Things like this are why it's hard to give up science.
THIS COPY OF A HAND-PAINTED SIGN WRITTEN by a Japanese civilian hangs on the wall of the Agassiz building at Hopkins in Pacific Grove. On Sept. 2, 1945, a U.S military unit found the message posted on the door of the University of Tokyo Marine Biological Station located at a midget submarine base in Moroisi Ko, Japan: "This is a marine biological station with her history of over sixty years. If you are from the Eastern Coast, some of you might know Woods Hole or Mt Desert or Tortugas. If you are from the West Coast you may know Pacific Grove or Puget Sound Biological Station. This place is a place like one of these. Take care of this place and protect the possibility for the continuation of our peaceful research. You can destroy weapons and war instruments but save the civil equipments for Japanese students. When you are through with your job here notify to the university and let us come back to our scientific home. The last one to go, KATSUMA DAN." U.S. troops left the station intact.
(Retroactively posted 99/08/18)