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REPUBLIC BULLDOG n.i.i.i.inm .njma.M, mil miuwn.ii.iiM 11 1PU Pi -at KCtU V M 001 -I? T- V. THE STATE SWCRiI?isT Hf WSPAPER H Saturday, February 23, 1946 telephone a-1111. Singje copies 5c daily. 10c Sunday. $1.25 per mo. I'ublisht-d .v-iy morning t 112 N. Central Ave.. Fhoenlx. Arizona, klntered at P. O. as second-class matter under Act of Congreu March 3. 1879. o y I ' 7 JV; "V ; lfv.'V -jMam TWO DIED HERE: Four-year-old Faith Krupic, Franklin, N. J., and .ailor of Clans, Okla., met death in this twisted wreckage on Highway the 29th and SOth fatalities resulting from motor vehicle accidents in vehicles crashed head-on late Wednesday afternoon. Auto WdigelArizona Reclamation Gap Still Unbridged (By Associated Press) EFFORTS to settle the crippling 4-day General Motors strike are "over the hump." James F. Dewey, special federal mediator, reported yesterday but he stressed the wage issue still was in dispute. As negotiations between representatives of the corporation and of 175.000 striking Congress of Industrial Organizations United Auto Workers were adjourned until today. Dewey said, "we are over the most difficult parts of the eon - traCt. At the same time, the executive board of the Rational Federation aF TlrtTVnnn A 7 r t-lr wont ahOQil with plans at Memphis, Tenn., for a nationwide telephone strike on March 7, unless wage-hour demands are met. Federal labor department representatives have agreed . to intervene in an effort to settle the dispute over the union's demand that the American Telephone and Telegraph Company grant a $10 weekly wage hike, a 65 cents hourly wage minimum and a 40-hour work U1...1",:i'"u"c. """" week. Rough Spotf. Settled Dewey said tentative agreement had been reached between General Motors and the UAW on union security and added that the company and union had made proposals on the question of vacation pay which were under discussion. The question of wages was not otherwise discussed yesterday, he added. The mediator said both sides were brought over the "hump" in their negotiations when agreement was reached on maintenance of union membership and the checkoff. Meanwhile at Houston, Tex., a, 1 fn,. - .nmn thill.! down of the city's water and gas plants and other vital services in support of a strike of city employees was called off "uncon ditionally." In calline the walkout earlier abor council accused city pf-itne matter of obtaining supple-ficials of "locking out striking city, merital water from the Colorado workers and of caustic and insult- 11n lanHs nlrparlv unrW irrigation Ing remarks and threats. MrikA Called Off The Houston city council met in an emergency session, adopting a motion to seek an injunction gainst the strikers and authorizing the city manager to seek whatever help he needed from the state, even to the extent of asking the governor to declare martial law if the situation warrants it. With some 970.000 still idle in labor disputes, other developments cn the labor front included: A FAMILY of six Spanish- Apparently following the lead of , Americans was arrested yesterday, the I nited Mine Workers, the one of whom was identified as the American Federation of Labor Pro- 16.year.old husband of a 16-year-gressive Mute Workers of America old Spanish-American girl, iniss- """"u"LTf ' S,u n, Hling since last December and found tions with the coal producers association of Illinois. The union claims some 17,000 Illinois members. John L. Lewis has summoned the UMWA policy committee to a meeting March 11, presumably for the same purpose. Meeting Bid Rejected Officials of the strike-bound J. I. Case Company of Racine. Wis., re - jected an invitation to meet with the UAW-CIO union representa-l lives ana L.ewis .nwtiieiiucitii. secretary of labor, in Washington.taken to St. Monica's Hospital . next Monday. The firm, however, agreed 10 meet wiia ciiwewen- pjasma. She was not believed in bach personally at your oonveni-. t.ritirjll condition. ence and discuss the situation I he, p n M h - , onrvdo ln,otS-heC' ,haeiraW,,hH ,he -r-old decern-lf;:, ,r.Qn" ;hcr 14 and was married to him in Some 3(X1 members oi the ai-l Public Works Employees Union went on strike in Scranton, Pa blocking removal of a 10 inch snowino, of Chandler, where they from streets and ash and garbage collections. The citv council denied the workers paid overtime wages. Children Thrown To Safety In Fire CHICAGO. Feb. 22 (INS) A mother droDDerl her two childrpn to safety from the