THE PHILIPPINES: Ballots & Bolos

At Malolos in Bulacan Province, wan, frail President Elpidio Quirino pleaded with the voters. "Give me another chance, if only to complete all the projects you want me to complete." In Manila, Ramon Magsaysay solicited votes in confident tones. "The Filipino people want back their self-respect, their sense of honor and their dignity. They can have these things back only by replacing those who have taken them away."

Next week the Philippines will hold its third presidential election in its brief lifetime as a republic. The fierce campaign battle was almost over between the old (62) and ailing President and...

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