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Olean Times Herald (Newspaper) - December 31, 1945, Olean, New York Weather Forecast considerably colder weather with SHOW and Tuesday TIME ERALD Edited for Southwestern New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania TOMORROW January NEW YEARS Day a legal holiday co editions of the Times Herald will be published VOL No 307 Entered as except at the Post Office at New York under the Act of March 3 MONDAY EVENING DECEMBER 31 1945 THREE CENTS Stark S Adequate Warnings To Pacific N earl Harbor He Chiang Is Ready For National Coalition Government In China CHUNGKING Generalissimo in New Year's message to the Chinese people day that he was ready for the formation of a national tion government Chiang still studying Communists proposal to cease the civil war said the national government was ready to invite leaders of society and other political parties to take part in the government Either councils or in executive branches A seconda session of unity talks between Nationalist and ist negotiators was scheduled for tonight Meanwhile the Deino- sent letters to both Nationalists and Communists urging they issue cease-fire ders on New Year's Day to give the people a new said the only condition for coalition should autonomous armies serve as instruments of war for forcible seizure of power It is Chiang said that if troops of other than the National army are allowed to ex- ist it would be tantamount to im- in imperio and the try can never be unified If two separate armies with distinct characteristics and obeying ent orders are allowed to exist it would be tantamount to creating another government Chiang stressed peace unity and democracy for China We must go to any lengths to Teaching In Jap Schools Curbed TOKYO General Japanese history and morals suspended in all al institutions in Japan The order issued Arthur said as the Japanese government has used to inculcate militaristic and ideologies which have been inextricably in- into certain textbooks imposed upon Textbooks and on those subjects will be col- and destroyed and the pulp will be used to make new books written along democratic lines headquarters announced The directive was issued when a survey showed the educational preserve international he were interwoven said We must use every possible Shinto othe means to solve internal He mentioned convocation of a national assembly which has been many times and is now set for May 5 This momentous and necessary step must never postponed he said In order to enable the popular 10 De universally expressed the government is to increase the number of gates to the assembly so that fnsr society tives and other political parties may take part in the tions He said a coalition government could be formed between now and convocation of tile assembly to promote stability of internal con- other t and machinery strengthen political Trying To Avert Telephone Strike NEW con- continued efforts today objectionable to the lied Command Forty-three of fifty textbooks and manuals studied contained much objectionable matter Two nad only a limited amount of un- desirable material and five were relatively innocuous dealing most with factual history ters found it impractical to try to delete all the objectionable matter War Labor Board Will End Tonight WASHINGTON The War bor Board which has handled thousands of wartime disputes and wage cases goes out of existence at midnight tonight It will be replaced by the bor department's Wage tion Board which will rule only on wage raises where price relief is sought More than 1.200 WLB employes j go off the government payroll night The remaining 800 will work lor the WSB More Troops Ready For Discharge additional army men and women be- came eligible for discharge day and the United Press ed that nearly one-half of combat divisions have been in- activated The critical point score ed by enlisted men for separation dropped to fifty while male of- ficers NOT in the medical vices now need a total of seventy These point changes were an- by the war de- Length of service requirements for discharge reduced to these Enlisted men two months male officers eight months enlisted WACS thirty months and WAC officers thirty-nine months Medical and officers are now eli- gible for discharge at the of forty-eight while WACS veterans separated on Of the eighty-nine divisions com- mitted to combat during the war a total of forty-five already have been inactivated while nine other divisions are scheduled to join them by the end of March Still another six divisions scheduled to come home from Europe and ex- to be inactivated are the Eightieth Eighty-fourth ninth Ninetieth Ninety-fifth and 100th infantry groups Based on present plans eleven U S divisions will be utilized as troops teen Pacific and five at home as a strategic reserve This leave an army of nine divisions after the first ter of 1946 Divisions remaining in Europe according to this calculation would include the First Third Ninth Forty-second Seventy-first Seventy-eighth Eighty i r d Eighty-eighth and 102nd try divisions and the First and Fourth armored divisions Army forces in the Pacific would include the Sixth Seventh Twenty-fourth Twenty-fifth Eighty-first sixth Ninety-third Ninety-sixth Ninety-seventh and Ninety-eighth divisions the Eleventh Oregon Is Swept By Worst Flood PORTLAND ORE Oregon's most disastrous flood in fifty years today besieged the state's two principal cities Portland and Salem after claiming two lives and causing property of millions of dollars The flood's crest swept into Salem Oregon's capital ing outlying thousands of acres of rich and hop fields and washing out processing plants Plane Into River One Woman Killed NEW Salvage work was begun today on the Eastern Airlines Transport