|Parent||4 Days to Go, Japs Wait for U. S. Defense Aid News Article|
|Collection||C.W.J. Phelps Collection|
|Folder||First Phelps Scrap Book|
|Repository||University of Virginia Law Library|
4 Days to Go, Japs Wait for U. S. Defense Aid TOKYO, April 10 (AP) – With only four days remaining before the schedule indictment of top flight Japanese war criminals headed by Hideki Tojo, they still have not received the promised American defense aid or been permitted to talk with their Japanese attorneys. The imperial government requested that each defendant be assigned an American attorney in addition to his Japanese counsel. Gen. MacArthur approved. That means a minimum of two dozen American defense lawyers, but the staff has not put in an appearance. The defense section has been set up, but officers say that so far it is only a paper organization which has done nothing about preparing a defense. It is expected that about 25 defendants will be named when the prosecution submits indictments Monday. Ex-Governor Declines Post Raleigh, N. C., April 10 (AP) – J. C. B. Ehringhaus, former governor of North Carolina, said today that he had declined an offer of the war department to serve as chief American defense counsel for Japanese war crime trials.