POLITICAL NOTES: The Price Is Right

In New Mexico the cleavage between the Spanish-American descendants of the original Spanish settlers and the "Anglos," the newcomers from other states, was once so sharp that Democratic Senator Dennis Chavez was certain to be re-elected on his Spanish name alone. But since World War II, the huge inpouring of outsiders to man atomic-energy laboratories, air bases, rocket test stations and other defense installations and industries has greatly watered down the Spanish influence -so much so that six years ago fiery Major General Patrick Hurley, an Anglo, and a Republican to boot, missed defeating Chavez by only 5,000 votes.

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