The Spokesman-Review from Spokane, Washington on August 15, 1945 · 6
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Wednesday, August 15, 1945
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sk; 11 Is', 1'11, on, ir -7) TIIE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW 6 Wed., Aug. 15, 1945. SPOKANE TAKES ; NEWS TO HEART (Continued from page one.) A typical celebration scene, in front of The Spokesman-Review building five minutes after "Is it official? h this really true this time?" S'idewalks were crowded with men and women and children of all ages. Their faces were a study in emotion. Some merely stood, gazing no at the shower of torn paper drifting down from office windows. Others laughed and shouted. or talked animatedly. But the crowd was extremely well behaved. Workers coming home from war plants in the Spokane area swelled the throng. Men in safety helmets and carrying lunch buckets waved gayly from passing ears. By 5 o'clock noise In downtown Spokane had reached bedlam dimensions. People were really getting into the spirit of the celebration. That was the way it IN as at first .Nobody seemed to know just how to celebrate. A woman at the corner of Riverside and Monroe turned to her husband and said: "Well, let's celebrate Come on, do something!" 'Gee, I don't know what to do," he replied. "Well, old sour puss! Why don't you cheer up? The war's over," said an attractive young blonde, gayly planting a kiss on the sober face of a gray-haired man emerging from the Davenport just as the news broke yesterday. The Union station seemed an oasis of quiet after the shrill clamor of Riverside. A few soldiers stood in line at the ticket windows, speaking to each other in low tones, and the few civilians might have been any similar group on a normal day. One man was intently reading a magazine. Outside the station a sailor was offering drinks from a near-empty bottle to each passer-by. He flung the empty bottle far outsinto the street, where it narrowly missed a car and broke in a spray of glass before onrushing tires. Across the street crowds moved restlessly before the Pastime club and Uncle Joe's, listening to the radio. The perspiring stationmaster at the Northern Pacific station said he dreaded the evening to come, with four trains due between 8 and 9 p. m. and excited crowds milling about the station. Sing "God Bless America." When news of the war's end reached Comstock pool, several hlundred children who had been splashing about climbed from the pool and solemnly sang "God Bless America," it was reported. In a way the spontaneous celebration was like a gathering storm. It started slowly, with a few cheers and a few bits of paper fluttering down. One woman, pushing a baby carriage, stood weeping in the middle of the sidewalk, blocking passers-by. A stranger went up to comfort her. Everybody was everybody's friend. Men in uniform in the downtown . streets were often the subjects of Impromptu ovations. They were slapped on the back, and shaken by the hand. "Well, boy, be out of that uniform soon, strangers shouted. The snake dance, a traditional part of American jubilation, was missing at first. But at approximately 5:15 p. m. a group of young people formed a line and snake-danced down the middle of Sprague. The line split up and portions of it weaved through various office buildings. One section, totaling 35 boys too young for the army, girls and a few soldiers, tramped throur-h The Spokesman-Review newsroom, thou tine: "Have you heard? It's all over!" Sergeant Waves His Pants. Showing his joy in the most expressive way he knew was an army sergeant riding in one of the cars which formed the endless tooting,' parade downtown. His head wasil out the window, he was shouting!! loudly and wildly waving his pants out of the side of the car. I Long silver busses, the drivers seemingly saying "Hang the sched-it ule" joined the parade of vehicles.11 Screaming riders leaned from every I window. Conclusion of the afternoon matinees at theaters brought a new t flood of life to the sidewalk celebrants, and with each new voice the enthusiasm of the crowd doubled.1, Some cars removed their muf-il tiers; it was a case of who could' make the most noise fastest Woman Salvages Paper. While excited office workers leaned from every window to hurl., paper of all kinds ,even a wornouti floor mop, onto the heads of pass-it ersby below, one woman stood oni the corner of Riverside and Mon. roe and methodically picked up and stacked the usable pieces of letter paper that, came floating down. In the Lutheran service center, a group of some 20 service men , and a few service wives huddled tensely around the radio Until the news broke. Then the wives sat down and cried, and the soldiers and sailors hurried out to addl their !voices to the general pandeninniUM. The wives were not alone with their tears, for in every group or standing alone were those who wept, or laughed shakily and blinked back the tears. The fiancee of an overseas service man who hurried down Riverside with a tear-wet face spoke for many when she said, "I'm going to church." Federal Building Emptied. 