National Affairs: Boycott; Strike

Sentiment for Philippine independence last week manifested itself in Manila in these ways:

Filipinos declared a secret boycott against U. S. cigarets. Gangsters patrolled the markets, other public places, attacked inhalers of U. S. tobacco.

Charging that Miss Mabel Brummitt, U. S. teacher, had insulted Filipinos by calling them "savages, imbeciles, simpering idiots, contemptible cads," 2,700 pupils of Manila North High School struck, demanded her dismissal.

Because of "the uncertain status of American newspapers under present conditions in the Philippines," the Manila Times (U. S. daily founded in 1898), announced that it would...

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