National Affairs: Word from the General

For a nonpolitical military man, General of the Army Douglas MacArthur sounded strangely like a presidential candidate last week. From the busy Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in Japan came a letter to the Republican National Committee.

MacArthur wanted to congratulate the committee on its drive to set up Young Republican clubs on the nation's college campuses. Wrote MacArthur: "The [Republican] Party has never deviated from the proposition that all political power resides in the people. It has never failed in its staunch advocacy for the maximum of personal freedom." He added: "In youth as in age [MacArthur is 68] there...