U.S. and Colonies

On one point about the postwar governance of the world's colonies, the faculty discussion groups of 42 U.S. colleges and universities, banded into the Universities Committee on Post-War International Problems last week were unanimously agreed: "The U.S. should accept its fair share of responsibility."

Americans acquired a king in the Marshalls Islands, where the U.S. flag now flaps over territory once Japanese. (Both British and U.S. flags fly over Tarawa and its Gilbert Island neighbors, previously the property of the British.) The newly captured king gave Cordell Hull no additional diplomatic burdens. Navy...

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