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Price 2d LATE EDITION CITY FORECAST i Cloudy, mid northerliesi intermittent ram: colder S.W. Chans and shower at night. CYANIDE FUMES KILL WOMAN PAGE 3 SYDNEY .' MONDAY. MAY 7. 1945 No. 33.500 ' RcrutrtM tt tti atntrtl Post Oflu. 9rdnr. for trsruntfticn h poit a nwiMpr. Irtwhw lon, , ,1., ONE . HUNDRED AND . FIFTEENTH , YEAR OF PUBLICATION )JM I .. 'JLlZ.-. VE-DAY NEWS t ANYMOMENT. : ! :- Churchill Remaining At Instant Call From Our War Correspondents and A. A P. LONDON, May 6. "Very soon" a declaration will be made that the Germans have laid down their arms everywhere, including Norway and the Channel Islands, surrendering unconditionally to the British, Americans, and Russians, according to House of Commons lobbyists. "Fear of Russian retribution has delayed the German surrender to the Red Army," one correspondent says. "This has held up the announcement of Germany's capitulation, which might otherwise have been expected weeks ago, but there is not much longer to wait now." "The hour of surrender i approaching at unforeseen speed." the Political Correspondent of the Pre Association, who understand that Mr. Churchill spent the week-end at No. 10 Downing Street, studying until the early hours report telling of the collapse of the German armies. The eagerly awaited announcement will be made simultaneously in .London, Washington, and Moscow. In London it will take the form of a broadcast to the nation by Mr. Churchill. It is expected to be brief barely more than a statement of the fact of Germany's surrender. The statement will have the character of an Act of State, whereby the British Government will accept responsibility for declaring the European war over. The King will broadcast the same evening. "BIG THREE" PLAN EARLY TALK House of Commons lobby cor-1 The Political Correspondent ot respondents say the machinery j the Pre! Association say Mr. of capitulation requires a sepai--1 Churchill, Marshal Stalin, and ... ,. ,. .,, ! President Truman will meet in tte instrument for surrender tothe Russia. which will be made pub-,dale and pUc(, of th- muaa lie simultaneously with the VE- have not yet been but lt ls D?y announcement. The final over-all surrender of Germany may bear the signature ot the new Fuhrer, Admiral Doenit. The Supreme Allied Commander in the west. General Eisenhower, is expected to nominate a general to sign the document on behalf of the Western Allies. . The Exchange Telegraph Co. says Mr. Churchill wishes VE-Day to be regarded as an occasion for tbe King, not himself, to express the nation's thanksgiving for victory. Mr. Churchill's moment will come on Thursday, the anniversary of his taking office. Mr. Churchill will remain in London until the surrender news is received. It can be revealed that Mr. Churchill on Thursday will make a broadcast which is expected to rank with his great speeches of 1S40 and 1941, when he rallied the nation in the hour of its greatest need. Draft plans are ready for some form of settlement in Europe, pending the peace conference proper, which will not occur until the war against Japan has ended. STEADY GERMAN DISINTEGRATION General Eisenhower, In a statement Issued yesterday, said: "To-day saw a steady continuation of German demoralisation and disintegration. Enemy confusion ls so great that Lieutenant-General Foertsch, commander of the German First Army, who was present at the negotiations for th surrender bt Army Group G, could not give n accurate estimate of the strength ot the group. "He believe it numbers 300.000 to 400,000. "These Germans hart food for some days, but the local population of nearly .300.000 face starvation condition.'' The surrender of Army Group G as signed in s mausoleum near Munich. General Uevcrs, commander the U.S. Seventh Army, personally conducted th negotiations. RUSSIANS PUSH ON Russian armies under Mar shals TMalinoviky and Tol-bukhln are probing south-east nf Prague, and Marshal Yere-menko's forces art moving swiftly