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Tucson Daily Citizen (Newspaper) - September 13, 1945, Tucson, Arizona WEATHER Gonerally olear today and morrow change In Temperature nt m LATE NEWS EDITION VOL NO 220 FIVE PASES Army Admits Release System Badly Jammed High Officers Declare Backlog Will Be Cleared Up TO BUILD AIRPORTS Unemployment Payment Plan Whipped Into Final Form By MAX HAUi WASHINGTON Sept 13 Army acknowledged today that its backlog of men eligible for release but still fin uniform was badly jammed up Gen S G Henry chief of staff told senators backlog will he cleaned up within 40 days The general testifying before the committee which n wants to know why men are not bring discharged faster said The occurred in part be- cause the air full air power was needed against no men between the clay Germany quit and the day Japan quit Henry referred to the men In the backlog as being In a pipe line and he They are backed up in it It Is bad There is no question about Need New Centers Kew separation centers being put Into operation Henry said will speed up the discharges He said they'll be able to dis- charge men a month by Dec 1 He didn't say that many would be getting out of service monthly by that date But previously the Army was understood to have would be getting out by Dec 1 Meanwhile the Navy asked con- to reveal Harbor part about the Japanese code Congress listened to the Army and mixed feelings That was the situation on Cap- Hill today along with con- gressional news about surplus property standard time government corporations ports unemployment pay and the Japanese Black Dragon society High Army officers did some more explaining before the senate military committee on their plans for discharges Before the hearing opened Sen Edwin C Johnson said the Army had given him the forecast and he said It founded good to him Johnson said he also was told there will be 71 Army separation centers by Dec 1 There are 22 now Separation centers are where Sec CONGRESS on Page 13 Able To Sit Up And Talk In Bed By YOKOHAMA Sept 33 Tojo in the first Interview he shot himself two clays ago said he had planned to kill himself for a long time hut that when he saw American cers standing outside his house he knew the time had come The deposed Japanese dictator then shot and wounded himself near heart with a 32 calibre pistol but prompt blood trans- fusions and other treatment by American Army doctors saved his and he was declared today to bo In satisfactory condition In talking today Tojo brushed many questions relating to war and politics but when asked If Saburo Kurusu had known about Pearl Harbor plans when he talked to Cordell Hull about peace Tojo replied that he could not answer without documentary evidence Tojo was registered as patient No and was the 100th tient admitted Tuesday at the Army's evacuation hospital Propped In Bed Ho looked little like a dictator ns he was Interviewed He was propped up on his bed with a folding chair and pillows behind his back Ho was coveted by a clean white sheet but his feet were sticking out He was dressed In fit pajamas many sixes too large Tojo said he felt much better but suffered a little pain pointing to his left side Maj Elliott of Houston Tex said Tojo's condition was considered quite but later the former war lord's eyes appeared to become slightly glassy and he com- of being tired FINALS American Chicago 7 Now York 0 10 Ings St Louis 2 Boston 1 Pittsburgh 4 Boston 3 TUCSON ARIZONA THURSDAY EVENING u Just Before Tojo Shot Streeter Gen Tojo former premier of Japan looks out the window of his house in Tokyo a few seconds before he shot himself Photo by Charles Gorry AP photographer with the wartime still picture pool AP wirephoto via Navy radiophoto aboard USS Iowa in Tokyo Dog Quarantine Lifted In City By Dr Howard v Canines Now Free To Roam At Large If Licensed Fido been freed Dr L H head of the county health department an- that the quarantine in force for the past two years as a measure used to combat a rabies epidemic has been lifted Fido who has been kept on a leash when ho takes his little runs and at other times is confined to his own home or yard may roam the streets the alleys and the byways at will without let or drance from his mortal enemy the No longer will his owner be com- to journey to police court there to answer to the complaint that Fido at some time or the other broke loose from leash or yard and enjoyed a few moments of dom before the caught up with him The cost of ing such a summons was mately So Yep it Is all over that Is for the time being at least Dr ard described the rabies situation as control for the ent For Fido as well as his ter the war is over and clone with Run Fido run It is presumed that the same re- lief Pleasure applies to cats who were also included under the same quarantine It won't be long un- til thn nights arc filled with cat calls and flocks of old shoes will be directed toward the