Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 8 1964, Page 15

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - April 7, 1964, Tokyo, Japan Words Sharp As swords Macarthur vitality of mind never waned new York pro Mise to keep on living As though i expected to live these words were spoken by general Douglas Macarthur on 75th birthday the dedication of the Macarthur Monument in los nobody grows old by merely living a number of he said people grow old Only by deserting their years May wrinkle the but to give up interest wrinkles the Macarthur never deserted his he never gave up he was not always but he was Ever he will be remembered first As a As a True military Leader who served with distinction in War and in peace he also left a legacy of he ranked As one of the most articulate soldiers of All even his communiques reflected his for Lucid he was a worthy competitor in an age that knew such phrase makers As Roosevelt and Chur Macarthur respected the sol Diers however horrible the Inci dents War May the sol Dier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his coun services try is the noblest development of he said when he received the Field marshals Baton from philippine president Man Uel other Macarthur quotations on hazards of win or live or the difference is just an Eye on capitalism was there Ever greater hypocrisy than that which flows from those who castigate private capitalism As an evil to be renounced by human society while avidly seek ing to ensnare its benefits on the soviets intrigue has found its Success not too much in his own military nor indeed in any overt threat of intent to commit it to Battle Butin the moral weakness of the free on military pet Only five per cent of an intelligence report to be acc the trick of a Good com Mander is to isolate the five per on have always been Able to take care of the in my but i have never been Able to protect myself from sniping in the on nation May survive in Freedom once its peo ple become the servants of the Sef at Douglas Macarthur and her ride in the motorcade carrying the body of her husband from Beed Hospital in Washington to new York of he might have become president Ace Little a memorial service will be held at the site of the Birthplace of general the army Douglas probably on the Day of the mayor Byron Morse said i think All of our country is deeply saddened by the especially Little Rock because it was his Morse Macarthur was born in a Brick building used in civil War times As an it is now a Muse the building was preserved the City bought the site for a Park in he was a great american and we All Are sorry to hear of his said chairman of the museum our condolences go to his widow and Bearden said the commis Sion hoped to get some Memen toes of Macarthur life and was assured by the generals staff it Macarthur returned to Little Rock Only in in his Brief stay he visited the Church where he was Frank an sex member of the museum commis said he ushered the his wife and son to a he said he remembered the occasion Well and called Macarthur americas greatest Soldier in my the Park was named for Mac Arthur in 1942 after he became famous As the defender of Washington a did Douglas Macarthur aspire to the presidency of the United states he was mentioned repeatedly As a possible in 1948 he consented to entry of his name in the Wisconsin presidential in 1952 he expressed willingness to run for vice president if Robert Taft headed the and yet those close to Mac Arthur insist the general never really wanted any part of Politi Cal he meant no More or no less than he said in 1948 As an american he could not shrink from any duty to which i might be called by the american certainly there if not sufficiently de Mand for Macarthur to seek the honoured by Church Macarthur was cited by the los Angeles episcopal Dio Cese after the War for distinguished service to the Church of god As a Christian statesman and he said in res Ponse that nothing had Given him More personal satisfaction than his work toward restoring religion in o Pacific stars stripes april 1964 new York salutes an army private salutes As the Flag and the five Star Flag of general Douglas Mac Arthur Are lowered to Hal staff at the Waldo Fastoria hotel in new Macarthur lived in the hotel after his a Kadi photo presidency on various Flis Friend and Courtney has said there was pressure for Macarthur to be a Compromise candidate in in his Book Macarthur his rendezvous with Whit Ney says Macarthur told Taft by Telephone when the late senator battling Dwight Eisen Hower for the nomination you Are the you make any decision Yon think proper and i will support i am behind your Banner to the if you think you have a stand by your own had Taft been nominated and with Macarthur As his running the general might Lave become president Taft died in but the presidency went to Eisenhower once a relatively obscure officer under Macarthur n the Philippines just As former president Harry s Truman once served As an artillerymen under Macarthur in world War Norfolk memorial tells the Story one Wall of the Rotunda above the Tomb that will shelter Douglas Macarthur body is this inscription in Twenty on a Ike becomes the ranking army general Washington up when general do Viglas Macarthur general Dwight Eisenhower became the senior ranking officer in the the former president won his fifth Star As a general of the army on two Days after Macarthur there is Only one other living general of the Omar former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff who attained the rank in the nations senior military irrespective of is Fleet Admiral Chester who received his fifth Star on the Day after Macarthur was so eight men have held the rank of general of the besides Eisen Hower they Are Ulysses William Sherman and Philip Sheridan All honoured after the civil George Marshall and Henry whose rank was changed to general of the air Force when that service became Independent of the army after world War Hundred around Housand in Long years of peace As Well As sol Dier who tried to do his duty Asod gave him the Light to see that the Rotunda is a focal Point of the shrine that serves As a memorial to the As a museum for his As a mausoleum for his mortal the which was opened to the Public was fashioned out of Norfolk 114 year old former City Hal court the of roman doric design and approximately 75 feet stands at City Hall Avenue and Bank its pilasters main Cornice and part of its tall Are of the remainder is covered with stucco and painted Stone the memorial will be dedicated May Macarthur had planned to attend the Cere visible through a circular opening in the italian Rose Taver Nelle Marble floor of the Rotunda is the depressed crypt in which the and eventually his will the Tomb covers Are of red italian antique mar the 39 feet in Dia rises 36 feet from the floor to the top of the false around the Rotunda up per rim Are inscribed the names of 17 major starting with Vera Cruz Mexico am ending with Korea in which Macarthur led Tokyo of the army Douglas Macarthur knew that his visit to the Philip Pines three years ago probably would be his and it with his at his the old Soldier returned to the islands where in his it was Here that i lived my great est and it is of Here that i have my greatest memo Macarthur called it his senti mental return to the Philip where he served As a Young lieutenant and As a five Star general in a career Spann ing half a it was his final trip outside the United Macarthur face looked his step some times during those 10 Days in when he re visited scenes of his great Battles fort Santiago in Manila old walled lingayen Leyte and the 1945 liberation Road through Luzon sugar Cane coun throngs of cheering filipinos met him at every military in the on the beaches and among the thatched huts of Rural As Macarthur put i have come Home the general stood before tens of thousands of filipinos on the Shore of Manila Bay and delivered his parting even As i Hail i must say fare Well for the deepening shadows of life cast doubt upon my ability to pledge i shall

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