THE CABINET: Hurley to Manila

Agitation for Philippine independence reached such a pitch last week that President Hoover decided to send Patrick Jay Hurley, his Secretary of War, halfway round the globe to look into the islands' affairs. Obediently Secretary Hurley canceled a trip to Ireland to attend the Dublin Horseshow in August, arranged to sail with his wife and staff for Manila from Seattle July 25.

Because of the growing probability that the next Congress for financial reasons will vote to free the Philippines, Secretary Hurley's mission took on large political significance. His purpose will be to...

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