against the Germans In Upper Sudetenland, fighting for tne main path through th mountains to Prague. . Other Russian from Ytremenko press are nthUnf east of Prajue jwtn-west and .juth of this army Malinovsky's right wing I struggling to clear up thalsst knots of Germans at Brno, in preparation for a con- "' orrvs to nonemra. in mnn-eastern Germany, an Onkr-of.the-Day from Marshal SUUa jmounoa th Bad Army has taken th Urg Battle naval baa of Swine- -W4VJUV. NUVE FROM ITALY The latest communique from advanced headquarters In XUly .' th fifth Army, moving thought desirable that they should come together as quickly as they can after the signing of the surrender. Surrender of 1.000,000 men to Field-Marshal Montgomery on Friday was followed on Saturday by the capitulation ot between 200,000 end 400.000 men in South Germany to General Devers, of the UJS. Seventh Army. The two surrenders mean the cessation of hostilities in Northwest Germany, Holland, Denmark1, Heligoland, and the Frisian Islands and in an area of about 9,500 square miles from the Rhine east to about 20 miles beyond Salzburg (Austria) and south to the Italo-Swiss border. Only German resistance to the western Allies Is now being offered by the German Seventh Army between Leipzig and Llnz (Austria), which is opposing the American drive into Austria and Czecho-Slovakla, The enemy, however, is still fiercely and stubbornly resisting the advance of the Red Army from the east, although the Russians continue to push for ward towards a junction with quickly through the surrendered German forces, entered Austria at two points. Ths nroaress of th Bahth Armv. It says. Is being impeded by many demolished bridge and road sections. A French communlaue says the French colour are flying over Hitler's "Eagle Rest" at Berchtaasaden, which was entered on Friday. Berchtes-gaden Itself has been cleared. .Between 3.000 and 4,000 British and Americas officer have been 11 sera ted from a prison camp in th area. HOLLAND TRANQUIL Although the Germans In Holland at first proved truculent, it ls now stated at Canadian headquarters that the surrender talks between the Canadian com mander, Lieut-General Foulkes, and the German commander, General Blaskowits, were satis factory. "Blasts wits ha eonpleU control over th force under his command. say Renter' correspondent Members oi in Lrutcn ojs. ars oeing rounded up. Prince Bernhardt of the Netherlands reveal that many Dutchmen were killed or wounded when Oermrn troops, mostly Dutch B.8. men, fired on then as thv celebrated the German surrender in Rotterdam. Utrecht, Dordrecht, and other cities oa Friday night. Queen Wuhelmlna, making her first broadcast on Dutch sou, thanked tb AIHes for liberating her country. "Oone I th terrible oppression from which ws for fly scan suffered." ah as Id, "w an maaUr In our own horn again," Heavy bomber yesterday dropped i.iw sons oi looa in nouana. DENMARK QUIET British troops crossed the Danish border at 1 p.m. on Saturday, and the British Mill tary Governor arrived la Copen hagen at 4 p.m. ' n i atittoetltaUviIy karat tj i the Americans at Lin and have launched a new offensive to wards Prague, capital of Czecho Slovakia. Czech Patriots have risen against the Germans and seized at least part of Prague. They are holding out desperately, awaiting the arrival of General Patton's Third U.S. Army, which was last reported within 14 miles of Pilsen (52 miles south-west of Prague). Prague Radio, now Patriot-controlled, says the Americans have captured Pilsen and ere already pushing on towards Prague. The Swedish Foreign Office announces officially that it regards all reports of imminent capitulation in Norway as premature. , The Norwegian Telegraph Agency, however, says the German authorities in Norway have started burning their archives. Tokyo Radio said yesterday that the Japanese Foreign Minister. Mr. Togo, told the Press that evidently Germany Intended resuming the war against Russia while suing for peace with Britain and America, adding: "This violates the Tripartite Pact, which does not recognise peace arrangements initiated without consultation between the contracting Powers. Therefore, Japan reserves the right to free itself from agreements with Germany." tber I now no trouble In Denmark The Germans an keeping to their barracks and th Danish Resistance Movement is acting la an orderly manner. Saturday had been a day of wild confusion, punctuated by frequent skirmishes between Patriots and Nasi, as efforts were mad to arrest all collaborator. 