NICARAGUA: Mother Stuff

Sternest soldiers are often susceptible to what is sometimes called "mother stuff." Shrewdest generals know how to work upon the better natures of leatherneck marines by bellowing "your mothers, men! Think of your mothers!" Perhaps such knowledge suggested a course of action last fortnight to Brigadier General Logan Feland, now commanding the U. S. Marines occupying Nicaragua (TIME, Jan. 3, 1927, et seq.).

Well General Feland knows that all the might of 6,000 Marines has not sufficed after two years, to capture the Nicaraguan General Augusto Calderon Sandino (TIME, March 26). He...

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