With the State Department's approval, Secretary Wilbur of the Navy last week ordered 1.400 U. S. Marines to join their 1,415 companions already in Nicaragua. Instead of troopships. Secretary Wilbur assigned a minelayer, a submarine tender and three cruisers to transport the men; an oiler and an ammunition ship to carry their supplies.*

Secretary Wilbur then announced: "Major Gen. Lejeune, Commandant of the Marine Corps, will make an inspection of the Marines stationed in Nicaragua.... He will sail on Jan. 9."

Citizens were startled. Was the Nicaraguan affair so grave that...

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