'rho forlorn! htilichno woe TIPArit The federal building was nearly empty within five minutes after the announcement. Workers in government offices leaned from their windows to watch the street scene as the notes of "The Star-Spangled Banner" blared through the long corridors from the radios that were in nearly every office. Court house employees gave forth with no rousing cheers, there WaS only a profound silence that spoke volumes. Slowly the little groups broke apart and employees turned hack to their jobs with faces wreathed In smiles. Some women walked the halls with tears In their eyescrying because husbands, sons and sweethearts overseas would now he safe, and crying out of sheer relief that the long vigil was over, Jubilation Is Restrained. Employees talked excitedly about sons overseas or those who were scheduled to ship out soon, while others predicted when they d next be getting word from loved ones overseas.... The halls echoed with excited vices, but jubilation was restrained. Prisoners In the cell blocks were The Weather. Lti;.A&siiE;asibi ;631,41ta.';:5;eioc.,a,IX A sixth-story view of Howard and Riverside avenue, crowded with tooting automobiles and shouting pedestrians. notified of the news, and while there was an absence of cheering, their statements were the same as every one in the courthousejust "Thank God it's over." City Dail Desks Closed. With the exception of the offices where they had money which must be cared tor, city hall desks rolled shut in a hurry. Hundreds of city employees rushed out to watch the street celebration of victory. A block away a Canadian soldier, one leg off at the knee, hobbled along on crutches, dazed by the swirling crowds. A woman slapped him on the back, crying, "You saved us, you saved us!" then she dabbed at her streaming eyes. Martin With l'ilot Son. Former Governor Clarence D. Martin, his arm around his son Frank, strode down the street. Both were serious, for only recently Frank was a pilot in a dive bomber, but now he is in civilian garb. "I'm glad its over," said the goy ernor. 'rwo of the biggest smiles were on ! the faces of two Chinese boys wear-ii ing the uniform of the United States army, as they stood at Sprague and Howard watching the crowds go by. Liquor stores were probably ihe,d first to close, with their doors shut and locked almost before the words were out of the loudspeakers. Children to whom war has been t the normal existence all their lives Is were looking on with bewildered 13 delight as the adults shouted anit s ran along the streets as childrenI normally O. Evening traffic was like nothing Spokane ever has seen or probably I ever will see. Cars were packed so closely together on Sprague that I even the paper streamers couldn't get between them. City busses had I to alter their routes in a different; manner almost every trip ands those that usually followed Riverside and Sprague had to go to First and S'econd to get through or else to Main and Trent. The,1 Lidgerwood and Boone busses were traveling on Main. As the evening progressed the mad bedlam grew worse. So loudli were the horns that conversation on the streets was impossible. Fire-:1 crackers exploded underfoot every ! few steps. On the corner of Riverside and Monroe a middle-aged:, lady stood playing the "Beer Barrel Polka" on an accordion, while another man stood behind a traffic cop imitating his every move. A Northern Pacific train went through Spokane about 7 p. m., its whistle wide open all the way. The navy took over the victory celebration at Howard and River-I: side, where groups of sailors kissed' all the pretty girlsand in the ex- eitement even some of the not-sopretty. The army and the marinest follmv'ed suit, but a careful count of unstick smud"es put the men, In blue in the lead. A soldier on Sprague avenue,I who ad been on missions where, the flack was so thick he could, , walk on it, decided he was a cand didato for a osychopathic ward at one of the army hosoltals when I caught In the traffic Jam of wild ! peace demonstrators last night and' yelled for his comnanions to rescue him from the Sprague avenue traffic. "Get out of there before you get i killed," yelled coninanions of the soldier who was honning over ra-I By V. S. Weather Rum& trstne. Mita for 24 hours endd it 4:30 p. ot. "Get out of there before yoll Ret ?VOW wpr tim. PuRtiot 13. killed." yelled comnanions of the clo.linpps. Mile temperatur Many siAte fnrer,10...-CIPAP Pula, with Polia.a. snidier who wes honn over er rs- Stotirn. illittl. 