NICARAGUA: Jungle Journalism

One and only one U. S. journalist has had the manly gumption to go jungaleering in Nicaragua and cable home true details of the war now being fought between U. S. Marines and the indomitable Nicaraguan guerilla, General Augusto Calderon Sandino (TIME, Aug. 1). The unique jungle journalist is Carleton Beals, now special correspondent in Nicaragua for The Nation, liberal, trenchant, enterprising Manhattan weekly review. Although Correspondent Beals was both prolix and tediously descriptive of scenery in his early despatches, it is now possible to cull one excellent purple passage and...