MEXICO: Atrocity

In Mexico City, huge identic headlines screamed from El Universal Grafico and El Excelsior, news of an atrocity unparalleled: the burning alive by rebels in a locked and kerosene-soaked railway train of 100 passengers, including Senora Refugia Obregon Ponce de Leon, eldest daughter of onetime (1920-24) Mexican President Alvaro Obregon.

Mexicans gasped with incredulity, then read in heavy type: Official Bulletin of the Presidential Staff.

The sensation approached that to be expected at Washington should the White House Spokesman announce that a daughter of onetime (1909-13) President Taft had been locked into...

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