Tuesday, August 20, 2013



Walla Walla, Wash., Monday, August 20, 1945

To End War
Slated Soon
Meeting at Manila Ends;
MacArthur Says Formal
Surrender To Be Signed
Within 10 Days

MANILA, (/P)—General MacArthur announced Monday he would leave "soon" with powerful forces of occupation troops, warplanes and ships for Japan where "the instrument of surrender will be signed within 10 days."

Only adverse weather can delay the formal end of the war, the supreme allied commander said, as he sent Emperor Hirohito's delegates flying home with detailed instructions on the allied occupation.

Within 24 hours after their arrival in Manila, the Mikado’s emissaries left Nichols field at 1:03 p m,

They left behind full details needed by MacArthur for imminent victorious entry into Japan at the head of ground, air and naval occupation forces. They will be prepared, said a headquarters spokesman, "for any contingency."
Japs Told Date
The envoys were told the date MacArthur and his accompanying forces intend to arrive in Japan and instructed to prepare the necessary airfields, harbors, and other facilities for their arrival.

It was expected that Lt. Gen. Takashiro Kawabe and the other emissaries would report immediately to high government and military officials and perhaps to the emperor himself.

Released by
U. S. General, Native Son
Of Walla Walla, Hero
Of Corregidor, May Be
On Hand for Surrender

CHUNGKING UP—Lt. Gen. Jonthan M. Wainwright, the tall hero of Corregidor who was rescued from a Japanese prison camp by a humanitarian team of American parachutists, is due in Chungking shortly and may witness the formal surrender of the forces which held him more than three years.

Among the hundreds of allied prisoners released by the sudden arrival of the airborne teams carrying relief supplies were Maj. Gen. George M. Parker Jr.. of Portland, who served under Wainwright in the final days of the battle of the Philippines, and A. W. L. Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer, governor-general of the Netherlands East Indies.

Chinese in
Swift Drive
For Paotow

Towns Taken Over While
Surrender Envoys Are
On Way; Communists
See Threat of Civil War
CHUNGKING. AP—Chinese government troops striking swiftly into North China are advancing on Paotow in the Inner Mongolian province of Suiyuan, 100 miles northwest of the Shansi border and 330 miles west of Peiping, the high command announced Monday.

The development came as the Chinese awaited the arrival of surrender envoys from the Japanese supreme command and coincided with a warning by the Chinese Communist commander to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek to act swiftly to avert a "grave threat" of civil war between the government and communist forces.
Fort Occupied
Other Chinese troops under Gen. Tang En-Po reoccupied Wucho-.v, important former treaty port on the West river, 115 miles west of Canton, and other towns. There was no indication of any fighting and it was presumed the Japanese withdrew peacefully

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