THE CABINET: Philippine Stew

Simmering in the Pacific like a panful of jumping beans, the Phil- ippine Islands are a cause for constant concern to the President and his Secretary for War. The S. S. President Grant lately nosed into Manila (TIME, July 19), bearing Businessman Carmi A. Thompson of Ohio, representative extraordinary of "Big White President Coolidge." Not a day since but the President and War Secretary Dwight Filley Davis have followed Businessman Thompson's moves with watchful, hopeful eyes. Last week they saw that:

Plebiscite? The Administration, mindful of its recent failure to put through a...

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