification the
Army units on campus will continue
with the usual routine today, he add-
ed.
Capt. W. V. Michaux, commandant
of all Naval units here, revealed that
any plans for memorial services on
the part of the 1,000 odd Naval and
National Capital
Left Stunned
ByDeath VNews
Repori teaves rilisli
Embassy in Silence
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, April 12.- From
diplomats to cab drivers. Capital
residents took first news of the Presi-
dent's death today with a shocked
unbelief which left them literally
stunned into momentary speechless-
ness.
News of the chief executive's pass-
ing came to 'the British Embassy by
a phone call, as an Associated Press
reporter was standing by. The entire
office froze into various positions of
incredulous immobility.
For a full ten seconds not a soul
spoke. Then one attache simply blur-
ted, "My God!" and the tension
broke.
Someone else said, "He hasn't
looked at all well lately," and still
another Englishman added, "It's the
beastly changeable weather," but it
all obviously was small talk.
Finally the attache voiced the
thoughts of the others: "I wonder
what it will mean-to the war." No-
body answered him.
When another reporter rushing
downtown told a Negro cab driver the
news, he refused to believe it at first.
Then he said slowly: "I'm sorry to
hear that, man, but I'm sorry to hear
that!" As I got out of the cab he
added, "I wonder what it will mean
to us-if anything. I wonder."
An American Army major on a
downtown corner shook his head un-
believingly and asked: "It's really
true?" Assured that it was, he said:
"Well, now he's next to Lincoln-
in more ways than one." He walked
on down the street, still looking
dazed.

Marine trainees stationed in Ann
Arbor would await definite instruc-
tions from headquar'ters at Great
Lakes, Ill,
Professors asked for comment ex-
pressed the universal reaction of
shock and surprise.
Dean E. Blythe Stason of the
Law School called the President's
death "one of the world's greatest
tragedies in view of the problems
of completing the war and winning
the peace and reconverting the
country to a peacetime economy."
"One is so shocked . . . one doesn't
know what to say," Prof. I. L. Sharf-
man, head of the economics depart-
ment, declared.
"One is too stunned to say very
much at this moment. The loss both
to the nation and the world is incal-
culable. Much may be changed in
both the domestic and international
spheres but it is our hope that the
goals the President was striving for
will be achieved through the in-
creased unity of effort," he said.
Prof. L. G. Vander Velde, of the
history department, was "too shock-
ed to make any comment."
Prof. Preston Slosson, of the his-
tory department, called Truman
"a Roosevelt man in the main who
probably will follow his foreign
and domestic policies. Unfortun-
ately he is practically unknown to
Europe so that he will not have the
prestige in European councils that
Roosevelt would have had."
"A great loss to the country-
that's about all anybody can say,"
Prof. D. L. Dumond, of the history
department, stated.
Prof. Harold M. Dorr, of the
political science department, called
the President's death "as tragic as
the death of Lincoln." About Mr.
Truman: "I think Truman is hon-
est, sincere, well-intentioned but
far too inexperienced, especially in
the field of foreign affairs."
Mrs. Roosevelt
Fli 0es to Georgia
WASHINGTON, April 12._ _()-
Mrs. Roosevelt left the White House
at 7:15 to fly to Warm Springs.
As she came out of the White
House door she kissed her daughter
Anna, Mrs. Jhn Boettiger, good-
bye.
Mrs. Boettiger remained at the
White House.
Mrs. Roosevelt was accompanied
by Stephen Early, presidential secre
tary and Admiral Ross T. McIntyre,
the President's personal physician.
Mrs. Roosevelt received the news
of her husband's death by telephone,
She was attending an afternoon ben-
efit for a Washington charity which
was being held at the Sulgrave Club.
She went to the phone, spoke a
few words, put down the receiver,
and walked out to her car without a
word to anyone.
FD's Health
Always in Doubt
WASHINGTON, April 12.- (IP)--
President Roosevelt's health had
been a subject of public specugation
ever since his first campaign for the
presidency, in 1932.
The latest of a series of periodic
reports that he was ill bobbed up
only last December, when he spent
three weeks at Warm Springs-an
unusually long period for wartime.
Rumors flooded Washington that
the Chief Executive was undergoing
an operation. But when he returned
to Washington, tanned and looking
rested, Vice-Admiral Ross T. McIn-
tyre, his personal physician, pro-
nounced himself "pleased" with the
President's condition.

Across Ensaddened Count

Dewey, Marshall, Vandenbery
EogizeNainsGetLdr

By ITe Associated Press
(New York)-Governor Thomas E.
Dewey of New York tonight declared
that President Roosevelt would be
mourned "as a human being of warm
human qualities and great capaci-
ties."
"It remains for all of us to preserve
and strengthen our national unity in
waging the war to total, uncompom-
rising victory over all our enemies,"
the 1944 Republican presidential
candidate said, adding:
"Coming to leadership of the na-
tion at a critical period in our eco-
nomic life he brought his courage
and indomitable spirit to the task
of meeting the most difficult of
national problems, inspiring the
people- with fresh confidence and
establishing basic liberal reforms."
Earlier, Dewey telegraphed Mrs.
Roosevelt: "Please accept our deep-
est sympathy in your great loss
which will be shared by every Ameri-
can and mourned by all the freedom-
loving people of the entire world."
Mayor F. H. La Guardia of New
York-"It is the greatest loss the
peace-loving people of the world have
suffered in the entire war. The shock
is so great that it is extremely diffi-
cult for one to realize fully what has
happened. There is only one thing
we can all do as good Americans-to
pay adequate tribute to this war
casualty-and that is to unite in
carrying out his ideals for world jus-
tice and permanent peace."
Sen. Vandenberg (Rep., Mich.)
-President Roosevelt leaves an
imperishable imprint on the his-
tory of America and the world.
Those who disagree with him have

