TERRITORIES: Philippine Veto

On the strong advice of his Secretary of State, his Secretary of War, his Secretary of Agriculture and his Secretary of Commerce, President Hoover last week vetoed the bill granting the Philippines independence after ten years. His objections: 1) turning the Islands loose would thrust them into economic and social chaos, with a probable breakdown in government; 2) after independence, the U. S. would still have to police the Islands to maintain internal order and external defense—a military operation that might well drag the U. S. into war; 3) freedom would...

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