THE NATION: The Right to Cheer

All roads in the Southwest led to old Santa Fe this week. There in the warm nights around the Palace of the Governors, the city was holding its 237-year-old fiesta, to celebrate the reconquest of the Indians by the Spanish. The fiesta would open, as it always does, with the burning of Zozobra, a 40-ft. effigy with a face of abysmal discontent (see cut). Zozobra, in Santa Fe folklore, represented Old Man Gloom.

Only 35 miles away from Santa Fe, at Los Alamos, stood the carefully policed, disquieting laboratories of the Atomic Energy Commission. Unlike Zozobra, the atom's grim face...

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