the Philippines, a most important branch of our work in the Islands, as the very best we can do for the Filipino is to teach him to be a good farmer.
From the Spaniards the Filipinos got the idea that manual labor is degrading and that farming belongs to the taos, the peon class. We are trying to change this deplorable state of affairs. The Philippines are primarily agricultural lands and intelligent farmers are needed as well as students on other lines. I had read about the great variety of fruits in the Philippines and expected to find a fine assortment out here in the country. At the hotel in Los Banos we had canned pineapples from Hawaii for breakfast!
a What on eartha s the matter?a I asked the man at the next table. a Havena t you any native fruit in this country?a a Oh! ita s between seasons,a he said. a Mangoes about gone; nothing else due; weather bad, so they dona t bring bananas into town. Then we have had bad luck down here with fruit. As soon as
MR. BOYCE EXAMINING PHILIPPINE CORN.