TERRITORIES: Cavalry Cabinet Out?

Filipinos, protesting, have termed the administration of Governor-General Leonard Wood the "Cavalry Cabinet." Smooth, alliterative, the phrase vividly suggests booted, spurred cavalrymen administering Island affairs to the accompaniment of clanking sabres. Such a picture, of course, overlooks the facts that the Filipinos have their own legislature and that a majority of Island administrative offices are held by natives. Still, the 1926 report of Carmi Thompson on the Islands did criticize the "military atmosphere" surrounding the administration, and the many U. S. Army uniforms around Malacanan Palace (seat of the Philippine government) have been no healing sight for sore Filipino...

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