1.0.1 PIP,. dintors, hurriline fenders end slid- 71,,mpi 1.1rit It4 A4 .23 ins' tiff rumble seels. R . Forhnnk f 901 N SI . Stn,01,i "Call finn,nr " Vnli.d hprk thP 11,,PlItit AI oN4 In' Amin seld'er, "T tt,ink T nm Fi 1110,1- owl,. r n-ltrint! pfll 77,1 'n'tfli tni epPe. I think l' Pm in A treffie n vr, , . 1;. j,f) inr1 T heneine T hene m hell of p r 1,,tt '7 74 "1 noke. Y.q T P-on t',40 ue war t.,n n-1, nit 7 $ , " ,PA 1 "1 I m,r wi ...,s on .. tiA..t.e 11 City 05 T R ?,,eit ON 7 1 .R, hn ,d04 ors '11 ,,,,Inf .1 pc. ,,.i" S' tit ON 71 s2 !,, ,,,,wst. rAto P4 Nw Vmk - A4 72 ,Pn rlols 117 611 .17 r 111Ana 77 SA MO S,r) Franelsta an 01 .00 S,pitir 711 05 .0n hnohn no PI AN .0n Sf T..mos Pl 74 .07 Walls Walla Pe) 03 .on Washington Se 73 .00 Paper Shower Greets the News of Peace at Last n inr1 T 1,..,.i.. T h.-.. hrill or p I nnir. V. T Pon stoto- tua war pi , ht ovt,r 1119.. fto -cm tiA.10, ' h,, ,"m or. .11 -,,,,,,S-1 r, (41 Clitiet ontooi-ora to et,otonnit, 7' tirtortt rol,,,hr-tion 1...t ni-i,t wnre g two soirliorm, ono with R lea nii.. 0 inq anti nae tvithotit on arm. U. I n tinr at tho &et, oottonre or ilia ; Y. M. C. A.. IsPr'h with a look of 0 sadness on his face. POLICE RESERVE "RI I rt "ret Army Helps City Authorities in Curbing Celebrators. As soon as the end of the war was announced yesterday afternoon Chief Gerald S. Swartout called to duty all regular Spokane police and all members of the uniformed auxiliary, in anticipation of a "large night." Capt: James B. Marsh, area provost marshal of the army, took personal charge of the military police detachment. lie immediately ordered out all members of the unit and augmented their number with several times normal strength. 31. P.s Cut Traffic Snarl. First job on his list was the as- sistance Of city policemen in handling downtown traffic, which suddenly became almost uncontrol-' table as celebrators dashed in all directions. Three army ambulances and a big army medical crew were ordered to stand by. Capt. Marsh said. CPO Ernest Carli, In charge of the naval shore patrol unit, immediately increased the size of his detachment with 50 extra patrolmen, and was ready to ask higher naval authorities for more help if necessary. Two naval ambulances and their crew of medical corpsmen were directed to stand by. First holiday casualty was Mrs. Inamae White, route 9, Spokane, who was knocked down at Post and Riverside by a car driven by O. W. Larson, Eartson, it was reported at emergency hospital, where she was treated for abrasions and lacerations. Have Heart Attacks. Ben Whorle and Ben Kane, attendants at the emergency hospital, answered two calls to scenes of heart attacks within an hour after the celehration began yesterday. Both patients were revived and 'sent to their homes under care of family physicians. AS PEACE COMES As war ended this afternoon to the Spokane service center, L thousands of workers at SPATSC theran service center, U. S. I breathed a sigh of relief and start- George Washington Carver U. ed home. Many workers, off shift O., Interchurch service cent since 3 p. m., had remained at their and Welcome House. shops and desks, waiting for the final word of surrender. By the LinuTmilurt orro time President Truman's an-On I OLIO nouncement came it was ?Tattier time President Truman's announcement came it was regular quitting time for all employees and enthusiasm mounted as the Inn g procession of automobiles, horns blowing, crawled into town over Sunset highway. Brig, Gun. R. V. !colon, commanding general of SPATSC, issued the following statement: "Under the guidance of our Heavenly Father, we have brought to a victorious close the most destructive and horrible war in history. The hardship, suffering and sacrifices of our people have been great. We have, as a nation, astounded the world with our accomplishments. We now face the complex responsibilities of peace. If we apply the same energy and humanity to solving the problems of peace as we have applied to the iwinning of this war. we will surely twitness the dawn of a fruitful and !Peaceful era." PLAN MEETING POSTPONED. Harry Aumack, engineer for the city plan commission, said yesterday the plan commission meeting set for today noon at the Driven-port hotel will be postponed for two weeks. I the official announcement of V-J day by President Truman. Paper littered the sidewalks. ...,Immo rase ARMY REJOICES tm, AT PEACE NEWS Military Installations Declare Holiday. Spokane's military Installations spilled service men and women into the city in unprecedented crowds yesterday as the people who helped make victory possible celebrated the peace in their own way, Geiger field, Spokane's largest military installation and the nation's only A. A. F. aviation engineer school, observed the day with impressive formation at 5 o'clock yesterday, when Col. James W. Park, commanding officer, officially announced to thousands of troops and civilian employees that the war was over. In accordance with instructions