MEXICO: Ladies & Gentlemen

When John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln it was not possible to accord him the privilege of explaining his deed to the ladies and gentlemen of a radio audience.

Pertinent in this connection is the fact that last week the Mexican Ministry of Education put on the air* from Station XFX the notorious assassin José de León Toral, who recently shot General Alvaro Obregon, national hero and President-Elect of Mexico (TIME, July 30).

When captured the assassin was of uncouth appearance, ragged of shirt, scrubby of beard. But when he stepped before the microphone, last week, José de León Toral...

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