always recognized his amazing gen-
ius in behalf of his always vigor-
ous ideals.
Former President Herbert Hoover
-"The nation sorrows at the passing
of its President. Whatever differen-
ces there may have been, they end in
the regret 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. The new President will
have the backing of the country.
While we mourn Mr. Roosevelt's
death, we shall march forward."
"Oh my God," whispered Sen.
Murdock (Dem., Utah) when ad-
vised of the news. "It's just a
catastrophe for the whole world.
His loss is irreparable."
Sen. Saltonstall (Rep., Mass.) -
"He died as a true soldier, fighting in
his country's cause. His administra-
tion will go down as one of the most
momentous in the life of our coun-
try.
Sen. Taft (Rep., 0.) , "The
death of Franklin Delano Roose-
velt removes the greatest figure of
our time at the very climax of his
career, and shocks a world to
which his words and actions were
more important than those of any
other man.
Philip Murray, President of the
CIO-"The nation and the world
have lost a great leader and a great
soldier and labor its noblest friend."
Gov. Hlarry F. Kelly (Rep., MVich.)
--"The people of Michigan and the
freedom loving people of the world
are stunned tonigit as our President

and Commander-in-Chief Franklin
Delano Roosevelt is taken from us
at a time when our armed forces are
so successfully advancing toward vic-
tory.
"He would want us, in this hour of
grief, to redouble our efforts for that
victory and the world-wide peace
that he gave himself so unstintingly
to bring about."
Gen. George C. Marshall, Army
Chief of Staff-"We have lost a
great leader. His far-seeing wis-
dom in military counsel has been a
constant source of courage to all
of us who have worked side-by-
side with him from the dark days
of the war's beginning. No tribute
from the' Army could be so elo-
quent as the hourly record of the
victories of the past few weeks."
Treasury Secretary Henry Morgen-
thau-"It has been my unique priv-
ilege to have served him for two
years in Albany and for over 12 years
here in Washington, and I know
what a really great man he was."
Harold L. Ickes, Interior Secretary
-"We have been fortunate, during
the world crisis, to have given to
civilization and the world the great-
est leader in the history of our coun-
try.
Commerce Secretary Wallace-
"America and the world must and
will carry on. Tonight we bow in

prayer for that gallant world c
zen who so unerringly acted
save democracy. Tomorrow bel
and with President Truman
shall go forward into victory
peace."
Secretary of State Stettinius
great leader has passed on into
tory at an hour when he was s
needed. Once before in an hou
national crisis our country suf
such a loss. Like Abraham Lini
Franklin Delano Roosevelt has
given his life that America t
live and freedom be upheld.
Sen. Barkley (Dem., Ky.), Ma;
Leader--"I am too shocked to
It is one of the worst tragedies
ever happened to the nation o
world, but we must tighten our
and go forward to the goal whit
set for us."
In Topeka, Kas., Alf ,M. Lar
1936 Republican presidential n
nee, paid tribute to Roosevelt
successful opponent, as a man
brought many great changes to
erica.
R. J. Thomas, President of
United Automobile Workers (CI
"No President since Lincoln has
ed his nation and his people as
It is for us who honor his memo
carry on without compromise
fight for social justice and -
amity for which he struggled tl
ghout his whole life."

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WASHINGTON, April 12.-Presi-
dent Roosevelt's death caused tem-
porary uncertainty today about some
of the mechanics of post-war world
organization, but is expected to have
no effect on basic United States pol-
icy in the field of foreign affairs.
This policy, as set forth by Demo-
crats and Republicans alike, calls for
defeating Germany and Japan and,
seeking to create a lasting peace.
Time for Adjustment
It will take some time, of course,
for the new President, Harry S. Tru-
man, to get into touch with all the
multitudinous details of world af-
fairs.
Also Mr. Roosevelt had established
direct, cordial friendships with Prime
Minister Churchill and Marshal Sta-
lin and no one else can immediately
replace him in that work.
Work To Go Forward
The big question immediately was
what effect his death will have on
the post-war world, specifically the
attempt to draft a world organiza-
tion at the forthcoming United Na-
tions meeting in San Francisco.
The chief executive and his two
Secretaries of State, Cordell Hull and
Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., have so
far translated their ultimate goals
into established policies that it was
considered certain the work would go

forward even with out thc Presidcut's
guiding hand.
Plans Previously Made
The same thing appeared to he
true of the conduct of the war. The
final strategy for defeating Germany
was laid down during the Big 'Ihree
meeting at Yalta in February-a
meeting that took Mr. Roosevelt on
his last long journey to meet the
leaders of the other great Allied pow-
ers

There have been some indications
that there too the President at least
gained an inkling and his military
chiefs some idea of the Russian atti-
tude toward the Pacific war so that
it may be said that the -broad lines
of strategy for finally crushing Japan
have also been made hard and fast.

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