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Japs Use New Surrender Ideas

YANKS POUR THROUGH BREACH IN COAST DEFENSES-American soldiers, wading ashore from
landing craft, pour through the breach in eight-foot concrete walls Germans had hoped would hamper
invaders in southern France. The wall, made of concrete and steel, was blasted by engineers who landed
first. In the foreground, an officer in the LCI returns the beachhead signals. See page one for the com-
plete story of the inland drive of the Allies along routes to the Rhone valley.

TINIAN, Marianas Islands, (De-
layed)--(YP)-Hunched behind a graya
limestone rock, two Japanese soldiers
watched an American Marine officer
drive his jeep into no-man's land'
park it and nonchalantly climb out
to look around.
The Japanese grinned. This was
their chance.
A minute later they appeared
before the officer, smiled and bowed.
Each soldier was hugging a solemn
little Japanese baby.
The babies they carried with
faked fatherly tenderness were
borrowed from Japanese civilians
hiding nearby. But their surren-
der was genuine. Tinian's defenses
already had crumbled and they
haddecided it was foolish, under
the circumstances, to insist on
dying for the emperor.
By walking out with babies in
their arms, the soldiers made certain
they would establish their peaceable
intentions and run no danger of
being shot as snipers.
The Marine officer was Capt.
Lyford Hutchins, of Boston, Mass.,
who had got so interested in studying
the terrain that he had unwittingly
driven between his lines and enemy
Before he got away from the spot
fifty genuine Japanese civilians of
all ages had surrendered, coming out
of ground holes and from behind
More than 4,000 civilians have
been interned on Tinian. On near-
by Saipan, 14,600 Japanese and
Korean civilians and natives are
being cared for. The number on
Guam already has grown into the
Greatest problem on each island
has been in getting the civilians to
disregard Japanese military propa-
ganda and come into collection
"In truth," they were told, "the

Marines are the worst. Each Marine
recruit, before his enlistment is ac-
cepted, must prove he has murdered
either his father or his mother."
An American soldier who speaks
Japanese, Hoichi Kubo, of La-
haina, Maui, talked three Jap-
anese soldiers on Saipan into sur-
render. But to do it, he had to
walk unarmed into their cave. He
ate rice with them, discussed the
progress of the war, and in 30
minutes sold them on the idea of
giving up.
All three were privates, Kubo dis-
covered when he entered the cave.
"I felt a little better when I found
that out," the sergeant said. "At least
I outranked them."


The difference in rank made them
more respectful, and the sergeant
was glad because during his visit the
Japanese had two hand grenades
lying handy on the floor beside them.
One Japanese, referring to the
American treatment in the camps in
Saipan, told an Army interpreter:
"It is like finding paradise in hell."
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Playing Through

Rev. Kenna Is,
New Methodist
Church Pastor
Dr. James B. Kenna, former min-
ister of Seattle's University Metho-
dist Church, will assume his new
duties as pastor of the First Metho-
dist Church here in the fall.
A graduate of the University of
Chattanooga, he has also received
degrees from the Garrett Biblical
Institute, Union Theological Semi-
nary and Northwestern University.
Other posts that he has held were in
churches in Newark, N.J., in Wichi-
ta, Kas. and in Des Moines, Iowa.
He has been in Seattle since 1936.
Dr. Kenna will fill the pulpit va-
cated by Bishop Charles Brashares'
departure last month. The former
minister here was one of two bishops
elected by the Methodist Episcopal
Church conference in July and will
take up his new duties in Des Moines,
Paper, Rags To Be
Collected Aug. 31
Collection of waste paper and rags
will be made Thursday, Aug. 31, by
city trucks, George H. Gabler, chair-
man of the Washtenaw County Sal-
vage Committee, announced.
If townspeople are unable to put
out the waste paper and rags on that
date, special arrangements can be
made by calling the Armory at 3490
to pick up the salvage, Gabler said.
The county salvage report for July
showed that 928,000 pounds of metal,
35,000 pounds of rubber, 446,000
pounds of paper and 52,900 pounds
of rags were collected.
Applications for Soldiers
Ballots Increase Rapidly
LANSING, Aug. 17-(/P)-Applica-
tions for servicemen's ballots contin-
ue to mount faster than officials had
expected, Secretary of State Her-
man H. Dignah reported today, with
more than 60,000 applications receiv-
ed to date and estimated 150,000 to
be received before the deadline for
the Nov. 7 election.
Breakfast To Be Held
Major Jeremiah O'Connor, execu-
tive officer of the Judge Advocate
General School, will speak at a Com-
munion breakfast which will be held
following 10 o'clock mass Sunday at
St. Mary's Chapel. Tickets for the
new breakfast may be obtained at
the door.
Now Showing!