second floor'of her husband had also been sought aft-burning home today, then jumped! er he failed to appear in juvenile herself. ! The mother, Mrs. Mildred Zeiss-! ler, 27 years old, suffered a broken i leg. but Edward, six, and Mildred, five, landed on the snow-soaked lawn and were not even bruised. The children's fox terrier. Tup, was found overcome by firemen.! They revived him. but -after he staggered a few steps he fell dead. The fire caused $2,000 damage to;',"a, ,'"u urpuuea jtsi- the house dafv ,hat she was raPed Jae Thurs- ' day night by a man in whose auto I .Z. t I n she had accepted a ride. itCUV UUIftCU UOCi -j r I X C rn Co r I mntl SYDNEY. Feb. 22 (UP) H. V. Evatt. minister of external affairs, said today that under a trustee mandate Australia would fortifyishe was ravished and then ejected New Guinea as one of its outer defense bases. "Australia will never be caught napping as it was when Japan opened the war in the Pacific," Evatt told a conference of servicemen. He said that under the old mandate system Australia kept her obligations while Japan fortified the mandated territory it controlled. Hodge Rebuffs Soviet Newsmen TOKYO. Feb. 22 ( UP Lt J Gen. John R. Hodge has refused permission for Soviet Toss News; Agency correspondents to visit the American occupation zone in Korea until I'. S. correspondents are al lowed in the Russian zone, it was learned today. Hodge is commander of U. S. occupation forces in Southern Korea The Russians occupy the remainder of the country. Hodge is responsible to Gen. Dougla Mac-.thur as Allied supreme com-mande" M '"Si-" . Group Meets Today By CLAIBORNE ARIZONA members of the National Reclamation Association will meet today in the house chambers of the state capitol building to complete organization of the Arizona State Reclamation Association, an affiliate of the national group. Arizona, long an outstanding reclamation through irrigation last of the Western states to organize a state reclamation association. according to J. H. Moeur, Arizona director of the National Recla mation Association. ."The state association is being formed," he said, "with the expecta tion that a united 'organization of groups interested in state reclama tion projects can offer a unanimity or purpose lor the further and positive development of reclama ition projects in Arizona." At tho annual tional association last November jn Denver. 69 Arizona members in . ' attendance e ected Mr. Moeur state director of the association and also at that time resolved to form a state association. Organization plans have been prepared by a committee headed by W.-J. Burns and will be reviewed at today's meeting, originally scheduled to be held in the board room of the Central Arizona Light and Power Company offices in the line and 1 rust buiMine, but trans ferred lo the canitol hecnuse of me large attendance expected. Carson Will Speak Charles A. Carson, special attorney for the state on Colorado river matters, will discuss recent developments on the river, with particular reference to water available for irrigating lands in Arizona. Walter R. Bimson, president of the Valley National Bank, will speak on the recently formed Greater Arizona, Inc., organization, emphasizing its importance as a means of unifying effort in behalf of reclamation projects and other movements of benefit and interest to the state. George W. Mickle. chairman of it he committee on reclamation and 'irrigation of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, also will speak. At the Denver meeting, the Ari- i?.ona members of the national as- 'iwi.t. By Police In Abortion yesterday near Chandler, seriously ill from the effects of an abortion performed early this week. A squad of detectives under James T. Duane, police chief, rounded up the family a mother and father and four brothers in addition to a Spanish-American midwife, who confessed aborting i the lb-year-old girl and at least 'five other such illegal acts, Sgt. Earl L. O'Clair, in charge Dr detectives, said the uirl was h u- sriminicinroH hiH Reno. Nev., returning again to Phoenix and later taking up resi r amuy neia dence on a ranch about 1V4 milesjCentral avenue, was killed early pveie jouiiu ye.Meruay. George Haines and Pete Mar vacations anditmez, detectives, .said the young husband's family co-operated to conceal the whereabouts of his juvenile wife from her parents, and actively aided in arranging iho ohrrinn chn unilorn'ont The family was being held forjTempe-Scottsdale highway about contributing to the delinquency ofne auarier mne soum oi inomas ti iiiiii'i. mai liners adiu liic yuuu& court last JNovember on a statutory rape charge, m Reports l if vcp n Ty A x A CIpC JD V lXZOlSt . ,fr,t, fn . ,. , niII1ria,?a siuuem !nur5;c.a,1 'h? Maricopa County Hos- The young pirl described her . assailant as a man of 35 who spoke iwith a southern accent. "He had dirty hands," she told officers. According (o the nurse's story, she was taken to the bed of the Salt river near 16th street, where 'from the auto. rt r , f - f yV &aTn.