The Fresno Bee from Fresno, California on June 15, 1945 · 1
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VOL 46 NO 8224 FRESNO CALIF FRIDAY EVENING JUNE 15 1945—18 PAGES (TWO SECTIONS) KntarM u mnl elaas aatrrr (Pm Oipr Oct IT lltt U Twm Cslll (ti Carrier pan Ba fundsT Drllvanr ILM aos Brit ish Capture Ribbentrop Hiding Poison MONTGOMERY'S HEADQUARTERS (Germany) June 15— Of) — Joachim von Ribbentrop shared a Hamburg apartment with a pretty 35 year old brunette divorcee and claimed to his captors he was on a “mission from the dead fuehrer" when captured This was officially disclosed tonight after the former German foreign minister was captured naked Von Ribbentrop understood to be wanted by the governments of at least 10 nations to stand trial for war rrimes was the last top ranking Nazi known to be alive who had eluded capture A metal can of poison was found strapped to his body hut he surrendered this voluntarily The dandified former champagne salesman who became the engineer of Hitler’s arrogant foreign policy had been hiding in Hamburg since April 30th The man who had Imposed his diplomatic will on Europe had not a friend In all of Germany's second largest city who would as- sist him actively In obtaining place of refuge Rhuiuiad By Friend Von Ribbentrop volunteered the Information he had Intended to hide until British feeling about him died down and then attempt to save his life In a trial He went to a wine merchant friend he said— a man who had known him for 25 years The merchant shunned him Von Ribbentrop using the name of “Rlese" got lodging with an unsuspecting landlady The same wine merchant was brought to British Intelligence headquarters late yesterday and there pointed out his erstwhile friend But identification was made even more certain By keeping the arrest secret over night British sleuths who had 'trailed Von Ribbentrop across much of western Germany managed to arrest his sister Frau Doctor Marie Jenke Today in a tearful and hysterical scene she identified the foreign minister laed Disguise ' Ribbentrop first had been traced to an area of northern Germany near the Danish frontier where he was known to have passed in disguise The story as released today did not bare what had happened to him between the time he left Berlin and the time he arrived In Hamburg nor was anything disclosed of what he might know about Hitler’s death or survival Ribbentrop was taken under ' guard In an RAF transport' plane from the Lueneburg Airfield at 12:30 P M to be Interrogated by supreme headquarters authorities Correspondents will not be allowed to Interview him British sleuths entered Rlbben-trop’s modest room at 9:30 A M yesterday Forearmed with knowledge of Heinrich -Himmler's suicide their first aim was to prevent any similar attempt by the foreign minister Poison Not Identified ‘ Officers did not specify the nature of the poison Von Ribbentrop carried in the metal container However it was believed to be the same which was used by Himmler Himmler died in 20 minutes after taking the poison but would have died in 60 seconds had not British guards tried to save him Himmler's poison was in a capsule carried in his mouth A British officer said Von Ribbentrop's was strapped near his groin Seizure of the former champagne salesman was almost coincident with the discovery of his son Rudolf by the United States 3rd Army in a prisoner of war cage Found on Ribbentrop were three letters addressed respectively to Field Marshal Montgomery British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and to Prime Minister ’’Wlncent” Churchill He was descrlbv by his captors Lieutenant J B Adam of Paisley England Sergeant Major R C Holloway of London and Sergeant J S Gibson of Lancashire as “extremely passive and not a bit truculent” Hitler’s foreign minister was believed to have been the man who influenced Hitler to risk the wrath of Britain and France in 1939 Architect of the anti Comintern pact Ribbentrop reached the peak of his power when the Nazi armies marched into Russia in 1941 Two years before he had signed Germany’s non aggression pact with Soviet Russia Joachim von Ribbentrop — Trapped nude In Hamburg boarding house Aussies Capture Brunei City As Japanese Flee MANILA June 15-i0— Japanese troops abandoned Brunei City and Australians have taken it without a fight virtually completing conquest of all major objectives in the northwest Borneo Invasion now five days old Enemy forces still avoiding a showdown fight streamed aouth in scattered groups toward the Seria and Miri oil fields but a few hundred Nipponese dug in on Labuan Island at the northwest entrance of Brunei Bay sniped at dismounted cavalry commandos The commandos were less than half a