THE PHILIPPINES: Narciso's Challenge

No one is so consistent and hot-headed an advocate of Philippine independence as a minor Filipino politician named Narciso Lapus. Because he disapproved of the appointment of Nicholas Roosevelt as vice-Governor of the Philippines in 1930, he challenged him to a duel, whereupon startled Herbert Hoover changed signals, appointed Mr. Roosevelt Minister to Hungary. Lately Narciso Lapus has been disturbed by the coolness which Philippine President Manuel Quezon and Quintin Paredes, Philippine Resident Commissioner in Washington, have displayed toward a House resolution—introduced by Representative Thomas O'Malley of Milwaukee—"to provide for the...

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