THE PHILIPPINES: Plain Talk

Dorothy Frank Cowen, wife of U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Myron Cowen, is a statuesque, energetic woman who won't tell her age. In her youth she studied music and dancing in France, later worked in the children's ward of Bellevue Hospital, served with anti-isolationist groups before Pearl Harbor. In Manila, Mrs. Cowen's relations with socially prominent Filipino women have not always been marked by intense cordiality. Last week she went to a luncheon of 200 Manila clubwomen to talk about the opening of a new charity playground. After congratulating her audience on their good works, she delivered a blistering...

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