Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jan 3 1967, Page 7

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - January 3, 1967, Tokyo, JapanJapanese Imperial family Greefs new year members of the japanese Imperial family Greet the new year at the Kain Tei Pavilion in the Imperial Palace Tokyo. They Are from left front Prince hint Crown Princess Michiko Prince Aya emperor Ali rolito Empress Nagako and Crown Prince Akihito. Standing Are Prince and Princess Hitachi. Sergeant major pay hiked $750 is Washington Burea Washington the defense department has authorized an additional $150 a month in pay for the senior enlisted Man in each of the armed forces. The Marine corps has maintained a sergeant major Billet for top nurse praises in Many incumbent is sgt. Maj. Herbert j. Sweet the army has sgt. Maj William Wooldridge and the Navy and air Force plan to establish similar positions. They serve basically As Liaison Between the nation s enlisted men and their military additional pay program which becomes effective Jan. 1,1967, will be implemented under provisions of the proficiency Payfor Superior performance pro Gram. 5th of ites unit on Island Fuchu As Japan 01 the fifth air Force Quality perform Ance plaque covering the third Quarter of 1966, has been awarded to det. 1, 623d aircraft control and warning sq., Miyako award and citation on its selection As the outstanding tac tical unit in the fifth air Force was presented to it. Col. Jamesa. Gerwick commander of det. 1, by it. Gen. Seth j. Mckee commander fifth air Force Dur ing ceremonies the citation accompanying the plaque det. 1 was praised for the High degree of effectiveness displayed in accomplishing it tactical the detach ment was also cited for helping the. Islanders hit by typhoon Cora. By sgt. Gene Youngs a staff writer Tokyo the army s chief of nurses col. Mildred Irene Clark said saturday following a two week tour in the Republic of Viet Nam that she has never been More pro u d of then u r s e s corps and their tremendous contribution to nursing an care of the sick and . Clark arrived in j a p a Friday on a four week tour of facilities throughout the col. Clar far East. Before coming to Japan she army to boost 716,356 pm Washington is the army is starting 1967 off with Good news for 116,356 enlisted men and women who Are authorized promotions in january. Thesis the largest authorization since the korean War. Last month s previous record quota of 105,375 was surpassed due to an increase in the january authorization in grades e-4through e-6. Following is the january pro motion quota e-9, 84 e-8, 346 e-7, 1,439 e-6, 3,514 e-5, 32,031and e-4, 78,942. Spent two weeks visiting Hospital units in Vietnam where she said i observed my nurses in action Inder conditions far from Ideal but still maintaining the High standards of nursing care. I really cannot find words to describe the dedication of these Pine Young women not Only i Vietnam but Here in Japan As Well. Wherever there Are sick or wounded our nurses seem to give More than is asked of them i their dedication of giving Comfort to their patients. Everywhere i went on my tour i have found that morale is very High and that there Are More volunteers for duty in Viet Nam than we can assign for quite while. In time she added i sure that each will get her Chance of serving in Vietnam since the tour is Only 12 months. However there Are Many already there who wish to extend their present , who has been the army s chief nurse since september 1963,said, i consider this tour to be the highlight of my 29 years ser vice in the nurse the colonel is no stranger to Japan. She was the chief nurse at general Headquarters far East command and also nurse consultant to the surgeon far East air forces while stationed Here in 1950. While in Japan she will visit Tokyo a japanese prime minister Eisaku Sato said on new year s eve voices calling for a cease firkin Vietnam Are gaining strength the world he said this must prevail first to achieve a peaceful settlement in Vietnam. He said in a press conference Japan makes it policy not to take sides in the Vietnam War and i think this is a Wise policy to said i believe the position Japan takes on the Vietnam conflict will have healthy effects on the future course of events since Japan enjoys a respected and influential position among Southe Astasia Sato said he Hopes to go abroad this year but added that it was too Early to say where. He said he has received invitations to visit from the Republic of Korea nationalist China the Philippines and several other South East asian countries and the so Viet Union. On the question of improving relations with communist China Sato said there is room for improvement but it won t be easy because the situation in communist China is so fluid. There is Hope there is also harsh real and communist China have no diplomatic relations but the two countries Trade Exten sively on a private basis to ran communist China As Japan s most important Trade partner