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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 10, 1949, Tokyo, Japan STARS *nd STRlPlf fan. 10ALL JAPAN EDITIONFamous Golf CourseHost To Servicemen&By T/S?t. JAMES E. SAtJNDERSTACHIKAWA AFB, Jan. 10—The world famous KoganeiGolf Course, once the mecca of the Japanese elite and in itsday played by the greatest golfers of the five continents isnow the host to six thousand soldiers and airmen of theOccupation.The course, just a few mileseast of this base on the out-skirts of the Tokyo area, wasoriginally designed by WalterHagen as a championship lay-out and is presently the play-ground of divot-diggers fromthe grade of recruit up.Koganei was originally setup as a course in '37, whenHagen was brought.over fromthe States to draft plans cal-culated to rival the best inEurope and America.Due to its location, Koganeifalls under the administrationof Tachikawa AFB, fromwhich supervisory personnelare carefully assigned. Pres-ently the course is under themanagement of Capt. OlinMann.Constant improvements arebeing made to bring tbe 18-hole course back to the condi-tion it was in when Hagen andJoe Kirkwood gave exhibitionbefore'the members of the Im-perial Household. Despite-thisfact increasing numbers ofOccupation - personnel aretaking advantage of the pri-vilege of belting the daylightsout of that tiny balL-By spring it is expected thatthe major portion of the fairrways will be in conditionrivalling the best stateside hasto offer.A large club house, wheregolf enthusiast may discussjust why they didn't shoot 3under par, is located at thecourse, and to make thernmore comfortable a bar anddining room has been set up.The club itself, to whichany member of the Occupationforces is welcome, was origi-nally limited to a membershipof 500 of Japans wealthiestand most exclusive families.KOBE, Jan. 10—The month-y book review program ar-anged by the Kobe Base Spe-ial Service libraries for theicnefit of wives of military andivilian personnel will be heldanuary 13, at 2 p.m. in the^ikke building. The assistantbase librarian, Miss JuanitaJoyer, will review Allen's'Toward The Morning" andwill comment also on the otherbooks in the trilogy-"BedfordVillage" and "The Forest AndThe Fort." One part of therogram is regularly devotedo some aspect of Japanese life,nd will consist, this time of adiscussion of Japanese weddingcustoms- by Mrs. Hanano Ko-dera and a demonstration of aJapanese girl's ceremonialwedding dress.Admission will be free andall interested Occupationnairesare invited to attend.Hungarians Flee'Communist Terror'A plane load ofmade an aerial8 (AP)—refugeesgetawayfrom Hungary and said Wed-nesday .they had fled from•'Communist terror." Twenty-two of those aboard a com-mandeered Hungarian nation-al airways liner, which madea surprise landing here Tues-day night, were in the escapeplot. Three others said theywant to go back to Hungary"We fled from constantCommunist terror," said CaptJanos Majoros, the pilot.' -A passenger .telling of lifein Hungary said:"Every noise at night, tbering of a doorbell, gave youpanicky fear. , You .neverknew if it was hot the police.'Tachikawa HoldsTIE Talk Series: TACHIKAWA AFB, Jan4 1C—Saturday, the Tachikawa Information and Education section started a series of weeklytalks for personnel of Tachikfiwa, it was announced todajby Capt. Robert M. Dial, TIEofficer at Tacbikawa.The programs are of locainterest and on current eventsUnder existing regulations anpolicies of the Air Force, I&Ediscussion period will not bused for VD lectures or fotalks by tbe chaplain but wilbe devoted exclusively to information and education material.look ReviewsNavigators GetRefresher ClassAt TachikawaTACHIKAWA AFB. Jan. 10A brain driving, intensifiednavigation course, aimed atbringing newly-recalled navi-gators up to their former pro-ficiency peaks in all theirdiversified methods of '"'gettingthere and back," is presentlyrefreshing its second class ofstudents at this station.In the Fifth Air Force Navi-gation Refresher TrainingSchool, as the project is known,the students fly the regularly-scheduled courier flights thatfan out from this base to allcorners of the Far