(iY tLatlCLLS 50 -Year Record THE SUN smiled on Phoenix yesterday, running thermometers up to 80 degrees the 50-year record for February 22 and Phoenicians thousands of them taking to the open road in true Arizona fashion, Hiuiled hack. It was the first time the temperature has hit 80 degrees on February 22 since 1904. K. I Felton, official in charge of the Phoenix Weather Bureau said. "But gosh, that's nothing." Mr. Felton commented. "We've had 86 as early as the first week in February." However, Phoenicians, in fact all Arizona, can keep on smiling, he said, for the nearest storm is off in the Pacific north of Washington and a high pressure area extends all the way from the Rockies to the. coast, assuring at least two days of the same kind of weather. ' 1, -IP Argil Alfred Smith, 25-year-old 66 near Winslow. They were Arizona since January 1. The L, NI CKOLI.S example of the benefits of land project development, is one of thel Chungking Mob Hits Red Policy By GEORGE WANG CHUNGKING, Feb. 22 (UP) At least six persons were injured and the downtown office of the Communist New China Daily was wrecked today as over 20.000 stu- dents demonstrated in Chungking ana thousands more went on strike in Shanghai, demanding that Ihe government "get tough" with Russia and Chinese Communists. All local papers today carried the full text of a statement signed by 20 leading Chinese educators, accusing the late Pres. Franklin JJ. Roosevelt of "endangering future peace" in signing the Yalta T5.,ni v,,, more trouble than making the spe Buildings, streetcars, busses andl;i . , u,; ,u :7i. rickshas were plastered with anti- Soviet and anti-Communist slo gans. Embassy is Guarded The walled lane leading to the Soviet Embassy was heavily guard ed by Chinese police, armed with machine guns. The iron doors of Communist headquarters were locked and also guarded by armed police. One university student was permitted to enter the winding lane to the stone, castle-like Soviet Embassy to deliver a protest, addressed to Premier Josef Stalin, against Russian actions in Manchuria and the retention of the Red Army in the northeastern provinces. Students In Shanghai demanded i a strong government stand in Manchuria and the return toi China of British Hong Kong and Kowloon and Portugese Macao. Building Wrecked Demonstrators in Chungking, some of whom came from as far as CO miles, were led by 40 professors, and paraded through the streets bearing anti-Soviet banners. They were cheered by hundreds of thousands who lined the walks and leaned from windows, waving Chinese national flags. They massed in front of offices of the Communist New China Daily and the Democratic Daily, organ of the Democratic League, which were the only two newspapers that had not berated Rus sia's Manchurian policy. After two students were injured, allegedly from stones thrown from the New China Daily office, the mob wrecked the build ing. The roof was torn off and, dooks, newspapers nd pampnietSj were ripped and thrown into the street. Motorcycle Rider Killed In Crash RALPH FREDERICK WIL LIAMS, 22 years old. 1402 North last night when his motorcycle 1946 This Date ' Feb. 22 - 1945 31 30 crashoH intn n nnvvpr nol nn thel " , . xi was Lite oisi Jtiiaiiiv icsuiung from motor vehicle accidents in Arizona since January 1. Wright Christian of the Arizona Highway Patrol said Williams apparently lost control of his vehicle. Harvey Henderson of 1045 East Mohave street, riding another motorcycle, witnessed the crash. Stalin Asks Greater Red Military Might By W. R. HIGGINBOTHAM LONDON, Feb. 22 (UP) Russia, facing a period of peaceful development, must strengthen herself economically and militarily and the army must advance itself in military science. Marshal Josef Stalin said tonight in an order of the day on Red Army Day. In his order, broadcast by Moscow, Stalin acted in hjs capacity of defense commissar. Stalin said that while Russia strengthened herself from both economic