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   Zanesville Signal, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1945, Zanesville, Ohio                               THE ZANESVILLE SIGNAL ffows HEA 82ND 105 TUESDAY SEPT. FIVE CENTS PRINTS THE NEWS TELLS THE TRUTH Children Heed Call Back to School 1 fry all over town latched onto their and made for the classrooms as vacation Apparently none too sad about it all was this foursome headed for Lincoln school. Left Michael a first Florence Sue a pupil in the second Stephen and Roger McGlade. in the first Roger in the third. Other photos will be found on page 8. iman Ready th Message mprehensive k Is Drafted SHINGTON ent Truman has draft- comprehensive message to congress this the White House said and later will submit on disposition of the bomb in a separate unication. Secretary Charles G. Ross porters he would announce lans tomorrow after a con- between the President ngressional leaders. M recalled some time ago Truman he would tiniend to the Ion of a commtetbn to e what to do about the ic bomb. after the first peacetime ss in almost four years tomorrow it will receive loss described as a hensive from Mr. i. The President coniplet- resterday during a holiday on the Potomac river the Presidential yact 1C. reassembling legislators w he Languished from the war iSes that have been in al- Dntinuous session since late g the lawmakers returning acations cut short by war's 11 be five admimstratipn- proposals dealing for everyone willing and work. Congressional corn- have been grappling with so-called Em- nt for some time. to work out a plan of tion between ndustry and agriculture to work for the millions idle ng idleness because of the vn of war industries fnemployment and house committees are on proposals to pay as is weekly for 26 weeks cers unable to find jobs. The tration is behind the gtess is cooling off on it. urplus property A substitute a single admini- for the three-man board chaige of getting rid of surpluses will be ready se action next eorganization of executive s Mr. Truman wants ty to abolish or merge many s. The expenditures tee starts hearings today on posal. But committee favors limiting the presi- reorgnnization power and ing such agencies as the to commerce leral accounting office and Icral communications com- erminaHon of wartime con- nd Many emergency e expiration and s must deride uhich to re- 'rosppcts are the second from rationing outies will be kept on tute books troic Nurses Decorations HINGTON Eleven tirsrs who continued their during Ihe first ram of by the Japanese tn the Phll- and through months of nment were decornted both army and navy. were awarded the star mertnl and navy's gold stead of n second bronze r meritorious service. s civilian nurses who served le navy nurses werr award- bronze star from the navy. and Warmer Generally somf- with slowly inerens- tonight and Wednet- Enrollmentin City Schools Shows Increase Over 1944 Ctassrooms Crowded at Some Teacher Shortage Exists in Rural Area School bells beckoned the city's youngsters back to the classrooms today as the summer vacation season came to an end. Short sessions were on but in most instances reg- ular school work will begin tomorrow. With carefree mers days behind the youngsters now focus their attention on the 'ntmg and 'rithmetic. For many youngsters it was the beginning of their first peacetime school year. Crowded conditions existed in some but those in charge were doing their best to provide accommodations. Lash high hchool's unofficial en- rollment figure showed the number slightly in excess of last year's opening day total of In the public and parochial attendance exceeded laat mark by nearly a checkup revealed today. The tottt is expected to exceed 200. Last year the figure was Enrollment by schools Grover about Norval West and 600. St. and St Thom- 385. Half-day sessions are be- ing held this week at St Nicholas school. Principals of all city public schools were to meet late this aft- Turn to Page Eight Holiday Death Toll Hits 361 The Associated Amenca's first peacetime holi- day since 1941 brought tragedy as well as celebration. At least 361 deaths were counted as Labor Day observance came to an end. The accidental death toll ed this year fiom 245 for Labot Day but still was considerably lower than the 62G toll for Labor befoie Pearl Haibor. Automobile accidents accounted for much of the increase. At least 210 persons were killed m traffic. There were 59 drownings and fatalities from miscellaneous causes. DEATHS NUMBER 27 I1V OHIO The lure of the first peacetime Labor Day vacation in four years ended in the death of at least '21 peisons in Ohio. Thirteen traffic