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Tokyo Rose Convicted
Of Treason; Will Be
Sentenced Thursday
■y the Auociotod Prut
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 30.—
Stony-faced Iva Toguri D’Aquino
heard herself Convicted of treason
last night—for telling American
troops their ships had been sunk
in Leyte Gulf and they were
[“orphans of the Pacific.”
A somewhat reluctant Federal
[Court jury of six men and six
[ women brought in the verdict
after four days’ deliberation. 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
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$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
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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
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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.
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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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