Radio: Postal Guide

Hot Springs, N.Mex. (pop. 8,000) has long played second fiddle as a health resort to the Arkansas and Virginia spas of the same name. It has also been confused with Hot Springs, Mont., N.C., S.Dak. and Alaska. Urged on by a hot-eyed radio pressagent, Hot Springs citizens made a bid for clarity and the nation's front pages by voting overwhelmingly to change the town's name this week to Truth or Consequences, N.Mex.


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