wanderer See QUARANTINE on Page 13 British Insist U S Make Gift Of Billions 1 By R H WASHINGTON Sept 13 Great Britain rejecting U S gestions for a prepared today to ment Its case for lo worth of American with facts and figures The economic conference meets for the second time today but for its first business session The meeting comes after Lords Halifax and Keynes heads of the British delegation presented Brit- ain's case for financial assistance at a joint press conference Both emphasized that they were not here as that they wanted neither charity nor tions Britain would be unable to discharge and that they did not expect congress to approve any ar- rangements not in the long-term Interest of the U S and the world They made it perfectly plain that the British consider a on a bearing out of the question They did not put It this bluntly but in effect they indicated that Britain wants what would amount an outright sort postwar mutual aid program Asked what kind benefits the American people could expect from a grant to Britain Keynes said he thought that getting world omy back onto the right track would be worth more to the United States than any of the sums he had heard mentioned Shirts And Pajamas Can Be Manufactured Without Restrictions WASHINGTON Sept 13 Men's shirts being verted The war production board lias lifted its ban on long pleated bosoms and those fancy French cuffs that need links WPB also decided lo permit the return of more elegant men's pajamas and lounging wear It removed restrictions against collars sashes and decorative effect around on apparel Radio Workers Of 2 Networks Go On Strike Technicians Of 350 Stations Walk Out Of NBC ABC Control Posts NEW YORK Sept strike of about 500 union radio technicians in 350 stations of the National and American today Kartus Pushes Osborn Probe In Committee Minority Legislator Seeking Grounds In Impeachment PHOENIX Sept 13 Rep Sidney P Kartus out- spoken minority member of the Arizona house of today continued to hold the spotlight as the special session of the legislature entered its third day The member for Maricopa county said today that the committee elected yesterday to investigate ex- by Gov Sidney P born of Colorado river water de- velopment funds which Kartus heads had discovered large tional sums have been paid from the funds and the committee is studying the claims as to their illegality Kartus started the movement Monday with a view to gathering data leading to presentation of im- proceedings against born Referring to a letter written to Kartus by three Phoenix labor leaders a Maricopa representative said that surely Church O'Brien and Sisk would not excuse Osborn from operations of the law and in the face of tion thereof because he is ernor Church Writes Letter The letter was written by Wade Church president of the Arizona Federation of Labor Thomas A O'Brien and Dean Sisk It said that we feel that the im- plication of impeachment at this lime will cripple the people's gram the governor submitted to the legislature We wish to inform you that you are not authorized to speak the Arizona Federation of Labor on any other matter Speaking under personal lege Kartus said no one heard state federation of labor I have never said it and no one can point record or proof that I he declared On the other hand f have cited you direct proof to the contrary if this A F of L committee desired to let it be known that they oppose impeachment of the governor they could have chosen other and better than a contradiction of Streeter Claims Help To America an men ing companies continued with both networks on the air their controls manned by super- personnel not connected with the union A T Powley president of the National Association of ing Engineers and Technicians independent union said would remain away from their jobs until contract were resumed The National Broadcasting com- pany in a statement said it was to resume negotiations the minute the men return to work and otherwise are ready to submit lo arbitration Negotiations for a contract to replace one which expired June 3944 collapsed yesterday At p.m the union sent a strike notice to the companies and at fi p.m NBC and ABC said the technicians walked out NBC casts were interrupted for 15 utes and ABC broadcasts for a half hour until members took over controls Powley said Hie men receive from to SI monthly for- a day week but that they arc ob- liged to work up to 12 hours a day without overtime He said the union sought a general wage In- crease averaging 35 per cent in all classifications and overtime after eight hours in any one day Jn all 156 NBC stations and ABC stations were affected 199 methods the facts and disparagement of a legislator whom every record shows to be the friend of labor Record He said he led the fight in the regular session of the legislature that resulted in killing the anti- union when the governor was not raising his voice it and I introduced or cosponsored