Enemy Rejected Allied Warning
President Truman, in his statement, said: "The ultimatum issued on July 26 from Potsdam' was intended to spare the Japanese people from utter destruction, but the Japanese leaders rejected it. The atomic bomb is the Allied answer to that. The Japanese may now expect a rain of ruin from the air the like of which has never been seen on earth. The Germans worked feverishly searching for a way to use atomic energy, but failed. Meantime, British and American scientists studied the problem and developed two principal plants and lesser factories for the production of atomic power. Persons are now working in great secrecy in these plants. "The atomic bomb, which harnesses the .basic power 91 the universe—the force from which the sun draws its power—h a s been loosed against those who brough the war to the Far East. .We are now prepared ■ completely ptmte rate more rapidly every productive enterprise which _ Japanese have above the ground in any cit; yshall completely destroy the Japan ese power to make war. Important Depot Hit Continuing his statement the President said: The base with the first bomb is an important quarter-masters depot, with .large ordnance, machine too 'M^ c n o f plants. The city has a P°PV^° n 318,000. Hiroshima is also an 1111 portant port." Mr Truman forecast that sea ana land forces will follow up this attack in such numbers and power as.the. Japanese have nev^r „.„ w it" "This discovery may open the way . DESTRUCTIVE BOMBING MUSTANGS FROM IWO JIMA Rec 11 a.m. WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. Genera. Car. Spa««, of the Pacific Army Air Force, i communique, says that 98 d from Iwo Jima strafed andattacked with rockets airfields and targ the Tokyo area shortly yesterday. rllstroyed two ported they had d locomotive s enemy aircraft and si , damaged set fire to two tal ? k factory buildone aircrart, several fa ra iiway ings, four lc c °motives A sing i e stations and carriage . interceptor fled. to int A ense air Two oPouf planes were da ?hTfL P^ 0 \^ ra^up^ a Fortress Srike Thursday show -that the industrial area ot , destroyed.
I for an entirely new concept of force and power. The actual harnessing I of atomic energy may in the future supplement the power that now comes from coal, oil and dams. _ It has never been the habit of scientists, or this Government's policy, to withhold scientific knowledge. "Normally everything -about atomic energy' wculd be published, but that must wait until the war emergency is over. "The atomic bomb has more than 2000 times the blast power of the British 'Grand Slam,' which hitherto was the largest used. Japs Repaid Many Times "The Japanese began the war from the air at Pearl Harbour. They have been repaid many-fold, and the end is not yet. With this bomn we have added a new and revolutionary increase in destruction to supplement the growing power of our armed forces. Bombs are now in production, and even more powerful forms are in development. "By 1940 the Germans were feverishly working to discover a way to use atomic energy, with which th_y hoped to enslave the wcrld, but they failed. We may be grateful to Providence that . the Germans produced the VI and the V 2 too late, and even more grateful that they did not get the atomic bomb. The battle of the laboratories held fateful risks for us, as well as the battles of air, land and sea. t Battle of Laboratories Won "We have now won the battle of the laboratories, as well as the other battles. At the beginning of 1940 scientific knowledge useful in war was pooled between Britain and America and many priceless helps to our victories came from that arrangement, under which the general policy of research on atomic hnmb begun with British, and American scientists working tog6"We entered the race of discovery aeainst the Germans. The United States had available a large number «ALLIED IMPERTINENCE" JAP VIEW OF ULTIMATUM j Rec. 10 a.m. NEW YORK, Aug. 5 Tokyo radio reports that Admiral Sit impertinence. «or a long time Ii b a iti Smo d nT me Althoug a h 2£ nlussed by their own irreplaceable piusseu j on j wo jima and and bloody losses on iw neverthe- ?« naW oers\st underestimating Sgjneklength and refuse to withdraw. VISITING LONDON PRINCE CHARLES OF BELGIUM 1 o m LONDON, Aug. 6. Prince Charles, Regent of Belgium arrived in London to-day for, a ten-day private visit.
of distinguished scientists in many needed areas of knowledge, also the tremendous industrial and financial resources necessary for the project, which could be devoted to it without impairment of other vital war work. "In the United States laboratory work and production plants were out of reach of enemy bombing, while at that time Britain was exposed to constant air attacks arid still threatened with invasion. For these reasons Mr. Churchill and Mr. Roosevelt agreed that it was wise to carry on the project here. We now have two great plants and many lessor works.for the. production of atomic power. Ignorance of Workers "Employees during the peak numbered 125,000. Many of these employees have been working for 30 months and few know what they are tDroducing. Both science and industry worked under the direction of the United States Army, achieving unique success in an amazingly short time. What has been done is the greatest achievement of organised science in history. "Bombs were developed in the factories of Tennessee, Washington and New Mexico. The fact that we can release atomic energy is a new era in man's understanding of Nature's-forces. Atomic energy may supplement the power now coming from coal, oil and falling water, but plenty cannot be produced on a competitive basis commercially. A long period of intensive research is necessary. "Under present circumstances it is not intended to divulge the technical processes of production of all military appliances. Pending further examination of the possible methods of protecting us and the rest of the world from the danger of sudden destruction, I will recommend Congress to establish an appropriate commission to control the production and use of atomic power within the United States.'"
SACK OF KWEILIN REMINISCENT OP LIDICE Rec. 10.30. CHUNGKING, Aug. 6. £. n Office of War Information correspondent reported that the Japanese have sacked the once beautiful city of Kweilxn, capital of Kwangsi Province, and lormer United States air base, with a fury reminiscent of Lidice. Japanese squads and paid traitors systematically burned the entire city before fleeing on July 27. Chinese forces in Southern China have advanced more than 30 miles beyond Kweilin in their drive along the railway in Kwangsi Province to the north-east. The Chungking communique savs they have surrounded an important point near Henyang, the next big town on the railway. [Such 01 the cable news on this page as is so designated hss ap: cured In The linus. and . is sen*. ;o this n-im- fcy s«c!.l « K saonlf. bs *h?t 1 h«2 opi" r,r " l nou 01 The Times unless Staled 10 be so.J
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Enemy Rejected Allied Warning, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 185, 7 August 1945
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