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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 23, 1961, Tokyo, Japan Leave Way Open For Visit by Ike TOKYO Japanese students whose rioting thwarted President Eisenhowers official visit to Japan last said they had no jplans to interfere with his projected visit here this A spokesman for the radical main stream faction of the Zengakuren Students said its members would not oppose the former presidents visit as long as it contained no political But he said he could not speak for the smaller anti mainstream faction of the fed which is more frankly communist but slightly less vio lent than the majority Heaton Welcomed The Zengakuren spokesman made the pledge after an Eisen hower preparatory committee of leading Japanese citizens held its first meeting here Wednesday and decided to ask the former presi dent to name his own date for a visit to A spokesman for the committee said its members expected the expresident to plan a visit in Jate Press reports here have given various dates for Eisenhowers expected arrival in October and early Former President Eisenhower will be coming to Japan in his personal the spokes man We want the former president to relax in Japan and spend a pleasant So we have decided not to fix any chedule until we hear from the mer president about what he would like to do in The spokesman said the prepara tory committee would work with the Columbia University Alumni of Japan in preparing a welcome for Eisenhower and his The alumni formed a committee to invite the former president here as a private after leftist mobs blocked a scheduled official visit last Former Japanese Premier Shi geru Yoshida is president of the preparatory committee and honor ary president of the alumni asso Flag Lowered At South Pole SOUTH POLE Antarctica flag was lowered here marking the start of the sixmonth winter In winds of 20 and at a temperature of minus 63 the flag was lowered for the fifth consecutive time by Chief Radioman Joseph Cor nely of He was assisted in this oncea year ceremony by Construction Jose Gomez of Los Angeles and James Lamping of station The flag lowering was witnessed by all 20 Navy men and scientists who man this Navy station direct ly at the South Japan Protests Seizure of Boat TOKYO Foreign Mi nistry Wednesday protested to the Republic of Korea the seizure of a Japanese fishing boat Monday by a ROK patrol boat near the Rhee The 80ton Akita Maru from carrying 10 crew was captured about 12 miles east Of Cheju in a JapanROK fishery committee meeting Wed a similar protest by Japan handed the ROK Pacific Stairs Iked a May Cut Visit Short TOKYO Min ister Hayato Ikeda wants to devote his forthcoming visit strictly to even shortening his stay necessary to eliminate non essential Foreign Minister Zentaro Kosaka re ported Kosaka said that in line with this Ikeda plans to keep size of his delegation to the barest It is known that Kosaka himself will accom pany the but other dele gation members have not been President Kennedy has invited Ikeda to Washington for three days of talks starting June If Ikedas stay is it would apply to the time he would spend visiting other cities before or after the conferences in Wash Unofficial reports indicated Ikeda might spend 7 to 10 days in the v Kosaka declined comment on subjects he and the premier would talk about with lead saying merely that the mat ter is under Government sources have that the Red China ques tion will be a primary es pecially in view of Japans known desire to improve relations with the Peipirig trade problems and aid to underdeveloped areas are also expected to be ik Kosaka Plans Trip TOKYO UPI Foreign Mini ster Zentaro Kosaka said Wednes day he was planning to visit Eu rope when he accompanies Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda to the United States in Kosaka said he planned to tour Europe after he and Ikeda ter minate their visit to the United He did not say which countries he planned to VISITS MEDICAL Leonard Heaton Army surgeon is greeted by Setsuzo ground staff office medical Japan Defense Agen during a visit Wednesday to the Japanese Ground SelfDefense Force medical school and hospital at Camp Mishuku in A tour of the school and hospital and a luncheon Heaton is on an inspection tour of medical facilities in the Far He is scheduled to leave Sunday for USA Photo Will Try Slayer As TOKYO UPI A Family Court ruled Wednesday that 17yearold rightist Kazutaka Komori be tried as an adult for killing a maid and injur ing the wife of a Tokyo pub lisher a member of the 1st Japan Greater Patriotic will be tried in District v where