UNIONTOWN, FAYETTE COUNTY, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1945.
Our FleetTo Move In
MANILA (Friday), Aug. 25.—(AP)—The Japanese government radioed General MacArthur today that execution of his directives in preparing for arrival of occupation troops in Japan has been retarded because of a typhoon.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MANILA, (Friday), Aug. 24.—At least 7,500 soldiers armed to the teeth will spearhead the occupation Army landing in Japan with General MacArthur, Tuesday, it was announced on Okinawa today as the vanquished empire prepared to disarm all her ships at sea in the first act of surrender.
In the first aerial wave will be 350 sky giants —150 four-engined Army transports and 150 Liberators from Okinawa air bases and about 50 other big transports from Iwo Jima.
China Communists Are On March
New Civil WarThreat Seen In
Jap Troops, However,
CHUNGKING, Aug. 23.—(AP)—More than 1,000,000 Japanese troops are to be surrendered to the forces of Generalissimo Chiang Kai.shek, it was disclosed today,! coincident with a report that! the Communists in North and Central China had "gathered their! strength for an all-out offensive.".
Word of the new Communist action, .bearing the threat of civil| war, was only one of several problems confronting Chinese leadership. Others included the question of whether British or Chinese; troops would occupy Hong Kong.; the relative position of Russian and! Chinese forces in Manchuria, and the future role of the Chinese in' French Indo-China.
The 1,000,000 figure was disclosed in a battle order delivered by Nipponese, envoys at Chihkiang toi Gen. Ho Yingchin, commander of' the Chinese forces. It was estimated that they represented one-half of the total Japanese military strength on the Asiatic mainland.Near Capital
England TakingOver Hong Kong,
Churchill Is Told
LONDON, Aug. 23.—(AP)—Prime Minister Atlee told a cheering House of Commons today that "arrangements are being made for the Japanese surrender in Hong to be accepted by a British force commander."
The British determination to march back into Hong Kong as soon as possible epitomized the attitude of Western-European nations toward repossession of their territories in the Orient.
The House cheered when Attlee assured Opposition Leader Winston Churchill that the government was taking action to restore British administration in the crown colony as soon as it receives the Japanese surrender there.
The French, Dutch, and Portuguese have displayed the same eagerness to restore their colonial empires since Japan went to her knees, but none was in as favorable a position as Great Britain.