1 lorry loads of Field-Marshal Mont gomery' troops arrived la th after. noon to receive a tumultuous welcome from the overjoyed Danes. Near th City Hall a group ot Patriot fired into th an In greeting. A band of Jittery Germans, watting to surrender, thought th incoming troop were going into action against them and fired In reply. The mini tur battle lasted half an hour. Forty' eight civilians wars killed and S00 In jured In street sniping. King Christian, in a broadcast thanksd tb Allies and th Resistance Movsmsnt for th liberation of the country. Th Prim Minister declared that th new Government, which nut officially for th first Urn to-day, would remain In office until (lections could b held. , NORWAY NOT FREED Quisling, puppet Premier of Norway, broadcasting over Oslo Radio, declared that he and hi Government would carry on In order to prevent Norway from becoming a battlefield and to "save th Norwegian people from being delivered to Bol shevlsm." "Alt Uacks from eutstd wU b resisted." b added. Ma appeared to Norwegian to obey hi Government in order to prevent Norway from becoming "a thaatr of civil war." , , . , . , . . (Kf Strratlw LWIm-HI 3) ft , i - . i ' . ; 'i 'm i ; I 7 I : ; ; i . i r : rT"t -, v -t . ii in 1' 1 ' ' ' W 1 jj V i CONTROL O REICH Allied Zones FROM OUR STAFF CORRESPONDENT. LONDON. May 6. Though national planning for the Allied Control Commission to govern Germsny Is far advanced, many details, such . zoning, apparently remain to be settled on the international plane. The bounfltrie decided t Yalt will presumably follow In the main fighting scnea of the vtrtouj Allied armies. Diplomatic correftpondeai hold the opinion that Rutsia will occupy eastern Germany. Includinj Berlin, with a Una of communication extending through Poland. Th Americans will occupv th Rhineland and the Ruhr, with eomravnleatfoiis thmuth Beltfirm and Holland. The French anil occupy southern Germany, with direct communication across tbe Rhine from Alssce-Iiomine. Ths British wiU occupy north- wesurn and north-cautnl Osrmany. . Mn.m,miruii irrnn the North Sea torouh Oermau ports. RUSSIAN LINK That stems the probable ouiIum ot the picture, but It 1 only an outline, because information has not been published that would warrant much more. Ths ' camps.ljn lts!f has thrown some light on the boundary between ths Russisn and other Allied nones. It would appear to run from about Wlsmar on th- Baltic to shout Wlt-tenberge on the Bibs nd- thence up th Kibe to ths Caeeh frontier. But bardlv any indications nave) been liven of future dividing lines between to Bntisn. men can. ana rrtncu sones. The "Sunday Times' correspondent "Scrutator" points out that ths Control CommJailon. with the four commanders at its head, should render Indispensable service in th purely military sphere. But. b considers it doubtful whether a comparable degree of co-ordination on the civil side can he achieved. The principles of civil administration under the four Powers are widely diverse. Other diplomatic oorresoondents point out possible difficulties in the matter of ' food. The British and American tones are likely to contain the areas of thickest population, which have In the past depended on the product of what will bt the Russian son for their bulk foods such as wheat and rye. KING'S NEPHEW FREED FRENCH LEADERS IN SECRET CAMP . LONDON, May 8 (A.A.P.). Lord Lascelles, nephew - of the King, has been liberated, accord ing to an American Associated Press correspondent at Inns bruck. A SHAKF communlaue announced that former French Premier Daladler and Raynaud and rrencn General Oamelln and Wiygand lutv been liberated from a secret prison camp in th alp. Th Germans had removed Dr. Schushnlgf. former Austrian Chan cellor, and M. Blum a few noun Before th camp was iioerated. otner prisoners wno nave neen freed Inelud Lieutenant 'John Wlnant. son of th American Ambassador to Britain, Oenenl Bora, leader of tb Warsaw rising in September iMt, Captain J.