Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on June 13, 1957 · Page 3
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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, June 13, 1957
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Thursday Evening, June 13, 1957 Jap Farmer Graphically Describes Shooting of Woman by American Gl Editors Note: Only two persons— ((Girard's gun was equipped with a soldier companion of William S. Girard and a 29-year-old Japanese farmer—witnessed the fatal shooting of Mrs. N'aka Sakai on a U.S. firing range at Somagahara, Japan last Jan. 30. A key issue in the a grenade launcher.) Girard stood up and came closer to the trench where Mrs. Sakai was. He shouted, "Get out of here, get out of here." Just then Mrs. Sakai started to case has been whether Girard ! climb out of the trench There scattered empty cartridge shells jwas another shot and j saw Mrs _ to entice the woman scrap metal, Sakaj /aU forward on , her r ace scavenger before shooting her, as with her arms spread out . S he Japanese quarters have charged. moaned but didn , t sa anything . Girard's soldier companion. SP 3C j was standing aboilt eight yards V.ctor Mekel Inkster, Men., has ifrom wj]ere ^ fe ,,_ refused puWic comment on the | „. , , TT , , . charge. Hidetsigu Onozeki, Mrs., ( '' rard . ra " U P to ^ r - He Io . okedt frightened. He leaned over and put his hand on Mrs. Sakai's back Sakai's companion on Jan. 30, today gave United Press his version of the incident. By HIDETSUGU ONOZEKI As Tolcb l.o United Press SOMAGAHARA, Japan (UP) — There were about 70 or 80 villagers at the firing range that day, hili. I called to them to come back but most of them were afraid and only six or seven came to where w e were. Girard made gestures for me to put Mrs. .Sakai on my back and carry her away. Mrs. Sakai was "dai-jobu" (ok), Girard told me Then he looked again at Mrs. Sakai's face and touched her. His face looked scared. "Obasan is dead," I told him in Japanese. The exact time when Mrs. Sakai was shot was 5 minutes to 1 p.m. ^ _ __ Some of the villagers came back arid "shook"'her.""But"she" didn't and we moved Mrs. Sakai to some move i flat ground and laid her on the Girard turned to me and called j ground face up. out, "Papasan," motioning me to j Girard had gone away but he come. ' j returned soon with another soldier I talked to Mrs. Sakai and j who had a first aid kit. touched her back. "Obasan, Oba-l The other soldier opened Mrs. McNeeiy Bible School Scheduled A daily Bible school is scheduled to commence June 17 at the McNeeiy Memorial Congregational Christian church. Classes will convene each day, closing with a children's program on the evening of June 21. The nursery division will be under the supervision of Ruth Ann White and Bonita Helvie. Donna Bell Rose nad Shirley Brown.will instruct the beginners' class. The primary group will be guided by Jane Kessler and Delores Litlte, while Norma Alspaugh and Thelma Little will lead the junior class. In the intermediate group, Edna Zimmerman and Opal Helvie will be in charge. Boys in the arts seconds. 409-415 E.BROADWAY • DIAL 4166 and crafts division will be instructed by the Rev. J. Kessler, Max White and Lewis Little. Any ch'ild is eligible to attend the week-long school, and in cases where it proves necessary, transportation can be provided for the students. If transportation or information is desired, interested parties are urged to contact any of the teachers cited above. Earthquake Rocks Luzon MANILA (UP)—An earthquake described as "the strongest in 27 years" rocked northern Luzon today. There were no immediate reports of casualties," but there were indications of considerable property damage. The quake lasted for 52 Kidney Transplant Approved by Court BOSTON (UP)—The Massachusetts Supreme Court today approved a proposed kidney transplant from a .5-year-old Kentucky youth to his ailing twin brother. In an unprecedented decision, Justice Edward Counihan said it would be proper for doctors to operate on Leonard'Masden, Shepherdsville, Ky., to remove a healthy kidney to be placed in his broliher, Leon. Doctors said last week Leon was doomed unless the operation could be performed within 30 days. The court petition was expedited after hospital tests, including skin grafts, confirmed that th e twins were identical. The youths were unable to give ' Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Three consent to the surgery because I car on the Pennsylvania tracks a they are minors. Neither could 'quarter mile east of Maples. their mother give legal consent He saj(J , )e was ta , kj wi(h because, without court permission, ' Bar , c , t when (i , ey both went , o it would be "an invasion of the ^^ The next t ' hing they kncw . person of Leonard ... not tor tus a train had craslled inlo their car . " ' benefit." Boys in Car Parked On Track Injured FORT WAYNE (UP)—Two injured Monroeville boys told police today they intentionally parked llieir car on a railroad track and then unintentionally went to sleep. Taken to Parkview Hospital wer e Junior York, 17, the driver, and Ray Barrett, 18, whose neck was broken in the crash. York told police he parked the Read the Classified Ads watching the American soldiers d conduct an exercise. Mrs. Sakai' end I were among them. First the soldiers fire live am-j munition. Then they divided into j two groups—one group went up the hill and the other stayed below end loaded their guns with blank ammunition for an attack on the group on the hill. When the exercise was over, the fjldiers lay down to rest and we' (the villagers! moved toward thorn to see if they would give us some empty shells to sell for scrap. Some of the soldiers got up and fhouted at us, "Get out of here." All the villagers started to run away. But Mrs. Sakai and 1 were a little way ap.art from the group, to we were behind the others. Mrs. Sakai and I were about 10 yards from two soldiers by a machine gun. One "f them 'the inan I later identified a.s Girard when Army officers took me to camp WhittingUin) held up about 10 small cartridges. Thought He Was Joking Tie said to Mrs. Sakai, "Mama- san V.oko takusan brass" 'Woman, liere i.s much• brass), and threw the shell casings 1 on the other side of a .shallow trench. Mrs. Sakai unrl I ran to pick thorn up. Then Girard threw sonn' more shells but these went into the trench and Mrs. Sakai went in to get them. 'Girard has denied, '.hat he tossed the shells 'out lo entice the Japanese. J I was about to run over to the trench-to help Mrs. Sakai when 1; .saw Girard pointing his rifle at, me. H looked very dangerous but | J thought lie was jokin;;. Anyway, I started to run away flown the hill when I heard a .shot and something went by my left toot. My back was lo Girrmi. When I turned around I saw him crouched down and puttim: another empty cartridge into hi.s gun . , san." I said but she didn't answer i Sakai's clothing and touched her she was I oyer the heart Then he cleancd villagers/were standing in I the dirt from her mouth and tied ; a group about 100 yards down the I her mouth shut with a bandage. 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