and military viewpoints, the Red army must watch over the safety of the workers of the Soviet Union. "In peacetime the foremost task of the Red army is to perfect its military and political knowledge." Stalin said according to the Moscow radio broadcast recorded here. Twin Victories Celebrated "In peacetime all officers and generals must master the education of troops in peaceful conditions. Experience of the war must be ao-plied in education and training of the army and of its officars. The Red army must advance in military sciences. "The Red army is in possession of excellent material. The task is to learn to use it perfectly and to watch over it. Discipline and order are imperative. "Army men must give all of t heir best, to the Red army. They must not est on their laurels." Tne armv. Stalin said, is "cele Deadlock On Milk Abated By HENRY FILLER ON ONE thing Temple Pen-rod, state administrator for the Office of Price Administration, and Nat M. Dysart, member of the executive committee for the milk producers, were agreed last night there is little likelihood of the status quo in the local milk strike being changed before Monday. T tried to reach our acting regional administrator, Guy R. Kinsley, at his home in San Francisco but was unable to locate him," Mr. Penrod said. "I am afraid Washington's Birthday, Saturday and Sunday are out as far as getting any action one way or the other is concerned." "Talking to Sen. Carl Hayden in Washington, he expressed doubts if any administration official would act through this three-dav holi day, Mr. uysart said, "i anticipate we will have to continue the situation as it is until Monday." Omcial Word Lacking Neither Penrod nor Dysart had received any word, official or otherwise, to the effect dairymen would have to resume production of Grade A milk before the OPA will consider their application for an increase in returns. So the eighth dav of the refusal of the majority of the Phoenix milkshed dairymen to prepare Grade A milk passed without inci dent. Both the OPA and the producers had exhausted their verbal ammunition and were sitting tight until the higher-ups oi the OPA in San Francisco and Washington San passed on the figures that have been submitted to back up the claim that producers are justified in asking more money for their product at this time. The distribution of milk to de serving cases continued from the Co-op Dairy, Inc., 910 Grand Ave nue; Krutt s Dairy, i,ast McDowell road, and the Home Dairy, North 32nd street. It appeared that the babies were being supplied without cial trip to obtain the milk. Co-op sales Heavy At the Co-op, 1,600 quarts were sold yesterday in comparison with 1,200 quarts Thursday. It was announced its store will be open ail day tomorrow. All hospitals were supplied with their requirements. Other residents of the city, if they were not previously buying milk from some small neighborhood distributor who is selling the raw product, have turned to condensed milk. So far grocery stores have been able to meet the demands. Automobile Prowlers Invade City AUTOMOBILES continued to be the chief prey of roaming thieves this week in Phoenix and the usual rise in such crimes was expected this week-end. "Each week-end reports flood the detective bureau of crimes involv- ing autos," said Sgt. Earl L. v-iair, cniei oi ueiecuves. una wave oi car prowling can ne whipped with the co-operation of the public." James T. Duane, police chief, suggested that motorists try not to leave their autos for long periods of time in isolated, dimly-lighted sections of the city. "Lock your cars," the chief advised, adding that it is wise to avoid leaving articles of value lying in cars so thev can be seen from the street Reports on file in the detective j bureau revealed that car prowlers this week had switched to the removal of accessories from parked autos. At least a dozen such reports were received the last, two days, when everything from exhaust pipes to tires and wheels have been stolen by thieves. Detectives Thursday night and early yesterday arrested three youths for questioning in connection with the theft wave. One was a 24-ycar-old soldier, who was released to military police. Police said the other, two were 17-ycar-old high school students, arrested prowling among autos on the Sears Roebuck and company nnrk intr Int. One VOUth was carry- ling a pint of whisky, officers said VflZI (JollabOrQtOr Is Shot By French PARIS. Feb. 22 (UP) Jean !t . . ..u n ; .rtll o Vij-ii-a t inn ict