most of the prolabor legislation The industrial council of the had invited him to appear and pre- sent his of the impeachment proposition and gave him a most fair and generous he said The A F of L committee did not phone me or give me a chance oven to present my side Whatever the CIO does or whatever stand they take I honor them for Kartus said that Church is an appointee of Gov ber of the Arizona employment and security commission He could see no wrong in asking for an gation had devoted of See LEGISLATURE on Page Shoe Ration To Cease Early In October WASHINGTON Sept 13 The end of shoe rationing is now expected before Oct 15 There was art argument between he war production office of civilian requirements and the office of price administration about TITO latest word from both OPA and WPB sources is that OPA is now willing to drop shoe rationing between Oct 1 and Oct 15 BOTH LOCAL STATIONS ARE GOING AHEAD and radio not affected by the labor disturbance involving technicians R B Bud Williams manager of and Lee Little manager of said today Each explained that neither tion is owned by either of the larger ing or Columbia Broadcasting Co The two stations are customers of the big broadcasters but not owned bv them The labor disturbances as de- scribed by a United Press release from New York involves only technicians of the National casting Co and the American Broadcasting Co but no employes of either of the local stations Williams said the National casting Co programs arc coming through in the usual manner He added however that locally it is not known how National is ing without the services of ing technicians but did know that the programs are coming to here U S War Criminal Went On Radio For Japan By RALPH TEATSORTH YOKOHAMA Sept 13 Streeter of Lewiston Ida only American -on Gen Douglas MacArthur's first list of war criminals insisted today that he had worked for Radio Tokyo with his tongue in his cheek to assist the can war Streeter 47 who was captured on Wake island admitted that he had gained the confidence of the j Japanese by writing a poem terly denouncing the late President Roosevelt 1 wa's playing a very dangerous game and there was no turning back or I would have lost my he said My real purpose was to assist the American war fort and to aid prisoners of war as much as possible In Ogden the accused man's father George Streeter and his wife expressed confidence that Streeter was innocent The father said he believed the charges against his son were all fictitious said ever since I've known my husband he's always hated the Japs so bad wouldn't go into a store owned by Streeter who wrote scripts and did broadcasts for Radio Tokyo for almost two years couldn't explain fact however that his fellow prisoners hated him He ad- mitted that this bitter feeling had caused him to move into a separate barracks although he continued to eat with the other internees Civilian On Wake He was a civilian employe on Wake island when it ber 194.1 He spent 40 days there as a metal lathing and plaster worker before the Japanese at- tacked 1 believe the course beneficial to the United he said I can prove it by and papers I've saved I know I can justify my actions be- fore the United States government The slightly built full-bearded former fruit and dairy farmer freely admitted disseminating the worst type radio Tokyo frequently crossed up the Japanese by slipping in material detrimental to them After leaving Wake Streeter was taken to Woosung near Shanghai where he worked as an electrician before being moved to the wang camp near Shanghai At Streeter said he got the idea of escaping but figured he it so he decided to curry favor with the Japanese in order to accomplish his purpose which he said was patriotic rather than selfish Writes Poem The first major step toward at- attention was his poem on President Roosevelt He said the Japanese published it in the Nippon Times and read it over the radio Streeter claimed he no longer had a copy of the poem and he refused to recite it The Japanese then asked several prisoners whether they had any writing or radio experience Streeter said several gave their names hopeful of getting better jobs although they did not have such experience Then Streeter was suddenly taken from Shanghai for an unknown destination and Nov 23 1943 ar- rived the Omori camp where he was placed in a barracks housing war prisoner writers broadcasters actors artists and musicians All were interviewed on their views concerning the war and said a Japanese Maj a U and a Nisei from Salt Lake City known as Buddy explained to the group that all of to peace by broadcasting He said lie could not understand why they had placed him in a psychopathic ward Gen Pershing Marks Birthday With Quiet Family Meal of propaganda over but claimed that he WASHINGTON Sept 1 3 A quiet luncheon with members of liis family marked the birthday today for General of the Armies John Joseph ing Tlie luncheon