ROBERT S. KERR / INAUGURATION / OKLAHOMA GOVERNOR: 'We're Not Debt-Free at All' Gove. Robert S. Kerr demanded strict economy and full investigation of past official misdeeds in his first message to the state legislature Tuesday afternoon. Staff photo by C.J. Kaho. Photo dated 01/12/1943. Published on 01/12/1943 in The Oklahoma City Times.