SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS. SUNDAY. :AUGUST 26. 1945
By ELGAR BROWN.I. N. S. Staff Correspondent
ABOARD HALSEY'S FLAGSHIP
OFF .JAPAN, Aug. 25 —(INS)—Spit and polish, a Third fleet fetish since the end of the war, has paid off In results arnd today this massive armada stands poised for its adventure intoTokyo harbor.
Adm. William F. "Bull" 'Halsey—and history's mightiest naval fighting machine—have a date with desteny
MANILA, Aug. 25. — (INS) —Adm. Robert F. Spruance, who will command amphibious landings on the shores of Tokyo bay, isn't making any bets that Admiral Halsey can ride Emperor Hirohito's whole horse. '
Asked to comment on the proposed canter Spruance said: "I don't know how long it's been since Halsey was on a horse.
at Yokosuka, where a carefully hand-picked landing force begins occupying thee Jap homeland.
Thousands of vessels and warships, supply as transports hover in readiness. But two elements of doubt remain, about the job ahead-the weather, and Jap reaction.
SURRENDER SCENE—Boxes locate points where American
forces will land In Japan following evacuation of Japs from
shaded area. Surrender terms call for a Jap ship, to meet U. S.
naval forces at (A), lead them to Sagami 'bay (B) and supply
pilots to conduct "certain forces" into Tokyo Bay, where
the formal surrender will be signed.
For 48. Hours
MANILA, Aug. 25.- — A 48 hour delay in the occupation of Japan was ordered by General MacArthur today because of typhoons raging between Okinawa and the conquered country.
An official announcement from MacArthur's headquarters said;"A series of typhoons • between Okinawa and Japan will delay the landing of occupation forces 48 hours.
"It Is hoped by that time that winds and seas will have abated to an extent that will permit our forward movement."
The order effected all occupation plans, including the scheduled flight Sunday of a spearhead force of airborrne troops to Atsugl alrfifeld on the outskirts of Tokyo.