THE PHILIPPINES: Needed: Two Fists

Three years ago the Philippines formally received their independence from the U.S. By precept and practical help, the U.S. gave the new nation a great chance to build a working democracy in a chaotic Asia threatened by Communism. From Manila last week, TIME Correspondent Sam Welles cabled the following report on how the Philippines were doing:

We were driving along the mountain road on which Mrs. Aurora Quezon, widow of the Philippines' first President, was assassinated by the Communist-led Huks* last spring. For miles the road was deserted. Stray pieces of rotting...

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