JAPAN: Holy Mac

U.S. occupation authorities in Japan are dedicated to the principle of freedom of worship. Last week they proved it.

As stiff-necked, German-born G-2 officer Brigadier General Charles A. Willoughby (who changed his name from Von Tscheppe-Weidenbach) sat in his Dai Ichi Building office late one night, scanning proofsheets of the English-language Nippon Times, his eye lit on an editorial reprinted from the Tokyo daily Jiji Shimpo. "Japanese teachers," he read, "have the habit of blind worship for . . . the man in power. . . . They used to endeavor to instill in the minds of their pupils...

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