In San Francisco, 11-year-old Philip Brown, whose father, Lieut. Commander Cabot Brown, is a medical officer in the Navy, was told to write a composition for his English class. On the topic, "The First Day My Father Is Home," Philip wrote:

"My father has been out in the Pacific for about 15 months. In three months he is due home. I wonder what the first day home will be like. This is how I think it will be.

"Mom, Steve, Jim and myself will all go down to meet him at the pier. The ship will be late. Many people will...

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