in Asia. Sato said he does not intend tomake an Issue of the . Security treaty in the coming elections. Sato said the Security treaty should remain intact As the basis for our party s policies and stayin Force if the nation is to sustain its economic the treat will come under review on the need for its Extension revision or scrapping before it terminates in 1970. The socialist party ranking Sec Ond in strength to Sato s Domi Nant Liberal democratic party has vowed to scrap the treaty. Due in Japan Tokyo is Francis Cardi Nal Spellman roman cd ionic archbishop of new York was to arrive monday at Tachikawa a near Tokyo for a three Day visit to Japan. The 77-year-eld prelate is re turning to the . From a holi Day visit to american servicemen in the Republic of Vietnam and the Pacific area. He is slated today mass at army Navy and air patients and staffs at each of the i Force installations in the Tokyo army hospitals. Area. Of boasting pro pay lists honeymoon in Paris Paris a mrs. Tadahei Konoye formerly Princess Yasuko Niece of emperor Hirohito and her husband arrived in Paris Friday. Mrs. Konoye 22, daughter of the emperor s youngest brother Prince Mikasa and the 27-year-old Konoye grandson of a is Washington Bunau Washington the air Force has announced the 24 specialities due major proficiency pay boosts to halt declining reenlistment rates. The increases affect some20,000 airmen. The army at the same time revealed it was working on plans to increase the scope of proficiency pay but details Are not available. A spokesman said the army would submit its proposal to the defense department for approval in Early 1967. Vaupre War Premier Are spending a in a message dec. 29 to a pits two week honeymoon in Europe major commands the air Force listed the 10 specialities that will Start receiving proficiency pay a i of $30 a month starting july 1. They Are photo interpretation precision photo processing mis Sile control communication sys tems Aero photographic systems precision photo systems weapon maintenance radioisotope Labora tory cardiopulmonary Laboratory orthopaedic appliance and Rescue and survival Para scuba. Another 14 specialities Are being raised at the same time from the pm to p-2 rate of $60 a month. They Are voice intercept processing weather aircraft eur electronic warfare weather equip ment flight facilities equipment electronic communication and cryptographic equipment systems defense pcs automatic flight control systems flight simulator de sense systems Trainer Nav bomb Trainer and flight simulator tac tics missile launch Trainer and nuclear of a total air Force enlisted strength of about 770,000 some . Envoy cites closer Japan ties Tokyo is ambassador Johnson in a new year s message said that relations be tween Japan and the United states have continued to grow and pros per. Johnson said As we join to Greet the newyear it is appropriate that we also look Back on the year thai has passed. It has been a year of trial especially for the families of my countrymen and the others who have had to Bear the sorrowful Cost of seeking to re establish peace in has also been a year of accomplishment and constructive Endeavor in this part of the world. The people of Japan have enjoyed continued Prosperity. Substantial strides have been made in bring ing together the like minded coun tries of the area for their great common endeavours. Japan working together wit the United states and other countries has been successful a launching the asian development Bank. Multi nation conference shave been held on economic development agricultural production education and so on. The Asia and Pacific Council has been established and in Gen eral All of the free Peoples of Asi have been drawn closer together. In this Japan has played an important and often leading role. Relations Between Japan an the United states have also grown. Trade arid travel Between the two countries have established new records. The fifth meeting of . Japan committee on Trade and economic affairs was he Din the new International Confer ence Hall in Kyoto with five Mem Bers of the . Cabinet present. This year More of our Scho Lars writers scientists business men and just Plain people have seen More of each other and had the Opportunity to know and understand each other than Ever be fore. I i am confident that in the All of this Progress will continue and that building of the firm foundation that has been Laid both of our countries will Beable to move Forward toward our goals of building a better life for both our Peoples and of building a world in which All men can liven Security and peace. On behalf of the american peo ple and All americans enjoying the hospitality of Japan and i extend our most sincere Best wishes to the people of Japan for a Happy and pros 70,000 Are currently drawing proficiency pay. About half Are receiving the pm rate and half Thep-2 rate. Porous new Pacific stars & stripes tuesday Jan. 3, 1967

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