-A. Bphlnsum. master of Elphlnston. Captain Michael Alexander, son of General Alexander, and Lords Balg and Hopttoun. Buchner. former aid to Hitler, and Dr. Frank, former GovrnT-Oenrl of Poland, were taken prisoner. Dr. Frank, raptured by th Seventh Army In tb Beech tesg den area, slashed bra wrist in an attempt to commit sulctd. but waa unsuccessful. In his hosn was found a collection ot PoiMh art worth 1 00.000. OIL TO CHINA BY PIPELINE . CHUMOKIMO, May 6 kJLP.). Oil and petrol are now being pumped to China through th world's longest pipeline. . Th lM 400 -anil link of th pin. Una has been completed. Much of th trafflo on th 8tilwU Road and by ah- can now b devoted t Ukr MippH.. '-Sijp-: German delegate wiin. Field Marshal Montgomery (lti) at hi headquarter at I.tinebeig Heath, north-wen Cerma'ny. They brought unconditiontl surrender of all German armed force in north-west Germany. Holland and Denmark.. (British Official radio-picture. ) A description of the surrender by our war correspondent. H. A. Standi3h, appears on paste 3. Soviet Arrests Polish Delegates SAN FRANCISCO, May 6 ( A.A.P.). The U.S. Secretary- of State, Mt. Stettinius, and the . British Foreign Secretary, Mr. Eden, to-day isnued similar statements in which they announced that the Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affair, M. Molotov. a result of repeated request, had revealed that : the Soviet Government had arretted number of Democratic Polish leader who had met in Poland for discussions with the Soviet authorities. - M. Moioio - aicf "that the ; concern' in Xbndon,' where tne Polish delegates hd been j whole matter is under the seri- nested on charges of "diver-ou consideration of the British sionary activities against tne i irfta Armv " . - . ' I ' The statement Issued by Mr. Btel- tlnhu added: "Mr. Wen and I have fold M. Molowv -j"i a?ency -Tass." raid yieidiy: J .1 W. rft.r . , ..n AAtrlADnient t k.: r mZZTiS,. en the which nss a oirect i CUmtkton'viii provided for consultations with repie-, ;entatrves of the Warsaw Provisional j Government and Polish Democratic politics I letdera from within Poland unA from abroad We have asKtd si. saoiovov lor ccmolete list of th names of these Polish noUtlcsl lesders who have been arrested, and also for a full explanation of this action. Further discussions muse await ou reply." sovran ATT1TUDB W Malatnv'i announcement of the arrests came as a bombshell at a din ner. Those present described nis manner as off-band, and ssld that his attitude was that tb subject was ot no great consequence. Mr. stettinius and Mr. anen voot no such Hunt view, says the Americsn United Press. Tbey angrily demanded details, but M. Molotov Indicated that he did not know more details. M. Molotov ts stated to nave aoaea that be did not know svhat the charges were, but presumed that they would be nublished when the men were tried He did not know the date or place of th trial, or whether It would be conducted in a Soviet military or civil court. It K understood that the. group entered Moscow for discussions In response to an Invitation frbm General Ivanov, acting as a representative nf Marshal Zhukov. Three Poles went to Pruszkow to meet the Russians on March 27. . Tb others foUowed the next day. Four days later th polish London Government, advised presumably by th Polish underground, announced that there was no further Information regarding what happened to th Poles after they met th Russians. SIXTEEN ARRESTS Th name of 14 of the Pole are listed here. They are: M. Jsnkowski. Christian