ARMY & NAVY: Lash-Up

On the other side of the world, the U.S. battened down its postwar military bases in the Philippines. There never had been any disagreement over the principle—only over details. Now these were ironed out, and the pact was signed last week. The backdrop was festive: a farewell ball in Malacañan Palace for Ambassador Paul V. McNutt, who will soon resign.

The U.S. got most of what it wanted—99-year rights to bases at half a dozen major and a dozen minor sites. The main Air Forces installation will be at Clark Field, 60 miles north of Manila, with the

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