mile from Timbalai Airfield —first initial objective Strike At Kalgoa While royal engineers hurried work of converting Labuan airfield into a bomber base within 800 miles of Batavia and Singapore Philippine based heavy bombers struck at Saigon Indio-China and Hongkong Fifty Liberators dropped more than 455 drums of Jellied gasoline on Hongkong's causeway and small boat basin in the heaviest fire strike Hongkong has yet suffered Forty others bombed Saigon's railway transport city of Balikpapan The enemy raido said 46 Liberator bombers with a fighter escort blasted Balikpapan on Borneo's east central coast for an hour yesterday The Japanese controlled Batavia radio also made a left handed admission all north Borneo invaded Sunday by Australia's famed “rats of Tobruk” is falling The enem broadcast dwelt instead on soutl Borneo where it said natives have formed the "first group" of an or-lanlzatlon “fashioned after the 'panels special attack (suicide corps" Garrison Pulls Out Today's communique announced the occupation without a fight of Burnet river port and capital of the north Borneo sultanate of the same name A front dispatch of Associated Press Correspondent James Hutcheson disclosed an enemy garrison once numbering 400 pulled out ahead of the Aussie 9th Division Without a supporting fleet on air force the Japanese on north Borneo are offering only token resistance to the diggers who have won two airfields and pushed within sight of the only other one — 3600 foot Timbalai on Labuan Island in Brunei Bay In the Philippines the slow but vital drive of the United States 37th Infantry Division north of Manila has carried it within nine miles of the flat plain country in the Cagayan Valley Conquest of the valley Is the last remaining big Job on Luzon 520 B29s Hit Osaka Hub In All Out Drive WASHINGTON June 15-4UB— I The war department announced only one Super Fortress was lost out of the 520 which dumped 3000 tons of Incendiary bombs on Osaka today GUAM June 15— U-®-A fleet of 520 Super Fortresses smashed at Japan's great war production center of Osaka today officially opening an offensive to destroy Japanese industry with 2000000 tons of bombs in the next 12 months The big bombers dropped 3000 tons of fire bombs on steel plants and other key war factories in northern and eastern Osaka and adjacent Amagasakl Radio Toklo admitted a number of fires broke out during the hour long attack The planes bombed by instrument through a heavy overcast which obscured results Beveala What Is Coming The raid Inaugurated the second year of B29 attacks on Japan General H H Arnold commander of Army Air Forces revealed at a press conference here what is in store for the enemy homeland during those coming months Super Fortresses Flying Fortresses Liberators and the remaining bombers in the American air arsenal will drop twice the tonnage of bombs on Japan In the next year aa they did on Germany during the entire European war he said Super Fortresses of the 21st Bomber Command alone will deliver 1300000 tons he said Lieutenant Ceneral James H Doolittle’s 8th Air Forre the terror of the European skies and General Ceorge C Kenney’s Far Eastern Air Forces will contribute another 700000 tons Complete and utter destruction of industrial Japan will be the aim Arnold said "The program calls for an average of more than 5000 tons of explosives a day to be heaped on the enemy homeland ’Ease Army Navy Load’ “We believe we can do the same thing with industrial Japan that we did with industrial Germany” he said “We hope it will ease the load of the army and navy but they aren't going to wait until we finish “We are Just starting Before long see will be using more than twice as many B29s si we ever have before and more than double the rate of bombs” His statement envisioned 1000 plane 10000 ton Super Fortress raids Arnold revealed he had come to the Pacific to determine how many of the 12000 planes the United States used against Germany could be accommodated at Pacific bases He said every possible foot of every possible land mass would be utilized tie made no comment an a Toklo broadcast reporting scores of Flying Fortresses snd Liberators from the 8th Air Force already had arrived at bases in the Philippines He revealed the same systematic bombing plan followed In the destruction of Germany already had been set in motion against Japan Targets he said were selected by economists snd construction engineers who had lived or studied In Japan— ”11 carried out with the Idea of depriving the Japanese war machine of the thinga it needs the most" Disrupt Oil Supply The first task again was to drive the enemy's air force from the skies by destroying his aircraft plants and killing his skilled