THE PHILIPINES: The Letter

As president of the Philippines, Manuel Quezon accepted many evidences of his country's regard. Officials of the Quezon regime gave him a yacht and the use of 100-year-old Malacanan Palace, named new streets and buildings for him as fast as they were constructed. When the Philippines Congress met last autumn, after the liberation of the islands, it voted his widow a pension of 1,000 pesos a month, almost automatically.

But when the first check was delivered last week, delicate, greying Mrs. Aurora Aragon de Quezon immediately sent it back. With it went a letter which demonstrated why thousands of Filipinos...

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