POSTWAR: These Island Harbors

The world's diplomats argued behind closed doors last week over the question of international trusteeship of colonial areas and island bases. But Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, boss of the world's greatest navy, made his position clear: the bases which were won in World War II by U.S. arms must be kept by U.S. arms. Said he:

"These atolls, these island harbors, will have been paid for by the sacrifice of American blood. They will have been scooped out of sand and rock, coral and volcanic ash, by a generation of Americans giving their service, their ingenuity, and their money....

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