plane which crashed in a fog into the East River off LaGuardia Field killing a woman passenger None of the thirteen aboard but treated shock submersion and minor The crash occurred at o'clock last the New York transport overshot the runway while trying to land and dumped its eleven three crew members into the cold waters the river The lone victim of the crash was Scully forty-nine New She was alive when pulled from the river but died an hour later in the Overseas Airline De- pot in the presence of Mayor H LaGuardia and police officials Her husband was at the airfield to meet her and witnessed tlie crash The plane a Douglas trans- port left Miami at A M and had made several stops before arriving at New JYork The fact that only one life was lost in the crash was attributed to the quick action of Ralph Byrnes a control tower operator who sounded the alarm when he saw that the plane was going to overshoot the runway to avoid a threatened nationwide telephone strike by making an- other attempt to settle a dis- pute between the Western trie and 19.000 of its NEW YORK American Travel Near Normal ALBANY New York Central railroad officials here today re- ported Very near normal day travel thus far Most trains although running one or two hours Airborne division and the First I behind will over- Cavalry division crowded MacArthur Will Try To Make Jap Program Work Douglas Arthur will try to make the Big Three control plan for Japan eves though ie dislikes it and refuses all responsibility for Its adoption The supreme commander made those points clear in a statement released yesterday A spokesman for his headquarters reinforced it by stating that Mac Arthur had no communication whatsoever with the Moscow conference while Japan was under discussion MacArthur's statement A statement attributed to a far eastern commission officer that I did not the new Japan control plan before it was proved is On Oct ment was contained in my radio to the chief of staff for the of state that the terms in my opinion are not Since my views Hits Mine Arid Loss Of Life PEARL IT S Navy announced today that the heavy minesweeper Mini- vet sank with a moderate loss of life off the coast of Kyushu Japan Saturday after striking a mine The Minivet had been ing operations by Japanese vessels cleaning up anese and American minefields Her normal crew was officers and eighty-two men and sea rescue operations began immediately Reveals Roosevelt Planned To Seke Azores Six Months Before Japs Attacked Harold R Stark insisted today he sent to Pacific commanders before Pearl Harbor to alert a Japanese Stark said he had felt that the United States was already at Avar in the Atlantic and that President Roosevelt ordered a task force assembled to seize the Azores six months before Pearl Harbor The order later was cancelled The former Chief investigating committee of Naval Operations defended himself before Harbor against Navy Board charges of of omission -in connection America's For Greyhound Strike Will End Thursday strike of 000 transportation workers which has tied up Greyhound Bus vice in eighteen states since No- 1 will end Thursday Howard T Colvin federal con- who has been in charge of a two-day meeting of company and union representatives said the workers had agreed to halt the walkout at five A M Thursday pending an investigation of the dispute by a fact-finding board Hope Abandoned For Miners Trapped In Kentucky Shaft As Fire Drives Rescuers Out PINEVILLE raged unchecked through the Kentucky Straight Creek Coal WASHINGTON America had that national aims weri at while a was be- ing reached among the members of the Big Three r In a half-hour radio report to the nation night Byrnes the agreements the foreign ministers of Brit- ain and the United States in cow this week should bring hope to the war-weary people of many Byrnes explained point by point the various portions of the com- issued last Thursday lowing the conclusion of the con- ference to allay criticism by The new control set-up for Japan will not in any way pair the tion of General Douglas Arthur No atomic secrets will be before worla guards are established The agreement on European peace treaties meets U S in- that all nations in the war have a say in the writing oJC the peace Allied aims in Korea are to hasten the day of that slaved nation's independence and that the trusteeship posed in the Moscow nique may not be needed No secret agreements were made at Moscow said he proposed the Moscow meeting aware of th risk of another impasse such as occurred at London due to lack of advance assurance the Big Jacob R federal was to meet today with officials of the Western Electric plant in Keamy N J to see whether they would in- crease a fifteen per wage boost offer which the employees previously rejected The 14.000 workers m various Western Electric plants are bers of the Western Electric Association backing of the National of Telephone Workers Three would reach ment final Blaze At Lake Placid LAKE PLACID N T man was burned to death anc twenty others forced to flee in scanty attire when fire swept the mine today halting all rescue work and officials were reported ready to abandon the search jme for the eighteen victims still trapped in the shaft All hope of finding any of the victims alive was abandoned after a very heavy j Lake re- 1 sort hotels on Mirror Lake Harbor haired holding quire superior call upon program designed status state a guarantee it was ed reliably The unprecedented program drafted special headed by State Comptroller Frank C Moore will completely ize the century-old system state taxes method as outdated Dobbin Highlights of the plan which will be submitted to the legislature soon ter it convenes next week State collected taxes ing dollars will be dis- on the basis of population to cities