TERRITORIES: Using Statesmen

The two outstanding native statesmen of the Philippines—President Manuel Quezon of the Philippine Senate and Senator Sergio Osmena, his sphinxlike senior partner in the Nationalist Party—arrived in Washington to see President Coolidge. They had bundled themselves up in unwonted overcoats crossing the Pacific to a chilly continent. But they had smiled confidently on the trip because when they left Manila (TIME, Oct. 17). They had heard that President Coolidge favored transferring the Philippines from military rule under the War Department to civilian administration under a special bureau of the Interior...

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