World: Hoomanawanui

Japanese submarines shelled three islands of the Hawaiian chain one night last week. They damaged a small shed, set fire to a cane field. Questioned at a press conference aboard a submarine about U.S. Navy counteroperations, island-wise, white-thatched Admiral Chester W. Nimitz answered in island slang: "Hoomanawanui" (Let time take care of the situation).

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!