TERRITORIES: No Time for Comedy

As opening sessions of the Hawaiian legislature go, last week's was positively funereal. Only two hula dancers—instead of the usual two dozen—undulated through the halls of Iolani Palace, threading in & out the aisles around the legislators. There was only one band and one glee club to accompany them. The 30 members of the house and their 15 colleagues in the senate dispensed with the normal rounds of comradely hotfoots and other such capers and grimly got down to business.

The legislators were assembled in special session. Governor Ingram Stainback wanted a law which would end the paralyzing strike of...

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