villages and towns The percentage will favor cities The state will assume eighty per cent of the cost of all home relief instead of the present forty per cent That will mean that relief costs will be a minor problem for municipalities in the future Creation of a huge reserve fund to guard against depression years when revenue from taxes fall be- low amounts needed for essential services Both the state and can draw from the func without interest The plan to distribute state col- and 0 i commanders cember 7 -1941 were keep on- and mew taxes on a per capita will benefit such cities as York Buffalo Rochester Syracuse Binghamton Albany and town it was Some of the smaller villages or towns financially but will benefit eventually according to the commission Creation of the reserve or fund was described by sources close to Dewey as a nev conception in government The fund would be set up with a maxi mum fixed by the legislature Dur ing good years the fund would be kept at the maximum withdrawn during bad years be replaced when conditions per mit ed with the morning tide Organization were bound for tae London meeting today aboard the tration of deadly gas was discovered in the vicinity of Six the majority of ay r liner Queen Elizabeth which j working when the blast occurred A large coal fire also was raging in the vicinity BUFFALO N Y Higher o wages for steel workers in the new year were predicted today by Joseph P Molony district tor of the United Steelworkers I cio New Zealand First Nation To Offer To Put A Mandate Under Trusteeship Of UNO LONDON New Zealand be- j that the UNO charter placed i of the main explosion Harry R Thomas chief state mine inspector will inake the j final decision on whether or to discontinue the search after an I air analysis has been made today i operations have been at i standstill since out anew Boy Scouts Join In Hunt Truman Approves Buffalo Site For Federal Hospital Tru man has approved the acquisition by the Veterans Administration o a site in Buffalo N Y for the construction there of a General Hospital the White House announced today or Lost BOY i i V Martin A j i t- 4 j l JL v Scout braved the Hawaiian disaster On the basis of the Starit and j nay Japan bad deceived and toe The danger of war and a possible was wellr officers including -J r meT and methods it jad been fully Stark outlined position in: i his of naval operations from August ri 1939 to He described his efforts to pand the strength and of the entire the event of war and the methods he used keep fleet commanders informed Sea i Zealand was the first of the j ship as soon as it is practical army j ranking delegates io the UNO The islands of Samoa quarters announced today that to arrive in London He ed between New two American servicemen reached I spent the week-end in to empty tins after heavy seas capsized their small craft Fite Americans are names were not Kb discussions with Prime Minister Clement Attlee and For- eign Minister Ernest Bevin duplicate set of the Hitler y only to be j ments was mysteriously j and ative regarding him Bormann Bormann disappeared at the had been time of the Russian capture of occupation j Berlin He evidently was S Adolf Titier and other Nazi United States Third Army j ers in the frantic last hours of re- here and other American i Distance there when the ics at capital discovered documents indicated The sixth victim of the United States Western is held under an old jon died He was Tom date by New Zealand The s one of the nine men cess His Robert brothers Lester and Donald wandered le occupation zone denied that naim had been captured Despite the official denial some of important political tary developments affecting He quoted at length ters and dispatches between self and Kimmel during the riod Pearl Harbor Copies of the correspondence a part of the committee record The correspondence also ed: The late President Roosevelt dered Stark six months Pearl Harbor to assemble a 000 man task force to seize the The der was cancelled before the 22 deadline set by the president for assembly of the force Mr Roosevelt also ed sending a carrier load of planes to Russia via Pacific when the started in July 1941 but cancelled it and sent aid via other routes Stark felt that the TJ S tually was at war in the Atlantic through its aid to Britain at least a before the attack on Pearl Harbor He wrote then that whether the country knows it or not we are at war Stark thought some state de- suggestions were ing less than candish asd opposed a state ment proposal to send part of the Pacific fleet from Hawaii to nila where it would be closer to possible Japanese attacks Stark recalled that the war besan shortly after he became chief of naval operations He described his appeals to the White House and to congress to strengthen the Navy I said and did to strength scd of the Navy as a force was motivated by what I considered the absolute necessity of as quickly as possible lant of and others found room Five were R to the Fraser was chairman of the held by the United States under trusteeship committee at Francisco He said publicly there I U V San j the Anglo-German agreement of here j 3 899 1 McQueen died in an said he was dressed warmly was enhanced by the fact that a is bein tent in the Pineville Com- in a navy blue jacket brown j British announcement of the cap- j with Hospital Hitler was preparing for his cide There was some evidence that was killed while trying to escape in a tank But he tried in absentia along other Nazi leaders indicted for he testified Stark revealed that he trouble however in had the i pants and high boots iure of a messenger carrying for war crimes late President Roosevelt to ize more personnel He mel about it Sa a letter I February 10 1941
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