The Kokomo Tribune from Kokomo, Indiana on September 10, 1945 · Page 16
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. - e ( By^the, Associated J>ress. red through Ssp< Cl goodithnagh through -K1 1 good mad* inlberJO; U.thrasjfb 9140*. Decemberf «K **thls 'faO continue >toS«r»e two 4o for each Txraid 2«f'used ««etid~ the spring, roundup while good through 'December tt lr for'JSye meitarfiuCwho wasgraduated fro the3tTniv«rsity s 6f Chicago in?l»l» and' who. acted as interpreter 'for us.""Kasai tost his seat In the Diet in 1X2 through- pressure 'brought' by Tojo's totalitarian party, the Imperial l Rule Assistant Hon. Kasai said he h*d visited Tojo only 10 days ago to pay hi* respects for "the suicide of the general's son-in-law. Major Koga. who committed bars kiri upon failure of aVconspiraey to prevent the i peror*s peace -announcement from reaching the public. Stamp. »7 -by .passtd^and not be validate*. ' SHOES— Sook.Thre* airplane stamps 1; 2, > and"-! good Indefi- He]y.'.OPA wys no plans to eel any.of these (tamps. Try 'A Trikmme WaH Ad! iit, aii.1 if ; maha. ysnir luidc « tf». f I* Schram, ahere, _ t •( the Kew Tmrfc Stock Esekoge. will he a visitor ia Kaka«o Ton•ay. He li iiaii'airi to ailrpss the Botary dak. .at .Its weddy •t the Hotel Personals Butler university sororities pledged the following girls' at the conclusion of rush week Saturday night: Misses Juliana Hamp and Betty Bannon, Kappa Kappa Gamma; Joan Holman and Marcia Tudor, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Eleanor Melnzcr, Alpha Chi/Omega. Mrs. Gladys Henger has entered the Comer sanitarium, at Mooresville~ tor • treatment "and surgery. Mrs."*Henger* will'"be glad to hear from Tier friends. ~ "„' ^ Misses [Janice. Shockley and Miriam Spangler'entered the freshman class-at Indiana Central college in Indianapolis, Saturday.: .and Mrs. 'Claud "Wall and daughter,'Patty, spent Sunday with their.son and brother, Pvt Robert Wall,,at Q»mp Atterbnry. '' FMEIOM-Oi lectal Trtibles -mm |._J 9 ivw|r uaa YO AMmonts 40--page FREE BOOK—tells facts about Piles, Rectal Abscesses, Fistula and other rectal and colon disorders; also related ailments and latest corrective treatments. Thornton * Minor Clinic, Suite 986, 926 McGee, Kansas City, Mo.—(Adv.) y«M Kk*, w»H available today . . tough Anribrubber eputation for quality is jood tiling to bonk on. When you do However,' Tojo's home is in-such 'remote district that.Kasai hid to ask the police for fresh, directions near .the ,.burned-but Shibuya station. , , The neat one-story residence is possibly -the most-discussed house in Asia. It has .been bunt'since Tojo fell from power, and the Japanese, say it is far more elaborate than any he' would permit to be bunt "under his' regime. < The hoiue is a strange, mixture of western and Japanese architecture. A. tan. stucco front'porch makes, it 'look like any " ordiary suburban American home, hut the tin part is entirely Japanese, with big spacious room* and class sliding windows and panels, some of which still are covered with adhesive tape strips, relics of air raid days. The house, some sources 'say, was.some sort of bribe. The politician who earlier informed us of Tojo's plan to accuse Roosevelt of war responsibility, insisted that the former premier was roundly hated by the Japanese public because he had thus far failed to commit suicide. laforssant ABMJTBMB*. The informant begged that he remain anonymous, saying, "If the peejple knew I kill me." visited him they Quoting a friend in the'foreign office, this informant'said Tojo intended to commit suicide as soon a* he had made his.expected court defense. 11 Other sources reported that Tojo had amassed a fortune of millions of yen during his tenure of office, most of it coming from the illicit opium trade in China, where high generals acted' as couriers to take the .drug, from North China to Shanghai markets. Despite' his power, Tojo's downfall was a foregone conclusion.to the Japanese after the loss of Saipan.. These sources said that for day's after the island was lost, Tojo's telephone rang and anonymous voices asked his wife, "Hasn't Tojo committed hara kiri yet?" 'Even thus in disgrace, however, the msn who began the war made one final strong gesture to try to keep Japan' fighting. t One of the conspirators ,who killed the commanding general of the Imperial guards division in an effort to prevent surrender news from reaching the public was Tojo's son-in-law. When the plot failed and Major*Koga himself committed suicide, Tojo's wife said, "He did a brave, honorable thing." Tojo Directed Actton ; It seems evident that'.under' the clannish family relationships, existing in Japa, Tojo himself'had directed Major Koga's actions. While Tojo's police bodyguard stared, we walked through the gate and to his 'front door. A young man in odds and ends'of an army uniform was working on midget car which- had a bright blue paint job but lacked.one wheel. Our interpreter wrote our names a*-a card and asked the young man to deliver it to Tojo. 