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Tucson Daily Citizen (Newspaper) - May 19, 1945, Tucson, Arizona DO YOUR SHARE! The Tucson Daily Citizen Urgw AmcrJcnns to snpport onr govern- ment Buy War Savings or Bonds Buy them regularly! LATE NEWS EDITION VOL. LXXV, NO. 120. Entered ml Mar. Post Tucson, TUCSON, ARIZONA, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 1945. FIVE CENTS TWELVE PAGES ALLIES FEAR CLASH AT TRIESTE Stalin Sends Blunt Word On Poland Soviet Chief Spurns Talks With Captives Rift Behveeii Russians And Allies Seen. As Growing Worse LONDON, May 19. 'remier Stalin bluntly af- irmed Russia's .refusal to ne- otiate with 16 arrested Polish eaders today'in a statement hlch London sources said wld- ned the rift between the Soviets nd the western Allies on the olish Issue. %talln called for. solution of the olish problem and reconstruction the Polish provisional govern- ment at Warsaw In strict accord- nee with the Crimean 'decisions, He asserted, that the arrests of te 16 Polish them len recommended by the United tates and Britain for inclusion the coalition in no way connected with the recon- cile t I on" of the government. Will Xot Negotiate Neither, he said, had the Rus- ans ever Invited the arrested men i.dlscuss formation of the' new Dvernment. Soviet 'authorities do not ancl 111 not negotiate 'with violators 1 the law on the protection of the >ar of the Red he .said. The arrested Poles, Including Ice-Premier J, S. Jankowski of the olish exile government in Lon- in, were held by the Red army on larges of diverslonlst activity be- nd the Russian lines, Stalin's ith ent in Whitehall" arid Polish lie government headquarters'. Particular surprise was ex- ressed, over .Stalin's- assertion tnat JAPS, YANKS SEE-SA W IN FEROCIOUS BATTLE By WILLIAM F. TYREE GUAM, May 19. troops on southern Okin- awa battled four American divisions almost to a standstill today as the bloodiest campaign of the Pacific war went into its 49th day on a note of rising fury, Marines and Army troops were inside Naha, Shuri, and the three anchors of the Japanese 'line, but key hills dominating the cities were changing hands as many as
dent, struck a. parked truck on route 84 near Montgomery, N. Y. State police identified the dead as: Edison Mauldin, Stewart field, Daisy Hill, 20, Poughkeepsie; Ed- wina Riley, 19, New York, and Dorothy Harris, Poughkeepsie. The injured were James J, John- son, jr., 25, chauffeur, who was driving Mrs. Roosevelt's conver-. tible Buick at the' time of the- accident, and Pvt. Anderson John- son of Stewart field. .By WALTER RluNDLE CHUNGKING, May 39. nese troops havejiberated the east coast port of -Foochow, which the Japanese fear- may become an American invasion gateway to China, .it was announced today, The city, opposite' Formosa and at 5 a. m. yesterday after a bitter week-long battle dur- ing which positions changed hands repeatedly. The American conquest of a'l but the southern tip of Okinawa, along with the neighboring Kerama is lands, already has given the Allies a passage through Japan's Ryukyu island chain to the east China sea ancl Foochow. Any attempt to force the east China sea at this time, however, would expose Allied ships to at- tacks by Japanese planes based on Formosa and- occupied China. The Chinese opened their assault on Foochow May 10 and 24 hours later smashed into the city itself. Sanguinary street fighting followed, Chinese Go In Again 'The Japanese rushed rcinforce-i ments, presumably from Formosa, into the battle early this'week one time cleared the entire city CHINESE'on Page 7) the c" commission! corner of ugc ruled, are.required to be increased London 10 per cent. Arizonian On First D-M List Of Discharges V _ Phoenix Officer Among Group Of 28 Leafing For Processing New Star Discovered By Mt. Wilsoji Expert MT. WILSON, Calif.. May in. (U.R) of a new star of out- standing brilliance was announced today by Milton L, Mt. Wilson observatory astronomer. Humason said -such stars, classi- fied as Super Nova, were discov- ered only about every 500 years. He said he notfced the new star ast Apr. 6 when he was photograph- ing a spiral nebulae. Close examina- tion of old photographs proved .the star bad not been there before. The nova, just south' of the end of the Big'Dipper, is light years.'from the earth, and not visible to the' naked eye. Throne Of Belgium Totters As Unrest Sweeps e By DeWITT MacKENZIE AP Foreign News Analyst The leftist tide which is sweeping across Europe seems to he reaching dangerously high on ihc throne of Belgium. King was released re- cently hy American troops near Salzhurg, Austria, where he had hcen held prisoner Iiy the has made it known that he won't be returning to his capital for some time because of his "stale of health." Actually, of, course, he was de- prived of his throne on May 30, 1940, by an order which was approved by the Bel- gian cabinet in exile in Paris. Leftist groups in Brussels shrug away the "stale of health" explanation. Their terse and ominous response is that HYfor parliament to decide whether Leopold is in position to fulfill the duties of king. He's on a tough spot, but of far greater impor- tance than bis own fate is thai of the-mon- archy. The extreme left has no use for roy- alty. Leopold was shorn of bis prerogatives three days after he surrendered the Bel- gian army to the invading Germans, there- by exposing the left flank of the British forces lo ihe fury of the Hitlerite attack. His supporters declared that he had