Ea'st to re-gain their skills in all weatherand flying conditions, underthe guidance of former • state-side instructors now assignedto the 6146th Station group.In four weeks of concentrat-ed ground school and flying,men, who a few weeks agowere confining their naviga-tion to reading road sigback home, are now beiichecked out as competent.The complications of navi-gation, which the officers ori-ginally learned hi courses ofup to sixhave beenweeksboileddurationdown toREPORTERA regular daily feature of the•acific Stars and Stripes. Address.11 queries, criticisms and sugges-tions to PX Reporter, Eighth ArmyCentral Exchange, APO 508.Dear PX Reporter:Maybe I should have read myrailway coupon book more care-lully. or watch the Stars andStripes, but I just missed it. Afterall, I paid $5 for the book. Whycan't I get a refund? Do youmean to say it's tough .luck for meand the PX makes all that moneythat remains in the book?t's about time sonjeone broughtthis matter up and had it investigat-ed. 'NAME WITHHELD.* » •In order that we may all startoff on an even basis, let's clearup one very important point first.That point being your questionabout the PX making "all thatmoney." ,Not one cent taken inon railway coupon 'books is .usedby, or for the Post Exchange. ThePX merely sells them as a service;o Occupationnaires and the military•ail service. The money from theirsale is all turned over to a U.S.Army Disbursing office. Thesebooks constitute nothing other thana financial hazard and an admin-istrative burden .to. the - PX in-asmuch as it is responsible for:he accounting and monetary valuenvolved. Further, the policies con-cerning refund, or redemption ofrailway coupon books are not made>y the PX. Now, as is the generalpractice with all coupon , books,•ailway tickets, etc., and in order;o maintain a proper control overtheir issuance, they become invalidperiodically. The books themselvesshow an expiration date and' sev-eral notices are published prior toLhat. expiration warning all holdersto-use'them up, cash them in, ortrade them in on the current series.In addition,-" it is normal proce-dure—as happened in this case—-for an additional 15-day period ofgrace after the books become in-valid, for the holder to dispose ofthem at no loss to himself. Afterthat—as you point out—it's appar-ently tough luck.practical essentials by afaculty appointed by ColFrancis D. Shoemaker, com-manding officer of the 6146thStation group.On the ground, practicaloutlines and exercises areemphasized in such phases ascelestial navigation, loran, deaceckoning and newer techni-ues. The course includes aeview from the basic usesf the E6B computer tofeather and polar navigationdentations.In the air, the. officers applyleir lessons on long flights toCorea, Guam, Okinawa anche Philippines. Within two•eeks after reporting, most ollem from inactive duty, theavigators are back in 'the airgain, calculating loran andelestial fixes. Some of themever having used eithermethod since cadet days asmany as six years ago. In someases, they are depending onechniques in which they wereever previously schooled.Japan-Korea FerryService StoppedYOKOHAMA, Jan. 10—TheThird TMRS announced todaythat, with the arrival January8, of the USAT Shiga, that allferry service between Hakata-ko, Japan and Pusan, Koreawas discontinued.'Double Eagle* ScoredTACHIKAWA AFB, Jan. 10—A double eagle, more rarethan a hole-in-one, was scoredat the Koganei Golf Courserecently by Lt. CoL C. MMyrick, G-2, GHQ.Ex-POWs Reminisce(USAF PhotoS/Sgt. William H. I<ee (right), Dexter, N.M. and twoof his former PW companions, Sgt. Harry Williams, BobifayFla. and T/Sgt. Herman Savely (center), Waco, Tex., tallover experiences they had while at the Nuernburg POWcamp, where they were all interned after being shot downover Nazi Germany. Sergeant Lee is shown pointing out thlocation of the ex-German encampment, on a map at YokotAFB.1 th Armored Formsapoc AssociationThe llth Armored Divisionas formed a Japoc branch ofhe llth Armored Division As-ociation. All officers and en-sted men interested in join-ng must write or telephoneie membership committee. Inhe Tokyo area call: Chap-ain (Maj.) Oscar Schoeckighth Army