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Emboldened by U.S. liberation of the Philippines, the Washington correspondent of the Honolulu Advertiser last week bearded Mississippi's Senator Theodore ("The Man") Bilbo, asked cautiously if he favored statehood for Hawaii. Replied "The Man" with portentous solemnity: "It will be a sad day when the Philippines are free."


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