no other course than to capitulate to the en- veloping enemy, especially sirice countless Belgian civilians had mingled with their troops and .were, being killed in the swirling battle. But shouts of "treason" and "pro- German" were (See BELGIUM on Page 7) First to be chosen for discharge at Davis-Mohthan field under the new Army readjustment, plan, which became effective after the defeat of'Germany are 11 officers and 17 enlisted men with long Army service and lengthy overseas records. One Arizonian, First Lt. Law- rence E, Melby, Phoenix, is among the officers now leaving for separa- tion centers for processing and receiving their .discharges. Maj. Allen Martini, pilot of Che famed bomber, "Dry one of the eighth air force bombers which flew in the early bombing- at raids over Germany, is also among of the group-of discharged officers. High Score Tech. Set. Carrol) D, Sigman, 27. of Hart, Tex., with ;30 points has the highest score among the en- listed men. Enlisting in the air corps in January, 194L he served in the Caribbean area in 1941 and in India from April, 1.044, until his return to the state's in February. .An aerial gunner, he holds the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with one Cluster Jmd be participated-in sev- eral campaigns including the air offensive against Japan, Others Qualified Other officers chosen for dis- charge were Capt. James W. Mel- ick, Rosenville, Ohio, Capt. Arthur T; Spence, Det.roit.Mich., First Lt. Emorv S. Cook, Millcdgville, Second Lt. Louis Glauser, jr., Val- ley Park, Mo., First Lt. Moe M. Wolf, Bronx, N. Y., First Lt. James M. Bridges, Baton Rouge, Tex., First Lt, Arthur Hanbury, New York City, Second Lt. Stanford Cochran, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Major Paul E, Seattle, Wash. Other enlisted men to be dis- charged are Sgt, Wilbur L. Ber- nard, Hayward, Calif., Sgt, Sigman, Sgt, Robert Poindexter, Colum- bia Heights, S. C., Sgt. Ernest (See DISCHARGED on Page 7.) settlement of bis territorial, claims, or whether he will attempt to es- tablish them by force." The disputed Italian territory is that around Trieste and Gorizia and east of Isonzo the part of Italy ''known as Vehezla Giulia. Tho Austrian area is around Klagenfurt and Villach, the border strip abutting the .northwestern of Yugoslavia'.' Dissatisfied (In London a foreign office com- mentator said an unsatisfactory reply had been received from Tito in response to an Allied demand concerning the occupation of Trieste. He added that "further exchanges will have to (alee place with the Yugoslav (The Belgrade radio said the Yugoslav reply to Anglo-Amei-ican notes was drafted in a spirit of cooperation. It said the our army and country -demands tho presence of-the .Yugoslav-army in Istria. Trieste, and. the Slovene' coastline" without prejudice to any allotment of this territory at the peace conference. Yugoslavia "op- poses all unilateral tho broadcast said, and needs of our Allies concerning ports and lines of communications have, been completely guarded 5if the spirit of talks between Marshal Tito and.- Marshal Alexander made it plain that the Allies had no objection to Tito claiming the territory. His claims, the Allied commander said, will be examined-and settled 'Twith fair- ness and impartiality" at the peace conference. The bone of contention, he is thrTt "our policy, as-has been publicly proclaimed, is that terri- torial changes should be made only after thorough study and after full l consultation and deliberation be- tween Ihe various governments con- cerned. Alexander said he had tried his hardest to come lo a friendly agree- ment with Tito regarding occupa- tion of Istria pending the peace conference, but bad failed. As a result, he said, United States and Britain-had taken up the mat- tor directly with Tito. Alexander made known his atti- tude in a special statement. Trieste dispatches described the situation there as tense-following the first meeting of (he self-styled Trieste constitutional assembly, presum- ably with Tito's blessing. Allies., Able To Cooperate PARIS, May 10, sions are going forward salisfac- j torily between the western Allies j ami Russia for the mutual repatria-; tion of liberated prisoners in the; various occupation zones inside j Germany, Allied headquarters an-; nou need, today. The announcement said represen- tatives of Gen. D wight D. Eisen- hower's headquarters as well as of the various British and American Armv groups are conferring with the 'Russians on the transfer of freed prisbners and United Na- tions' citizens. Truman To Present Soldier With Medal WASHINGTON, May 19. President Truman, the White House announced today, has set 1 p. m. Monday for his appearance before a joint session of congress to. present the 100th Congressional Medal of Honor awarded in tills war to an infantryman. The President will make a brief speech of presentation which will be broadcast over all networks. The award will go to Tech. Sgt. Jake Lindsev, of Lucedale, Miss. Cattle Feeders Be Awarded Subsidy WASHINGTON, May 19. subsidy for cattle feeders designed to insure heavier animals before slaughter spearheads the govern-' .ment's' new plan to increase the civilian meat supply. War Mobilization Director Fred M. Vinson announced a subsidy of 50 cents a hundredweight directly., to feeders, effective today. In additional attacks on the meat shortage, Vinson ordered subsidy boosts to packers of both beef and.' pork. r.
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