pilots then disrupting the oil and gssoline sup- Train Collision Kills 17 Hurts 32 WILLIAMSPORT (Pa) June 15 — — At least 17 persona were killed and 32 Injured early today when the thirty fourth car of a freight train Jumped the tracks and fell on adjoining tracks ahead of an onrushing Washington-Buf-falo passenger train of the Pennsylvania Railroad Mora than 200 persons were shaken up when the locomotive and the first six cars of the passenger train were derailed at Mil-ton Many of tho passengers were trapped in the wreckage where they remained until freed by railroad crews Officials said 21 cars of the freight also left the track H L Nancarrow general manager of the Pennsylvania Railroad's eastern division said preliminary Investigation indicated a broken Journal on the thirty fourth rar of the freight train carrying 103 loaded cars caused the freak collision Acetylene torches were being used to cut Into the passenger conches and extricate bodies The railroad's Philadelphia publicity office announced the Identified dead as follow: Mrs Francis Cheslock of Sham-kin Pa R C Stratton engineer of Camp Hill Pa N E Graeff fireman Harrisburg Pa A H Ilodrrdrrn brakeman address unavailable The wreck occurred shortly afler 1 P M Officials said the freight train -had atnpped at Milton a few minutes earlier and wan moving at a low rate of speed while the passenger train's speed was estimated at Its usual running (ate— 55 miles an hour Private First Class Lester Calvert enmute to Buffalo said the crash "was louder than anything T heard on European hattlrfrnnta" lie retrieved a duffle bag containing $3700 in war bonds and left Attack'On Fresno Airfield Will Aid War Bond Sale 1 Fresnans Sunday afternoon will have an opportunity to watch the combined operations of the army ground forces and air forces which go to make an airborne invasion as 65 officers and enlisted men stage a simulated attack on the Chandler Field Municipal Airport to help the sale of Victory Bonds in Fresno Tho attack will ba a Joint presentation of the airborne infantry and the troop carrier command and will include parachute Jumping glider tactics and the equipment used by American soldiers on battlefronti around the world Admission to the airport will be free but Victory Bonda will be on sale a Victory Bond auction will be conducted and admission to certain features of the ahow will be limited to the purchasers of Victory Bonds Ferry Planes On Display The plane used to ferry troops and equipment to the battlefronls will be on display and purchasers of Victory Bondi will be permitted to walk through tha planes and see at close hand the equipment which Is used Lieutenant Either Barr a flight nurse with more than 130 combat hours in the China-Burma-Indla theater will be stationed in one of the planes a C46 to demonstrate the care of wounded personnel as they are evacuated In ambulance plane In another plane a C47 Captain Joaeph Shaeffer the jump maater of the airborne troops will explain tha jumping procedure and a paratrooper will make a static Jump from the plana to show the technique of the Jumps Hammer Field Will Aid The planes will be exhibited at 2 iTlork At 4:30 o'rtork the troop Officers and men of the United States destroyer Hazelwood inspect damage caused to the fore part of the ship including the bridge when a Japanese suicide plane hit her ' u off Okinawa recently About 2 per cent of the officers and crew aboard were dead or missing after the crash The ship is undergoing repairs at the Hare Island Navy Yard After fighting through three years and three months of war without suffering an enemy bomb hit the luck of the navy aircraft carrier U8S Saratoga ran out February list in operations at too Jima Photo shows crewmen desperately attempt to put out fires on flight deck which destroyed more than 5fl00 square feet of its surface— U S Navy Photo ply Arnold said lie (Continued On Page 4 Col 6) National League R It K -I Js ? It — n mi hi - iiii - a rriinit Kin anil Pnplnnlo Anrtrm: Tnliln llulcliinem and Maul Ptilbntelplila OOS OOI Onfl-S 10 j New York 040 003 ni-T 11 0 Maiima Kart SmU and KaMiMn Man-aan Jemm-rlrh amt I im ha nil SI tenia at Put-hurst) nlaM Chlraao at ClMlnnall (two) sight defended the American policy of man fire raids on large industrial cities as opposed to pinpoint bombing “The Japanese have thousands of small backyard cellar and garage factories where It is possible they are constructing their suicide planes Complete and utter destruction of this industry Is our program” he said “If that Is what Japan wants by God that is what she Is going to get “'It is going to be a terrible place to live In” The Super Fortresses hit Osaka Japan's greatest 'industrial center