Regarding the Sept. 24 article “Miss World Japan looks for U.S. granddad“: If Elza Sasaki would like to determine the whereabouts, either alive or not, of her grandfather, I suggest she get in touch with:

The Salvation Army
Missing Persons and Booth Records Service
P.O. Box 22646
Long Beach, Calif. 90801-5646
Phone: 1-800-698-7728 Fax: 1-562-491-8520

I have had an excellent experience with this organization. It was able to find a relative of mine when none of the other search services could. It is connected with the Salvation Army and is thus nonprofit, but it would appreciate a donation to offset the costs of the search.

wayne root