including a day was served in ing's i the east wing of Walter Heed pital Tlic man who led the American expeditionary force to victory in World War I is in good tion for his said Maj Gen Shelley U Marietta commandant of the hospital Byrnes Calls Balkan Yanks To Conference American Secretary Is Holding Parleys During Recess By JOHN A PA KRIS JR AND FLORA LEWIS LONDON Sept 13 U S representatives in eastern and southeastern Europe Poland slavia Bulgaria and were gathering in London today for urgent consultations with of State James F Byrnes on numerous touchy Balkan situations now before the Big Five council of foreign ministers Byrnes saw King Peter of slavia at Cla ridges hotel on the ex- press invitation of the young exiled monarch Later the secretary of the Greek re- gent Damaskinos at the American embassy Another Byrnes conference was with bert Evatt Australian foreign ister Diplomatic quarters considered significant the disclosure by the American embassy that the can diplomatic representatives were hurrying to London Robert Gray American minister to Eire also will arrive here row for consultations with Byrnes Acts During Recess Byrnes took advantage of a day recess in the conference of five leading Allied foreign ministers Staff representatives of the United States Great Britain Russia France and China held secret conferences and studied documents which were so complicated as to postpone the third plenary session until Friday Diplomats say the Greeks are willing to join the United States and Great Britain in a tude toward Italy even though Mussolini attacked the little dom It is believed that Damaskinos has the assurance of the United States and Britain that Greece will get the Dodecanese islands ted largely of by Greeks at the the Dardanelles HUHLEIN RESIGNS CLIMATE CLUB POST Ernest Huhlein financial secre ary of Hie Tucson Sunshine Cli mate club has resigned from that position due to ill health it was announced today by Grant Howard president of the club at a board of director's meeting No successor to the position has yet been named Howard stated A whirlwind drive to raise funds for the club will start next Monday and will be concluded Tuesday The organization is seeking for the purpose of advertising son to prospective winter visitors Lee Little chairman of the drive com mi reported on progress of plans for the drive to date Tokyo Willing To Round Up War Criminals Aerial Attack Defeated Japs Leaders Admit Industrialists Assert Home Island Faced Starvation By RUSSELL BRINES TOKYO Thursday Sept 13 was beaten to her knees before surrender by the American aerial invasion which virtually paralyzed in- dustry and so completely blockaded the islands that Japanese probably would have starved to death the war had continued another year This was reported by seven inent industrialists at a press con- ference yesterday air Imperial Staff Dissolved As Ordered By WILLIAM B DICKINSON TOKYO Sept 13 Japan ousted Ogata first and so far the only ber of the present cabinet to be named a war criminal as propaganda minister today and for- mally dissolved imperial general headquarters The action camp less than 24 hours after Gen Douglas thur listed Ogata as one of seven leaders of the notorious tic Black Dragon society wanted for trial Japanese sources said two other listed were dead The Japanese announcement in- that Ogata was retaining for the present his concurrent post as chief secretary of the cabinet Japanese sources earlier denied that Ogata ever had been ed with the Black Dragon society Named to succeed him as t- ar Sanda known as They said that all dent Qf the board raids decided the outcome of tne Tatsuo Kawai a career lomat who was minister ib lia at the outbreak of the war The Japanese obviously hoped lie would be more acceptable to the Allies Ogata was sworn into office at the imperial palace at 4 p m 2 a m Other developments 1 Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu called on Mac- perhaps to notify him of Kawai's w Former Premier Gen Japan's No 1 war criminal appeared well on the road to re- covery from his botched suicide attempt Tuesday He no longer pleaded with doctors to let him die condition was described as very satisfactory o American military police ed their roundup of war criminals named by MacArthur and granted a Japanese request for permission to deliver men in good health Togo To Resort 4 Shigenori Togo Tojo's for- eign minister at the time of Pearl Harbor and No 2 on the list of 47 war criminals was revealed to have war and that Japan was defeated before the first atomic bomb was dropped Only the militarists and industrialists however knew they had been beaten The former wouldn't admit it and we were too cowardly to speak The industrialists participating in the conference were Ryozo Asano president of the Japan Steel Tube Co Ltd and director of Asano Portland Cement Co Aiichiro Fujiyama president Chambers of Commerce and In- dustry of Japan Funato