Vol. XXVI No. 9 … MacArthur : The Emperor’s Boss ……. The week of victory in the Pacific was General of the Army MacArthur’s week. He called Jap emissaries to Manila to arrange details of the capitulation and announced that he would soon lead the occupation army onto the soil of Japan (see Victory, beginning on page 7 ). The picture shows MacArthur smoking one of his favorite corn-cob pipes. Associated Press Photo.