AUSTRALIA: The Bad Word

Anti-Japanese feeling dies hard in Australia. Last week, a decade after Tojo's men were driven out of islands adjacent to the southern continent, Australians were excited anew about the "Yellow Peril." Into Rabaul Harbor came a Japanese pearling ship, its crew battened below decks, its captain a captive of Australian Planter Ray Stacey, who, with the aid of native islanders, had seized the vessel at the Feni Islands, 80 miles to the southeast. Australia accused the Japanese of violating immigration laws, but the real charge was poaching pearl shell beds in waters which the Australians insist they own—a claim...

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