News reprint of 'TOJO, SHIMADA among twelve expected to be sentenced to death'
Typed copy of news article by Morris Harris, an AP Special Contract reporter, regarding the expected outcome of the Tokyo trial. Harris predicts that about half of the twenty-five war criminal suspects will get the death penalty, about 10 will get imprisonment and one to three will be found not guilty. The news article then discusses General MacArthur's predicted reaction by stating that "he must give the final decision on the judgment of the Court, but on that occasion, he can only mitigate the punishment." In terms of public reaction in Washington, Harris writes "the opinion is that those who will be sentenced to death among the war criminal suspects will be able men of a vicious and base character or schemers who thought most of promoting personal power even at the price of the sacrifice of the Japanese people." Harris concludes by stating "The Americans, in general, believe that whatever the judgment may be, the greatest result is that the Military Tribunal has shown the Japanese people how Japan's militarism controlled the government and brought about war."