MEXICO: Evening of a Bomb

Experience has taught most inhabitants of Mexico to be calm in the presence of bombs. Therefore when Chief of Police Edmondo Herrera of the rebel garrisoned city of Juarez, saw a large red bomb lying in the gutter, one evening last week, he stopped his car and inspected it professionally. It was a time bomb, containing about 24 Ibs. of dynamite and set to explode at 10:30 p. m.

"Mm!" said the Chief and he called a soldier, ordering him to take the bomb to the headquarters of General Augustin de la Vega, the...

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