REFLECTIONS: Vivid Memory

Brigadier General Carlos P. Romulo last week received a friendly letter from former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Joseph C. Grew. Grew wanted Romulo to sponsor a new university in Japan. In his reply, Romulo pointed out that hundreds of Philippine schools are still in ruins made by the Japanese invaders, declined Grew's request. A few days earlier, Romulo had told a story to newsmen which threw a sharp light on his refusal. The incident, Romulo had explained, was one of his most vivid memories of the war.

Just before the Allied invasion of Leyte, Japanese soldiers had gone...

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