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   Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1945, Yuma, Arizona                             THE WEATHER AT TDMA reported by 0. 8. Wwthcr Bureau Highest last 21 hours..................95 Lowest last 21 Average high this date..................91 Average low this date..................62 AND TH TIN1L WEATHER FORECAST TO THURSDAY NIGHT Considerable high cloudiness; temepratures about the same. VOLUME 122 YUMA, ARIZONA WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 1943 THE ARIZONA SENTINEL- VOLUME 122 YONABARU IS CAPTURED ON OKINAWA Seventh Division Shatters Eastern End of Jap Line By WILLIAM K. TYKK13 United Press War Correspondent GUAM, Thursday, May 2-1 (U.R) Tenth Army troops advanced southeast. Nuha and fanned out beyond captured Yonabaru today in a developing offensive that threatened t o isolate besieged Shuri and smash Japan's tough Okinawa defense system. Amcriacn marines and soldiers drove forward at both ends of the enemy's last-ditch line. Front re- ports indicated possibility that! Yanks may soon be able to sweep down the coastal flanks of Okin- awa, leaving Shuri fortress be- hind for special siege treatment. Tho rested Seventh division rip- p e d through shattered- defenses near Yonabaru. Reports lagging at least hours behind actual developments placed elements of the Seventh nearly a mile south of Yonabaru, east coast strong- hold and Okinawaw's fifth larg- est city. Drives South At the opposite, western end of the five-mile battiefront, marines of major Gen. Pedro Del Valle's first division drove south a n d east of Naha, rubbled city of Ok- inawa. Slogging through ankle-deep mud, the Leathernecks .advanced to a point overlooking the.Naha- Shuri road, which cuts diagonally across the island from a point near the end of Naha harbor. The gains beyond Naha, and the Yonabaru. breakthrough .op- posed the way, to possible com- plete isolation of all odds1 the toughest island fortress .which has yet come, under Amer- ican gumTjii. The Japanescs still were resist- ing bitterly. In early stages.of the Yonabaru battle, American .Sherman tanks knocked out six of nine Japanese tanks, on the outskirts of the city in the first armored bnttle of tiie Okinawa campaign. Infantry killed enemy troops in f-icrcc haml-ln-hand righting. Yonabaru lies'at the southwest corner of Nakagusuku bay. an excellent naval anchorage. The bay soon will be open to Ameri- can shipping. Four army and marine divisions lightened a pincers on Shuri, mid- way between Naha and Yona- baru. Operations there were slow- ed, however, by heavy rains and mud. 1 8 Planes Downed From 12 to 15 Japanese planes attacked American shippings in the Okinawa area at dusk Mon- day. Eight were shot down aiid the remainder fled without caus- ing damage. Tho 96th division paved the way for the conquest of Yonabnru with an SOO-yard advance down the southeastern slopes o f Conical lull into the bomb and shcll-shat- lored port Monday. Infantry kill- ed J.OOO of the enemy in clnsc- {Continued on Page Peace Officers to Hold Conference Here Friday Sheriff Jack Beard had made arrangements for a peace officers meeting to be held here Friday with representatives of the Fed- ral bureau of identification. At noon the meeting will got underiwav. at-the.Valley.-cafe, with a luncheon. Following the luncheon the conference will be held at the same place. H. R. Duffey, in charge of FBI operations in Arizona, is to be present and will conduct the con- ference. 8 to Graduate From Colored School Tonight Eight pupils will receive diplo- mas at the Yuma Colored School graduation exercises tonight at it was announced today by C. W. McGraw, superintendent of city schools. Thu program w a s announced as follows: Musi c, "Overture George H. Sanders, by the orch- estra. Music, "Flag of Wolf, by the class! Invocation, Rev J. L. Hornback Music, Russell, by the class. Salutatory; Johnny Mac Hen- drix. Violin duet, "To Spring." Grief, by Billlc Jean Whitman and Jean- nine Sackett. Oration, by Al- lily Rebecca Crisp. Violin solo, "Meditation from J. Massenet, by Miss Pcngilly. (Continued. on Page Navy Ypufh Resents News of Reverting To 40-Hour Week To the Daily Sun from B'. M. Br'agdon.' QM of Die U. S. navy serving somewhere in the Pacific area, conies a note of protest over the reversion to the   civil suit with 