Monrovia News-Post from Monrovia, California on May 7, 1945 · 1
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The Associated Press' detailed account of the formal signing of Germany's unc ondi ti onal surrender to the Allies came directly from Edward Kennedy chief of the AP staff on the western front Kennedy's dispatch was transmitted 'via Paris from Reims Gen Eisenhower's advance headquarters to the London office of the AP and relayed from there to New York via AP's leased cable facilities 'St Luke's Tells -V-E Schedule' 1 With apparent indications pointnig to the obtervance of V-E day tomorrow throughout the United Nations four services are planned at St Lukes Episcopal church Holy Communion will be brated at 7 and 9:30 a m and intercessions will be offered at 12 noon At 7:30 in the evening there wil be a service of Thanksgiving and dedication to the unfinished work ahead This service will include readings and prayers I Should the orncial announcement come by 7- P m this evening the service will be held -tonight rather than tomorrow evening The Weather - Southern California: Se44tered clouds this afternoon tonight and l'uesday except cloudy tonight and fuesdAy morning alolig 441ANt and in eoastA v'a iley s: sorneu bat cooler mountain and desert areas Tuesday ONE WARS END Desk- Sergeant Parker Wilson of Monrovia Police department got me out of bed at 6:30 this morning to tell me the war was over On the graveyard shift Parker good friepol that he is caught the AP flash ln the station radio and gave me a - buzz Thanks pal I switched on our ra dila and telephoned News-Post editor Elwood Irwin getting him out of bed A minute after I ha)zi called - him the Associated Press called the lash and asked if he wanted the D teletypo started at once He did- So one war's end came to us on 'a gray misty morning- And official 1--E day proclamation will be tomorrow morning at six And now we turn our faces toward the west - - FAD Six months ago in the News-Post office we got to talking about the simplest most striking head for the news story announcing the end of the European war finally decided -Nazis Quit" -told the whole story So we had the head made put- a couple of soldiers in it engraved - the whole thing in reverse with white letters on a black background put it away and waited patiently Every month or so wed get out this big sheet of zinc give it a good pollshing and put it away again Today thank God it fills the top half ofpage one The Nazis have quit NA-41 r a VOL XXXV1-NO 113 LONDON Tuesday May 8 tiP)-- King George VI today sent a message to Gen Eisenhower congratulating him and his armies on the "complete and crushing victory" in Europe' Text of King George's message: "Eleven months ago you led the Allied expeditionary force across the English channel carrying with you the hopes and prayers of millions of men and wpmen of many nations To it was entrusted the task of annihilating the German armies in western Europe and of thus liberating the peoples whom they had enslaved Mrs Clark Is Given Award Mrs Elizabeth B Clark of 713 S Shamrock ave who has five sons in the armed forces is announced as winner of the contest just closed W! Monrovia Stationery Co for the local woman who has the most members of her family in the serv- Mrs Clark will receive a picture of herself by Tuttle and a bouquet of carnations On Mother's Day Her sons in the service are Lieut Col Milton - Clark now stationed ln Washington D C: 1st Lieut Arrod Clark at Esler field La T Sgt duY 11 Clark in Honolulu 1st Lieut Lloyd Clark in Manila and Donald F Clark amm 2 c at the -University of Iowa Allied Troops ar Norway ON D ON M ()—The S W 41t dish news agency declared it had received a telephoned dispa4ch from Oslo today saying an Allied armada of 48 ships had been sighted at the entrance to Oslo fjord and 'it is expected tronps will be landed at any moment" TONIGHT A4 city hall—'Meeting of citY council 7:30 p -It - MAS011ie temple—Meeting of SolOorner Lucile No 607 F & A p m At Elks clubhotpe—Mecting of Monrovia Elks 8 13 m 1 King Sends Congratulations I - L i "All the world now knows that after fierce and continuous warfare this force has accomplished its mission with a finality achieved by no other such expedition in history "On behalf of all my peoples I ask that you its supreme commander will tell its members how deeply grateful we are to them and how unbounded is our admiration for the courage and determination which under wise leadership have brdught thefri to their goal of complete and crushing victory "I mould ask you also convey a special message of congratulation to my own forces now unoper your corn- mand Throughout the campaign they have acquitted themselves in all vermans Told services with a vale& and distinc- lion for which their fellow country- men will for ever hold them in honor (Signed) Defeat "GEORGE R I" Portal Pay for Miners Approved WASHINGTON May 7 GP—The Supreme court ruled today that bituminous coal miners ere entitled to portal-to-portal underground wages Justice Murphy delivered the court's 5-4 decision Justice Jackson wrote a dissent in which Chief Justice Stone and Justices Frankfurter concurred The court on March 271944 ruled that iron ore miners must be paid portal-to-portal wages—that -is pay for the time spent traveling from the mine opening to the actual working place and back again Face Internment ISTOCKHOLM May T GP)—The t newspaper Expressens said in a di-patch from the Norwegian frontier today that a German march across the Swedish border into in1 ternment would begin this afternoon under capitulation terms - Breslau Falls LON'DON May 7 (A1)--Marsha1 Stalin tonight armouneed the fall of Breslau NEW PRODUCTS DEVELOPED LOS ANGELES May 7 (Th-----More than 325 new or vastly altered products have been developed by Los lAneles county industrialists since 11940 the Chamber of Commerce reported today 1 1 i'WCNT-Y -el GHT PAG E S LONDON May 7 (JP)--A Reich government broadcast this morning told the beaten Germans their armies-had surrendered well ahead of reports from the Allied side and called for a new Germany of "unity justice and liberty" which would seek conciliation and abide by international law The grim announcement was made by Adm Doenitz' foreign minister Count Ludwig Schwerin von Krosigk speaking "as the 'leading minister of the Reich" over the wave length used for the last German communiques that of the Flensburg radio in British- occupied schleswig-Holstein "We end this graVest hour of the German nation and its Reich" it said German s were urged to "stand loyally by the obligations we have undertaken" They were told that an "atmosphere of hatred" surrounds Germany Stores Open If Word Is Early If the official announcement of V-E Day comes Defore regular opening time of local stores tomorrow the stores will be open for business as usual it was announced today by Miss Elizabeth McBratney president 0 f the Business Bureau However if the announcement should be delayed and be received during business hours tomorrow the stores will close immediately for the balance of the day and re-open as usual on 'Wednesday U I Three Leaders Will Make Announcement Expect Proclamation To Be Issued Here At 6 A M Tomorrow WASHINGTON May 7 (IP)--President Truman said today he had agreed with the London and Moscow governments that he would make no announcement on the surrender of enemy forces "until a simultaneous announcement can be made by the three governments" Until a simultaneous statement can be made he declared "there is nothing I can or will say to you' The president's statement released by press secretary Jonathan Daniels was addressed to the press and radio LONDON May 7 (ifP)—The British ministry of information announced that tomorrow will be treated as V-E Day The ministry sald officially that in accordance with arrangements between the three great powers the prime minister will make an official announcement at 3 p in British double summer time 6 a m Pacific war time) tomorrow the eighth of May" The announcement said that the prime minister "will broadcast at 3 p rn and his majesty the king will broadcast to the peoples of the Britisn Empire and the Commonwealth tomorrow at 9 p m British double summer time (3 p m E WT)” "In view of this fact" the announcement said -tomorrow be a 'public holiday and the dy after Wednesday will also be regarded as a holiday" "Parliament will meet at the usual time tomorrow" This armouncement came four hours after the Associated Press had flashed the