from Gen. H. H. Arnold, commanding general of the army air forces, all flying will be restricted for 48 hours at air hasps. Only such administrative flights as are clearly necessary in military service will be permitted, Col. Park said. No Restriction. Plans do not call for restriction of military personnel to the base, Col. Park explained, unless re-I action warrants such a move. Terming the armistice the "result of team work among all elements of the armed forces, industry and labor, as well as other civilian cooperation and the excellent coordination and cooperation with our valiant allies," Col. Park called for restraired celebration out of respect for the memory of those who died to make the victory possible. "This is the realization of our hopes and prayers of the last three i years and eight months," he said.' "It is the victory, the peace for which so many gallant young Americans fought and died. In the joyful celebration of the final victory, we must not and can not forget the sacrifice, the suffering, the bloodshed which it cost us to I achieve it. I know that mothers, and fathers, wives and children of fighting men everywhere are rejoicing today and thanking God' that once and for always the belligerent enemy has been silenced. In the seclusion of our privacy, let us pay homage to the honored dead I on this great day." Praising the part which the aviation engineers played in. the Pacific war, Col. Park, himself a veteran of European service, said that the men who wear the patch of the army air forces and that of the aviation engineers could look back' upon their accomplishments and take pride In the fact that they' played an important and necessary role in the defeat of Japan, as well as Germany. "We point with particular pride," he added, "to the magnificent role which the aviation engineers have played on Pacific . islands, building the landing strips, the runways, and the air bases from which the 13-29s, including those which carried the powerful atomic bomb, have flown." Holiday for All. ' Military personnel will have a holiday today at Geiger and civilian employees will have two days off. Capt. Raymond L. Henley, adjutant at Fort George Wright, announced that civilian employees will have today and tomorrow off, while military personnel will observe a "Sunday schedule" today and report back to work tomorrow. Relatives of military personnel will be guests at an open house at the fort today and will be permitted to eat in mess halls. A baseball game and sports program will furnish entertainment. Spokane army air technical service command was awaiting word from Wright field, Dayton, Ohio, before announcing how much time off civilian employees would have. The news of Japan's surrender came just after the shift broke at 3:30 yesterday afternoon and the huge gang that had collected around radios ran to the parked !cars immediately. A regular pa- ! rude of honking cars made its way into Spokane and the Sunset highway was littered with hats. A farmer along the way had erected a large blackboard on which were the words, "The War's Over." To handle the huge crowd Of service people expected in town today the mayor's coordinating council urged Spokane people to aid service centers by bringing cookies, sandwiches and doughnuts to the Spokane service center, Lutheran service center, U. S. O., George Washington Carver U. S. O., Interchurch service center and Welcome House. 83 FOREST FIRES Lightning started 83 forest fires yesterday, in addition to the 49 started Monday night by electrical storms in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and western Mon. tana, Clifford H. Hunter, manager of the forest service warehouse, said. Largest number occurred 'In Clearwater forest, where 27 were started. Enough individual smoke-chaser packs were sent, there to equip 100 men. In St. Joe forest 19 fires started. Only five of the 83 fires advanced beyond the spot.- the atage and these covered less tnan or."-fourth an acre, 'hinter snid. All were under 'control by I ate aft ernoon. NO MAIL RUN. mprIkaaa Delivery of special deliver l mail and perilhable goons, and plarina Of mail in postoffice boxes will he the only services offered by the Spokane postoffice today and tomorrow, Postmaster Will W. Strop:. son announced yesterday. ELECTION COSTS TO TAKE JUMP County Will Spend $70,000 Instead of $38,900 in 1945. The cost of the primary and general election next year will cost: Spokane county $70,000 Instead of the $387900 spent last year because of an increase of as much as 50 cents an hour approved by the state legislature for salaries to be paid election officials, County Auditor Joe Stewart disclosed yesterday in commenting on the 1946 county budget now being compiled at the courthouse. Mr. Stewart said around 1100 election officials are hired. All 53 budgets from various county departments and funds have