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   Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 22, 1961, Tokyo, Japan                              Talks toGRI UnitS&S Okinawa BureauNAHA, Okinawa—Lt. 0en.Paul W. Caraway, XJ.S, highcommissioner, told Govern*ment of the Ryukyu Islandslegislators Tuesday that theyhave heavy responsibilitiesand must represent thepeople unselfishly and wiselyin cooperation with otherleaders in and outside of thegovernment.Akio Nagamine, speaker of thelegislature, invited Caraway tomeet the lawmakers."I was flattered by the sudden-ness and warmth of the Invita-tion," the commissioner said. "Iaccepted at once, although withsome hesitancy, since my shorttime on Okinawa; would preventmy being able to present, anydetailed ideas on the substantiveproblems facing us.""You have the ability and capa-city to ensure -that the peoplej have not mis-placed their trustand confidence,"Caraway told thelegislators. "You(can meet theirexpectations forIthe continued eco-[nomic and politi-a 1 developmentJof these islandsI by the full exer-Icise of the au-thority given youand 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 importanceof the Ryukyus to the Free World."I would like to reiterate thatthe nations of the Free Worldare interdependent. The peaceand welfare of mankind willprogress only if all free menjoin in mutual endeavors formutual benefit."In conclusion, the high commis-sioner quoted two paragraphs fromPresident 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 Americawill do for you but what to-gether we can do for the free-dom of men.""These are lofty sentiments, fullof idealism," Caraway said, "butsuch idealism made the U.S. thegreat country it is today. Thesesentiments are totally applicableto you, the free people of theRyukyu Islands."CARAWAYPACAFTo Get 4GeneralsS&S Washington Bureau ."" .WASHINGTON—Six PacificAir 'Forces p f f i e e r s wereamong the 03 Air Force colo-onels and general officersnominated for appointment tomajor general and brigadiergeneral.Far East officers nominated forappointment to temporary majorgeneral a're Brig. Gens. Richard L.B o h a n tt o n, Pacific Air Forcescommand 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, FuctiuAS, Japan;' and Arthur W. Kel-lond, commander, 6920th SecurityWing, Yamato AS, Japan..'....#'..• # . *,Col. HanesADMIRAL 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, .NavalForces Japan, since April, 1958. In ceremoniesheld at Nishimura's Tokyo office, the admiral waspresented the 2nd Order of the Sacred Treasurefor his services in. connection with the defense ofJapan'. Withington, who will be replaced March 1by Bear Adm. Elmer E. Yoemans, is retiringfrom the Navy. He has completed 38 years' ser-vice. (S&S Photo)Rightist's Arrest SparksDemonstration ThreatsTOKYO (UPI) — The pre-dawnarrest Tuesday of Bin Akao inconnection with right-wing violencein, Japan has touched off threatsof demonstrations in Tokyo.Akao, protesting his innocenceand proclaiming- he was being"crucified like Jesus Christ,"was picked up at 1:30 a.m.Tuesday in his ramshackle officewhich is headquarters for theJingoist Greater Japan PatrioticSociety.Akao, 62, and an ultranationalist,has described two of his formersociety members who committedpolitical murders as hei'oes in the"effort to save, the Japanese wayof life." Akao described the lateassassin of socialist leader InejiroAsanuma as a-"paragon of Japan-ese virtue." Otoya Yamaguchi, 17,later hanged himself in a Tokyojail cell and Akao placed hisdeath mask on a makeshift altarat the society headquarters.Akao's arrest came in connec-tion with a 17-year-old rightist'sattempt 'to murder the wife of acontroversial Tokyo publisher, Mrs.Hoji Shimanaka, Feb. 1. KazutakaKomori slashed Mrs. Shimanakaand murdered her housemaid toprotest the publication of a maga-zine article depicting a mythicalrevolution in "Japan."I don't know why I- was ar-rested," Akao told reporters. Hewas led handcuffed out of his"stormtrooper" headquarters ina bombed-out building on thegrounds of the Buddhist KannonTemple in Tokyo's Asakusa en-tertainment district. .Akao's arrest provoked the All-Japan Congress of Patriotic Or-ganizations, an ultranationalistconfederation, to schedule ralliesFriday in protest.Technically, Akao was chargedwith conspiring to instigate mur-der and violation of peace laws.Police investigators said Akao wasquoted in testimony given by Ko-mori as saying "death to Jthe ChuoKor-on publishers" during a peprally at Hibiya Park on Jan. 30.Wars Easter Now, Colonel