Japan Surrenders

World War II ends.

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Japan Surrenders - Signs Surrender C7 Truman's Draft, Job Bills...
Signs Surrender C7 Truman's Draft, Job Bills Face Congress Fight Wednesday Opening Seen As Hotbed of Oratory WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (IP)—An official call went out Saturday for the reconvening Wednesday of a congress already storing up plenty of hot oratory and trouble for the administration. administration. The big job : of course, will be to remodel old laws and enact new ones to help ease the country into a peacetime way of life. Eventually congress may get around to lowering taxes, perhaps perhaps on next year's incomes, which always is a popular procedure with both the legislators and the people. But in the more immediate picture—and here's where trouble for the administration comes in— are such items as more unemployment unemployment compensation for idle war workers, assuring opportunities for jobs, continuing the draft, giving veterans back their old jobs and determining who gets fired. Also coming up are disposal of leftover war supplies, consolidating consolidating or abolishing some government agencies in the interests of economy economy and efficiency, merging the army and navy under one command. command. Pres. Truman wants action on most of these and congress will hear from him again Wednesday or Thursday. Confers With Truman Senate Majority Leader Barkley Barkley of Kentucky, one of the leaders leaders who wired absent members that "legislative expediency" requires Drive to Slow Draft Now Loses Steam WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 UP)— A poll of the house military committee committee showed Saturday that a campaign for immediate end of the draft has lost its steam. Fourteen committee members told a reporter they believed selective selective service will be allowed to continue, at least for a few months. Likewise, they said it probably will be necessary to continue- inducting 'WORLD MUST FIND PEACE' General of the Army Douglas MacArthur ... Sunday signed the Japanese surrender articles as supreme commander of occupation occupation for the allied governments. In his speech at conclusion of the ceremony he stated;tha^tti^world has had its last chance and must now set up the machtaery;Jbr:lastlng peace or perish. Rites on USS Missouri Mark Return of Peace THANKS GOD MacArthur Reports 'Mission Finished' ABOARD USS MISSOURI, Tokyo Bay, Sept. 2 (UP)—From the deck of this battleship Gen. of Army Douglas MacArthur re ported to his countrymen Sunday that "the holy mission lias been completed." "In reporting this to you, the people," he said, "I speak for the thousands of silent lips, forever stilled among the jungles and the beaches and in the deep waters of the Pacific which marked the way." He spoke for the men who survived survived the victory and who- now are homeward-bound. He begged of America: "Take care of them." MacArthur spoke before and after the Japanese and representatives representatives of the victorious nations had signed surrender documents on the forward starboard deck. In his first statement, addressed to' the assembled signatories' and witnesses, witnesses, he expressed the hope that a better world would emerge from the war. JIopo of Mankind "It is my earnest hope and, indeed, indeed, -the hope of-all- marrkin'd that model "for this new free world of Asia. "In the Philippines," he said, "America lias demonstrated that the peoples of the east 'and the peoples of the west may walk side by side in mutual respect and with mutual benefit," After the signing MacArthur reported to America that "a great tragedy has ended." "A great victory has'been won," See Jr'age 3, Column 8 Side Glances At Ritual Of Surrender • USS MISSOURI, Tokyo Bay, Sunday, Sept. 2 t/P)—In striking contrast with the brilliant uniforms uniforms of most of the allied representatives representatives at today's Japanese surrender surrender ceremonies, Gen. MacArthur MacArthur wore cotton khaki slacks, USS MISSOURI, Tokyo Bay, Sunday, Sept. 2 UP)—Japan. surrendered formally and unconditionally to the allies Sunday in a 20-minute ceremony which ended just as the sun burst through low-hanging clouds as a shining symbol to a ravaged world now done with war. The sqlemn ceremony, marking the first defeat in Japan's 2600-year-old semilegendary history, took place aboard this mighty battleship with 12 signatures which required only a few minutes to affix to the articles of surrender. » Surrounded by the might of the United States navy and army, and under the eyes of the American and British commanders they so ruthlessly defeated in the Philippines and Malaya, the Japanese representatives quietly made the marks on paper which ended the bloody Pacific conflict. Ends in Complete Victory for the Allies That horrible war, which had entered its eighth ,year in China and had raged for nearly three years and nine months for the United States and Great Britain, was finally and officially' at an end with complete victory for the allies. On behalf of Emperor Hirohito, Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signed first for Japan. He doffed his top hat, tinkered with the pen and then firmly affixed his signature to the stir- render document, a paper about 12 by 18 inches. Shigemitiu carefully signed the American copy first; then affixed nis name to a duplicate copy to be retained by Japan. '. Following him, Gen. Yoshijiro Umezu, of the Japanese imperial genera! staff, sat down resolutely and scrawled his name on the documents as if in a tremendous .hurry. A Japanese colonel present was seen to wipe tears from his eyes as the general signed. All the Japanese looked tense and weary. Shige- mitsu looked on anxiously as Umezu signed. ' Mac Arthur Signs on Behalf of Allied Powers Gen. MacArthur was next to sign, as supreme allied commander, commander, on behalf of all the victorious allied powers. MacArthur immediately called for Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwrigfct of Bataan

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 02 Sep 1945, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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