Yank, BB Shot Victim, Spanks
Signorina in Shooting Gallery

layed)-(AP)-It was all a mistake.
Besides he was getting gypped, and
what's more, no red-blooded Ameri-
can soldier would take that sort of
treatment from a little slip of a
signorina anyhow.
But Pfc. Arnold "Heavy" Lindholm
still had to tell it to the G.I. judge.
Attracted by Shooting Gallery
Heavy, a 45th Division doughboy
who hails from Fairport Harbor, O.,
was visiting an Italian town when
he saw a shooting gallery operated
by the signorina in question. Giving
the eye to his combat infantryman's
badge the wily girl asked Heavy to
try his luck with the BB gun.
Expert with a carbine, Heavy was
somewhat hurt when he failed to hit
a single moving target with a full
clip of BB shot. He asked for an-
other gun, while watching other
GI's giggle for a grim and glowering
half hour. He squeezed the trigger
methodically without hitting any-
thing at all worth a prize.
Price To Play Classical
Music in Carillon Recital
Selections from the classicals,
played by Prof. Percival Price, will
be heard on the carillon recital at
7 p.m. today.
Vivaldi's "Concerto," ballet music
"Serenade" by Schubert are listed on
the program. "Prelude No. 4, 6 and
7," "Marche Funebre" and "Revo-
lutionary Etude" by Chopin will be
the concluding numbers.

Convinced that the gun and the
jane were crooked, he handed the
girl a two lira note-the equivalent
of two cents. Then he walked away
muttering to himself.
Suddenly his muttering shifted to
howls of pain.
Signorina's Temper Mounts
The little lady's Latin temper had
gone sky high at the very thought
of getting only two lira for all those
BB shot. She had grabbed up a BB
gun, rested it on the counter for
accuracy and let Heavy have it-
right in the seat of the pants.
Exhibiting cool courage in the face
of intense fire, Pfc. Lindholm storm-
ed the shooting gallery, seized the
signorina, turned her across his knee
and started spanking.
Wiles and violence having failed,
the signorina resorted to women's
oldest weapon and began weeping,
and the MP's stopped the spanking
and hauled Heavy off to the clink.
Coughlin's Union
Has Been Dissolved


The War Department Reveals
Filed by U.S. Army Signal Corps




DETROIT, Aug. 17-(P)-The na-
tional Union for Social Justice, or-
ganized by the Rev. Fr. Charles E.
Coughlin more than nine years ago
and once claiming more than 5,000,-
000 members, has been dissolved, it
was announced today.
Dissolution papers for the organ-
ization, which was incorporated Dec.
12, 1934, were filed with the secretary
of state at Lansing.


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The last open clinic of the Univer-
sity of Michigan Fresh Air Camp will
be' held this evening at 8:30 p.m. at
the main lodge, Patterson Lake. The
consulting specialist will be Dr.
Leonard Himmler, Psychiatrist, of
U. of Michigan Health Service.
"The Chocolate Soldier," an oper-
etta by Oscar Straus and Stanislaus
Stange, will be presented this eve-
ning, Saturday, and Monday 'eve-
nings, Aug. 18, 19 and 21. There will
also be a special matinee perfor-
mance on Saturday afternoon, Aug.
19, beginning at 2:30 p.m. The School
of Music will collaborate with the
Michigan Repertory Players in this
production. Evening performances
will begin at 8:30 p.m. in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets on
sale in the theatre box office. Box
office hours. 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

to the USO on Friday nights to learn
to dance. Ruth Weinberg is our
Arthurette Murray and Alice Ber-
beria on the ivories. After the class
the ballroom is open to all for dan-
cing. Naturally the Junior Hostesses
will be on hand to help make the
evening a bright light in the week-
Conservative religious services will
be held at the B'nai Brith Hillel
Foundation at 7:45 p.m. today. Jos-
eph Cobitz will deliver a short ser-
mon on "A Dynamic Deity in a
Changing World." Services will be
conducted by A-S Harvey Weisberg.
A social hour and refreshments will
follow the services.
'Coming Events
Russian Film: "We Shall Return"
will be shown for the last time to-
morrow evening, Saturday, Aug. 19,
at 8:15 p.m., in the Rackham Lec-
ture Hall. Everyone is invited, free
of charge.



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