NICARAGUA: Most Gratifying!

Since the U. S. is supervising on Nov. 4, 1928, the Presidential Election of Nicaragua (TIME, Oct. 8), the tidings of the week from Managua, Nicaraguan Capital, seemed pat and timely.

Cabled by Election Supervisor U. S. Brigadier General Frank Ross McCoy, was a report of "atrocities" committed in districts where it has been impossible to make U. S. supervision fully effective. The report mentioned "revolting cruelty," "victims hacked to pieces with machetes," "fingers severed in order to remove rings," "noses and ears cut off," and "bodies mutilated after death."

Such atrocities would...

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