Stockade 38-0181,r Capt. George L. Reimer,Ugamo Prison, 86-0161.Suirfenders At Iwo(USAF Photo)Two former machine gunners in the Imperial JapaneseNavy are pictured above after they gave themselves up toAir Force personnel on Jwo Jima, January 6. MatsudoLinsoki, 37 (left) and Yamakage Kufuku, 24 (right), lived incaves since the invasion of American forces, February, 1945.They slept during the day and foraged for food' and clothingat night. After being flown from Iwo Jima, they werescreened by 20th Air Force Intelligence section on Guam.Cranial Wizard HasProsperous BusinessBy ESTHER CRANERyushi Seki, Japan's leading phrenologist and physiogno-mist, is a busy man these days. Confused politicians, anxiousbusinessmen and those uncertain about matrimonial ventures"crowd daily to his small Japanese dwelling near Shiba parkto seek advice for the new year,newspapermen would give alot for the mass of informa-tion locked away in Seki'sbrain today—but the latterwill never violate a confidence.Starting his studies of phre-nology and physiognomy at theage of nine, Seki's reputationwas well established in Tokyoin prewar days. He was fre-quently visited by those inthe foreign community, in-cluding members of the Am-erican Embassy. From study-ing photographs, he predicteda fourth term for PresidentRoosevelt soon after the lat-ter's first election, and he alsoforecast the marriage of Mrs.Simpson and the Duke ofWindsor.Seki sees his visitors in asmall Japanese room, studyingtheir features through an en-ormous magnifying glass. Hehas launched many a youngTokyoite on a successful pro-fessional career. Among theseis Sohei Okuyama, proprietorof the Tokyo News Service,who sought the phrenologist'sadvice morfe .tfcari 20: years: ago.He was advised to give up hisimpecunious factory work aridto immediately take up writ-ing- In appreciation of thisand much valuable subsequentadvice, Okuyama frequentlyacts as interpreter for mem-bers of the foreign communitywho wish to visit Seki's resi-dence.A number of JapaneseNEW YORK, Jan. 10 (INS)-^ambling scandal witnesse:were called before a New YorkGrand Jury yesterday in the in/estigation of charges that anattempt was made to "fix" thbasketball game betweeneorge Washington and Manlattan Universities last Tuesday.The district attorneyimultaneously was trying t een scheduled to leave for theFourth Replacement Depot and re-urn to the U.S. for dischargerom the service: Sergeants MaxA. Fanning, Ollie E. Houchin, Hi-hard E. Parke and Frank D.Hamirez; Corporals Olen Edwards,.eland L. Baker, Charles Kohuskv,Robert C. Raya and Pvt. James F.mith. All are from Headquartersand Base squadron.* * *From -he 13th Air Supply squad-ron, T/ Clyde M. Thompson,Cpl. Harold Brice, Pfc DeadrickHarris. Cpl. William J. Robertson,Pfc Arthur Price and Pvt. RobertA. Goodrich have been ordered toreport to the Fourth ReplacementDepot for return to the United.States.Cpl. Wallace D. Burchett, Pvt.John L. Gibson, Cpl. Emil C. LockerPfc Herbert G. Herman and PfcWillie F. Cornelius, all of JAMAare being reassigned to the FourthReplacement Depot for return tothe United States and subsequentdischarge from the Army.* * *The following men have been as-signed to the 25th Infantry Divi-ion: Ret. Kenneth C. Jones. RetJack Licalsi, Ret. Clyde B. BroomRet. Clyde Thomas Jr.. Pvt. Ki SeeYoon, Ret. Masashi Kamiya. PvtJack J. Kirkland, Pfc Stanley MDonner. Pfc Harold E. Neubold,Pvt. David F. Fowler, Pfc BerryJ. Fowler, Pvt. Douglas R. YeamanPvt. Walter E. Young. Sgt. JackWard, Sgt. Elmar M. Loven. PvtJames A. Farquhar, Ret. Oscar JCohen, Pvt. Johnnie F. Perry, CWOCruce L. Adams. M/Sgt. George CPistonl, Pfc Ernest G. Bowman,Pvt. Frank J. Tober.* » sPvt. Satoru Horibe has been as-signed to Kochi Military Govern-ment. * * *Pvt. Robert W. Vanusdle has beenassigned to the Ishikawu MilitaryGovernment team.A * *Lt. Patrick N. Kelly has been as-signed to the 24th Infantry Regi-ment. « s eRet. Everett L. Miller has beenassigned to. the 27th Infantry Re-giment. a * aAt Osaka, Ret. Calvin R. Vincennas recently been assigned to thi35th Infantry Regiment in Otsu.