From the Marshall Islands, which have been held successively by Spain, Germany and Japan, came two solemn petitions. One, bearing signatures or fingerprints of 835 natives on Arno Atoll (one of 32 islands in the group*) declared:
"When this war is over we request as it is written below.
"1. We ask the United States of America to look over us.
"2. And it should also keep our customs.
"3. We want the U.S. as long as we live on the world."
The other, signed by 1,025 natives on Ma jura Atoll, seconded the suggestion :...