NAVY: Sampans Seized

In the Hawaiian Islands, "sampan" does not mean what Noah Webster says it does. In Hawaii, it means a boat owned by an Oriental. Residents of Honolulu, now queasy over the Japanese crisis in the far Pacific, regard the islands' chief sampan nest at the fisherman's wharf, a few miles from the Navy's base at Pearl Harbor, as nothing more than a nest of Japanese spies. Army and Navy men think so too. Many a destroyer commander on patrol before Pearl Harbor has stopped a fancy, high-powered motorboat inside the restricted zone, has had bland apologies from its Japanese...

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