National Geographic : 1946 Mar
© National Geographic Society A Japanese Officer Brings News to Island Youngsters He is telling them that U. S . Marines and Seabees have landed on Yap and they will be treated well by the newcomers. Americans found that the islanders had fared well, though they were allowed to retain only the bare essentials of living-a house, a few chickens, and part of their daily catch of fish. Kodachromes U.S.Marine Corps, Official, by Lt. David D. Duncan Yap Women, Too,Are Fond ofOversize Pocketbooks Slung by a cord over theshoulder, these palm-fiber baskets serve ascatchalls for anything a woman maycollect onherdaily rounds. Sometimes babies are carried in them. Women have little voice inYap affairs, and only onexceptional feast days are they allowedtoattend parties inthemen's clubhouses.