labour Party; M. Putak and Padjdak. Socialists; Oeneral Oku-llckt. Commander-in-Chief of the Polish "Horn Army." M. Blen and M. Bagrlnskl. both members ot th Peasant Party; MM. Jaslnkowln, Sty-pulkowskl, and Kobylanskl, members of the National Democrat Party; MM. Mlmwa, Chacinskl. and Urbanskl. members of th Christian Labour Party; M. Ceernlk. Democrat: and M. Stenkr. am Interpreter. Six of th l were named by tne former Polish Fnmier. M. Mlkola- Ictyk. during his converaaUom with Marsha stalln as member of tne proposed reconstituted Polish Government. M. Mikolalciyk considered three of the men war vital to tb new Government. . . DISQUIET IN LONDON LONDON, May 8 (A.A.P.).-The arrest of the Polish political mission has caused grave NAZIS TOOK OWN LIVES IN BERLIN LONDOK, May I (AAP.i Oo Um tit of the capitulation of Berlin a Urg- number ot SB. troops and German general staff officers , among whom wit many war orUntnala, committed suicide. tn disclosing that "Red Star," Russian Armv newspapar, says th bodies war found In th Chancellery, which j housed th staff- duriog th (leg. MONTGOERY'SlFATmOT ;1 lliViin I Government, says the Diplomatic Correspondent of . the Press Association. mcmow Radio. Cjiiotln the official W... -11 1-1 I ... .- - regarding a number of Polish pnlitl- ioers who are .Ucged to have disappeared, questions were asked to th House of Commons on Wednesday , , wnicn js names were m,micne(i "The fr.cU are as follows: The group of Poles mentioned -by the British Press in 'he House of Commons consists. o( IS, not IS. people It Is headed by a "ell-known Polish general. General Okullckl. about whose disappearance the British reports intentionally kept silent in view of the special odlousness of this general. "Oeneral Okullckl' group, snd especially himself, are eccus:d of preparing diversionary acts In the rear of the Red Army, as a result of which mare than 100 Red Army officers and men lost their lives. This grouo of 16 persons has not disappeared. They were arrested by the 8oviet military authorities, and they are ikiw in Moscow pending an investigation of their case. ' They are-also accused nf Installing and maintaining Illegal radio. transmitters in the rear of Russian troops. "All or some ot these persons, as the Investigations may warrant, will be committed for trial." LATE NEWS HOW RANGOON FELL RANGOON RIVER, May 3 delayed). Rangoon was "captured" yesterday by a British wing-commander. He landed on the airstrip, walked through the city, and found that all the Japanese had departed. He discovered 1.400 British. Amerl can, Indian, and Gurkha prisoners Uvlng In th gaol, and learned that th Japanese, when they departed marched away 400 fit prisoner. British Combined Operation forces enured the city in triumph tnis after noon, greeted by coMrtng tnousana. HITLER EXPECTED ALLIED RIFT LONDON, May S A.A.P V Hitler on April if toM Oeneral Karl Wolff isuprem commander or the S B. and police In Italy) that tber would b a break between tb Western Allies and the Russians. "Then I shall Join the party that approaches me first; It makes m difference which." he said. This Is disclosed In a detailed ecount of Oeneral Wolff's negotiations for the surrender of Italy, Issued from Fletd-Mrhl Alexander s headquarter. According to Prague Radio. Dr. Gobbk, Fietd-Marahal Keltel, and Hermann (Hitler' deputy died fighting In tb Reich Chancellery In Berlin. IMPORTANT CAPTIVES LOfTDOIf May lA.AP.i Th French First Army has captured von Mackanaen, format oerman Ambassador to Italy, and von Ifurath, former German Fonisn Minister. It ha liberated Jean Davis Cup tennis player, who may face trial a a onaborator. . SVV -. .Vai, RAPID A.I.F. ADVANCE Bitter Fight ont, Tarakaa OUR WR CORRS8PONDKNT AC?D A SP. .n;iecn national committee. h?.d said Australian troops Who landed that Prague wxs In Csrcb hands and on Tarakan last Tuesday have i11 ss- Wehrmacht formstlons now seUed the airfield and have! .Tne protectorat of Bohemia-cleared two districts of Tarakan I Moravia." said the statement, "no (na),i.hln ' '"liter exists. The power of the Gcr- townsnip. !m,n authorities has ceased. The In Taratsn lownsnip. wnich is iwo majority of the German representa-mile.1 norm of the original beach- itives aie in the hands of tbe Czecho-hesd. rh Australians now control the I Slovak Army." yter supply installation, the military I 4fAl. YAa. barracks, snd more thao a fourth or --ier oeveu tear tne oil' wells Ne tt""- khe Czechs had taken over n,.r u. r.. . h.. 