Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 22, 1961, Tokyo, JapanTalks to
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
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
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
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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..'....#'..• # . *,
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
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
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-
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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." • • •• ,
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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-
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.
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
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.