'He departed with a deep bow, but returned quickly to say that Tojo would not see us. Kasai refused to take no for an answer "from the man who-once could have thrown him readily into secret torture chambers. Carrying the card, the walked Into Uk» garden and motioned us to follow. Tojo, sitting on'his chair, had his back to us and was'un- aware of our .approach until we were within a few, feet -Kasai then told him 1 the purpose of our visit Toko shook his shaven head vigorously. His face was act and stern. We stood there. Finally, with a slight shrug he permitted Introductions and held out his hand. Only S-Feet-4 In Height This would-be Napoleon of the Orient Is only 5 feet 4 inches and appears to weigh about 130 pounds. Nevertheless, he is stock and appears strong for his 61 years. He was wearing a white sports shirt and white flannel trousers which had been cut off to make shorts held up by both suspenders and a~" belt, He had on brown, scuffed shoes on 'the three-button variety withdrawn socks. Tojo "obviously was •till highly displeased . by our 'Intrusion and curtly .declined to discuss the war. Then he apparently decided to make the best of the situation by employing repartee. Throughout his life he had done, this, with a keenness and ability: at subterfuge that, won'him the "army nickname of "Razor Brain.".' . "I am, filling, in my foxhole he- cause there's no more need for if he said, gesturing,, to the laborer hi the air raid shelter. "I am a farmer now* and no more concerned with politics." " " • - Laharrr Stares at Anerieaas , The ..laborer Jiad, 3uit ; work to, •tare at us, but'another gesture From Tojo* put him "to bending his back furiously, tossing in more' dirt, ., .."*'' f "t have no intention of returning to .politics," Tojo-reiterated. ; asked if, as a gentleman: Farmer,' he took his* customary daily- horseback .ride. , . : "Ton nave taken-all my horses,"' he'responded.-./"Bring some back and ITl ride." , . : '-Tojo said he'was •"'"••jning the •am* personal living schedule'as. when he was the busy war premier,; rising at 4:30 a. m. and retiring at 11 p. m. He said., TluY schedule is every healthy," hot admitted he| although -he never alcohoL Asked whether-he" preferred his quiet life, he said, "It doesn't matter BOW." ,.„ , ,. s , I,; Brines, remarked that Tojo's soldiers had captured me'in* Manila, and he replied^ - "Well,: 1 you'-turned around > and captured them." When Tojo told about almost ,be- BT Burned op ta an American air; mid, L Spencer; said I;had dodged! apanes»bomb»;many, times, v ,. r \ Tojo'qiflckr/ietorteaV "Well, plus; ad-minus -iromi-nothaVleaves] iOthing,~Everything'is*even now." WeHoId Tojo that*he..was more ridely known In America than any ther Japanese except * the em- icror. < With a keen glance he shot back. For good or for bad?" He threw back his head and inghed lustily, showing a mouth- ul of gold teeth. He laughed re- *atedly.'/but each time his face lid smoothly back into the graven mpassivity so familiar in his pho- ographs. The customary horn-rimmed pectacles were missing, however. :ojo said he didn't need them in he'country. - ; Finally he seated us at a table in he spacious garden beneath a pine ree which he said was-300 years Id. He clapped his hands three imes and his daughter came with offee. \ ' Tojo,sent kef-back to get some omatoes, which he proudly said he tad grown'on his own land. The .coffee was sweetened .with •echarine. When he had finished it Tojo nought out a tin can of cigarets abeled "Hope" brand. These for- nerly were Japan's best but now re virtually unobtainable. . During our talk, Americanplanes •onstantly droned overhead. Tojo xputined that' his . house was in ine with the regular run between ttsugi airfield.and Tokyo. After the cigarets, he rose and scorted us to, the road where he mmediately expressed interest in ur jeep, saying it was the first he ad ever seen and asked imme- iately, "Can it .be carried by : air- ilane?" •We assured him that it could and .rove: off. 'Ml Ji Mills waits to SM ?•• general's office for final review. ,GeetingBville. Ind, Sept 10—(A?) —The switchboard operator at the White House in Washington was to receive & third telephone call today 'from Mrs. Florence Ethel- Colby as the Indiana mother con- tinned her effort to gain a hearing with President Truman to plead!' for her son who is under an army death sentence in Germany. Mrs. Colby, mother of Pic. Robert Colby, -who was convicted of killing an army captain and a lieutenant last June, said, she had-made several attempts to call the president over the weekend. The switchboard said neither the president nor Mrs. Truman was available, though," said Mrs. Colby. "I wanted to ask the president to have Robert's trial held in the States. I'd like to see and talk with' him." The sentence has been reviewed IZAAK WALTON LEABUE STA6 WEMESDAY, SEPT. 12 WHEN YOu NEED UcuFiuiccdir. • 11* Sow* Msfti 9MM MMMWork Lovers For the reader desiring the address of a* needlecraft magazine, Mrs. L. 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