been turned into the auditor's office. Hearing for the preliminary approval of the budgets has been set for September 4, and the budget must be approved within five days after October 1. "The county expects to spend $110,000 on tax rebates for 1946," Mr. Stewart announced. This covers a 3 per cent rebate on current taxes that are paid before March 15. The county paid out $108,000 in tax rebates last year. Edgecliff sanitarium submitted a budget for $215,691 as compared with $186,525 for last year. The public health department handed in a budget for $60,620 compared with $69,018 submitted for last year. Mr. Stewart attributed this decrease to the fact some employees previously paid by the county and reimbursed by the state are now being paid by the state exclusively. The 13 soldier posts in the county submitted a combined budget for $48,700 compared with $35,200 for last year. 'I his increase was in anticipation of greater demands for funds due to an increase in the number of returning veterans. The county school apportionment fund, a combined fund raised by taxes and equalized from the state, will turn over $262,240 next year to the county schools. The estimate for 1945 was $221,119, while $2'25,- 848 was spent in 1944. This state and county fund to assist county schools is over and above the regular state fund. County Engineers. For construction and maintenance of county roads the county engineers expect to spend $806.000. This is derived mostly from gasoline tax and the balance from road district tax, while part of the money is expected from certain federal aid for post-war projects. Six hundred forty-one thousand dollars was spent last year by the county engineers. The agriculture department Is asking an appropriation of $19.800 for control of noxious weeds. This is $10.000 more than they requested last year. In addition, $11,695 was asked for the regular budget. The superior court department submitted a budget for $70,470, as compared with $65,070 for last year. Two items, statutory salary increases for court reporters and bailiffs, account for the entire increase. A total of $30,750 was requested by the juvenile department, and this Is the same as last year. Also, the horticulture department asked for $8215, the same as previously, while an increase of $800, bringing the total to ;66,202, was asked for maintenance and operation of the courthouse. The tentative budget for the welfare department was estimated at $537,800, while a budget of $695,044 was submitted last year. The $160,000 decrease this year is due to the sale of the county hospital, as the patients were mostly senior pensioners who will be cared for largely by the state pension department. Mr. Stewart announced that $79,000 will be paid out in 1946 on interest and redemption of the $500,000 the county issued in February, 1933, in bonds for indigent relief. They will be redeemed in 1953, and the Interest, amounting to 5'4 per cent on the second issue, Is being met annually. MAN STABBED, Is IN BAD SHAPE Cnrge F. Hunt, age 45, N727 Made lia, a restaurant operator, was taken to Deaconess hospital at 9 last night with severe knife wounds around his heart and left lung that might cause his death, police reported. O. L. Turner, age 69, a cook in the Pedicord hotel restaurant and a resident of the hotel, was being held last night in the city jail for Investigation following an allaged fight between him and the stabbed man, police said, The altercation is alleged to have occurred in Turner's room at the hotel, the door of which, police said, Hunt battered down. At the emergency hospital, where both . men first were treated, it was found that Hunt suffered from several severe knife slashes that evidently were quite deep and attendants said he was In a serious, and possibly dying, condition. Turner was treated for a battered nose, cut lip, and a wound apparently caused by his having been bitten on the lett upper arm. His condition is not believed to be serious, attendants said. Clarence Smith of the prosecutor's office said last night that no charges have yet been made in the case, and that it is under close investigation. FREEMAN FACES CHARGES FRIDAY Saul S. Freeman, arrested yesterday on charges of conspiracy to violate CPA meat regulations, will be arraigned Friday, according to the federal court clerk's office. Irving B. Rose and Ralph W. Jacobs, named with Freeman in the federal grand jury's secret indictment. also will be arraigned Friday. All are free on bonds they posted when orrested previously in connection with similar charges. The alleged conspiracy involved 40 quarters of beef. obtained with-nut surrender or exchange of re.. lion evidences. Rose is charged with obtaining meat in this manner for Freeman on four occasions from April 5 to May 25. and Jacobs with offering to sell to Mrs. Emma Harper, operator of "Mother's Kitchen," 15 hind