surrender -news from Reims France where the surrender pact was signed The British Press association attributed "the surprising delay in announcing V-E Day in spite of the complete capitulation by the Germans" to the importance "attached to synchronizing the news in London Washington and Moscow" E P Stackpole press association's correspondent in the parliament lobbies said an hour before the ministry's announcement that the official word was not expeced until tomorrow COOPERATION URGED WASHINGTON May 'I UP)---President Truman invited the governors of all the states and territories to Join with him in working out federal and state problems through mutual cooperation The surrender to the Western headquarters at Refills Prance by The British government annou Prime Minister Churchill will bro VI at 3 p m EWT I womommmopowt V-E Day ProclainctOon Scheduled Tomorrow (Ily The Associated Press) LONDON May 7—The war against Germany the greatest in history ended today with the untonditional surrender of the once mighty Wehrmacht - Allies and Russia was made at Gen Eisenhower's the German high command need that tomorrow will he celebrated as V-E adcast at 9 a m eastern war time and King George In Washington microphones were made ready for a broadcast by President Truman Prime Minister Churchill after a busy day at 10 Downing st went to see King George YL News of the surrender came in an Associated Press dispatch from Reims at 923 - a in eastern war time and immediately set the chui7ch -131ls tolling in Rome and 'elsewhere 1 In the hour before the news from Reims German broadcasts told the German people that GrandAdmiral Karl Doenitz had ordered capitulation of all fighting forces and called off U-boat warfare The historic news began breaking with a Danish broadcast that Norway hadlheen surrendered unconditionally by its conquerors " I Then the new German foreign minister Ludwig Schwerin von lirosigk announced to the German people shortly after 2 p m (8 a m eastern war time) that "after almost six years of struggle we have succumbed" 1 Von Krosigk announced Grand Admiral Doenitz had "ordered the unconditional surrender of all fighting German troops" I The world waited tensely! Then at 9:35 a in EWT came -the Associated -Press - flash from Reims France telling of the signing at Gen Eisenhower's headquarters of the unconditional surrender at 2:11 a in French time 8:41 p m Sunday (EWT)I Germany had given up to the Western Allies and to Russia I I London went wild at the news Crowds jammed Piccadilly circus Smiling throngs poured out Of subways and lined the streets 1 S Poured out of subways and lined the streets (Cheers went up in New York too and papers showered down from skyscrapers) A sour note came from the German -controlled radio at Prague -A broadcast monitored by the Czechoslovak government offices in London said the German commander in Czechoslovakia did not recognize the surrender of Admiral Doenitz and would fight on until his forces "have secured a free passage for German troops out tf the country:II the Prague radio earlier announces the capitulation of Breslau long besieged by Russian forces iorces ' t The BBC said telephone conversations Al:ere going on between London 'Washington and Moscow in order to fix the exact hour of the V-E day announcement by Pres'ident ' Truman Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Stalin I dence at No 10 Down treet emerging Pirrione hMilint estseir V-E Day Services Scheduled It previously had been anno inced 4ILall:tfiltic:In113uckingham palace I that King George VI ta ould road-With latest dispatches scheduling be noon etvy Intercessions and a serv- cast at 9 p in (3 p ni E stern on the i - the V-E Day announcement for to- ice of thanksgiving at 7 :30 in the day the sur War Ti-rn-e- ) render is announced II - morrow previously arranged : serv- evening A Germany thcroughly smiazhe4 ices of prayer and re-dedication will A union It-E day service spon- In battle surrendered unconditlonalbe held in Monrovia churches sored by the Ministerial association ly to the western Allies and rviet A lull 24-hour service will take will be held at the First Presbyte- Russia at 2:41 a: m toda3r 03:41 place at St Luke's Episcopal church rian church i at 7:30 p in with Rev