NICARAGUA: Man after Nature

Banditry, which seemed to crouch quiet like a startled beast after Nicaragua's earthquake (TIME, April 13), sprang again last week. Possibly the No. 1 bandit, General Augusto Sandino, who had voluntarily announced suspension of hostilities, was not to blame. But on Nicaragua's east coast bandits of some sort killed U. S. Marine Captain Harlem Pefley, Lieut. Darrah and Sergeant Taylor at Logtown, surrounded another Marine detachment from the U. S. cruiser Asheville (rumor said 25 Marines were killed), caused the U. S. cruiser Memphis to dash over from Guantanamo Bay with a...

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