NICARAGUA: Mother Stuff Fails

When the might of 5,000 U. S. Marines had failed to quell Nicaragua's Patriot-General Augusto Calderon Sandino (TIME, Dec. 31), the last desperate expedient was tried of sending him a letter from his mother.* She begged her son to surrender, and enclosed two letters of sterner but similar purport—one from Marine Commander Brigadier-General Logan Feland, the other from Rear Admiral David F. Sellers, commanding the U. S. war boats in Nicaraguan waters.

Only last week did Admiral Sellers receive a reply from General Sandino, dated "Jan. 1" at the latter's remote headquarters at...

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