National Affairs: Mestizo

In Manhattan, the American Guardian Association, founded in the Philippines in 1921 by Governor General Wood for the care of half-breeds (offspring of Filipmo-U. S. unions), opened offices, issued an appeal* for a fund of $2,000,000. Some 6,000 American residents of the Philippines are members of the Association, and the campaign for funds is sponsored by General Wood, William Howard Taft, W. Cameron Forbes (former Governor General), General James G. Harbord, General Hugh E. Scott, Martin Egan (of J. P. Morgan & Co.). The appeal for 1,800 needy mestizo children, as they are called, said: "These children certainly are worth saving....

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