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Mayor F. H. La Guardia awaits the official announcement of Japan's surrender with WNYC staffers. Says he can't explain the atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan but then proceeds with several graphic analogies about how the bomb and enriched urainium are produced. He asks listeners to imagine a firecracker as large as the Woolworth Building. Thanks Germany and Italy for supplying the men of science who helped to make the atomic bomb.
Refers to an editorial from the New York Times: "Thanks to Hitler."
The Mayor says that just because the war is about to be over, that doesn't mean there will be an end to rationing. New order to freeze poultry in 12 new states for the army-release of about 70% live poultry before Jewish holidays in the Delaware district. Gambling. Photographers racket. Quarantine on dogs lifted in Richmond, Bronx, and Manhattan.
Tells an anecdote about a 'crippled' soldier who needed a seat on the subway.
The Mayor also mentions that Morris Novik, Director of WNYC, will be traveling to Europe to represent WNYC in broadcaster related meetings there.
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