ARMY & NAVY: No More Marines


Came a call, last week, for 600 more U. S. Marines to be sent to Nicaragua. The caller, Brigadier General Frank R. McCoy, is in Managua, Nicaragua, entrusted with the task of enforcing, next Fall, a fair and impartial election (TIME, May 28, et ante). He was doubtless chagrined, last week, when the Navy Department responded to his call with, in substance, the following reply:

So many marines are now protecting U. S. lives and property in foreign climes that no more are immediately available—on land.

To meet this serious situation Secretary of the Navy Wilbur finally decreed, last week,...

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