OELWEIN, IOWA, TUESDAY, JULY 10, 1945.
HUGE FLEET ATTOKYO GATES;
RAIDS STILL ON
B-29s JoinCarrier Planes
PEARL HARBOR — (UP) —
Admiral William F. (Bull) Halsey, stood with his third fleet 200- miles outside the gates of Tokyo today and dared the Japanese to emerge and fight His 1,000 plane blasted airfields around the enemy canita! for eight hours.
But "the Japanese admirals must have realized that the scores of carriers, cruisers, battleships constituting Vice-admiral John S. McCain's task force 38 presented the mightiest naval striking force in history because not one of Nippon's ships came out to fight.
Racing into battle under forced draft the carriers sent their planes toward the Japanese capital a few minutes after 5 a. m. today (Tokyo time) and the baffled Japs offered practically no opposition either aloft or on the ground.
The targets included over 70 airdromes ranging across 2.400 miles of the capital's encircling plane, as well as the gutted great city itself. Screaming Japanese broadcasts said the fliers "were ranging up and down the east coast of Hanshu, on all sides of Tokyo.
Around midday the Japanese reported another 100 army Mustang fighters accompanied by several B-29 Superforts had joined in the navy's strike, attacking shipping and shore installations, in the Osaka-Kobe area southwest of Tokyo.
GREW DENIESJAPS OFFERING
Sees AttemptTo Split Allies
WASHINGTON — Acting secretary of state Joseph C. Grew. . denying that Japan has offered to surrender, said today that the enemy is attempting to split the allies by provoking public discussion of Pacific surrender terms.
He denied for the third time in recent weeks that Japan has made conditional surrender offers ''ether through official or unofficial channels.
BERLIN — UP — Chiefs of the American, Russian and British occupation forces met today and agreed upon the immediate establishment of an interallied governing authority to direct the joint administration of Berlin.
An official announcement of the agreement was issued after a conference of the Big Three leaders. Marshal Gregory K. Zhukov of Russia, Lt. Gen. Lucius Clay of the United States and Lt. Gen. Sir Ronald Weeks of Britain were the conferees. Zhukov presided.
"They decided to establish at once the mixed governing authority "to direct jointly the administration of greater Berlin under the interallied agreement on control machinery in Germany."
"A satisfactory arrangement was made to meet the immediate problems of food supply for the civil population of Berlin on the basis of contribution from all the zones of occupation," the official announcement said. Progress was made toward a solution of the problem of fuel supply on a similar basis."
Reich Not Crushed
WASHINGTON — UP — A senate subcommittee warned today that Germany is now "better prepared to implement her plot for world conquest" than after World War 1. and recommended ruthless elimination of the Reich's capacity to -wage war.