NEW MEXICO: How to Find Uranium

Among his neighbors in the desert and mountain country around Grants, N.Mex. (pop. 2,281), husky, 59-year-old Paddy Martinez is conceded to be a well-rounded man. Paddy is part Navajo and part Spanish, stands 6 ft. 1 in., weighs 195, and has an outdoorsman's grizzled face. He runs a mountain sheep camp, works as a "head hunter" (labor recruiter) for carrot growers, talks Spanish, English, Navajo and the Laguna Indian language, has 14 children "and a lot of little fellows around the hogans" and is a dead shot with a rifle. He is also canny.

Last July, as he walked into...

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