and second largest city and its western suburb of Amagasakl from medium altitude I wo based Mustang fighter escorted the bombers Parliament Quits Lady Astor Retires LONDON June 15— IT) —Britain's unique wartime parliament ended Its 10 year tenure today and Virginia born Lady Astor closed her 25 year career in rommons The first woman member of parliament did not seek reelertion hut her aon Lieutenant William Waldorf Aator will continue the family name in commons Proroguing parliament King George Vi said his people’s sacrifices "will not have been In vain if they lead to the establishment of a new world order based on Justice and respect for human rights and equipped to crush any future attempt to disturb the peace of the world Currie Resigns WASHINGTON June 15— W-President Truman today accepted the resignation of Laurhlln Currie $10nno a year presidential administrative assistant American League AU alsM aaims Midnight Tonight Is Deadline On Income ' Estimates Payments The second period for the filing of amended Income estimates and payments on 1045 federal Income taxes will end tonight at midnight N J Phelan chief of the Fresno division of the bureau of Internal revenue said any persona who expert Ihelr 1945 incomes to exeeeil the estimate they filrd March ITilh should file the amended declarations Persons filing amended declarations and making payments on tnxes should attach their rherks to the estimates and state-ments Letters postmarked before midnight tonight will bo considered filed on time Fresno-Groups FSC Farm Department Bill Farming school and fair association Interests last night killed AB 2200 drafted by Assemblyman J G Crichton of Fresno to finance a Fresno State College agricultural department by diverting $100000 annually from the state'! share of race track betting receipts The senate governmental efficiency committee tabled the bill after it was opposed by the Fresno County Farm Bureau the Twenty First District Agriculture Association Western Fair Association and the University of California The assembly had passed the bllL State Senator Hugh M Burns decried the action aa “deplorable” but Chairman Tennis H Erickson of the farm bureau termed the bill “a grab” Crichton conreded his bill "is definitely killed” but disclosed the powerful lobby against it has crystallised sentiment for a move to reallocate the racing funds The Fresno assemblyman laid he now has assurances from Assemblyman Harold E Sawalllsch who head the public moral! committee a recommendation for reallocation will ba made Thomas la Surprised President Frank W Thomaa of FSC indicated surprise at the measure'! death but declined comment other than to say he will urge Burns to seek reconsideration by the committee Opponents of the measure took the position funds Impounded for fair uses will be needed to restore and rebuild the fairground now occupied by the army “It was Indeed a selfish posit ion” said Burns “denying agricultural instruction to the youth of the central valley when agriculture la the rhlef and basic industry of not only tha valley but the entire slate simply to enhance the position of the wire and for the physical Improve- (Continued On Page 4 Col 1) 77 Are Slain Saratoga Suffers Severe Damage Returns To Battle On Battered Hazelwood VALLEJO Juna Scarred and battered with her superstructure wrecked from a direct hit by a Japanese Kamikaze plane off Okinawa April 29th the doughty 2100 ton destroyer Hazelwood is berthed at the Mare Island navy repair yard today being refitted for action Ten of her 19 officers including her skipper Commander V P Duow of Abingdon Md and 67 of her 299 enlisted men are dead or missing Four Days Short The gallant craft came home Just four days short of her second birthday She was commissioned at the Bethlehem yards in San Francisco June 18 1943 and had seen action in the Wake Tarawa Gilbert Marshall Pelellu and Philippine Island strikes before joining the 3rd Fleet to carry the war to Japan's doorstep The saga of her nearly mortal battle against three Nipponese sul cide planes was told by Lieutenant (jg) L E Leges of Seattle senior surviving officer Low clouds scudded over the fast carrier group which the Hazelwood was escorting 100 miles northeast of Okinawa when three unidentified planes were spotted Duow's ship left formation to protect a vessel at the edge of the group The first of the Japanese Kamikaze trio icored a direct hit on a nearby destroyer and the Hazelwood turned to her aid Flame Divides Ship The second plane dived at the Hazelwood grazed the No 4 gun and crashed Into the sea Seconds later the third scooted out of the clouds too close for the five Inrh guns to be effective Ilia right wing struck the after slack