INTERNATIONAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL FOR THE FAR EAST OFFICE OF THE GENERAL SECRETARY APO 500 3 Aug 1946 MEMORANDUM: SUBJECT: Addresses in the Court Room TO: All Prosecution and Defense Counsel. 1.Upon several occasions during the past few weeks the President of the Tribunal has found it necessary to ask counsel at the speakers stand to speak louder so they may be heard by everyone. In order to reduce these requests to a minimum the Sound Officer makes these explanations and suggestions. 2.The sound system now in use in the court room was designed to permit simultaneous delivery of papers prepared in two languages. It was not designed as an amplifier system and should not be called upon to do the work of such a system. 3.Each Counsel should keep himself reminded that this is the case: When Counsel addresses the court he should not depend upon the microphone mounted there, rather he should speak in a loud clear voice such as would be used if there were no sound system in the court room. It is equally important that when speaking, Counsel stand near the rostrum. 4.By doing these things and only by doing these will counsel be heard clearly by all concerned. FOR THE GENERAL SECRETARY: [signed] George W. Hanley GEORGE W. HANLEY Lt. Col., FA Executive Officer.