PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS. SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1945.
Allied LandingPostponed at
Least 48 Hours
Signing Now Is SetFor Sept. 2 Aboard
Giant USS. Missouri
NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (AP).—NBC broadcast "a rumor" today That Emperor Hirohito of ,Japan has committed hiri kari NBC the rumor did not come from a regular news source and there was no confirmation.
By Russell BrinesMANILA, Au«. 25. (AP).—
Japan’s occupation and formal surrender have been postponed at least 48 hours by typhoons. Gen. Douglas MacArthur announced today.
(An almost simultaneous dispatch from Okinawa, unconfirmed in Manila, reported that first Allied airborne landings in the Tokyo area have been rescheduled for Sunday by the 317th troop carrier group. Tim dlupatch said the typhoon threat had dissipated.
Whether MacArthur's postponement followed—and overruled— this rescheduling could not immediately be determined).
DemobilizationWith 'Speed and
In Order Urged
Nips Are DescribedAs Hyper-Sensitive
By Tokyo Broadcast
By Henry Super
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25
(UP),—Radio Tokyo said today that Japanese were committing mass hara kiri in front of Emperor Hirohito's palace.
The enemy broadcast reported that "large numbers" were killing' themselves presumably In the traditional manner of disembowelment by daggers, as the hour for the American occupation of their homeland neared.'People Hyper-Sensitive'
"This feeling isn't understood by the Allies of the western nations,"the Tokyo commentator, Isamu Inouye, said. "This spirit is deeper than they can fathom. The people are hyper-sensitive."
While his people were atoning with death for their failure to win the war for the emperor, he issued an imperial rescript calling upon the Japanese armed forces to demobilize with "speed and in order."
Inouye said the Japanese had fought with everything they had during the war and now were in "deep sorrow and gloominess find cannot realize they have been beaten.