'the superior court here against rcva Levy, socking dam- ages for injury allegedly suffer- ed by Matilda Sortillon while a gue.st of and passenger in the au- tomobile of the defendant. The injury is stated to have occurred near Winterhaven, Calif. on.May 28, 19'M, when the defen- dant recklessly drove her car ov- er a railroad crossing, throwing the plaintiff against the side of He was promoted to squad lea- captured Foochow last week, Ithc car and injuring her spine. Quartzsite First To Report On Bond Sales First report of bond activities in the Seventh War Loan drive was received from E. B. Hart, community chairman at Quartz-, site. Total B bond sales at Quar- tzsite to date amount to ?675- their_quota_of 2 will go ward to retailers within the next few days it was announced today by the retail chairman. Names of stores reporting total bond sales, and sales of all salespeople for the first week, will also be re- leased within the next: few days. All retailers are urgd to submit complete reports to the headquar- ter's office at the chamber of commerce each Monday morning to be included in the report; Col. H. D. Smith New Commanding Officer at YAAF Colonel Harold. D." Smith has been commanding officer at Yunra Army Air Field replac- ing Colonel A J Kerwm Malone, recently transferred "to'- Panama, acordmg to information released at the air base headquarters Colonel Smith--assumes c o.m niand at Yuma after having -serv- ed as commanding. of f leer t Pecos.. Army A i r. 'Field, Pecos; Texas, since Before go- ing to Pecos, Colonel Smith had completed a-tour of .overseas ser- vice and was stationed for a short time at ..Air Forces Western .Flying Training Santa California; The military career of the new commanding officer dates back to 1918, -when'vhe1 was -commis- sioned in.the United States Army Air Service. He serye.d in-France diiung World War I and latei with the Army of Occupation ;...v.Colonet-Snuth_ giaauatedWfrom. jrii the Air Corps Tactical Sohool in 1940 and'in 1942'served as-liaison offirei in the United States Eas tein Defense Activities In Aug- ust of 1942, he'went.-overseas with the 2nd Bpnibardm'ent. Wing of', the 8th Aitv Force: Later he (Continued on Pagev 5) Doyle Petersen Gets Petty Officer Rating With Seabees Friends Here "have.learned that Doyle Ri-Petersen .former Yuman ho is now with-the Seabees arid was home on leave last re- ceived a-'promotion Tin, rating 'to chief petty officer when he re- turned ;to. .duty or! .the. coast a few days ago; Petersen enlisted in the- Seabees in was'giv- en.a rating, of MM 2-c. He was sent to. England in April; 1944, and participated, in the invasion of France. Last July he was pro- moted to MMl-c while still in France. And now comes the chief petty officer' rating. He is at Port Hueneme and expects to re- "ceive embarkation orders soon. Mrs. Petersen lives in Yuma at 114'! Eighth street. Doyle is a brother of R.. E. Petersen of Somcrton. CHURCHILL RESIGNS AS PREMIER Laborites Will Be Excluded From New LONDON, May 23 I Minister Churchill resigned today' and was commissioned by King.. George to form an interim .gov- ernment to hold office .'.until y general election 'expected- to held July 5. Churchill's action end to the coalition government v which .has governed Britain since Churchill was summoned fice in the critical-days :'of-May; ID-Id. The king probably will announce tonight the dissolution of Britain's 10-year-old parliament and set a general election for July 5 Resigns'3 :P6sts. A buej announcement from Churchill's official residence. Downing street said he submitted Ins resignation as prime minister, first lord of the treasury and min istei of defense to the king at noon today. Chui chill remained at Bucking- ham'palace with the king for 50 minutes. The lesignation was regarded largely as, a foimality to clear the" way for a general election on July 5 first in 10 years and for the appointment of a "carelakei" government toc serve the interim peuod under Churchill The new cabinet will 'exclude membeis of the Labor forced a showdown, by rejecting Churchill's plea that it remain, in-- thp coalition until Japan has been defeated. 4 to Be Dropped, Among the more pi eminent min- isters who will be dropped wfll be. Deputy Piune "Minister Clement R Atlee, Labor Minister 
                            

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