p m E W T Sunday finishing to start with the phase of the an- S Douglas Walters pastor of the history's bloodiest conflict after nounced service immediately follow- First Methodist church bringing 3076 days ing announcement of peace in Eur- thc message There will alza) be a Milli c:11s tif Casualties ope Holy communion will be ob- V-E Day service at the First Luth- The surrender was signed at Gen served at 7 and 9:30 a m there will (Turn to rage Three) (Turn to Page Three)i - - i ) - - t i r tr 1 ellurrootgroace- - Three Leaders - fr----- a ' 776 ri-cJ1771iLl r 0 171 - 9 ' 0 0) J1 - Will Make l vHE Day procia M ation s 7 ' ca e -3C R I PTS - With C F D - MONROVIA- CALIFORNIA ' t -Announcement - VOL XXXV1—NO 113 - MONDAY MAY 7 1945 WINTY-41GHT PAGES I r ONE WA N R'S END I Expect Procl (Ily The Assoeiated Press) amation Desk Sergeant Parker Wilson of Or 9 LONDON May 7—The war against (ermany the greatest in history ended today ' Monrovia Police department got me fin Sends Congratulations 1 AP Story (11n To Be Issued Here with the un tonditional surrender of the once mighty Wehrmacht out of bed at 6:30 this morning to ! tell me the war was over On the t The surrender to the Western Allies and Russia was made at Gen Eisenhower's grave LO yard shift Parker good friep NDON Tuesday May 8 tiP)-1 "All the world now knows that Surrender i At 6 A M Tomorrow 1 headquarters at Reims Prance by the German high command - that he is caught the AP flash Zn King George VI today sent a mes- !after fierce and continuous warfare A ted Pr ' d t Led !) i (IP- it the station radio and gave me a sage to Gen Eisenhower congratu- this force has a account ccomplished its mis- The ss"liaesseail of The British government announced that tomorrow will be celebra ted as V-E' Day of the formal signing ident WASHINGTON May 7 )—Pres Truman said today he had buzz Thanks pal 1 switchezi On Post our iating him and his armies on the other such expedition in history sion with a finality achieved by no Germany s c o n d 1 ti onal stir- eereed with the London and Mos Prime radio and telephoned Newe- -complete and orushing victory" in - kre - — cow Minister Churchill will broadcast at 9 a m eastern war time and King George editAer Elwood Irwin getting him out Europe "On behalf of all my peoples I a render to the Allies came directly governments that he would VI at 3 p tn EW T sk nnedy el bed A minute after I had called Text of King George's message: that you its supreme commander from Edward Ke - ' chief of make no announcement on the sur- him the seociatea Pre called the Eleven months ago you led the will tell its members how deeply me AP staff on the western render of enemy forces "until a sim- In 'Washington microphones were made ready for a broadcast by President Tritman - Ass - D lash and asked if he wanted the Allied expeditionary force across the I grateful we are to them and how !rout Kennedy's dis Pa tch was transmitted via Parts from Reims 'ulta-neous announcement can be Prime- Minister Churchill after a busy day at 10 Downing st went to see King George VI " teletype started at once He did- English channel carr w made by the three governments ying with you unbounded is our admiration for the Gen Eisenhower's advance head- UV -asiniteo- us statrinent 9- - News of the surrender came in an Associated Press dispatch from Reims at 9:23 m - So one ware end carve to us on 'a the hopes and prayers of millions conrage and determination which quarters 1 : to the London office of can m ad r declared e e er: is in eastern war time and immediateb - set the church bells - tolling let Rome and 'else- gray misty morning And official of men and wpmen of many nations under wise leadership have brOught nothing I can or will say to you the AP and relayed from where there V-E day proclamation will be to- To it was entrusted the task of an- thqn to their goal of complete and to New York via AP's leased cable The president's statement releas- morrow morning at eix And now nihilating the German armies in crushing victory - we turn our faces toward the west western Europe and of thus liber- I would ask you alsoto convey a facilities- ed by press secretary Jonathan Dan- In the hour before the news from Reims German broadcasts told the German pen- - iels