Pacific Stars And Stripes, February 22, 1961, Page 6

Pacific Stars And Stripes

February 22, 1961

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 22, 1961, Tokyo, JapanTalks to GRI Unit S&S Okinawa Bureau NAHA, Okinawa—Lt. 0en.Paul W. Caraway, XJ.S, high commissioner, told Govern*ment of the Ryukyu Islands legislators Tuesday that theyhave heavy responsibilities and must represent thepeople unselfishly and wisely in cooperation with otherleaders in and outside of the government. Akio Nagamine, speaker of thelegislature, invited Caraway to meet the lawmakers. "I was flattered by the sudden-ness and warmth of the Invita- tion," the commissioner said. "Iaccepted at once, although with some hesitancy, since my shorttime on Okinawa; would prevent my being able to present, anydetailed ideas on the substantive problems facing us." "You have the ability and capa-city to ensure -that the people j have not mis-placed their trust and confidence,"Caraway told the legislators. "You(can meet their expectations forIthe continued eco- [nomic and politi-a 1 development Jof these islandsI by the full exer- Icise of the au-thority given you and by your owncapacity for leadearship. "May I add that your responsi-bilities should also include a know- ledge of the world and its problemsand particularly the importance of the Ryukyus to the Free World. "I would like to reiterate thatthe nations of the Free World are interdependent. The peaceand welfare of mankind will progress only if all free menjoin in mutual endeavors for mutual benefit." In conclusion, the high commis-sioner quoted two paragraphs from President Kennedy's inauguraladdress: "My fellow Americans, ask notwhat your country can do for you —ask what you can do for yourcountry. "My fellow citizens ofthe world, ask not what America will do for you but what to-gether we can do for the free- dom of men." "These are lofty sentiments, fullof idealism," Caraway said, "but such idealism made the U.S. thegreat country it is today. These sentiments are totally applicableto you, the free people of the Ryukyu Islands." CARAWAY PACAF To Get 4 Generals S&S Washington Bureau ."" .WASHINGTON—Six Pacific Air 'Forces p f f i e e r s wereamong the 03 Air Force colo- onels and general officersnominated for appointment to major general and brigadiergeneral. Far East officers nominated forappointment to temporary major general a're Brig. Gens. Richard L.B o h a n tt o n, Pacific Air Forces command surgeon, at HickftmAFB, Hawaii, and Theodore R. Milton, commander, 41st Air Div,,in Japan. — Named for appointment to one-star rank are: Cols. John M. Hutchison, deputy commander,314th Air Div., Korea; Rollen H. Ahthis, vice commander, ThirteenthAir Force, Philippines; Horace A. Hanes, deputy Chief of staff for/Operations, Fifth-Air Force, Fuctiu AS, Japan;' and Arthur W. Kel-lond, commander, 6920th Security Wing, Yamato AS, Japan..'....#'..• # . *, Col. Hanes ADMIRAL HONORED—Naomi Nishimura (left)director-general of the Japan Defense Agency, reads a citation honoring. Bear Adm. Frederic S.Withington for his services as commander, .Naval Forces Japan, since April, 1958. In ceremoniesheld at Nishimura's Tokyo office, the admiral was presented the 2nd Order of the Sacred Treasurefor his services in. connection with the defense of Japan'. Withington, who will be replaced March 1by Bear Adm. Elmer E. Yoemans, is retiring from the Navy. He has completed 38 years' ser-vice. (S&S Photo) Rightist's Arrest Sparks Demonstration Threats TOKYO (UPI) — The pre-dawnarrest Tuesday of Bin Akao in connection with right-wing violencein, Japan has touched off threats of demonstrations in Tokyo.Akao, protesting his innocence and proclaiming- he was being"crucified like Jesus Christ," was picked up at 1:30 a.m.Tuesday in his ramshackle office which is headquarters for theJingoist Greater Japan Patriotic Society.Akao, 62, and an ultranationalist, has described two of his formersociety members who committed political murders as hei'oes in the"effort to save, the Japanese way of life." Akao described the lateassassin of socialist leader Inejiro Asanuma as a-"paragon of Japan-ese virtue." Otoya Yamaguchi, 17, later hanged himself in a Tokyojail cell and Akao placed his death mask on a makeshift altarat the society headquarters. Akao's arrest came in connec-tion with a 17-year-old rightist's attempt 'to murder the wife of a controversial Tokyo publisher, Mrs.Hoji Shimanaka, Feb. 1. Kazutaka Komori slashed Mrs. Shimanakaand murdered her housemaid to protest the publication of a maga-zine article depicting a mythical revolution in "Japan. "I don't know why I- was ar-rested," Akao told reporters. He was led handcuffed out of his"stormtrooper" headquarters in a bombed-out building on thegrounds of the Buddhist Kannon Temple in Tokyo's Asakusa en-tertainment district. . Akao's arrest provoked the All-Japan Congress of Patriotic Or- ganizations, an ultranationalistconfederation, to schedule rallies Friday in protest. Technically, Akao was chargedwith conspiring to instigate mur- der and violation of peace laws.Police investigators said Akao was quoted in testimony given by Ko-mori as saying "death to Jthe Chuo Kor-on publishers" during a peprally at Hibiya Park on Jan. 30. Wars Easter Now, Colonel Says