a person under 20 usually is not The Family Court said that cause of the seriousness of the crime Komori must be tried in District Prosecutors had earlier demanded that his ease be brought to the the son of a raided the home of magazine pub lisher Hoji Shimanaka on the night of killing the housemaid and injuring Shimanaka with a He confessed he wanted to kill Shimanaka for publishing a story which depicted a mythicalrev olution in Shimanaka was not The by novelist Shichlro paused a nationwide furor because it described Crown Prince Akihlto and Crown Prin cess Michlkoi as beiing beheaded in the imaginary Rightist organizations and some parliamentary members demanded the publisher and the novelist also be brought to The Imperial Household Agency also asked the government to bring a suit against Shimanaka and Mace Missiles Backed For Okinawa by Kosaka TOKYO Fore ign Minister Zentaro Kosaka cal led on Japanese Socialists Wed nesday to stop trying to increase EastWest tension by complaining about missiles on Kosaka defended a plan to station Mace missiles on the describing the action as necessary to maintain the bal ance of power between East and Japan should endeavor to ease the tension between the two blocs rather than raise a fuss over these he told members of the Lower House Foreign Affairs The subject was raised by Socialist Haruo Okada who asked if Japan would take up diplomat ically an Okinawan legislature resolution opposing construction of four Mace missile Okada said the Socialists plan ned to push the Mace issue in Parliament when the Okinawan legislative resolution was sent to Tokyo for He asked Kos aka if Okinawa came within the restrictions of the new pan Security Treaty which re quires prior consultation with Japan before introducing nu clearcapable arms into the treaty Kosaka said Kosaka said the stationing of missiles on Okinawa was a step in removing the threat of armed aggression on the Hearing Held For Hawaiian On Car Charge TOKYO fifth hearing in the trial of Hawaii travel agent agent Takeshi charged with illegally importing five auto mobiles into was held Wed nesday in the Tokyo District The brief session set March 31 as the date for the next of Maul was arrested 29 as he landed in Yokohama leading a group of 20 Japanese American He was de tained by the Tokyo Metropolitan indicted 9 and re leased on bail If found Kuwahara could get a maximum of five years im prisonment a fine of yen J7 New Holidays Proposed for Japan TOKYO workers soon may be saying No work its a public day of Day off its Physical Culture Lets go to the Its Old Peoples A special committee of the rul ing LiberalDemocratic Party has dome up with a proposal lor 17 new legal contending that thats the way to bring the working week closer to 40 Business and financial circles are expected to object on grounds costs will go up and production down if you add 17 days off to the nine al ready But the politicians argue that with all that rest production actually will The Japanese worker now takes off on 1 New 15 Adults March 21 vernal 29 emperors birth May 3 Constitutional Me morial May 5 Childrens 23 autumnal 3 Culture and 23 Labor Thanksgiving If the Diet the first day of each month except Janu ary already a holiday will be designated a public day of Those would be national holidays along with 11 National Foundation June 10 Old Peoples July 15 Obon Day in memory of 15 Peace 10 Physical Cul ture and 25 Interna tional Goad Will Capsule Catchers Honored Washington Bureau Air Force unit that made the first aerial recovery of an object from space orbit was selected Wednesday to receive the MacKay trophy for General Thomas Air Force chief of awarded the trophy to the 6593rd Test Special at Hickam Haw This is the organization whose flying C119 Box airsnatched three Dis coverer space capsules after they were ejected from The first time that a manmade object was recovered from orbit was when planes of the 6593rd were the first to spot the Discoverer XIII capsule as it floated on the Pacific near A Navy directed to the spot by the circling recovered the capsule from the Only eight days a C119 bearing the code name Pelican piloted by Harold snared the capsule of Discoverer XIV as it floated to Other aerial catches were made on and 10 by the C119s trailing their special recovery The MacKay trophy is awarded annually by the chief of staff of the Air Force to the per or organization accomplish ing the most meritorious flight of the Ikeda Talk TOKYO AP Former French Premier Antoine Pinay and Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda chatted for 40 minutes Wednesday in Ikedaa offices at the ;