of i a a for March,
"backseat flying." years ago he was
supposed to be enjoying a fortnight's rest
in Florida. spent the two weeks learning to be a bombardier in a Flying Fortress and returned from his "vacation"
enthusiastic about American
"Some day," says Newsweek in a recent
issue from which much of this article is
quoted, "General Persons would like to
retire and lie around a Florida beach in
a G-string. But he sees little chance of
this, even after the war. For thinks
civilian revulsion with everything military will be an almost inevitable postwar reaction. So then it will be even
more necessary for Persons to be around
to see that Congress continues to understand the Army."
Interned in Thailand
(Continued from page 2jg)
the port of Bangkok on 29.
We had a very rough, unpleasant journey as far as Saigon in Indo-China where
we were transferred to the N.Y.K. liner
Asama Maru bearing Ambassador Joseph
C. Grew and other Americans from Japan, Korea, Manchukuo, and
Kong. We proceeded to Singapore where
we joined company with the Italian liner
Conte Verde carrying Americans from
occupied China. two great ships
sailed together across the Indian Ocean
to the Portuguese colony of Mozambique
in East Africa about 1,200 miles north
of Capetown. in the harbor pf
Lourenco Marques we met the Swedish
motorship Gripsholm with Japanese and
a i from the U.S.A. and the exchange
took place on July 23. A later
we reached New York and never did the
Statue of Liberty look so good.
our return we were pleased to find
that most of the a i in the United
States had followed their diplomatic representatives in repudiating the alliance
with a a made by the Bangkok government. A Free a i movement a been
organized to help the United Nations in
the task of making a i a once more
the a of the Free." For that reason
the United States is not officially at war
with a i a even though the Bangkok government proclaimed war against
us after Bangkok had been bombed several times in January 1941 in an attempt
to destroy some of the Japanese bases
Apart from these sporadic bombings,
life in a i a seems to go on about as
before, though we know that food is
scarce. Bangkok Christian College was
not occupied by the Japanese troops and
has continued its program with an allT a i faculty under the leadership of a
recent graduate of the School of Education of the University of Chicago who
returned to his Bangkok home from the
United States just ten days before the
war broke out. Friendships of many years'
standing are not affected by war, and
throughout our period of internment
we received many gifts of food and
clothes from friends, both Christian and
Buddhist, who were technically our enemies, who dared to help us for the
sake of Auld Lang Syne. Officially Thailand is on the wrong side of the war, but
sooner or later a change will come that
will restore her to true freedom.
Dr. Tyson Named President of A.G.P.P.
Gettysburg '10, a member of the Survey Commission of
A e, and president of Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, is the
newly elected head of the Association of College Presidents of Pennsylvania. Dr.
Tyson was named to the position at the organization's winter meeting at the PennHarris hotel, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on January 29.
DR. LEVERING TYSON,