MIDDLETOWN, N. Y., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER I, 1945.
TOKIO—Representatives of Emperor Hirohito, the Japanese government and the imperial general staff will sign allied surrender terms aboard the Battleship Missouri in Tokio Bay between nine and 9:30 a. m. tomorrow (eight and 8:30 p. m. EWT today. The entire surrender ceremony formalizing Japan's first defeat in modern history will last only about a half-hour.
PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER I. 1945.
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Historic Event WillTake Place on U. S.
YOKOHAMA, Sept. I (AP)—American troops extended their steel grip today along both sides of Tokyo bay, the stage on which will be played out Sunday (today. Port Arthur time) the greatest military pageant of the century—the final and formal surrender of the Japanese empire.
Last of the actors to take their places were the Eighth Army men of Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger scheduled to begin their mass landings in the bay sector by nightfall tonight. (A radio report said the landings already had begun.)
As a backdrop there was the black horror endured by prisoners of war, who poured from their' stockades of death., and degradation with blood-freezing accounts of the wanton cruelties, inflicted upon them in the year's, when Japan was riding the crest of conquest.Shoe on other Foot
Now, as the gaunt Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright remarked, "the shoe was on the other foot." He and his staff who survived the forced surrender of the Philippines and evil years behind enemy wires, arrived to witness the Japanese surrender signatures.