rhipf ftf l.ut nan , . wiicii'i'. .......... - - - - the Paris press during the German occupation, was executed by a firing squad at Fort de.Chatillon today. Luchaire was convicted of treason one month ago. brating this day as -victory over Germany and Japan." Advancement Is Stressed "The Red army," he continued, has become a most modern army with the best of commanders in! their fight against Fascists. j "The Soviet people have seen j they can rely on it all the peoples! of our nations can rely on it. Vic-j tories have proved that the Redj army won because it was a popular j army." i Congratulating Red ormv andi navy men "in the name of the Sov-j iet government" of whuh he is: premier as well as defense com-! missar. Stalin ordered a salute of i 20 salvos of guns. Stalin said that Russia must advance her economic development. ; "The country cannot stay on the position already won," he said. "We must move forward. Otherwise there will be stagnation. "We must exceed the prewar tandard of production and heighten the military and economic might of the Soviet union." V? VI lamas Highway Group Backs $100,000,000 Plan By ALVA GENE STEWART AN ARIZONA highway development for the next two fiscal years, backed by a. long-term $100,000,000 program to construct and develop a comprehensive highway system traversing virtually all parts of the state, was outlined yesterday by the Arizona State-Wide Highway Committee meeting in all-day session in Hotel Westward Ho. This prograrn of proposed road developments will be presented to the Arizona Highway Commission at 11 o'clock this morning by members of posed of a delegate, and in each of the state s 14 counties. Agree On Program Work transacted yesterday by the committee embraced the lol lowing points: 1. Agreement to recommend that the highway commission, during the fiscal years 1946-1947 and 1947-1948, spend roughly $10,000,000 for primary road construction and recon struction. (This would be on work that would be eligible for federal aid in financing.) 2. To recommend that the com mission make expenditures during the two-year period of approxi mately $4,070,(X)() for construction and reconstruction on certain sec ondary roads, also to qualify under tederal aid requirements 3. To recommend expenditure of an unspecified amount for road surveys. This money would come from state highway funds and recommendations will be for completion of the program within the two- year period. 4. A general program, to extend over an indefinite number of years, encompassing expenditures in the neighborhood of $100,000,000 for construction and reconstruction of an extensive system of highways within Arizona. Committee Set I'p 5. Setting up an executive committee to represent this group between meeting dates, to follow through its recommendations with the state highway commission and with the state engineering department. This committee will report its deliberations and findings to the delegates from time to time as developments arise. 6. Charging the executive committee with resnonsibilitv of fixine visitation' schedules' for members of the committee and alternate delegates to sections of the state other than the districts which they represent, in order to acquaint committee members with road conditions in various sections of Ari zona. It was suggested that these visitations be arranged before the next meeting of the committee, which tentatively was set for early in June. 7. Invitation that members of the highway commission refer to the highway committee anv prob lems that committee members could help solve or could take back to their constituents. Study Is Needed After discussion on the question of projecting the anticipated pro- giain in i ne lurm oi uennne pians beyond the two years designated, the erouD concluded that recom mendations for any further program be deferred until members have had sufficient opportunity for turtner study. The $10,000,000 vhich the com mittee will recommend be spent during the next two fiscal years on primary roads should be allocated. according to the decision reached by the group yesterday, as follows: U. S. Highwav 66. $.1,000,000; IT. S. Highway "60-70. $2,600,000; U. S. Highway 80. $2,100,000; V. S. Highway 89, $1,150,000; and State Highway 84, $1,150,000. The two-year development program approved for secondarv roads includes the following recommendations: U. S. 666, $1,-000.000; U. S. 93. $1,000,000; State Highway 69, $1,000,000; State Highwav 86, $900,000; and State Highwav 65, $170,000. Survey Are Li tied Surveys which the group will re - quest be made during the two-year period by the state highway department cover a total of 276 miles including: State Route 77. between Oracle and Mammoth. 