three drou nings and 10 deaths from other causes were Included in the traffic fatali- ties Capt. Elmer F. Schlcich- Ohio State guardsman who was crushed by a truck near Cin- Faimcr G. car demolished by a Yoi k Ccnti al 1 1 ai n near May of West Pa was killed in an auto accident and Marie Pvt near Hart- Pal ish L. who died when his auto skidded m Twin north of Columbus. Fast Train Dtroiltd In Crossing Crash BROOK Hazel of Lewisburg was killed and other persons were i n ju rerl when a St Lou is-bou nd Pennsylvania railroad train crash- into the Cam family car eai- ly Monday in this Dayton suburb. Two locomotives and seven CATS of the 13-cnr Pullmnn train left the rails. Mrs. Cam's iniurecl critically and their four children were hurt. The other injured were five i aili ond employes and a 1 Admits Killing Manufacturer CINCINNATI Cairn and a 54-yar-old Chicago restaurant worker readily admit- ted police the fatal shooting of a wealthy machinery firm owner whom he accused of up my Detective Chief Clem Merz said a formal charge of murder has been filed against Charles of for the hotel room slaying of Henry F. 66- year-old business executive. who was held as a material wit- ness after leading police to her father as he sought to board a Chicago bus minutes after the slay- ing has been released on bond. Man Mid Gtbbt had con- fetifted the killing and quoted htm u did no wronr he broke up my He further quoted Gibbs as de- paid my daughter 575 a week during the two years they knew each and gave her two houses that are worth The daughter told police her father came from Chicago yester- day and forced at the point of a to lead him to Smith's apartment in a downtown hotel. The girl admitted accompanying him to the door of Smith's Merz but said she then fled down a back stairway. The detective chief quoted Gibbs as saw him in the bed. I said to old you've made enough trouble for me and my shot him three times. He was looking at me when I shot but he didn't have time to say Merz said the two left by a front door and the fa- ther going to the bus terminal. The girl encountered two told them of the shooting and Gibbs was arrested a short time later. Tried Suicidt But Death is Accidental HOLLYWOOD Police De tective C. C. Forbes said that Jose retired Manila business- ended his life last night but not as he had planned. Sst Forbes reported that Rubio knotted a i ope around his tied the other end to the bath- room door in his looped the reist ovei the top of the door and slumped to the floor. The rope throwing Ru- bio's head against the Forbes and the blow killed him instantly. MacArthur Tells His Troops To Seize Needed Supplies Newsmen See Ruins of Horrors of Atomic Bomb Described BY VERN HAUGLAND Street cars rattle along the streets where not a single building stands. A few dead- pan civilians peddle slowly through the rubble. Block after block contains only a thm covering of lust- ing a few stones and some broken bricks. The twisted frames of less than a dozen buildings stand alone m the rnidst of ruin that was once touted as Japan's modernized city That was the Hiroshima I saw today with the first American postwar visitors to the world's first target of the atomic bomb. We landed in a B-17 at the Kure airstrip and drove to Hiroshima. For its no city in the world was so completley wiped out by bombs as was this metropolis of whose heart was smashed complete- ly by a single application of atomic power. The once the most modern of the Japanese w ere aim- ply split apart from an ordinary demoli- tion leveled over the ground. By Ham- burg and Berlin seem almost untouched. Of the few recognizable pieces of buildings still stand- only one remains of pos- sible service. In it Hiroshi- ma's banks have set up coun- ters and there several hun- dred Japanese waited to do business. Pedestrians and cyclists stared blankly but docilely as our party wandered for two hours through the rums. The Japanese second army headquarters was wiped and a n umber of generals were killed. Hironuni chief of police said 4'we expect the death toll to pass Two English-speaking guides accompanied us on the tour. One was a physician. The physician said any of the survivors who had been shocked by the atomic bomb were in that even slight scratches or bums be came induced fevers and both internal and exter- nal bleeding and many died of apparently minor No counteragent for any of the atomic bomb after symp- toms have been he said. Despite the warning we were hated in the one beard- ed old man came up and vol- unteered the information to our interpreters that his fam- ily had been killed in the atomic he he was a Christian and shook hands with each of us. The Sacramento