quarters and two front quarters of grade "A" beef without exchange of ration points. Donald B. Lovie of Spokane and Edward G. Symms, E2527 Queen, Indicted by a lederal grand jury on charges of selective service violations, were freed yesterday after each posted $1500 hood. Their triilm have been set for the September federal court term. INLAND FMPIRE MEN ARRIVE IN NEW YORK Due to BIi e Rt New York TSterday on the S. S. Frederick Vic. tory were T5 Howard R. Grimsaud, W2504 Mallon: Pvt, Robert E. Lux, N111 Altamont, anti Pvt. James V. Smith, S617 Division, according to an Associated Press Lat. Excitement Brings Near Tragedy 1 Spokane's first V.3 day victim, a pretty auburn-haired celebrant, is shown being picked up by two soldiers and a civilian at Post and Riverside, where she ran into a moving car in the excitement. Police report her name as Mrs. Inamae White, route 9. She suffered shock, cuts and bruises. ARMY INDUCTION GOES ON TODAY Physical Exams Go On as Draft Boards Take Holiday. Pre-induction physical examinations scheduled for today will be held, members of the army examining board in the Welch building said yesterday. "What will go on after that is anybody's guess. President Truman has said that we will need replacements and that is all we have, to go by." Only two members of the army, were present in the recruiting office on the second floor while the navy recruiting office on the fifth floor of the Welch building closed their doors immediately on announcement of V-J day. The local selective service hoards in the Hutton building, many members of whom have served since October 16, 1940, will be closed during the legal holiday, Paul Erickson of board No. 1 said yesterday. We do not know what is going to happen. The President has said that immediately after the war 50,000 a month will be drafted instead of the 80,000 now being taken. These men will be in the lower age bracket, meaning under 6, and will be used for replacements for men who have served in action overseas." Personnel of the boards who have served since the selective service act was first proclaimed are Marie Anderson, Stella Grover, Dorothy Swanson and Paul Erickson. O. G. Follewray, C. A. Carlson and C. H. Tart of Spokane county board No. 2 have been continuous workers with Judge Fred H. Witt, C. E. Marr, Dr. F. G. Sprowl, Albert Leslie and John T. Ledgerwood of the appeal board serving, The appeal board is the one board whose entire personnel is the same as when it originated. On board No. 4, George Gunn is the only member who has served with Ken Bush and John Lilienthal of board No. 3 being the only Iwo members of that one to serve. Victor Lindberg, Dayton Stewart and the Rev. Leo J. Yates, S. J. W. D. Pfeiffer was the first member of any board in the city. "ALL QUIET ON SIREN FRONT" Spokane's five biggest noises potentiallymade only one feeble' chirp in yesterday's peace celebration. The five huge steam-powered! sirens, installed at the start of the war as part of the city's air raid' warning system, were scheduled to blare out news of the surrender. But in the pinch they flopped dismally. And this is how It happened: At 4:03 p. m. Jay Wallace, head' of the fire alarm room in the city hall, threw the switch operating electric relays which should have sent all five of the monsters roaring into action. t, Resultno pandemonium. Nothing blew. The relay batteries, installed years ago, apparently were dead. At 4:20 ta. m., after much suspicious eyeing of the siren atop the central heating plant, the plant's chief engineer crawled up a ladder and set off the whistle by hand-turning the valve. It blew for two minutes. Northern Pacific railroad men, after waiting for the siren on their roundhouse to blow, got impatient and, at 4:12 p. m., turned on their own roundhouse and locomotive whistles instead. The siren on the Great Northern roundhouse also failed to blow. Engineers tied down the whistle , valves on their locomotives, how, ever and created bedlam anyway. Union Pacific employees reported the siren on their roundhouse didn't let out a peep. The fifth siren, which was mounted at the McGoldrick lumber mill, was damaged in a blaze which swept the yard a few days ago. It hadn't a gasp left in it. MAYOR PRAISE la An A Calif.; Mrs. Nellie 1.4;incas- ler, Ilyard, and Mrs. Josie Kelly, Dalton Gardens, Coeur d'Alene, "17117t1 A APA ri !An Idaho, and six.terandchildren. CITY'S WAR JOB Mayor Otto Dirk(, whose son was lost on one of the first B-29 bombing raids on Japan, praised citizens And soldiers alike yesterday for their part in winning the The mayor said, "We must all rejoice that peace has eome after the llong trying years with many early reverses." He said few families have escaped the loss of relatives or close friends. "Citizens, you are to he highly congratulated for the part played in this great conflict," said Mr. Dirkes, "you