1940: We Too Are Aggressors

This 1940 editorial quoted another source and took America to task for sending raw materials for munitions and supplies to Japan. Edit: “Raw materials” was initially left out of the post. Sorry about that.

1945: Worthingtonite Helped Keep Atomic Secrets

Francis Hand, a former Worthingtonite, helped keep the secret of the atomic bomb.

1945: War’s Over, Time To Celebrate

Worthington celebrated the end of the war in 1945.

1945: Japan Surrenders (No, Really, This Time We Mean It)

Then Japan really did surrender, on August 15. Yes. They waited six days after the bombing of Nagasaki.

1945: Japan Quits, Or Not

Japan was ready to surrender in 1945, or so the headline went. Actually, they weren’t: Sounds like they never figured out what happened. No mention of the mess here.