'heir capital followed reports that a i , , ' I" ,.L , extremely light, although reaixtance has been very bitter and our progress Is hampered ov tne multitude of mines land hoOby traps. I KsMsra .j.i... . rs s.vsisi ' 'Tne' Australians who entered the I ... i .. . .i , WM ., f ths fionth-wot ; pw,flo .p,,, Jt0,nen Ani I n0W' veil decriciw- and from tunnels bur- iow1 Into the teep sides of lagged Tarakan Hill. Matilda tanks operating with the infantry -have cleared the Boorterreln and Pampoesian districts In the southern and eastern parts of th town, from which all. civilians have been evacuated, and are storming Tarakan Hill 'dominating the township) where tb enemv ls still bitterly resisting. Flames are still flaring from tbe open mouths of the oil wells. - It is now obvious that the Austral-I wis will be I'orced to deal with each Japanese tunnel and pHloox before Winning possession of this high ground, ss well f J the hrjh ground round the airfield, about six miles south of Tarakan township. . The Tsraktn oil (It M consists almost entirely of shallow wells with oil de posit lying only a few feet below sea-level. Consequently, desnlta the very severe destruction wrought by the Jap anese, it snouia be a fairly quick matter to sink new productive bores. . (Our War Correspondent' despatch.- Pige 3) "BILL OF RIGHTS" FOR SPAIN LONDON.- May S A A.F.) .--The Spanish Foreign Minister. Benor Le Queries, has handed' foreign newspaper men the text of a "fnndamental law" approved by Franco's Cabinet, states the Madrid correspondent of Associated Pre an of America. The new law grants Spaniards a bill of rights according them liberty of speech and worship, snd th right of habeas corpus. SUMMARY OF DECLA RATION "VEBT SOON." "Very soon" a declaration will be made that the Germans have laid down their arms everywhere, including Norway and the Channel Islands, surrendering unconditionally to the British, Americans, and Russians, Surrender of 1 .000.000 German troops to Field-Marshal Montgomery on Friday waa folloswd on Saturday by the capitulation of between 200,000 and 400,000 men to General Devers, of the UB. Seventh Army. Only German resistance to the nestern Allies as by the German Seventh Army between Lelpaig and I.lns (Austria), whleh ki opposing the American drive - into Austria and Cxecno-Slovakia. Tb enemy, however. Is still fiercely snd stubbornly resisting th (dvance of th Red Army from th aaet. Caech Patriot hue risen against th Oermans and Mlaed st least part of Prague. ,(Pag 1) ; TASAaAN. Australian troops on Tarakan Island In bitter fighting have seised part of Tarakan township and won control of tb airfield, tp. 1 and J.) i . ! AmiJ 'l-ha SUxlat Vniwten CSommlasar, M. Molotov, has revealed that th members of delegation of PoUsh leaders who want to confer with th Soviet Government vera arrested. i p. 1) - RISING IN PRAGUE S.O.S. By Czechs LONDON, May (A.A.P.). Althourh Caeh Patriot were reaotled to have taken over their capital. Prague, early on Satuiday mornlnf, a Herie o( coonictinf broadcasts from Prague Kadio indicates that the situation there i. still uncertain. At t o'clock: this morning a j broadcast said that tbe Patriots bad the city under control, but help was wanted to-day. Then ! followed a sequence of S.O.S. :alls in rhe most urgent terms, in English and Russian. I "I appeal to England, who has , given a pminue of help to end It , quickly. ' stld the announcer. "T appeal . to the Briti.n and American csmman-i ders and to the Red Armv. "JNend Pai'Mii-oupg, Tanks" "We must have hMp by daybreak. There are 301) German tank In Prague. We have no weapons with n leu to flffDt them. 