was addressed to the press and that Grand Admiral the peoples whom they had special message of congratulation to radio i -ple Admiral Karl Doenitz had ordered capitulation of all fighting forces and i enslaved my own forces now undper your corn- called off U-boat warfare - l lEAD mand Throughout the campaign Six monthot e ago in the Newe-Pose t ermans- Told LONDON May 7 tifP)—The Briti office sh we g to talking about th ministry of information announced - The historic news began breaking' with a Danish broadcast that Norway had been m lion for which their fellow country- - 1 services with a vale& and distinc- - simplest ost striking head for the rs Clark I i they have acquitted themselves in all s that -E Day at tomorrow will be treated as surrendered unconditionally by its conquerors V I news &tory announcin g the end of men will for ever hold them n the European war finally decided honor - (Signed) "GEORGE R I" e eat The ministry said officially that Then the new German foreign minister Ludwig Schwerin von lirosigk announced -Nazis Quit" -told the whole story ein accordance with arrangements to the German people shortly after 2 1:) m (8 a m eastern war time) that "after So we had the head made put- a iven Award between the three great powers the almost six years of struggle we have succumbed" 1 couple of soldiers in it engraved LONDON May 7 UP)—& Reich p rime minister will make an offi- I ite etters : - the whole thing in re Mrs Elizabeth B Clark of 713 S v back- erse with government broadcast this morning ou ' - Portal Pay for cial Von Krosigk announced Grand Admal Doenitz had 61ordered the unconditional stir ground put it away and waited pa- m Miners - wh l on a black told the beaten Germans their tish anndouble summer time 6 a ncemerit at 3 p m Bri- m ' ir ) Shamrock ave who has five sons L A Aners armies had surrendered render of all fighting German troops well ahead Pacific war time) tomorrow the - ' - I in the armed forces is announced -pproved teently Every month or so wed get of reports from the Allied side and eighth of May" as winner of just closed ' out this big sheet of zinc give it a the contest called for a new Germany of -Mil- The annoencement said that the The world waited tensely! Then at 9:35 a in EWT came the Associated -Press - bi! Monrovia Stationery Co for- the WASHINGTON May 7 0 11—The ! good poll sh ine and put it a wa y ty justice and liberty" which would prime minister "will broadcast at flash from Reims France telling of the signing at Gen Eisenhower's headquarters of local woman who has the most Supreme court ruled today that bi- again Today thank God it fills the porta seek conaliation and abide by in- 3 p rn and hee majesty the king members of her family m the serv- ' - the unconditional surrender at 2:11 a m French time 8:41 p m Sunday (EWT)1Ger turninous coal miners are entitled to - top half of pane one The Nazis have ternational law tvill broadcast to the peoples of the If'f l ' quit - -to-portal underground ages The grim announcement was Britise Empire and the Common- many had given up to the Western Allies and to Russia 1 - Mrs Clark will receive a picture Justice Murphy delivered the made by Adrn Doenitz foreign min- I wealth tomorrow at 9 p m British I ondon went wild t the news Crowds jammed Piccadilly circus Smiling throngs of herself by Tuttle and a bouquet courts 5-4 decision Justice Jack- a ister Count Ludwig Schwerin von double summer time (3 p m E '' 4 S t LulKes e ' T lls Justice Stone and Justices Frank- of carnations on Mo re ther's Day Her son wrote a dissent i which Chief sons in the service are Lieut Col Krosigk speaking "as ve the leading le)" poured out Of subways and lined the streets minister of the Reich" over the In view of this fact" the an- V-E Schedule I M 1 il in ton - Clark now stationed furter concurred Washington D C 1st Lieut Arrod The court on March '27 1944 ruled wave length used for the last Ger- nouncement said -tomorrow Will be (Cheers went up' in New York too and papers shin m vered down froskyscrapers) - clerk at Ester field La T Sgt du'y that iron ore miners must be id man communiques that of the a 'pu blic holiday and the after Flensburg radio in British- occupied Wednesday will also be regarded bored b the