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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 7, 1945, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HISTORY AND MOIMCS OF VOl U Associated Press and United Press Full Leased win THE NEWSPAPER THAT WAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 7 1945 This Paper Consists o Two SectionsSection On NO 180 AP ANNOUNCES SURRENDER White House Still Silent on VE Day AP President Truman said Monday that he had agreed with the London and Moscow governments that hewould make no an nouncement on the sur render of enemy forces until a simultaneous an nouncement can be made by the 3 governments Microphones were made ready for the presidents broadcast but there was no indication as to when it would be In London it w as announced that Prime Minister Churchill would broadcast at 8 a m CWT Tuesday and King George at 2 p m the same day President Truman was conferring with aides in the executive offices Monday as the news was flashed to the world from Reims of the uncondition al surrender of German arms OWI Director Elmer Davis was among those at the white house He told reporters When there is any of ficial announcement it will come from in there Indicating the presi dents Mr Truman arrived at his office at a m CWT accompanied by his military and naval aides HOW NAZIS STRUCK FOR WORLD DOMINATION IH NAZIS Mf U AU Of MANCf CUT Off Bill AIM MOM CONTINENT PAW FRANCE vcur MEDITERRANEAN SEA UtYA AND or Kin UNDER NAZI DOMINATION UNTIl COUNTEt OFFENSIVE BEGAN AT f I ALAMEIN and went directly to his office Newsmen w h o have been staffing the white house around the clock for a week jammed the big oval reception room White house aides said they had nothing official to announce at once on a cessation of hostilities in Europe Jonathan Daniels white house secretary said that President Truman planned as was announced a week ago to make a radio broadcast to the nation in the event of the cessation of hostilities Concerning new peace re ports from abroad Daniels confined himself to the state ment that the fact is that there is no official announce ment at the white house at this moment Daniels was unresponsive to reports that the official VE Day announcement would come in simultaneous state ments by Mr Truman Prime Minister Churchill and Prem ier Stalin from their respec tive capitals FATTONS WIFE PRAYS Hamilton Mass on my knees What else can any good American say at this That was the comment Mrs George S Patlon wife of Gen Patton when informed that Ger many had surrendered Gen Jodl Apparently Same Man Wounded in Hitler Bomb Plot By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Col Gen Gusiav Jodl who signed the unconditional surrender for Germany apparently is the same as Gen Alfred Jotil ivho was wounded last July 20 in the at tempted assassination of Adolf Hitler The surrender dispatch said Jodl was the new German army i chief of staff BRITISH V1 TUESDAY NO TjMEJETFORUS By The Associated Press f for Germany had surrendered uncondition ally and that allied victory had come in Europecame o 22 Press dispatch from Reims France at a m Central War Time Monday Four hours later the British ministry of informa tion announced that tomorrow Tuesday May 8 would be treated as VE day with Prime Minister Churchill making an officialannouncementat8am Central War Time and King George broadcasting to the empire at 2 p m Central War Time Edward Kennedy chief of the AP staff on the western front and a veteran reporter who had covered the war from its beginning more than 5 years and 8 months ago flashed the first news from the allied side of the German capitulation Germany surrendered unconditionally to the western allies and Russia at p m French time Monday said Kennedys dispatch from Reims giv ing a detailed account of the surrender which took place there The surrender took place at a little red school house which is the headquarters of Gen The surrender which brought the war in Europe to a formal end after 5 years 8 months and 6 days of bloodshed and destruction was signed for Germany by Col Gen GustavJodl Thanksgiving and Not Jubilation ERMANYS UNCONDITIONAL surrender is just about the greatest item of news that the freedomloving nations of the world could have We say just about because were thinking of the uncompleted war job that lies ahead And were thinking of that conference now under way in San meeting which will go a long way to ward determining whether theres to be another war for our children or our childrens children Our own joy is of a profound but subdued char acter The happy news is more conducive of sober of shouting and hatthrowing The war in Europe which has been No 1 in the American timetable of strategy is at an end ex AN EDITORIAL cept perhaps for mopping up operations which can t be gauged accurately in advance t Plenty of tough fighting ahead in the Pacific in Asia and in Japan More casualty lists will be coming in more American boys will be dying So long as our lads go on dying on the lield ot battle its wrong to assume that the war is over Theres a danger that America and her allies will let down Thats a real dangerone that can be met only through the exercise of sober realism in the 7th war bond campaign soon to get under way there will be revealing reflection of whether Americans on the homefront are worthy of the lads who have brought victory in Europe So far as the San Francisco conference is con cerned the German surrender comes at the most propitious moment imaginable for favorably in fluencing the allimportant deliberations The conference is in its beginning stages Only preliminary decisions have been reached The broad principles laid down at Dumbarton Oaks re main to be implemented by specific rules and machinery As the delegates survey the devastation wrought by 2 gangster nations led by fanatical warlords there should be complete willingness to make minor differences secondary to the one most momentous issue ever to face the world namely that IT SHALL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN Jodl is the new chief of staff of the Ger man army It was signed for the supreme allied com mand by Lt Gen Walter Bedell Smith chief of staff for Gen Eisenhower It was also signed by Gen Iran Suslopar off for Russia and by Gen Francois Sevex for France Gen Eisenhower was not present at the signing but immediately afterward Jodl and his fellow delegate Gen Adm Hans Georg Friedeburg were received by the supreme commander They were asked sternly if they under stood the surrender terms imposed upon Ger   

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