World War: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Spy

U.S. Navy officers in Honolulu chuckled mightily last week over a Japanese submarine's periscope upped furtively in Hawaiian waters. U.S. naval units had spotted the spying craft, could have sunk it at will. Consensus: The sub saw nothing of value.

But Correspondent Hallett Abend, in a wireless to the New York Times, paid unwilling tribute to Nipponese ingenuity. Said he: "Other semi-hostile Japanese naval actions have been openly conducted, without the slightest attempt at secrecy, always keeping 2,000 yards beyond the utmost range of American coast-defense batteries. The only disturbing feature of this phase of Japanese naval activity is how...

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