For the Territories, a U. S. national election is like a neighbor's party to which you are not invited. You are bothered by all the noise but do not have any fun. Nevertheless, Alaska. Puerto Rico and Hawaii had their own private little political upsets, vindications and landslides last week.

In Alaska, Democrat Anthony Diamond beat James Wickersham, Republican incumbent, out of his Congressional Delegateship. Democrats gained control of the territorial House (membership: 16) and Senate (membership: 8).

Puerto Ricans, mindful of the Democratic plank promising "ultimate...

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