born Jap- anese said that m con- trast to the official report of dead here from the atomic it was generally Turn to Page Eleven Telephoto This devastated wilderness was the center of the big Jap city of Hiroshima before a single atomic bomb struck. As far as can be seen there is complete with the exception of the skeleton of a Catholic church in the fore- ground. Picture was obtained from Japanese Domei News Agency by U. S. Army. U.S. Writers Talk To Jap Admiral By VERN HAUGLAND KUREt all fin- ished. It is With these Vice Adm. Masao commander of what was once Japan's greatest naval base smilingly greeted a party of news correspon- first non-Japanese to reach battered Kure on southwest we can play tennis to- gether he added. Kanazawa was the naval spokesman through and later naval attache to the Nanking puppet government. The admiral said about half the sailors at Kure already had been demobilized and sent home He estimated Japan had about Kamikaze or suicide pilots left when the war but know all our pilots are potential he continued. The Japanese people into this war on orders and stopped fighting on he remarked. 'The reason for the latter orders s something I don't a matter of higher Asked If Kure was Japan's larg- est naval Kanazawa made a sweeping gesture toward the har- bor outside the window. he there are no big ships Mayor's Petitions In Circulation Petitions of candidacy were in circulation today in behalf of William O. but the mayor continued to deny that lie has decided whether to run for the office which he inherited last Jan. 1 Mhen Mayor Tom V. Moorc- head entered the state ien- ate. At leant one Watson peti- bearing known to be In the of a city employe this morning. Two Morgan County Sailors Witnessed Jap Surrender MM. H. of Two Morgan county sailors stationed aboard the USS Mis- witnessed the historic Mgmng of the Japanese sur- it wan learned here to- day. They arc Bernard Lee Trip- seaman and Donald Robertson. seaman both of son of Mr and Harry entered the service in and went in December of the following year. He joined the crew of the Missouri m 1944. son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth on- listed in the navy on June 17t and went aboard the Mis- souri in OtobfT of that year. The named for the home state of President n now the flapship of Admiral William F. commander of the Third fleet Emperor Tells Japs To Obey Allies TOKYO Emperor Hiro- hito urged the Japanese people to the confidence of the and commanded them to obey the nation's commitments in an im- perial rescript opening the S8th extra-ordinary session of the diet today. The emperor personally opened the two-day parliamentary session hy reading the comprehen- sive rescript to a plenary gather- ing in the ornate house of peers. It WAS the emperor's first public appearance since he startled the nation with his surrender an- nouncement of Aug. 15. Domci news agency dis- broadcast by ed that the house of peers quick- ly actrd to acknowledge the ity of defeat and the need to em- mark on A course of national It adopted a resolu- tion to this Sharp crltlcfam of the Tojo government for de- luding the people Into thinking they coukd win WM tn the of ptern during a half hour afternoon Baron Reijiro WakaUuki. a member of the peers and premier in the mid 30's said that at outset of the war Japanese government cheated us because it told ut we had strenf th that actually State Puts Off Advertising Bids for Road to Airport Foiturt of County Commlssiontrs To Funds Brings Poitpontmtnt The state highway department and the Muskingum county commissioners reached what appeared to be a hope- less deadlock today over the access road to the anjj highway officials postponed the advertising of bids until in Bids were to have been adver- tised Sept. m order to get con- struction under way before bad weather. The 1.8-mile road lead from the National highway to the city's airport in Perry town- ship. the county commis- sioners have refused to turn over to the btate as the county's share of the road's cost. Because of this the state highway department has determined to put off opening of bids. Meanwhile commissioners here said they do not intend to re- lease the money to the state until the road has been constructed. Such is the statement contained in their resolution appropriating the they said A second hearing on the pro- posed route of the road is sched- uled for Monday in common pleas with George Kerr of New- division presiding. Hiqh School Adds Count in Mining MARTINS course covering all phases of coal mining was offered students today the high school at nearby in a mining area. Supt Paul M Skinner said he believed Smithfield was the first Ohio