Tucson Daily Citizen, September 13, 1945

Tucson Daily Citizen

September 13, 1945

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Tucson Daily Citizen (Newspaper) - September 13, 1945, Tucson, Arizona WEATHER Gonerally olear today and to- morrow, Llttlo change In tem- perature. Temperature nt m. LATE NEWS EDITION VOL. LXXIV, 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, as- sistant chief of staff, told senators backlog will he cleaned up within 40 days. The general, testifying before the senate'military committee which n wants to know why men are not bring discharged faster, said; The Jamup occurred in part be- cause the air full air power was needed against japan_roleased 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 added: "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 part-of thfr-Pearl 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 air- 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 (D-CoIo) said the Army had given him the 000-a-month 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) TojeTls Able To Sit Up And Talk In Bed By DU.ANK HE.VXRSSV YOKOHAMA. Sept. 33. 'Jlldekl Tojo, in the first Interview 'isince he shot himself two clays ago said toclav he had planned to kill' himself for a long time hut that when he saw American offi- 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 Jlfe and he was declared today to bo In "satisfactory" condition. In talking today Tojo brushed Va.iide 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 pa- tient admitted Tuesday at the Army's OSth 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, Klhert 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- plained of being tired. BAHIOUALL FINALS American Chicago 7, Now York 0. (10 inn- Ings.) St. Louis 2, Boston 1. Xntlonnl Lengiift Pittsburgh 4, Boston 3. -con-cu. TUCSON, ARIZONA, THURSDAY EVENING. bbKlbMbbK u. ___________Post OlflM, Tucaon. 1H1HB Just Before Tojo Shot Streeter ClttimS TokVO Wllli Gen. Hidcki Tojo, former premier of Japan, looks out the window of his house in Tokyo jusf 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 -has been freed. Dr. L. H. head of the city- county health department, an- nounced 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 hin- drance from his mortal enemy, the clogcatcher. No longer will his owner be com- pelled 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 free- dom before the dogcatchor caught up with him, The cost of answer- ing such a summons was approxi- mately So. Yep, it Is all over, that Is, for the time being, at least. Dr. How- ard described the rabies situation as well'under control for the pres- ent. For Fido, as well as his mas- 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. (U.R) Great Britain, rejecting U. S, sug- gestions for a commercial-type post- war'loan, prepared today to docu- ment Its case for lo worth of American assistance? with facts and figures. The American-British 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 obliga- 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 non-lnturest bearing basis- out of the question. They did not put It this bluntly but in effect they indicated that Britain wants what would amount perhaps to notify him of Kawai's appointment.- w Former. Premier Gen. Tidekl Tojoi 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 and.his condition was described as "very satisfactory." o. 'American' military police halt- ed their roundup of war criminals named by MacArthur and granted a Japanese request for permission to deliver men in "good health." Togo Pices 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 indus- trialists 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 of'the Chambers 'of Commerce and In- dustry of Japan; Alaru Funato, chief'director of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry; Ichiro Hat- tori, managing director of Mitsu bishi Trading Co.; T. Kimatsu, man- aging director, Japan Steel Tube; Kiyoshi Miyasaki, president of Mitsui Co., and Hisanobu Terai, president of Nippon-Yusen-Kaisha (steamship Blockade Effective Asano, with nods of agreement from the others disclosed that mines strewn' by Superforts were highly successful in the blockade. He said ship losses in June and July, 10-15, proportionately were one vessel sunk by submarines to sjx by bombing and ]2 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- lyzing 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. leg- islature today passed three bills: appropriating" for opera- tion of the special session and dis- patched the measures to Gov. Sid- 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 cal- endar and passed without dissent- ing votes. The bills appropriate for the salaries of legislators and t continued expenses; to the the'istatc legislative bureau-for 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 anti-Western animosity, in the various countries! For while Japan is ,the -main 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 disorganiza- 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 rehabilita- political and or falter. So it is good to get Gen. MacArthur s report that the occupation of Japan is pro- ceeding smoothly. One notes in this con- nection that it's only a month since Tokyo short time to get a tight irrip 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- mittee sponsored the measures. Another house appropriations committee bill called for an ex- penditure of for the re- lief of the .Convent of Good Shep- 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 operation- and ex- pansion of the state welfare sana- torium near Tempe. They were in- troduced by Sen. Walter Thalheim- er of Maricopa county. .One trans- fers administrative jurisdiction of the institution to the Arizona board of health and the other appropri- ates to the board for addi- tional facilities to care for persons afflicted with tuberculosis. Legal Fee Sen, Dave Kimball proposed a appropriation to the gov- ernor to employ special legal coun- sel to handle Colorado river mat- ters. It is similar to a bill in the house and to a measure which (See BILLS on Page gone to the northern Honshu resort of Kuizara because of "poor health." 5. Lt. Gen. Shigemori Kurodn. Japanese commander in the Phil- ippines in 1042-44 and No. ]3 on the list, told a United Press corres- 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 air- ways to resume service on four tines Friday to expedite the Allied occupation of Japan, 7, The Japanese government no- tified MacArthur that all students ar naval colleges and in- tcndance schools, now on summer vacation, had been dismissed. S The 43rd (New England) di- vision arrived at Yokohama by ship and began entraining for Kuma- gaya, northwest of Tokyo, for oc- cupation duties. The 172nd and 169th regimental combat teams went ashore today and the 303rd will follow in a couple of days. Staff Is Dissolved The official Japanese Dome! agency said imperial general head- brain trust in Ja- pan's prosecution of the Pacific abolished formally as of noon today (10 p. m. Tuesday, CWT) in accordance with MacAi- thur's orders. Four Million New Yorkers Greet Hero NEW YORK, 13. greatest paper blizzard in the ms- 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 Con-egidor. At least po- lice and ac- claimed the tall. 62-year-old four- general on a triumphal motor ride from LaGuardia field, where he was greeted with a 17-gun salute, to city hall where he mod- estly accepted honorary citizenship of New York. Estimates of the number of per- sons who saw the 62-year-old nero of Corregidor on a 32-mile motor jde through flag bedecked streets ranged from by Pohco Commissioner Lewis Valentine to by Inspector John J. O'Connell. O'Connell declared it was "the (biggest crowds we ever had." ;