swerving the plane into the superstructure where it exploded The violent blast crumpled everything above decks destroyed all fire control apparatus and communications A wall of flams divided the ship (Continued On rage 4 CnL I) Commercial Sugar Is Slashed 37' Per Cent Of 1944 Level WASHINGTON June 15— OT-Cuts in industrial sugar allotments to a level generally 374 per cent under a year ago were ordpred today for the July-September quarter The slash made by OPA to bring use In line with scarce supplies trims the new commercial quotas py from 23 to 8 per rent below the current April-June ration Reduced 50 Per Cent Most Industrial users including ice cream and bottled beverage producers take the maximum out and thus are reduced to 50 per cent of their 1941 base perlmf use Last year they were receiving 80 per rent Surh firms as bakers and reran) manufacturers are reduced lo 60 per rent of hose use or a 20 per cent rut from the present quarter Phnrmnivullcal firms go to 110 per rent of base use from 120 an 8 per cenPrrdurtlnn Cnmmrrrlnl canners of fruit take an average 20 per cent rut from the 1944 level Those flrma receive o much augar per unit of canning rrlhcr than a percentage of base use ' Comprnsato For Galim Industrial users serving 117 counties and seven cities will get moderate increases calculated after the ?:enerai reduction to compensate or population gains On the other htiii the allotments of firms serving $9 counties will be further re-dured because of population declines The Industrial cuts follow similar slashes In restaurant and house-hold use including a reduction In the home rnnnlng ration OPA noted while the third quarter rlvilltm sugar 'atlnenl Ion of 1-mono tons la only 10 non tons under the rurrent quarter It la ronaldrr-nbly lower than wna anticipated earlier this year Ordinarily the third quarter grant Is the highest of the year Over Issuance for home canning and a decline in world sugar production are rlted by OPA aa the principal reasons for the prevailing acute shortage ‘ Truman Will Go To Berlin For Big 3 Meeting WASHINGTON June 15 — (INS) —The White House an nounccd today the Big Three meeting will be held in the vicinity of Berlin Press Secretary Charles Ross said he was announcing the meeting of President Truman Premier Stalin and Prime Minister Churchill will be held “in the vicinity of Berlin” In view of a similar statement earlier today by a British government official The time of the meeting hae not Okinawa Yanks Seek Knockout In A Few Days OKINAWA June 15— (INS)— End of the bitter Okinawa campaign in the next seven days was predicted today by Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr commander of the United States 10th Army WASHINGTON June 15— (IV-The navy today disclosed tha famous old aircraft carrier Saratoga had sustained tremendous damage in the early stages of the battle of Iwo Jima But it was triumphantly slated the now has been fully repaired and Is back in there pitching again Seven direct bomb hits including some by suicide planes struck the carrier causing 315 casualties The casualties Included 123 killed missing or dead of wounds and 192 wounded First Air Damages The fleet's oldest surviving carrier affectionately known to all hands as the ara previously had twice suffered serious damage from torpedo attacks but the Iwo Jima action marked the first time ahe ever had received crippling damage from the air The attack came February 21st ss she was cruising with a fast carrier task group northeast of the island Four days earlier her planes had Joined in plastering Tokio in the biggest carrier task force attack up to that time The navy described the action against Sara as “one of the moat concentrated attacks in which a carrier has survived” A record breaking repair Job at tha Puget Sound navy yard however has already returned the huge flattop to the fighting line The carrier was launching her planes in the Iwo Jima action when an estimated nine or 10 Japanese bombers all believed to he on suicide missions closed In Four were shot down by the ship's anti aircraft guns and pilots in the sir but four olhers managed to rrash and bomb the ship A fifth after It was knocked down alongside the vessel caromed off the water and exploded tearing a large hole in the carrier's side A bomb from another plane blew a hole in the ship’s side below the waterline rupturing many fuel oil lines Water rushed in and tha ship took a aix degree Hat rilots Circle Ship About an Hour and a half after the first attack with darkness setting In mors enemy planes appeared and one dropped anrhor tomb on the stricken rarrler before crashing Damage from the second attack 'although severe soon was brought under rentrol and