high school to offer such a course. CUKTISS-WKIGHT Curtiss- Wright warplane plant which employed persons during the reopened today for peacetime production with an estimated 3500 workers. It had been shut down for about two Tavern Bartender Slain two of them described by police as brothers from Buckeye tavern west of here last fatally stabbed a wounded at least three persons with shotgun blasts and leaving the holiday-crowded place a shambles. The dead man was Edgar Set- of Ind. Assistant Prosecutor John Kira- cofe said the trio drove west into but police at said search today extended from Hamilton to The tavern is located on U. S. route just east of the Ohio- Indiana Kiracofe said the men had been ejected from the place several weeks ago and promised then to Last night about 8 they pointed to Settles and ex- claimed the fellow we The stabbing followed. The three then ran to cars parked nearby and re-entered with Kiracofe said. in took cover beneath tables. At least three were none ser- Kiracofe place was pretty well Settles died from A slashed throat and two of the Clarence Parker of Richmond and Denver of were taken to a honpital in Richmond. U. S. Captives To Take Over Prison Camps 100.000 Yanks In Japan Enter Tokyo Friday The Associated A hundred thousand icans will be in Japan by Japanese radio ports said today and General MacArthur gave his armies authority to requisition any- thing they need within Japan- ese territorial limits. His forces are scheduled to oc- cupy Toko itself on Friday. MacArthur ordered the Japa- nese to turn over all prisoner of war camps to the highest ranking- officer interned in each with authority to demand of the Japanese whatever food or medical care his camp quired. Details of the march into Tokyo will be radio reports at a meeting of the Japanese First army commander with Lt. Gen. Robert L. American Eighth army at Yoko- hama U- S. Seventh Fleet units ed Russian-held Man- in a thus-far futile search for high-ranking prisoners from Wake and re- ported Associated Press Correspon- dent John Grover. He found the port city ly under Russian control and vir- tually undamaged Japanese offer- ed no resistance as Soviet forcei moved in with the aid of American lend-lease vehicles and Fresh American landings rang- ing from the shores of Tokyo Bay to southern Honshu and southern- most Kyushu were proceeding ing to the flow of liberated pris- oners from those stories of torture growing lists of Japanese war criminals were being compiled. British wanhipa rode at anchor in Singapore harbor for the first time in nearly four and Allied forces were expected momentarily to land there to accept the Japanese official capitulation. British marines also were pre- pared to occupy off Malaya's west 875 miles northwest of and off the northern tip of Sumatra. In American trained troops of China's crack new Sixth army were to land from transport planes at Nanking ready for the final surrender there Thurs- day of all Japanese in China. Oth- er Chinese forces flowed quietly into several other cities that Japanese. American planes already were landing at on and surface units sent troops ashore at on Kyushu's Kagoshimft while a distant typhoon threatened. Naval forces also ed at southern where evacuation of additional hundreds of Allied prisoners proceeding. Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger'i Eighth army occupation troops crossed the Tama south fur- ther orders before moving toward the heart of the city. They occu- pied four more airfields. Cavalry- em simultaneously waded ashore to take over on the southeast shore of Sagami bay Tokyo where rines had landed several days ago. Japanese reports aaid nearly 500 Allied troops would occupy cities south and west of Tokyo preceding occupation of the capi- and said others were landing today at Tachikawa army air northwest of Tokyo. American naval forces confis- cated 20 Japanese suicide boats in the Yokosuka naval base area on Tokyo and said nine more panese submarines and midget subs and one-man torpedoes were picked in tm to 44 flying bombs. Premier Prince Higashl Kunl chose a five-man brain trust and sat down to read he had urged the people to send him The seftston of uw attended hy etiiperor heard one good reason for horn bin jf and wfttfc the aid of one comparatively Imfenifteant had cut production from for for Evidence that hatred of Ameri- cans WAS not came all placet the desolate field of ashes to which atom bomb had reduced the mod- ern city of Hiroshima. Associated Press War pendent Vern Haugland wat ap- proached by a bearded old man who said the Atom bomb has wiped out his to shake hands. 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