THE PHILIPPINES: Candidate for Pallbearer

"If he were my father," said a physician, "I wouldn't care if he were President or not. I'd tell him to relax and live longer." But President Elpidio Quirino of the Philippine Republic was in no mood to relax. During the past three weeks, plainly showing the strain of a gout condition and the gastric ulcer operations he underwent in July at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital, 62-year-old Quirino has campaigned with a martyr's zeal to save his administration from overthrow by former Defense Minister Ramon Magsaysay at the polls next month. "I...

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