the Sara was able to receive her airborne pilots who were circling the ship with their gaa supplies running low Thotographa of her damage were flown to the Fuget Sound navy yard from the advance base where temporary repairs were made and by tha time she reached the yard all plana and equipment for her repair was ready She wax completely refitted and ready for sea in leas than two months 1 The Saratoga suffered her first battle damage when strurk by a torpedo from an enemy submarine as shewn operating between the Hawaiian Islands and beleaguered Wake Island shortly after I’enrl Itnrhor' That damage necessitated her return to the stales for repairs She rejoined the fleet after the hattle of Mldwny hnvlng undergone a thorough modernization Her next Important assignment was (('on tinned On Tag 4 Col it) GUAM June 15 — IT) — Tenth Army forces strove for a quick knockout blow on the supreme command post of the tottering Japanese defense on Okinawa today as signs pointed with increasing certainty to the folding up of the doomed garrison Doughboys of the 96th Division supported by flame throwing tanka which seared Japanese cave fronts and hill positions captured Yaeju Peak the highest promontory of the Yaeju-Dake last ditch defense escarpment nicknamed Big Apple by the Yanks The hill overlooks the plateau which is the enemy's principal defense ground on the southern line The capture of the peak may breach as completely the last ditch defenses aa the capture of Conical Hill opened up the defenses around Shurl Stage Almost Set Only the advance of the 7th Division moving in from the east flank to high ground on the left of Big Apple remains to set the stage for weeping the enemy from the plateau and onto the slopes which lead toward the tea Japanese surrender Increased to the hundreds and advancing Americans counted the body of scores of others who had committed suicide rather than surrender or retreat again Major General Pedro Del Valle commander of the Marine 1st Division which holds Kunishi Ridge on the right flank pointed up the critical balance of the situation with the comment the Japanese may be “crushed In two daye— or two weeka It all depends on how lucky we are” “If we could hit their command the whole defenie might fall to pieces” Del Valle told Associated Press Correspondent A1 Dopkina Sixty four marine Corsair tighten diving as low aa 50 to 100 feel spewed a ravine believed to house Japanese headquarters with 19220 gallons of Jellied gasoline and poured 465 rockets Into caves where the enemy’s top officers were believed quartered Covered By Flames A sheet of flame quickly covered two acres and smoke was so dense it obscured some of the attacking planes It was the greatest fire raid of the Okinawa campaign now in Its seventy sixth day A majority of the Japanese on Okinawa— perhaps 10000 of an original garrison of 85000— are believed to be navel construction or anil aircraft personnel ( laborers) with a nucleus of Infantrymen On the western flank Del Valle’s leathernecks were subjected to heavy fire from the area southeast of Ozato town The 1st Regiment of this division widened its hold on strategic Kunishi Ridge In directed against pre dawn attack then was forced to repel counter attacks as the Japanese charged their positions after davllght Consolidate Pneltlnn The 7th Regiment moved up to help consolidate the 1st Regiment’s positions On the eastern end of the eararpment the 32nd Regiment of Major General Archibald V Arnold's 7th Infantry Division killed about 200 Japanese as it drove inside Nakaza town half a mile west of Hanagusuku Major Ceneral Lemuel C Shepherd Jr’s 6th Division marines still are engaged in mopping iiu on Oroku Peninsula where 102 Japanese surrendered Others driven into the mudflats of the Kokuba Estuary committed - hara klri The Okinawa area was clear of Japanese aerial activity a second successive dav Wednesday been made public and Ron would f not comment on that aspect However Truman said two weeks ago at a news conference the meeting would be held within 40 days From the date of the president's announcement to that effect the 40 day period would expire July 17th Disclosed In Letter In London Major Clement AN lee accepting Churchill's offer to attend the conference as a “friend and counsellor” let out the secret of the parley site by using the hrase "prospective conference In lerlin” in his letter to the prime minister Churchill said yesterday the meeting will be before July 26th when the results of Britain a general election will be known Despite the bittemeia of the campaigning for the general election it appeared Britain will be able to offer a united front at the conference “I do not anticipate” Attlee laid In