The Hawaii Tribune-Herald has a nice feature called "This Day in History." Here is an item from 75 years ago, May 24, 1932:
"In Washington, U.S. Rep. Fred Britten explained his bill to put Hawaii under military control by saying the homes of Japanese in the territory, if searched, would reveal "numerous plans for the destruction of our docks." Britten asserted he was "not waving a red flag at Japan" because "our relations with her are just as cordial as with any country in the world." He added:
"But that condition may not prevail 10 years from now." Britten said he could not regard a couple of hundred thousands of Japanese in the Hawaiian Islands as loyal American citizens. " War correspondent Floyd Gibbons, speaking about the Americans of Japanese descent, said this: "It is my opinion that if any of them felt he could save his country by giving his life to destroy the defense the United States has in Pearl Harbor, he would do it in a minute."