TERRITORIES: Sedition & Students

The political situation in Puerto Rico had last week reached such a boiling point that Secretary of Interior Harold Ickes, who carries this U. S. insular possession in his portfolio, was forced to take official notice. In Washington he issued a manifesto :

"The people of Puerto Rico have a perfect right within the limits of the Constitution to seek whatever form of government they deem best for themselves. . . .

"It is obvious, however, that the civil rights and liberties guaranteed by our Constitution will be maintained on the Island of Puerto Rico. . . ....

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