San Mateo Times
SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, MAY 28,1945
JAPS RETREATING ON OKINAWA
Shuri, Key Fort
In Defense line
Air and Navy Guns Wipe
Out Some of Retreating
Guam May 28, 1945 (AP) Japanese units appeared today to withdrawfrom the fortress town of Brail after a fierce 38-day defense of the key fortress.
If the indicated withdrawal becomes a fall retreat it will have been forced by
the Seventh infantry division’s breakthrough on the east coast which has flanked Shuri, now threatens to cut it off from the rear.
Hopkins Has Second
Talk With Stalin
MOSCOW, May 28.—(AP)—Harry
Hopkins, personal representative of President Truman, talked again last night with Premier Stalin in the Kremlin, discussing for the second time in 24 hours common United States and Russian problems.
Foreign Commissar Molotov and United States Ambassador Averell Harriman listened in. Topics were not disclosed, but the atmosphere was declared most cordial.
Blood Flows in
LONDON, May 28,— (U.P)~Dispatches from the Levant today reported bloody skirmishing between the French and natives at Horns and Kama, with an unspecified number of casualties on both sides.
The tension in Syria and Lebanon exploded m violence, according to Beyrouth advices, coincident with a report in diplomatic quarters here that President Truman
might be called upon to mediate the dispute.
LONDON, May 28.— (U.P)— A dispatch from Trieste today reported an exchange of gunfire between Yugoslavs .and Italian partisans in
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The Udine area of Northeastern Italy. The United States army officers were reported investigating the Yugoslav- Italian clash at Podresca, 16
miles east of Udine. It was in this area and around Gorizia and Trieste
to the south that the friction between the' Yugoslavs and allied occupation forces centered.
The Trieste report said an American sentry suffered a bullet wound
in the ankle last night-when he-was attacked by unidentified assailants
near Gorizia. ~ . .
Marshal Tito's military mission in Rome was reported getting