'We need paratroops, rants, and planes " The Drosdcast devwred nit tne Germans desplrr an agreement on the cessation ot boatllltles, were still holding the National Bank bulldlne. "We are flvlitins in all districts." it adaed 'The Germans are advancing on Prague from the north, southeast, and west. This radio station Is under heavy Hie from German artil- fiverv minute counts." Then at ?I4 a m a (ecw-nre order came fiom Prague Ridlo. which said negotieuous were going on between the Germans end the Cxech NattonKl , Committee for the handing over of the I admlnlstrrticu of Eohemla-Mnravis to : the Patriot. A statement announced nvcr Prague Radio at. mlmil;Jit ss signed by the strike at th Skoda armament woris ,t PUliei, on Mar , nId , throughout the country, and that the 'Cuech National Commtii-e wm leading ; demoiistrstions. On Saturday tlie Csech Ooyernment ,n I,ondon broadcast an aopeal to all Caechs to Join rhe Patriot rising in i Prague. On Ssturrisv afrmin,n Sr nauw mice htirirsi DrOKUCSW an appeal for Cech police, soldiers, and civilians to come Immediately to tbe radio atatlon. where hclu was needed. Later Uie same day the Ctech Minis, ter for foreign Trade. Dr. Ripka. broadcasting from London said thst. slier nesrly seven years Cssch fla were again flying In Prague, adding that the Oech rtr.llonnl Committee had taken over control of the capital, pending the arrival of the President, Dr. Benes. . A Nasi delegation recently offered. with the consent of rhe German Protector of Bohemia-Moravia. Wllheim Prick, to negotiate with the Western Allies for tbe withdrawal nf the Germans from Cfcecho-Slovakia. according to a statement from the Czech Foreign Office. The Caech Government transmitted the report to the Allies, pointing out that the delegates sent by Frick were "traitors, who will he tried before the People's Court" JAPANESE PLANE FACTORY HIT WASHINGTON, May (A.A.P.). -.-Super-Fortresses dropped hundreds of tons of bombs on the Hiro naval aircraft factory Ave miles east of Kure- yesterday. The Mth Air Force announced that a very large force of Super-Fortresses carried out a two-pronged attack on the Honshu and Kyushu Islands One fore attacked Kure and the 'other continued the assault on air bases on Kyushu. On Prida a slxuble force of Super- Fortresses aUacked air Installations in southern Japan The results were I good, fink meagre, and air opposition weak. No plane were lost. TO DAY'S NEWS Caater-fciw Falls. A general counter-attack by the Japanese on Okinawa has been smashed, (p. 3) Cyanide Tragedy.- Cyanide fumes from a building at Manly killed a woman and severely affected seven men. id, SI FMfier Preblem.--Man city and suburban dairymen hav bought tons of pumpkins and green corn to keep their stock alive. ip. 3) ties P.O.W.e. The names of SI Australians released from German prison camps appear in th . latest Army casualty list. ip. 4) Mori's lwa riesaloot..-Restoration of Mr. N. Orlglasr as shop delegate for th union at Mori's Dock was refused yesterday by the National Council of th Ironworkers' Assnclstion. p. 41 May lay Mircb. Cciebiatlng May Day . and lb fr.ll nf Rerlln. inonn peonle marched from Ihe Haymarket to the Domain yesterday along streets lined by very lrg crowds, (p. 4) AirllnM rraposal. in the opinion of Mr. Wilfred Barton, B.C.. of London, th Federal Government' proposed legislation to control Intersur. airlines is unconstitutional, p. si Sadie News. The Government itself was first to suggest that commercial radio stations should revert to news services In competition with th A B.C . lt waa stated, (p. 4i I.aar Cn(4at' Leal. The Lang Labsm candidate. Dr.' H. 3. Foley, ts leadln in th Bf -election In tha Phll- P VMrd ot th City Council, (p. 4) S.L.P. Held "reposed. Plans for th bitlldmg of a workers' community tarern la Sydney will bt dlacAisscd. 1 p. 4)

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