12 miles: the Bush Highway, 65 miles; U. S. 666 between Rose Peak and Clifton, 16 miles: from Winslow north to the Indian reservation line, 18 miles, from Holbrook to the reservation. 18 miles, and a strip of road from (Continued On Page 1. Section 2) Does A Hen Sit Or Set On An Egg? rPHIS is one of hundreds of in-teresting questions to he found in The Haskin Quiz Book. In fact there are 750 such questions and their answers, all especially arranged for games and parties. You can stir up a lot of fun with this book, and at the same time learn much that is informative as well as entertaining. Join in the popular pastime. Send for your copy today. Fifteen cents, postpaid. Use This Coupon ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Information Bureau, 316 Eve St., N. E., Washington 2, D. C. I enclose herewith FIFTEEN CENTS in coin (carefully wrap- Fetl in paper) for a copy of the IASKIN QUIZ BOOK. Name Street or Rural Route City State (Mail to Washington, D?C.) O .Mta inlairn Time the committee, which is com some cases an alternate, from CONSUL RELIEVED: Morelos Gonzalez, Mexican consul here for the past 11 years, was relieved of his duties yesterday by the Mexican foreign office. No explanation was given for the action and Mr. Gonzalez, en route home from Mexico City, could not be reached. Gonzalez Removed As Consul MORELOS GONZALEZ. Mexican consul here for the past 11 years, was relieved of his duties yester day in an unexplained shuffle of consulates throughout the South west oy the Mexican foreign office. The foreign office simultane ously announced that Angel Tellez, another veteran consul, was relieved of his duties at Tucson. Mr. Gonzalez was en route home from a trip to Mexico Citv when the announcement was made and could not be reached for a statement, and no mention of a future assignment was made by the As sociated tress dispatch carrying the announcement. A career man in the Mexican foreign service, Mr. Gonzalez has played an outstanding role in fostering good relations between Mexico and the United States, par ticularly between Arizona and the northern states of Mexico. In that respect, his office in Phoenix occupied an important place during tne war one to the employment of nearly 3,000 Mexican nationals in Arizona "tor, , "-:X 4. As consul, Mr. Gonzalez plavediso as not to alarm the 10.000 men a leading role in the social life of the Snanish-sneakintr rnlnnv nf Phoenix, and aided many Phoe nicians traveling and vacationing in Mexico, which became particularly popular during the war years because of travel restrictions in this country. one of several that have' been an 1 he change in consuls here is nounced in the past week through out tne southwest. Papago Exodus Total Is 3,000 THE LAST 1,000 German prisoners of war from Paoago Park camp way of San Francisco and the Panama canal, left on two special' Southern Pacific trains from! Tempe yesterday. The contingent, which brought the total number sent for repatriation to .3.000 prisoners from the local camp, was to have been loaded Thursday but the railroad was unable to provide transportation facilities as first scheduled. The first 1.000 Germans left Tuesday and were marched aboard a converted transport I hursday. The second unit left Wednesday and was due to be moved to another ship yesterday. Blaze Is Taken To Right Place E. J. McINDOO. assistant fire chief, yesterday reported a case of bringing the mountain to Mohammed. When the contents of a city trash truck caught fire, the driver wheeled the blaze to the city fire station at Second and Jefferson streets. A crew of fire-fighters stepped out of the station and put out the fire. Port Of Embarkation At Los Angeles Closes WILMINGTON. Calif.. Feb. 22 (AP) The war finally ended to-dav at Los Angeles harbor. The last ship bringing service- men through the Los Angeles Port oi .moarKaTion, uie unema victory, arrived from Japan and Sai-pan with 1,731 soldiers and 109 members of the merchant marine. Henceforth the army will clear returnees through San Francisco and Portland. T7 T7 Of War General Dies In Disgrace By WAYNE RICHARDSON I AINIJLA, r eD. Zo (batur - i vi day) (Ar) Beefv la. Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita symbol of Japan's power at the conquest of Singapore and of her maniacal desperation in de feat at Manila was hanged in disgrace today as a war criminal. The first big name figure to be executed in the Pacific war theater by the Allies, the 60-year-old Yamashita died in civilian garb at the end of a rope instead of before a firing squad. The latter form of execution, regarded by Japanese as "honorable", awaits Yamashita's nre-decessor in the Philippines. Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma. Death on the gallows regarded in Japan as the height of shame was meted out for the stocky officer for condoning such atrocities by his men in the later days of the war as the February, 1945. rape of Manila. Two Others Die Two other Japanese were executed with him. The hanging of Yamashita, stripped of all military appurtenances on orders of General Douglas Mac-Arthur, who branded his former foe a disgrace to the military profession, took place southeast of Manila near Los Banos, in Laguna province. The end for Yamashita thus came not far from the Los Banos camp where his soldiers had held and tortured thousands of Allied prisoners. Three eenerals of MacArthur's staff came to Manila from Tokyo in connection with the execution. Final Comment Made Death was at dawn. General Yamashita, whose men fought but failetf to stop soldiers of General MacArthur reinvading the Philippines, commented in a final statement: "As I said in Manila Supreme Court what I have done was with all my capacity. So I don't ashamed in front of God for what I have done when I have died. But if you say to me 'You do not have anv ability to command Japanese army. l should say nothing for it. for it is my own nature." MacArthur had branded Yama shita. for his condoning of atroci ties, as a blot on military history. Treatment Is Praised He was followed to the scafford by Lt. Col. Seichi Ohta. former head of the Japanese Kempei Tai (thought police) in the Philippines. and Takuma Higashigi, Japanese civilian interpreter. They were convicted of torturing and killing Filipino civilians. Yamashita's final statement spoke of "good treatment, kindful attitude from your good-natured officers who all the time protect me." "I never forget for what they have done for me even if I have died," he said. "I don't blame my executioners. I will pray God bless them." Priays For Emperor The executions were in a weed-covered cane field southeast of Manila. The prisoners had been led quietly from a barbed-wire enclosed prison camp where they were detained in a tin-roofed shed walled with thick, meshed invasion matting. They were escorted away quietly of Yamashita's beaten army held in surrounding stockades. The trap of the hastily-erected wooden gallows was sprung for Yamashita at 3:02 a. m. (12:02 p. m. Friday Phoenix time.) Yamashita was accompanied to the scaffold by an interpreter and a priest, appearing calm and stoical. Asked if he had any last word, the, til Miiu. j 1 : J . l win pray ior me enipercu s long life and his prosperity forever." Yamashita's statement, given out by an interpreter, was written after (Continued On Page 1, Section 2) Jap Officer Gets 3-1 . .i . V m4-srr C U. U y lCIUCIC TOKYO Feb 22-MINS) CaDt. Shieeru Sona. former Japanese prism camp medical officer, was sentenced to 10 years at hard labor todav by an American military tribunal in Tokyo. The military prosecutor had dramatically asked the court to either "hang him or eive him a medal!" Sona was found guilty of mistreating prisoners of war. He was acauitted of the more serious charge of responsibility for several deaths. Rioters Smash Closed Bakeries RIO DE JANEIRO. Feb. 22 (INS) Hundreds of bakeries were ransacked and their windows smashed today by roaming mobs which sought reprisals against bakeries which remained closed be-j caue of the government reiusai to permit price increases. Bars and coffee houses in the utor nf ih -itv nlsn remained ;0Ter,ebecause th had no The riotous demonstrators finally were dispelled by police using fire hoses. Japs Submit Offer For Seized Money TOKYO. Feb. 22 (INS) Lists showing the exact amounts of money taken from American prisoners of war were .submitted to Allied headquarters today by the Japanese government. The government expressed a de sire to return the money in yen. No action hasj.