have done your job well. You have kept the battle supplies rolling to the front. You have provided battle funds. You have given to the Red Cross and to the Community Chest." Mayor Dirkes said he prayed this would he the last lime we must ever nay for peare with a toll nf bloodshed. lit' Asked that all take care not to endanger the life of any lone in celebrating the great vic' tory. And while you celebrate keep In mind those who live next door who can not look forward to one coming hack. The efforts of their son is marked by a simple cross," concluded the mayor. LEGAL HOLIDAY CLOSES STORES Celebrate Return of Peace Proclaimed by President. Retail stores in the downtown; section of Spokane will observe a holiday today and tomorrow, reopening Friday as usual, in conformity with the victory holiday announcement of President Truman at Washington yesterday, in which he proclaimed August 15 and 16 legal holidays in celebration of the return of peace. Donald Fry, secretary of the retail trade bureau of the Chamber of Commerce, after a conference with President Frank A. Davidson of the bureau, last night, following the receipt of the President's proclamation, declared the "merchants were glad to thus observe with holidays the great victory which has been won." President Sam A. Kimbrough of the Spokane Clearing House association announced last night the commercial banks of Spokane will observe the double holiday proclaimed by the President. savings and loan associations also will observe the holidays. Walter J. Nicholls, vice president of the Standard stock exchange, announced trading will be suspended until Friday. Wire houses here expected the governors of the New York stock and curb exchanges will meet this morning and suspend trading for two days. The President's proclamation regarding overtime pay for war workers who work on the two holidays is expected, to affect members of sortie shifts at the aluminum plants at Trentwood and Mead, where It is necessary to maintain continuous operations. Food stores will be closed today but it is expected they will be open Thursday. President Roy L. Stone of the Stone Food Stores, said last night he would contact the various food merchants today to determine their course tomorrow. He believed there was a real need for food stores to open Thursday. CATHOLICS SAY PEACE PRAYERS A steady stream of Catholics lied the tithedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Aloysius and other Catholic parishes in the dioceses offering their thanksgivings for the declaration of peace yesterday. To manv of them who have constantly offered their prayers that peace would be declared and their loved ones would be returned to them the significance of the day when war was declared and the dry peace was announced has been of great moment. Just four years and eight months ago on the eve of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, which IM celebrated in the church on December 8, war was declared. Today is another great feast day in the Catholic church it is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Maryand on the eve of that feast President Truman told the world that peace had come. During these four years and eight months of war Catholics of the city of Spokane and of the nation have prayed constantly to the Blessed Virgin that once more peace would be restored. FUNERAL RITES TODAY FOR CHARLES FREDERICK Funeral services will be held today for Charles A. Frederick, E2201 Rich, who died August 12.11e had resided in this vicinity for 61 years and was a member of the Spokane Pioneer society and the Methodist church. Services will be held at the Turnbull-Merager funeral home, with Rev. David C. Wright officiMing. Interment will be in the family plot at Pleasant Prairie cemetery. Frederick is survived by his widow, Mary M. Frederick at the home; one son, Leroy Frederick, Spokane, a brother, A. E. Freder- ick, Los Angeles, Calif.: four sisters, Mrs. Ida Richert, Kettle Falls, Wash.; Mrs, Louis Stoneman, San PARKING METERS ARE - SNAPPED IN FESTIVITY' Parking meters were snapped off In the vicinity of First and Lincoln last night during the peace celebra.' thin but the meters wore left on the sidewalk intact. The meter posts were broken off at the walk. Whether some intoxicated per. son, who despised parking meters, blew off steam by knocking them over is not known. At any rate they were either yanked out of the walks or broken off at a casting where they were fastened to the pavement. HELP WILL DETERMINE DINING ROOM SERVICE "Yes, we hope we will be open," was the reply managers of Spokane's downtown hotel dining rooms made whether meals would he served today. The anprelinnsion eneh had was that "insufficient helm would show up to serve. "We do feel that our dependable men and women will stick by us in such a desperate time of reed," WW1 the expression of one manager. "We