NICARAGUA: Stained Hands

"As soon as a man votes, stain his right hand so he can't repeat!"

So ordered, last week, U. S. Brigadier-General Frank Ross McCoy, who is supervising the forthcoming Nicaraguan presidential election, by order of President Calvin Coolidge.

General McCoy explained that the chemical stain to be employed would remain indelible for about three days and then wear off. He refused to divulge the color of the stain, explaining that to do so before election day might cause unscrupulous party workers to stain the hands of opposition voters in advance and thus prevent them from voting at all.

Despite this shrewd secrecy, on...

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