-et been taken on the strange off.. gsd. One Dead, 43 Hurt In Blast WASHINGTON, Pa., Feb. 22 (AP) A woman was killed and 43 other persons injured, 15 or them seriously, in a boiler explosion which rocked the First Christian Chruch during a Washington's j birthday father and son banqyet tonight. There was no fire and. after the first shock, the group of some 200 persons who were uniniured left the church dining room in what police described as an orderly manner. Washington hospital, where the injured were treated, identified the dead woman as Mrs. Martha Knestrick Mollenauer, 37 years old, church pianist. The explosion occurred as she walked past the boiler room door. Every ambulance in this community of 26,000 was called. About 15 persons were carried on litters to the nearby American Legion home and later were removed to the hospital. The emergency found the hospital with only one bed vacant. Cots were commandeered from the city garage and set up in the hospital corridors. Halt Seen For Indian Naval Riot By G, MDLTON KELLY BOMBAY, Feb. 23. (Saturday) (AP) Unconfirmed reports said today the surrender of mutinous royal Indian navy sailors appeared imminent, as soldiers and firemen battled flames, touched off by rioters, which destroyed 19 grain shops and damaged five banks in Bom- Day. There were no official reports on casualties, but newspaper estimates of the number of dead ranged from 60 to 100, while one report placed the number bf injured at 500. The disorders, described by a deputy police commissioner as "absolute rebellion," involved civilians in sympathy with the naval mutiny. British troops fired machineguns several times yesterday into surging crowds. An authoritative source in close touch witii the regotiations said early today the sailors' surrender appeared near, although the army refused to confirm the report and Ihe mutineers' "board of strategy" could not be reached. Terms Are Reported The source said the central strike committee the name given by the Indian sailors .to designate their strategy board recommended unconditional surrender after being assured by leaders of the Indian Congress party that the partv would intercede with higher naval authorities not to punish the offenders. He said also the military authority assured the Congress party its intercessions would be heard. The buildings damaged bv fire included three branches of the Imperial Bank and two branches of Lloyds. The British had clamped a 9 p. m. curfew on the troubled area of the city, but reports from inside the area said the curfew hour had not ended the disorders by any means. British troops had orders to shoot to kill any person on -the streets during the forbidden period. in uondon t-iement Attlee. prime minister. blaming the trouble on "left wing elements and Communists," declared that only unconditional surrender would be accepted. He said the seamen were demanding speedy demobilization, the best class of Indian food, roval navy scales or pay 'and family allow- ance, disciplinary action against the commanding officer of HMIS Talwar for alleged improper treatment of ratings (seamen), retention of kits on release, and high gratuity and treasury pay on release.) A British communique said muti? neers aboard the sloop HMIS Hindustan at Karachi had surrendered after a 25-minute exchange of gunfire which killed four of their crew and wounded 26 others. Rioting Continues There were no indications that the Bombay riots, which started in sympathy with the naval uprisings, were abating. Rifle and machine-gun fire crackled in many sections of the city against crowds which surged through the streets, hurling stones, setting fire the civilian and military vehicles, smashing store windows and halting busses and trams. Striking drivers of one of the city's principal transportation systems seized busses, festooned them with Hindu and Moslem league flags and careened through the downtown streets at high speed. The crowds were unawed by British armored cars which rumbled through the streets or by a flight of Royal Air Force bombers which flew over the city. Fire barricades were placed m the streets flaming heaps of wood ana ruonisn io wnn-n ni- an hats and neckties stripped from Indian wearers as unworthy of the nationalist spirit. iBluttt W ill Seek Loan For France PARIS. Feb. 22 ( UP) L eon Blum, former premier, will leave Wednesday for Washington by plane to onen financial negotiations between France and the United States, it was officially announced today. Blum was reported planning to ask the United States for a loan of $2,500,000,000. The government already was preparing a propaganda "barrage aimed to influence Anwican opinion in favor of the reqisL , 9

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