are just going to concentrate on their support," said another. BRETTON WOODS SPEAKER'S TOPIC Stabilization Fund Is Blood Bank for Nations of World. Likening the Bretton Woods In. ternational stabilization fund and bank, to blood plasma given those who need it, a blood bank for the nations, Clifford A. Carroll, S. J., professor of economics at Gonzaga university, yesterday explained the, purposes and aims of the financial convention to guests at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon in the Civic building. His talk was preceded by awarding of he United States Chamber of Commerce plaque to the Spokane fire department by William E. Hanley. San Francisco, district vice president of the United States Chamber. Spokane placed first in fire prevention among seven west. ern states in 1944 and placed third nationally. "The war happened because there were have-not nations in the world," the Rev. Carroll said. "This came about because the ordinary devices of world trade and communication had broken down. World currency must be stabilized and the $8,800,000,000 fund to be set up by the Bretton Woods agreement will attempt to do just that. "The proposed International bank is an orthodox institution which will make loans according to needs rather than aceirding to the rate of interest. If ay nation defaults on its obligations, the deft. cit will be taken care of first out of liquid assets, then from the cap. ital. "We have exchanged our wealth and resources in a ghastly way for the last years," Fr. Carroll concluded, "Reconstruction is contin. ued exchange on the basis of life rather than deathwe must do our best with it." FUTURE OF OPA IS NOT KNOWN "We do not know the future of OPA and rationing." Harvey Guertin. acting manager of the district office In the absence of Dave S. Cohn, said yesterday after the announcement of V-.1 day. "We do know that each and every member will stick by and do their part to keep Inflation from hitting this country." Members of the executive boards of the CPA district offices and a skeleton crew at the rationing board in the Welch building will he on duty today as usual. One of the prime reasons for remaining open, Mr. Guertin said, was because of the harvesting season in this part of the country and to aid people who had not had a chance to come to the board. All suspension order hearings scheduled for today and tomorrow have been postponed until some time in September, It was announcd late yesterday by Joseph E. Hurley: district enforcement lawyer for the office of price administration. Those to report will be notified of the new hearing date, he said. EIGHTH WAR LOAN WILL BE VICTORY DRIVE The eighth war loan has been changed to a Victory loan drive, the last of the big financing campaigns of World war H., according to Information reaching ' Joel J. Ferris. chairman of the advisory state war finance committee, yesterday. The starting of the Victory loan drive has been tentatively set for around the middle of October, aryl the campaign probably will be a short one, in his opinion. The government, it Is estimated, will have to raise upward of $20.000,000,000 in the Victory drive, with actual goals from $10,000,000,000 to WI,. 000,000,000, despite the reduced expenditures resulting from the col.. lapse of the Japanese war. The national goal of the seventh war loan was $14,000,000000 . Intensification of the payroll savings plan is likely after the Victory drive, as it is expected sales of government savings plans will continue. NEARLY 5000 ATTEND V.F.W. CELEBRATION DANCE N.arly 5000 celebrated the end of the war last night at the Wash- ington state armory, dancing to the music of an 18-piece orchestra. The dance was sponsored by post 1435 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars as a benefit dance, under the leadership of R. A. Bishop, post commander. "This seems a fitting way to cele brate V-J day and we believe this is one of the largest dances ever held in Spokane," a spokesman for the V. F. W. said. The group in eluded many members of post 51 and couples from other. veterans' organizations. Dancing started at 9 p. m. and lasted until after midnight. WAREHOUSE, INC., FILES INCORPORATION PAPERS Articles of incorporation were filed in Olympia yesterday by Spokane Warehouse. Inc., capitalized for $10,000, to conduct a warehouse business, according to the Associated Press. The filing was by Roy E. Hotchkiss of Spokane and Ruth A. Sayies and Maynard J. Toll, both of Los Angeles. NAT PARK DAN CE Every Night With LEW GRAY AM) III4 ORCHESTRA Boone Ave. Boa to rark ALL CONCESSIONS OPEN Itching Blisters? Cracks Between Toes? 3 to I it's Athlete's Foot! Neu', soothing, liquid germicide kills fungi on contact. brings blessed relief FAST or money back. Don't delay! Get after that breeding, itchinst infection today! 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