Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June 11,1945; Australian Gain in Borneo:


Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribun
 Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Monday, June 11, 1945.

Japs in Confusion as Australians
Gain After Invasion of Borneo

Stilwell Warns War Can
Last Another Two Years


Associated Press War Editor

 A thrree-pronged Australian invasion of northwest Borneo overran beach defenses and threw Japanese troops into confusion matching the bewilderment of the Tokyo government in the face of a parliamentary revolt.

On Okinawa. American forces drove frontal assaults through well organized
  Nipponese counter attacks  and point blank artillery fire. U. S, naval forces shelled two flanking islands.

Yank flier-- carried their mo** extensive air attack on Japan into the fifth consecutive day, A two-day 17-mile advance was scored by Gen. MacArthur’s forces in the Philippines.

Widest Allied gains were scored in China. Chinese ,troops recaptured the fort of  Futing, two towns near the Indo-China border and threatened to overrun the key south China cities of Liuchow and Kweilin, both former U.S. air bases.

Despite these gains, Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell warned that the war against Japan could easily last another two years.

The invasion of Borneo's jungle was made by three assault forces from the Australian 9th division, veterans of the African desert. They bracketed entrances to Brunei bay, one of the island's oil harbors and a spacious fleet anchorage.

Big Five in Accord; Seek
Small Nation Veto Favor
San Francisco—(AP)—Fresh signs that the big powers can compromise even sharp differences in the interest of peaceful cooperation sent the United Nations conference into the home stretch today with brightened hopes for the world future.

There remains the problem of winning small nation acceptance of the veto voting formula by which the Big Five would retain control of the proposed 11-nation security council with its machinery designed to keep peace.

Leads Fight
This is before a conference committee (scheduled to meet 2 p. m, CWT today) in which Foreign Minister Herbert V. Evatt of Australia is leading a fight for restricting the veto so that, while each of the big powers would still have to agree on use of force, peaceful measures to settle disputes could be taken even over some big power objections.

Russia, France, Britain, the United States and China, having agreed that discussion of disputes could not be blocked by a veto vote, stand solidly against Evatt and

those who share his view. Senator Tom Connally (D-Tex) is leading the big power side of the committee debate aided by C. K. Webster, a British adviser.

Those who argued -with Evatt in a heated discussion Saturday night which blocked a Connally proposal for imemdiate acceptance of the voting formula were Chairman Hector David Castro of the El Salvador delegation and Mamdough Bey Riaz of Egypt.

Appeals For Unity
Evatt charged that a lengthy interpretation of the veto vote by the great powers was "obscure, uncertain and inadequate." Connally appealed for "the same spirit of unity' between the great and small nations -which he said had "animated" the Big Five in ironing out their difference? over the veto.

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