The Tydings Program

Into the White House last week, fresh from his hurry-up trip to the Philippines (TIME, June 11), rushed Maryland's lean Senator Millard Tydings. With him, he brought a program for those unhappy islands:

¶ The U.S. promise of independence (by July 4, 1946) should be fulfilled.

¶ A gift of $100 million, to be spent by Army & Navy engineers on reconstruction and rehabilitation should be made.

¶ The near-bankrupt Commonwealth should have easy access to Government loans, to tide it over the next two or three difficult years.

¶ A low-tariff trade policy should be instituted for the...

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