The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 20, 1955 · Page 6
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1955 Latest Report ,On Yalta Is Inconclusive By JAMES MARLOW Associated Tress News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) — Since last April tlie Defense Do partment has been preparing a report on how Russia — wit' small cost and at great profit for Russia — was brought hit the war against Japan. It revolved around this ques- by ihe time of the 1945 Yalta con tlon- Did or didn't Gen. Douglas ference he thought the opposit MacArthur. before the Yalta con- because he thought Japan wa ference where the deal was made, falling.) recommend that Russia be brought There is nothing in the record t show that MacArthur — after tha again urged Russian participate mis 15 now me argument JL«I ^j smei ea it essemitu mm. nu.^,. ted: The Roosevelt-Churchill-Stalin| \ lt . brought in before the Unitei meeting at Yalta was held in Feb- states tried to invade Japan and ruary 1945. There Stalin was prom- (hat invasion was the only waj ised territory in Asia if he'd at- japan could be licked, tack Japan. He agreed, and did, MacArthur can argue, as he die at the last minute. j n , llis Apl .H 3 statement this year Criticized Roosevelt ; that in any recommend a lions h The Republicans have criticized made about Russia's participatio President Roosevelt ever since on the grounds that Russia's help ( wasn't needed and therefore the: concessions to Stalin were unnec-| in the war after Yalta he wa only acting in accordance with in essary. This much was known: Th American Joint Chiefs of Staff, while MacArthur was in the Pacific, recommended to Roosevelt before he went to Yalta that Russia should be brought into the war to divide Japan's strength, save American lives and help end the war faster. Last March 16 the Eisenhower administration made public the hitherto more or less secret record of (fee Yalta conference. The Democrats protested at once this was a political trick to hurt them. And Sen. Lehman <D-NY) on March 22 said Roosevelt was advised by his military leaders, including MacArthur, to get Russia silt off the government dock at the to attack Japan. Lehman did not Canadian Soo. Inside were the say he knew for a fact MacArthur mains of two bodies, later identi- made such a recommendation. He I fled as Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kirk of assumed MacArthur did because; North Bay, Ont. he assumed the Joint Chiefs ofj Kirk, who was district manager Staff .would have asked MacAr-[ [or tne British-American Oil Co SuicideVictims' Bodies Found After 15 Years SAULT STE. MARIE. Mich. '.-Pi- Discovery of a car in the St. Mary's River has solved the disappearance of a Canadian oil company official and his wife 15 years ago. A diver searching the river yesterday for a Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. man who had threatened suicide found the car mired in four feet of thur's advice. Denied He Made It The following clay. MacArlhur denied he had ma'le such a recommendation. He sa id his views weren't asked and he didn't know the Yalta conference was beiiiff held until It was over. j He said that as early as five months before fhe Yalta meeting, in the fall of 1944. he considered Japan's collapse imminent and, If he had been asked about the need for Russian help, would have recommended against it. On April 1 the Washington Post, and Times Herald editorially chided MacArthur for this denial and quoted from the diary of (he late James Forrestal, Navy secretary at the time, who visited MacArthur 16 days after the Yalta'meet- ing. Forrestal noted .in his diary that McArthur told him the United States should try to get Russia Into the war. On April 3, two days after the editorial, MacArthur issued another statement. He said there was a difference between what he felt before and after Yalta. Before Yalta he was against Russia's entry in the war. But once the President had decided at Yalta Russia should come In, then MacArthur had sponsibility of accepting cision. To Remove Pressure This much yesterday's report traveling with his wife to visit her parents in Emerson, Man when they vanished Oct. 4, 1940. Officers theorized that the Kirkc had been traveling at night and became lost. Editor Wrote Own Obituary SANTA MARIA. Calif. <g\ — The Santa Maria Times carried a story yesterday with the byline of Managing Editor William B. Sherrill. The first paragraph of the story said: "William B. Sherrill. managing editor of the Times since Jan. 1. 1951. died last night at his home of a sudden heart attack. He was 54." Sherill did die Tuesday night of si heart attack, Just as the story he had written in advance said. It is common practice in newspaper offices to prepare obituaries of living persons. The story had been written two years ago and the only change was to make his age 54 instead of 52. The 'newspaper said Sherrill's story was found in his desk yesterday when it was being the re-i cleared out. the de- t Actress'Estate 1$ On Dec. 10. 1941. three days after Pearl Harbor, MacArthur, I then in the Philippines, recom-j LOS ANGELES i/PI — An estate of mended to Gen. George Marshall,! more than $175.000 was left by for- Army chief of staff, that Russia I mer actress Alice Joyce, who died be induced to attack Japan to take; Oct. 9. the pressure off this country in| Her will filed for probate Tiles- the Pacific. j day left the estate to her two (In his March 23. 1955, statement daughters. Mrs. Alice Moore de Tolly, 40. of Dover, Del., and Mrs Margaret Harris, 34, of Clark Fork, MacArthur said that at the start of the war in 1941 he thought Rus-. sia's help was needed but that Ida. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Jacobs of Dyess were honor guests Sunday when they gathered at the home of their son, James Jacobs, and family in Memphis for their 48th wedding anniversary. Those from Dyess attending were Mr. and Mrs. William Jacobs and son Ronnie. Mrs. C. L. East of Memphis spent several days last week here. Mr. and Mrs. Elz Pord and sons of Wilson spent Thursday here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W, D. Hargraves. Zeke McVey of Pontlac, Mich., iv visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene McVey. •• Mr. and Mrs. Eric Davis of Detroit are visiting their son, Oscar Davis, in Wilson. Miss Mary Beth Pollard of Bono spent several days here as guest of Miss Jolly Modesltt. S/Sgt. Cemar Ford, who has been serving in Okinawa. Guam and Formosa for the past 18 months, will arrive here to Join his wife, Betty, «nd son, Ricky. Mrs. Sam Jones «nd son Dicky wer« Memphis visitors Wednesday, AS/o Johnny Mooney, who Is stationed In Georgia, and BUI Mooney of Memphis were guests last week of their uncle, Guy Nichols, «nd family. A3/c Scott Wroten arrived Friday for an 18-day furlough here with relatives. He is stationed in San Antonio. Mrs. W. H. 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