POLITICAL NOTES: MacArthur for Taft

While the diplomats were preparing to sign the Japanese Peace Treaty in San Francisco last week, an old soldier rose 2,650 miles away to make a speech. Douglas MacArthur, chief architect of peace in Japan, had not been invited to the signing, instead was appearing before 10,000 cheering Ohioans in Cleveland. But the treaty was not uppermost in Douglas MacArthur's mind that night. Though he took due note of Japan's recovery and return to sovereignty, and though he insisted that he had "neither partisan affiliation nor . . . political purpose," the burden of his message...

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