THE PHILIPPINES: Here Comes Charley

When mild little Carlos Garcia took over as President of the Philippines after the plane-crash death of the nation's beloved Ramon Magsaysay last March, Garcia announced, in a paraphrase of Harry Truman, that he felt as if he had been hit by a ton of bricks.* Like Truman, he was a faithful member of an old political machine, was picked as Vice President on straight party considerations, and seemed no man to fill his predecessor's larger shoes. Charley Garcia, 60, was expected to serve out the remaining nine months of Ramon Magsaysay's...

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