accepting Churchill's invitation "that we shall differ on the main lines of the policy which we have discussed together so often” Attlee la former deputy prime minister in Churchills coalition government and present leader of the Labor opposition Foies Will Leave It was announced officially In London tonight Stanlalaw Mlko-Injczyk and Jan Stanczyk London Polish delegates to tne Moscow conference on reorganization of the Polish government wiTT leave for Russia tomorrow The Moscow consultation! had been scheduled to begin today If Mikolajczyk arrived in time btit weather delayed him Assembly Decides Not To Examine LobbyingCharges SACRAMENTO June 15— Wi — The assembly decided today there will be no Investigation at this session of charges of Improper lobby- i “pressure” legislation ' ted 47 to 29 against withdrawing from the rules committee a resolution by Assemblyman A L Stewart Pasadena and others to make 15000 available for an interim committee inquiry into legislative influences Among those who voted for the resolution were: Guthrie of Porterville Heisinger of Fresno and Werw del of Bakersfield Opposition votfca came from Clarke of Le Grand and Crichton of Fresno Provokes Laughter The debate alternately hilarious or barbed and at times provocative of laughter from a well filled gallery brought the name of Arthur Samish legislative representative for the State Brewers Institute into the controversy "It is common knowledge that lobbying Is rampant and flourishing in the Capitol” said Stewart in support of the withdrawal motion “The legislature has been depicted oy cartoonists aa a wooden Charlie McCarthy sitting on the lap of the lobbyists” He declared his resolution was that type of termite who stands at the rail and beckons legislators and who calls legislators to the post office and I refer to none other than Mr Artie Samish and hia associates” Defend Action Assemblyman Sam L Collins Fullerton and others staunchly defended the action of the committee In refusing to pasa out the resolution I will categorically deny that any lobbying haa taken Place as defined In the penal code he declared in opposing the motioa nan Harrison Call Re- Nipponese Chiefs Kill Own Troops GUAM June 15— UR— ' Vengeful Japanese officers murdered hundreds of their mm vho tried to surrender In the southern Okinawa dealh trap today while triumphant American forces herded the beaten enemy toward the sea with flame throwers fire bombs and art tilery Many despairing Japanese their organized resistance broken by overpowering American military might killed themselvei with grenade! and knives In mass suicides Major General Pedro Del Valle pommanrier of the 1st Marin Division anld: “We've just rearhed the turning point— the point where the Japanese' will to fight la broken The enemy la beginning to fold up through surrender suicides and disorganized resistance'' The greatest slaughter wa at the Oroku Peninsula where hundreds of milling screaming Japanese were killed hy their own lenders for “wenknes” In trying to give (ii or hy the mnrines United Pres War Correspondent E (5 Valena reported several score of Nipponese aucceeded In aur-rrndrring while others were being taken alive hy persuasion or force In occupied areas Assemblyman publican Redwood City opposed the resolution declaring it should be labeled “Stewart versus Samish” “I’ve known Artie Samlah ever since we were boys and he has never asked me in all those years to do anything I could not go home w and tell my mother” Call added The resolution also was opposed by Assemblyman Alfred W Robert-son Democrat Santa Barbara “I have corns to the conclusion” Robertson said “that anybody with any kind of interest which might be affected by legislation and doesn't have a representative up q here to watch the bills Is Just a plain fool We are going to have ohbylsta with us alwaya wa can't get along without them” Calls Report False Assemblyman Julian Beck Democrat San Fernando a coauthor of the resolution derlared reports that the Investigation would concern only Inhor union were false lie assorted the report were dp-minted hy lobbyists themselves He charged he knew of two legislators who had a friend own- (Continued On Page 4 CnL 1) In The Bee Today Page Cartoons 18 City News In Brief 4 Classified Advertising 16-17 Club Ncws 6 Comics 14 Crossword IHizzle 6 Don't Tnke My Word For It 18 Editorials 18 Financial News Markets 13 Health 18 Household Arts - 9 Glorifying Yourself Miry Mtiftipffitt 9 Npw Uchind The News 19 4 M'H lift lit emlil PHlIlTHS 4 4 4 4 1 9 Public Thinks 1ft Umlin a -(-a li Rnlion Calendar Sch’IM NfWk ft Sportv 12-1-1 Mint ftlAtIKIra 11 o 11 Your Daby And Mine 14 Ns

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