* *» *Sgt. 1/c Bernard H. Carney hasbeen assigned to the 35th InfantryRegiment. * * *Recruits Donald W. Gillis. JunioiR. Hunt. Ray Leyva, Thomas AMyers and Jose E. Romero haviarrived at the 25th Infantry Division from the Fourth ReplacemenDepot and have been assigned tthe 27th Infantry Regiment.* e eSergeants Durwin J. Cox, ClydeU. Brown and Frederick E. Morrison have recently been assignetto the 35th Infantry Regiment.c e *Recruits Henry C. BennetlBaleigh D. Decoran, James N. Funkand Edward A. Sktrone have beenassigned to the 25th Division artillery in uSTara.» * *M'Sgt. Donald Johnson has beenassigned to the 25th Division am"is now on duty with the Finanooffice. a ten-day old story in Stars and Stripes that American troopswere celebrating their third Christmas in Tokyo.The two Japanese, dressed in American uniforms, sur-rendered Thursday to five air-men after nearly four yearsof hiding in a cave on IwaTima.Through an interpreter itwas learned that they arrivedn Iwo Jima before the inva-ion in February 1945, andince that time have lived incaves. They secured food andclothing through nocturnalFirst Corps ToHear Four KeysKYOTO, Jan. 10—The FouriCeys of Harmony, winners ofthe FEC Barbershop Quartetcontest, will be presented tomembers of the First Corpsuntil January 22, it was an-nounced recently by the En-tertainment section of the FirstSpecial Services section.The quartet will appear at,he 24th Infantry Divisionfrom today through January18; 25th Infantry DivisionJanuary 23-29; 636th OrdnanceAmmunition company, January19th, 35th Medical Station Hos-pital, January 20th, the Kyoto-cabana Service Club January21, Camp Fisher Service Club,January 22 and at the Statesidetheater, Kyoto, January 22.Kokura Race TrackOpens 1949 SeasonASHIYA AFB, Jan. 10—TheKokura Race track has offi-cially opened the 1949 seasonand Ashiya Air Force Baseairmen will be able to watchthe ponies run each Sundayafternoon on a sponsored tripby Mustang Manor.Thirty yen is all it takes toget in the reserved section forOccupation personnel, a spe-cial booth is available for bet-ting with a 100 yen bet perrace the limit.A special bus departs fromAshiya's beautiful service clubMustang Manor, for the trackat 11 a.m. each Sunday andreturns upon completion ofthe eight races on the dayscard. ; .... .lion, 25th Division.* * *Lt. Robert V. Calvert has recent-ly been placed on TDY with ATISGHQ, for a period of 30 days.* * *Pvt. Ivan C. Lankford has beenassigned to the 25th Infantry Division band.35 * *Lt. Phillip E. Teague has beenassigned to the 24th Infantry Re-giment.trips about the island.No substantiation of theirstory other than their own;estimony is available. Theirniding area clearly indicated along period of habitation andtheir cave was well-stockedwith food and clothing.Their American clothingconsisted of fatigues, sweatersand shoes. No arms or wea-pons were found in their cave,which contained canned foodsand extra clothing such as',shoes, coats and shirts. Theyslept, with sheets, on two U.S.Army cots. Other items in thecave included canteen cups,tools, razor blades, toothbrushes, flashlights, cookingutensils and sewing kits.The cave had not previous-ly been located. This wascorroborated by testimony ofthe prisoners, who had lostall track of passage of time.They slept in the daytime andventured out only at night toforage food, water and cloth-ing. They cooked in the caveduring the night. The prison-ers were clean and had kepteach others hair trimmed.They testified that they hadbeen machine gunners in theJapanese Navy. Approximate-ly 10 days before surrender-Ing they found fragments ofa Stars and Stripes newspaperwhich indicated that U.S.forces were celebrating Christ-mas in Japan. This wasfirst realization that war wasover.Thermometer* TellsPolio Fund ProgressTACHIKAWA AFB, Jan. 10—A "thermometer" indicator,registering daily contributionsto the March of Dimes anti-polio drive has been erectedhere so personnel may tell ata glance how the Tachikawadrive is progressing.LTL ABNERBlondieCAGWOOPWILU YOU WIPETHE CXSMES FOPME WHILEI FIMISH MVIRONING?TERRYTNBn «tVIJN A M6«M«» MWOUNAruetft ooeomsim WILLFUlMt K UMtfUAKBW—BVIPStfTLVui* TRIALCCCOEP OP TUB HFTU COLUMft mVAKCP M ANTKIPXnO* OF

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