Foreign News: Jaw Healed

The bullet-shattered jaw of President Ortiz Rubio (TIME, Feb. 17), was sufficiently healed last week to allow him to speak over the radio from Mexico City.

"I have no intention," said he, speaking a trifle stiffly, "of sanctioning festivities either in honor of my assumption of the Presidential office or of my recovery from my wounds. . . . Money intended for such purposes should be given to charity."

Two days before he had enthusiastically approved a message of Emilio Portes Gil, asking the Governors of all Mexican States to close all gambling houses...

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