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A surprised “Oh!” of apparent dis appointment. swept the courtroom. Iva—Los Angeles-born and ed ucated—remained as stoic as she had during the 12-week trial. Head bowed, she said nothing. No tears. Later she told her attorney, “I can’t understand it.’ An appeal is planned. Thursday was set for sentencing. The minimum sentence would be five years’ imprisonment and a Vte fan* ofi MaZumaM^ ‘Jamotu Me*u) Weal VALUE... COMFORT... STYLE .. ALL 3 ARE YOURS IN THE NEW FALL SELECTIONS OF Camelot SUITS ONLY $59-50 A better selection than ever now available • GUN CHECKS • DIAGONAL WEAVES • SHARKSKINS • FLANNELS • GLEN PLAIDS University Shop IBS 6 STREET, N.W. Charge Accounts Welcomed $10,000 fine: the maximum death. But the Government did not ask the death penalty. “Did Only Thing Possible.” Foreman John Mann said the jurors would have liked to acquit the 33-year-old woman known to GI’s as Tokyo Rose, but “we did the only thing we thought pos sible under the judge’s instruc tions.” Actually, she was convicted on only one of the eight counts in the indictment. That one related to her broadcast from Radio T’oyko in October, 1944, about the Leyte Gulf battle. Kenkichi Oki, an official of Ra dio Tokyo, testified the defendant said, “Now you fellows have lost all your ships. You are really or phans of the Pacific. How do you think you are going to get home? • * •” That, the jury decided, was suf ficiently damaging to American morale to constitute treason. Her defense was based primarily on this contention. Her wartime broadcasts on the “Zero Hour” were harmless entertainment, and she and prisoners of war on the same program really tried to boost instead of lower morale. While Chief Prosecutor Tom De Wolfe termed the verdict “a just one for the United States.” De fense Attorney Wayne Collins called it “absolutely erroneous— unsupportable by any credible testimony.” Mr. Collins said he would file a motion for arrest of judgment, for a new trial and would appeal. Verdict Comes Suddenly. The verdict came with surpris ing suddenness. The courtroom, well packed during the trial, was far from full. Every one thought the jury was getting ready to re cess for dinner. The jury at no time had given any indication of its sentiment, although it frequently called for transcripts of testimony and for explanations of Judge Michael J. Roche’s instructions. Many observers thought late yesterday the jury was leaning toward acquittal. Only a few minutes before the verdict the jurors asked amplification of Only Suit Tokyo Rose Wore Had Woman Jurors Worried By tho Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30. —All during her 12-week trea son trial, Iva D’Aquino wore the same gray plaid suit* with a double row of gilt buttons to match the gilt barrettes on her black hair. Usually she had a touch of white lace at her throat. The suit always looked neat and freshly pressed. One woman who wore a varied series of smart outfits in the jury-box confided to a reporter that the womes jurors felt “awfully worried because that little girl didn’t seem to have any other dress.” “We wanted to get some thing for her,” she said. “I’d have been glad to do it myself. But I suppose the prosecutors wouldn’t have liked it.” Judge Roche’s instruction which read: “Overt acts of an apparently incriminating character, when judged in the light of related events, may turn out to be acts which were not of aid and com fort to the enemy.” They asked the meaning of “re lated events.” Judge Roche merely told them not to single out a single instruc tion, or part of one, for guidance. He then suggested that they might like dinner and said he would await their decision wheth er they wished to continue work afterwards. Called “Arch Traitoress.” When they filed back in with coats on, it appeared they were en route to dinner. Clerk James P. Welsh seemed astonished when the foreman handed him the ver dict. The defendant, termed an “arch traitoress” and a “female Bene dict Arnold” by the prosecution, sat motionless as the separate verdicts were read on the eight counts—not guilty on seven, guilty on one. Inscrutable, she listened as the Judge thank the jury: “No jury in all the years of my experience has exercised more patience.” There was a brief consultation of lawyers and the decision on the sentence date. Then Mrs. D’Aquino was led downstairs, and soon afterwards hustled into the marshal’s van and back to the county jail. j Fire Prevention Exhibit A Are prevention demonstration will be given by Roy Allsopp of the National Mutual Fire Insur ance Co., at 3 p.m. tomorrow on the lot adjoining the Miller Build ing, Bethesda. A fire breaks out in the United States on the average of every 38 seconds. Enter fORDS Big 5(00,000 Car Safety Contest/ Drive in today for your FREE Safety Check-Up and Entry Blank. STEUART MOTORS KNOWS YOUR & EST J SAN FRANCISCO.—TOKYO ROSE AT END OF TRIAL—Mrs. Iva Toguri D’Aquino (Tokyo Rose) is escorted from Federal Court by Deputy Marshal Herbert Cole after having been convicted yesterday on one of eight counts of treason. —AP Wirephoto. Sir Leslie Rowan Coining Here as Deputy to Franks •y tht Associated Press LONDON, Sept. 30.—Sir Leslie Rowan, 41. Irish chief of Sir Staf ford Cripps’ personal stafl. is going to Washington as deputy to British Ambassador Sir Oliver Franks, It was announced today. Sir Leslie, who was a private secretary to former Prime Minis ter Winston Churchill, will “carry out arrangements for continuing consultation agreed upon at the tripartite talks In Washington,” an announcement from Prime Minister Attlee’s office said. He also has been appointed economic minister at the Washington Embassy. Buffalo Is Busy Although the port of Buffalo is frozen over four or five months a year, it handles more than 16, 000,000 tons of water-borne freight annually. ' - Jap War Criminal to Fiy To U. S. for Provoo Probe By ths Associated Press TOKYO, Sept. 30.—Seitaro Fujita, convincted war criminal, is getting out of Sugamo prison to take a plane trip to Washing ton. He is one of 11 Japanese leav ing tomorrow to appear before a grand jury investigating col laboration charges against a former American soldier, John David Provoo, 33. They are due in Washington Monday. Provoo was captured on Cor regidor in 1942. He is accused of serving Japan thereafter as a propagandist. The group of witnesses includes Ruth Hakakawa, Nobuo Fujimura, Norizane Ikeda, Masayoshi Morino, Takaji Domoto, Naomichi Siyoshi, George Uno, Lily Ghevenian, Shigetsugu Tsuneishl, Tokokazu Nakata and Fujita. India produced 550,000,000 tons, of tea in 1948. Silent Minutes tor Prayer j Weighed by U.N. Assembly By »h» Associated Press LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Sept. 10.—The United Nations Assembly s on its way to having silent ninutes for prayer or meditation it each session. The Legal Committee yesterday ipproved and sent to the General Assembly a recommendation that •very Assembly meeting open and dose with a minute of silence for prayer or meditation by delegates, who represent every faith and creed. The committee voted 44 to 0 for the recommendation after Secre tary-General Trygve Lie’s legal expert told the members the dele gates could pray, meditate or just let their minds wander during the silent minutes. Seven nations did not vote on the proposal. They were Yugo slavia, Russia, White Russia, the Soviet Ukraine, Poland, Czecho slovakia and Uruguay. Matt Winn's Condition Takes Turn for Worse By the Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. Sept. 30.— The condition of Col. Matt J. Winn, 88, impresario of the Ken tucky Derby who recently under went two major operations, took a turn for the worse early today. Authorties at St. Joseph Hos pital said Col. Winn was “a little weaker." 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