SaysBy PFC KIM WOODS&S Staff WriterCLARK AB, P.I. — It's a loteasier to fight a war today than itwas six years ago, according toan Army colonel whose battle groupwould be among the first unitsordered to combat in the event ofanother war.Lighter weapons and more effi-cient deployment of troops havereduced the burden on Americanfighting men, Col. Jim H. McCoy•aid in an interview.McCoy is commander of the 1stBattle Group, 22nd Inf., 4th Inf.Div., Ft. Lewis, Wash., one of theunits that took part in OperationLong Pass here."In Operation Long Pass," hesaid, "we used helicopters to carrya number of troops over the rug-£ Pacific Stars & Stripesged hills of this military reserva-tion."I remember how handicappedwe were in the Korean War withoutthe helicopter service we now have.Now the troops feel like fightingan enemy when they get to theother side of the hill."McCoy, a veteran of WorldWar II and Korea, says improvedcommunications equipment havebrought more efficient deploy-ment of troops."In Exercise Long Pass we madegreat use of command radio equip-ment to relay messages," he ex-plained."The radios have twice the rangeof those* used in the Korean Warand the present ones are only halfas heavy as the old ones."McCoy, who was on the G-4 staffat Hq., Fourth Army, Ft. SaraHouston, Tex., before taking com-mand of the battle group a yearand a half ago, said the 1st BattleGroup is ready for any combatsituation."Before sending our men herewe sent them on 6 to 12-milemarches at least three times aweek. When they weren't march-ing they were training. And nighttraining marches and exercisesconstituted 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 histraveling during Operation LongPass by foot."I believe it is good for thetroops, morale-wise, to see memarching along with them." McCoysaid. "Sometimes I had to travelby helicopter or jeep when calledto strategy conferences, but mostof the time I walked like the restof them." • • •• ,Long PassEnds WiffiAh Show(Continued From Page 1)was one of the last areas declaredsecure. 'An Army spokesman said thatnearly 4,000 troops watched thedemonstration 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 showedthe destruction a modern jet fight-ing force can produce.As one group of jets after an-other flashed past, the SuperSabres poured GAR-8 Sidewinderheat-seeking missiles, 2.5mm Migh-ty Mouse rockets, napalm bombs,20mm cannon fire and 500-poundbombs 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 atground level to drop the napalmjellied gasoline bombs."Now," Szaniawski shouted, leap-ing almost off the ground as thepilots released their fiery bombs.After the demonstration, Szani-awski told a Stars and Stripesreporter that the Pacific AirForces is the "best organizationin the world today."We racked up a perfect recordin our fire power demonstrationtoday. 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-powerdemonstration and said the showgave Army men increased respectfor aerial power.For GeneralFUCHU AS, Japan (5th AF) —Col. Horace A. Hanes, Fifth AirForce . d e -putchief of staff' foroperations, wasjincluded on a listof Air F o r c e icolonels nominat- ^ed by PresidentKennedy for pro-motion to brigadi-er general.The Lafayette,Ind .,. officer, aveteran of more:than 22 years'service, has been HANESat his present post since June,1958. He was commander of the58th Fighter Bomber Wing in Ko-rea for one year before comingto Japan.Hanes, a command pilot, is theholder of the world's first officialsupersonic speed record of 822.185m.p.h. set in an F-100 Super Sabrejet fighter on Aug. 20, 1955.During World War II, Hanesflew 30 combat missions in theP-38 Lightning aircraft whiledeputy commander of the 1stFighter 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 ofIndiana.AF EstablishesNew TechnicianAssigning PlanS&S Washington BureauWASHINGTON—A new system ofassignment haB been establishedfor Air Force officer techniciansin the limited resources specialities.These officers are mainly in theelectronic, weather and communi-cations fields.Effective immediately they willreport to the Air Force for re-assignment and may or may notbe reassigned to their formerglobal commands.They have been assigned over-seas by their global commands andunder the previous system wouldrevert to stateside duty at somestation within that command.An Air Force spokesman saidthe reason behind the change wasthat manning statistics show seri-ous shortages existing in the majorcommands in certain skills.  

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