For last Sunday's New York Times Magazine Marine Lieut. Ellis M. Trefethen wrote a short article entitled This Is Tarawa Today. Excerpts:
"Betio is changed greatly. The tangled morass of coconut logs and bomb-pitted sand has been leveled. Orderly rows of tents have risen to shelter the marines, the sailors, the airmen and the Seabees who man this outpost. . . .
"This is the island where Marine anti-aircraft gunners have hammered up a signpost labeled 'Tokyo,' and painted another that reads 'Golden Gate in '48, breadline in '49'. . . .