Last week U. S. Brigadier General Frank Ross McCoy returned to Washington from Managua, Nicaraguan capital. Said he, in substance, to the Department of State:

Conditions of peace and good order are better.

U. S. marines and the new Guardia National are actively quelling outlaw bands.

Violent political partisanship in rife.

A few days later the U. S. marines fired at a band of irregulars, said to be attached to the forces of a General Salgado, who refused to accept the peace terms laid down by the U. S. last spring (TIME, May...

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