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...