of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry Ichiro tori managing director of Mitsu bishi Trading Co T Kimatsu aging director Japan Steel Tube Kiyoshi Miyasaki president of Mitsui Co and Hisanobu Terai president of steamship Blockade Effective Asano with nods of agreement from the others disclosed that mines strewn by were highly successful in the blockade He said ship losses in June and July proportionately were one vessel sunk by submarines to sjx by bombing and by mines The mines strewn in the inland sea and off Korea and North China finally severed Japan's contact with the continent Resultant shortages of coal oil salt and food contributed to para- of industry so completely that industrialists indirectly in- formed the militarists shortly be- fore the surrender that industry could not continue 803 Fund Appropriated In Legislature PHOENIX Sept today passed three appropriating for tion of the special session and dis- patched the measures to Gov ney P Osborn for approval introduced in the house the bills received prompt approval and were sent to the senate where they were advanced to the third reading endar and passed without ing votes The bills appropriate for the salaries of legislators and t continued expenses to the legislative salaries MacArthur Still Has Much To Accomplish In Orient By DEWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst MacArthur's grist mill is grinding finer and encouraging circumstance since studied speed is vital The situation in East Asia as a whole is Japan is the focal point of the infection It will require both adroit and quick handling to forestall an epidemic of discontent and animosity in the various For while Japan is the source of the evil which has descended upon that part of the world yet because the Allies are now in control they will get the blame if the tion isn't righted speedily Jn short the western Allies are on trial in a big way in the Orient Anyone who has studied the Far East at first hand knows that it long has harbored much suspicion of occidental motives This is a mighty danger which either will be eliminated or accentuated as Allied efforts at political and or falter So it is good to get Gen MacArthur s report that the occupation of Japan is smoothly One notes in this con- that it's only a month since Tokyo short time to get a tight on a country which had some crack troops still See ORIENT on Page 3 and wages and supplies and to the governor to employ extra janitors and supplies The house appropriations com- sponsored the measures Another house appropriations committee called for an ex- of for the re- lief of the Convent of Good herd and the Florence Crittenton home Those institutions care for the state's girl juvenile offenders Five bills were received by the senate They included two bills relative to the and ex- of the state welfare near Tempe They were in- by Sen Walter er of Maricopa county One trans- fers administrative jurisdiction of the institution to the Arizona board of health and the other ates to the board for tional facilities to care for persons afflicted with tuberculosis Legal Fee Sen Dave Kimball proposed a appropriation to the ernor to employ special legal sel to handle Colorado river ters It is similar to a in the house and to a measure which See BILLS on Page gone to the northern Honshu resort of because of poor health 5 Lt Gen Shigemori Japanese commander in the in and No on the list told a United Press pondent he did not know why he was accused of war crimes but was ready to surrender 6 Radio Tokyo said MacArthur gave permission for Japanese ways to resume service on four tines Friday to expedite the Allied occupation of Japan 7 The Japanese government no- MacArthur that all students ar naval colleges and in- schools now on summer vacation had been dismissed S The 43rd New England di- vision arrived at Yokohama by ship and began entraining for gaya northwest of Tokyo for duties The and regimental combat teams went ashore today and the will follow in a couple of days Staff Is Dissolved The official Japanese agency said imperial general brain trust in pan's prosecution of the Pacific abolished formally as of noon today 10 p m Tuesday CWT in accordance with thur's orders Four Million New Yorkers Greet Hero NEW YORK 13 greatest paper blizzard in the tory of New York's famed financial district showered down on smiling Gen Jonathan M Wainwright today as the city gave a roaring welcome to the hero of At least lice and claimed the tall general on a triumphal motor ride from LaGuardia field where he was greeted with a salute to city hall where he estly accepted honorary citizenship of New York Estimates of the number of sons who saw the nero of Corregidor on a motor jde through flag bedecked streets ranged from by Commissioner Lewis Valentine to by Inspector John J O'Connell O'Connell declared it was the biggest crowds we ever had
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