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Doloris Coulter Cogan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824830892

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824830892.001.0001

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The Press Weighs In

The Press Weighs In

(p.84) Chapter 7 The Press Weighs In
We Fought the Navy and Won

Doloris Coulter Cogan

University of Hawai'i Press

On June 18, 1947, the Secretaries of State, War, Navy, and the Interior, finally sent to President Truman their recommendation on how the Pacific islands should be administered. They recommended that legislation for Guam “be enacted at this session” of Congress, that legislation for American Samoa be presented to the next session, and that organic legislation for the Trust Territory be prepared sometime after the Security Council acted favorably on the agreement to be presented for approval shortly. The announced agreement, however, was full of ambiguities. It was made to look as if all four departments favored civilian government for the Pacific islands, but there was a conditional provision in Section 4 postponing the transfer of administration to an unnamed civilian agency to “the earliest practicable date, such date to be determined by the President.” Meanwhile, the Navy should continue to have administrative responsibility on an interim basis pending the transfer. This chapter presents the author's account of the reactions to this new development, which were published in the Guam Echo.

Keywords:   Guam, press, civilian government, U.S. Navy, Guam Echo, Pacific Islands

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