TERRITORIES: Filipinos Freed?

For 143 years the U. S. has gradually increased its domain by battle and bargain until today 137,008,435 persons live under its flag from Point Barrow on the North to Pago-Pago on the South, from St. Croix on the East to Balabac Island on the West.* Last week Congress sent to the White House the first bill in history proposing that the U. S. decrease its territorial empire.

The bill was H. R. 7233 providing for the independence of the Philippines. Fortnight ago the Senate, without a record vote, adopted the final conference...

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