By PFC KIM WOODS&S Staff Writer CLARK AB, P.I. — It's a loteasier to fight a war today than it was six years ago, according toan Army colonel whose battle group would be among the first unitsordered to combat in the event of another war. Lighter weapons and more effi-cient deployment of troops have reduced the burden on Americanfighting men, Col. Jim H. McCoy •aid in an interview.McCoy is commander of the 1st Battle Group, 22nd Inf., 4th Inf.Div., Ft. Lewis, Wash., one of the units that took part in OperationLong Pass here. "In Operation Long Pass," hesaid, "we used helicopters to carry a number of troops over the rug- £ Pacific Stars & Stripes ged hills of this military reserva-tion. "I remember how handicappedwe were in the Korean War without the helicopter service we now have.Now the troops feel like fighting an enemy when they get to theother side of the hill." McCoy, a veteran of WorldWar II and Korea, says improved communications equipment havebrought more efficient deploy- ment of troops."In Exercise Long Pass we made great use of command radio equip-ment to relay messages," he ex- plained."The radios have twice the range of those* used in the Korean Warand the present ones are only half as heavy as the old ones."McCoy, who was on the G-4 staff at Hq., Fourth Army, Ft. SaraHouston, Tex., before taking com- mand of the battle group a year and a half ago, said the 1st BattleGroup is ready for any combat situation."Before sending our men here we sent them on 6 to 12-mile marches at least three times aweek. When they weren't march- ing they were training. And nighttraining marches and exercises constituted one third of their totaltraining. "My men didn't find the heat ofthis country much of a problem, but I won't say we are not tired,"McCoy says he did most of his traveling during Operation LongPass by foot. "I believe it is good for thetroops, morale-wise, to see me marching along with them." McCoysaid. "Sometimes I had to travel by helicopter or jeep when calledto strategy conferences, but most of the time I walked like the restof them." • • •• , Long Pass Ends Wiffi Ah Show (Continued From Page 1) was one of the last areas declaredsecure. ' An Army spokesman said thatnearly 4,000 troops watched the demonstration which began at11 a.m. After low passes by F-lOOs andRF-101 Voodoo reconnaissance jets, the 45-minute fire-power demon-stration got under way and showed the destruction a modern jet fight-ing force can produce. As one group of jets after an-other flashed past, the Super Sabres poured GAR-8 Sidewinderheat-seeking missiles, 2.5mm Migh- ty Mouse rockets, napalm bombs,20mm cannon fire and 500-pound bombs directly on their targets. Each scored a direct hit on asimulated train, marshaling yard, command post or other strategictarget. Not a miss was rec- orded. Edward W. Szaniawski, com-mander of the 405th Fighter Wing, used "body English" as the sleekjets in his wing skittered in at ground level to drop the napalmjellied gasoline bombs. "Now," Szaniawski shouted, leap-ing almost off the ground as the pilots released their fiery bombs. After the demonstration, Szani-awski told a Stars and Stripes reporter that the Pacific AirForces is the "best organization in the world today. "We racked up a perfect recordin our fire power demonstration today. That is how we would pro-tect troops in actual fighting." Maj. Gen. Normando A. Costello,exercise director for Long Pass, spoke to the assembled soldiersand observers after the fire-power demonstration and said the showgave Army men increased respect for aerial power. For General FUCHU AS, Japan (5th AF) —Col. Horace A. Hanes, Fifth Air Force . d e -putchief of staff' for operations, wasjincluded on a list of Air F o r c e icolonels nominat- ^ ed by PresidentKennedy for pro- motion to brigadi-er general. The Lafayette,Ind .,. officer, a veteran of more:than 22 years' service, has been HANES at his present post since June,1958. He was commander of the 58th Fighter Bomber Wing in Ko-rea for one year before coming to Japan.Hanes, a command pilot, is the holder of the world's first officialsupersonic speed record of 822.185 m.p.h. set in an F-100 Super Sabrejet fighter on Aug. 20, 1955. During World War II, Hanesflew 30 combat missions in the P-38 Lightning aircraft whiledeputy commander of the 1st Fighter Group in the Mediter-ranean Theater. He is married to the former Vir-ginia Ruth Kumler of Mansfield, ill. They have one child, Linda,20, a junior at the University of Indiana. AF Establishes New Technician Assigning Plan S&S Washington Bureau WASHINGTON—A new system ofassignment haB been established for Air Force officer techniciansin the limited resources specialities. These officers are mainly in theelectronic, weather and communi- cations fields.Effective immediately they will report to the Air Force for re-assignment and may or may not be reassigned to their former global commands.They have been assigned over- seas by their global commands andunder the previous system would revert to stateside duty at somestation within that command. An Air Force spokesman saidthe reason behind the change was that manning statistics show seri-ous shortages existing in the major commands in certain skills. ;

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