World: Clean Sweep

A well-used broom at the masthead has been symbolic of naval victory since the 17th Century, when Dutch Admiral Martin Tromp was supposed to have lashed a broom to the masthead of his flagship to signify that he had swept the British from the seas. Last week the U.S.S. Wahoo, a submarine of the Pacific Fleet, sported the symbolic broom, and none had a better right.

Scouting Jap activities at Wewak, where a new enemy base is being built to compensate for the loss of Buna and Gona, the Wahoo had made a find. Anchored in a narrow inlet of...

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