NICARAGUA: Transition to Peace

A Manhattan lawyer who had disarmed the Republic of Nicaragua in 60 days with the aid of 3,000 U. S. marines arrived last week at the White House and reported to the President.

Officially Lawyer Henry Lewis Stimson had held no rank or office, though styled by courtesy "Personal Representative of President Coolidge" (TIME, April 18). Actually, with the President behind him, and with Congress not in session, Mr. Stimson had wielded power of life and death. By persuasion and threats of force* he had compelled the embattled Conservative and Liberal Nicaraguan armies...

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