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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
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