Czechoslovak government offices in London said the German commander in A sour note came from the German -controlled radio at Prague -A broadcast moni- y - With apparent indicatione point- H Clark in Honolulu Isl pa e Lieut portal-to-portal wages—that is pay Schlessvig-Hoistein as a holiday: - tug to the obeertance of V-E 'dee Lloyd Clark in Manila and Donald for the time spent traveling from -We end this graeest hour of the -Parliament will meet at the Czechoslovakia did not recognize the surrender of Admiral Doenitz and would fight On tomorrew throurieout the United p clerk apem 2 c at the -Univer- the mine opening to the actual work- German nation and its Reich" it usual time tomorrow" until his forces "have secured a free passage for German troops out 4) the country:11i 1-7--At Nations four servi a ces re plenned sit' J of Iowa ing place and bark again said at St Luke's Epiecepal church Germans were urged to stand hours after the Associated Press This announcement came four " I the Prague radio earlier announces the capitulation of Breslau long besieged by ilussian ' forces ' 1: Holy Communion will be cde- Allied Troops 1 Face Internment- i loyally by the obligations we have had flashed the surrender -news - brated at 7 and 9:30 a m and in- undertaken" They were told that from Reims France where the sur- The BBC said telephone conversations AL:ere going on between London Washbrigton tercessions will be offered 12 STOCKHOLM May 7 tblel—Th raonun'cl'astmGoserpmhaenrey of hatred" sur- render pact was signed noon At 7:30 in the evening at there Near Norw-ay- The British Press association at-and Moscow in order to fix the exact hour of the V-E day announcement lys PreSident !wpper Expss said in ' wil be a service of Thankegiving I ONDON May 7 ()—The nesa resen a tributed the surprising delay in Truman Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Stalin y a and dedication to the unfinish-ed see-dish news agency declared it i d-t D a teh from the Norwegian fron- announcing V-E Day in spite of the Late in the da Prhn Mneter work ahead This erVie ill in- had received a telephoned di'- leier toa m en complete capitulation by the Ger- dy that a German arch Stores Op If ee W - ! fi elude readings croes the Swedish border into in- gs and prayers I pa4th from Oslo today saying an mans" to the importance attached dence at No 10 Downeig treet Should the orecia I announcem eleeent E ternment tou d armada of 48 ships had ld i Iy beg - Word IS Early to synchronizing the news in Lon- -E Day Services Cl Churchill emerging frone hi'si izesi- drove to Buckingham palace 1 ' eorne by 7- p tee this under capitu l ation terms evening the been sighted at the entrance to don Washington and Moscow e' It previously- had been anno inced - service will be held tonight rather COO fjord and 'it is expected If the official announcement of E le Stackpole press associa- teat eine George VI '' ould road- - than tomorrow evenine - troop c will be landed at any m tion's correspondent in the par ha- Breslau -Falls V-E Day comes Defore regular With latest dispatches scheduling be nOonetvr Intercessions and a serv- cast at 9 p rre (3 p me E stern merit opening time of local stores tomor-- ment lobbies said an hour before lla- War Time) On the day the sur- t LON'DON May 7 ee)—Marshal row the stores will be open for the ministry's announcement that the V-E Day announcement for to- ice of thanksgiving at 730 in the evening render is 'announced T h e ea ther of Breslau II e TON IGHT Stalin tonight armounced the fall business es usual it was announced the official word was not expeced m""I'l' PrevilvaslY arranged : serv- today by Miss Elizabeth ItBiucsBinraesst- A Germany thereughle seleehe4 ices of prayer and re-dedication will A union V-E day service s on- le battle surrendered unconditional- V l P i ney president of the until tomorrow be held in Monrovia churches sored by-the Ministerial aesociation lv to the western Allies and toy-let city Ai city hall—Meeting of NEW PRODUCTS DEVELOPED Bureau COOPERATION URGED A full 24-hour service will take will be held at the First Presbyte- Russia at '2:41 a: m todatr (iteel - Southern California: Scattered council 7:30 p in LOS ANGELES May 7 eie—more However if the announcement WASHINGTON