National Affairs: Dictatorish

Last week the Philippine legislature closed its session, futilely and insolently proud of having passed seven bills which Governor General Leonard Wood vetoed. It had annoyed him, no doubt, but after all his veto is final in the islands.

However, one wing of his executive power, the Board of Control, still remained clipped by hostile Filipinos. This Board is composed of the Governor General, the President of the Senate (Manuel Quezon), the Speaker of the House (Manuel Roxas). It controls and selects the directors of all government owned corporations: the Philippine National...

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