May 7 (—Pies- place at St Luke's Episcopal church rian chuiih at 7:30 p in with Re v le rn ee W T Suneay finishing clouds this afternoon tonight and At Masonie - temple—Meeting of than 32'5 new or vastly altered Prod- should be delayed and be received ident Truman invited the governors to start With the phase of the an- S Douglas Walters pastor of the history's bloodiest conflict after - uesday except cloudy tonight and sojourner Lodge No 607 F & A 1 ucts have been developed by Los during' business hours tomorrow of all the states and territories to nouneed service immediately follow- -'irst Methodist church bringing 2076 days -- rued ey morning ktiolig toast and in M 7:30' p in I Aneeles county industrialists since the stores will close immediately join with him in working out fed- ing announcement of peace in Eur- the message There will oleo be a elite eels el Cesualties coast:Al va I I e y s: solnevt bat cooler At Elks clubhouse—Meeting of 11940 the Chamber of Commerce re- for the balance of the day and era's and state problems through mu- ope Holy communion will be ob- V-E Day service at the First Luth- The surrender was signed at Gen mountain and desert areas Tuesday Monrovia Elks 8 p m ' I I f ported today ! 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WASHINGTON May 7 (IP)—Pres- the station radio and gave me a sage to Gen Eisenhower congratu- this force has accomplished its mis- The Associated Pr ess' detailed account of the formal signing of ident Truman said today he had The British government announced that tomorrow will be celebrated as V-E' Day buzz Thanks pal I swilChe:-i on our iating him and his armies on the sion with a finality achieved by no Germany's c o n d i ti onal stir- agreed with the London and Mos- Prime radio and telephoned Ne'Ai-Post- "complete and crushing victory" in other such expedition in history Minister Chtirchill will broadcast at 9 a m eastern war time and King George render to the Allies came directly cow governments that he would VI at 3 p tn EWT editor Elwood Irs in getting him out Europe "On behalf of all my peoples I ask from Edward Kennedy chief of make no annotmcement on the sur- 11 f bed A minute after I had railed Text of King George's messa er of enemy ge: that you its supreme commander the AP staff on the western rend forces "until a sim - aim the Associated Press caned the -Ele front Kennedy ven months ago you led the will tell its members how deeply In 'Washington microphones were made ready for a broadcast by President Truman 's dispatch was 'ulta neous announcement can be lash and asked :r he wanted the Allied expeditionary force across the I grateful we are to them arie how Prime Minister Churchill after a busy day at 10 Downing st went to see King George TI transmitted via Paris from Reims made by the three governments" of the surrender came in an Associated Press dispatch front Reims at 9:23 teletype started at once He did- English channel carrying with you unbounded is our admiration for the Gen Eisenhower's advance head- Until a simultaneous statement - News - quarters to the London office of can he made he declared "there is a m eastern war time and immediately set the chuich 1311s tolling in Rome and 'else- So one war's end came to us on a the hopes and prayers of millions coufage and determination which 1 ' grav misty morning- And official of men and wpmen of many nations under wise leadership have brdught the AP and relayed from there nothing I can or will say to you" where 1--E day proclamation will be to- To it was entrusted the task of an- thein to their goal of complete and to New York via AP's leased cable The president's statement releas- morrow morning at six And now nihilating the German armies in crushing victory I facilitj es ed by press secretary Jonathan Dan- In the hour before the news from Reims German broadcasts told the German peo- we turn our faces toward the west western Europe and of thus liber- "I would ask you also convey a iels was addressed to the press and I - ating the peoples whom they had special message of congratulation to - nip that Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz had ordered capitulation of all fizhline force and s

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