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New Mexican (Newspaper) - January 4, 1959, Santa Fe, New Mexico 8 THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday, January 4, 1959 Castro More Patient Than Batista; He Waited For Time Editor's do it? A Not. few did days ago Castro Batista tor in the Dominican Republic. Young Castro's long uphill and forces in Cuba met rebel forces seemingly impossible crusade be- in the open, giving Batista ajgan July 26, 1953, and his move- chance he long had sought. Butjment froin then on was named Batista had made too many mis-; for that date. Then, as a young takes. In this story William lawyer of 27, Castro led an attack Ryan tells how Ca.stro got con- trol. By WILLIAM L. RYAV AP Foreign News Analyst HAVANA, Cuba, (AP) Fidel Castro forged Cuba's popular rev- olution in the hot flame of haired for a dictator. After five years of bitter re- verses and frustrations, the rebe' chieftain succeeded even when the outside world may have been jus- tified in believing that yet another disastrous failure was staring him in the face. What brought about this swift change in the fortunes of the bearded young man of 32 who darted from the mountains of eastern Cuba to push dictator President Fulgencio Batista into the climactic debacle of New Year's Day? Basically it was a matter of two strong personalities locked in stubborn struggle. Castro proved the stronger and more stubborn of the two, but he could not have done it if Batista had not helped defeat himself. Fabulous graft and corruption have marked Cuban regimes for many years, a cancer in the Cu- ban body politic. Perhaps it was a national habit which Cubans might have lived with, but a re- pressive and often wantonly cruel dictatorial regime produced glow- ing resentment which Castro fanned into brilliant fire of rev- olution. Castro accomplished his goal by persistently nagging, harassing, and baiting Batista into a long scries of furiously rash acts. These led inevitably to his down- fall and ignominious flight to the protecting arms of a fellow dicta- on the Batista army's Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba, capital of Oricnte Province in eastern Cuba where the rebel leader was born. That-attack failed. Castro was captured and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Then Batista made a miscalcu- lation. Realizing the bitterness he had created among those Cubans who dreamed of a respectable form of 'constitutional democracy, Batista decided to try and legalize himself. He proclaimed an am- nesty for political prisoners. Castro, among those set Package Liquors For The Holidays CERRILLOS ROAD LIQUOR STORE 3100 CERRILLOS ROAD Batista's followers and family went to Mexico to plot with fellow amassed fortunes at public ex- Cuban exiles against Batista. I pense. Batista failed to legalize him- On Dec. 2, 1956, Castro landed on the northeast coast of Oriente Province from Mexico with 81 of self. The opposition withdrew, and I Batista considered the threat he remained unopposed. He re- over. But Castro, with his hand- mained an unconstitutional ruler.' fill of ragged refugees, hid out in Cubans were ruled by a dictator who gave no freedoms; and the rugged Maestra Mountains. made friends won 'their confidence, traded new followers. peasants, and They Little little, a trickle of arms and am- munition seeped in by sea. Castro was soon strong enough to send guerrJllas into Las Villas his Cuban exile followers. Province, lying across the balled, forces wiped out all but Castro of Cllba- proved important.! Many in Batista's forces were ery of arms for which Batista hcd contracted in a hemisphere defense program. This was a great blow to Batista. Midsummer J958 brought the Pact of Caracas, a crucial turn- ing point. Representatives of about 15 anti-Batista organizations in Cuba met to sign an agreemenl supporting Castro's movement to overthrew Batista. Aid snow- and 11 others. Betty Names Vigil, Miera Newly elected Secretary oE State j Betty Fiorina Friday announced that Ruben Miera of County, has been retained as Chief i the revolution. eager to defect. About 150 sailors joined Castro's forces irij an at- tack on Cienfuegos. For a while they controlled the city: Batista now made another mis- take. The dictator sent planes and tanks to batter rebel positions in the city mercilessly, without re- gard for civilians. Many were killed in this first big battle of Deputy, a post he has held the past four years under Natalie S. Buck. John Vigil of Santa Fe, County- Democratic chairman, has been named administrator of the elec- tion code, a post formerly held by Don Coppock of Las Vegas. Mrs. Arnold Schempp of Santa Fe and formerly of Portales where Mrs. Fiorina received a heavy vote, was named to the post of secretary. Mrs. Schempp was Jour- nal Clerk of the last Legislature in the House of Representatives and has recently been employed by'a Santa Fe law firm. Tracking Station Not On Rocket CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) space tracking out- post here .sat idle Friday night, making no attempt to track Rus- sia's rocket to the moon. "You would think we would be asked to track said Maj. Gen. In Havana rebels patiently built For Castro, the build-up was a windfall. The United Stales, wary of taking sides, embargoed deliv- Armijo Quits; Man Needed The Santa Fe school board Fri- day night accepted the resigna- tion of business manager Alex Ar- mijo who has been appointed budg- et director for the state finance ivision. Supt. George White said that applications for the business man- ager's job are now being accepted. The board also employed work- ers for the Salazar Cafeteria. Mrs. Grace O'Bannon. formerly at Wood-Gormley, was named head a fifth column strong with hidden arms, some homemade. Castro's force in other provinces numbered to It was enough for hard-hitting guerrilla warfare. Castro baited Batista into his final big mistake. The July 26 forces drove deep into Santa Clara. The rebels made it appear they intended to occupy these cities. could fight. He gambled, throwing everything he had into a pay-off offensive in Las Villas. A bitter battle raged through Christmas week.. Suddenly Batista decided that while he might hold on for some time, the rebels would never give up. With each mistake be made enemies. His life was unsafe out- side his heavily guarded quarters. On New Year's Day he gave up. The flight of the dictator and hun- dreds who supported him demor- alized the army and police. Castro had only to order his fifth column out in Havana and send column! on the march in the provinces. The revolution had succeeded. ENJOY THE SUPERB DINNERS DELICIOUS COCKTAILS CHARMING ATMOSPHERE OF netrm iw (It costi no more) Los V.caj Hwy. Ckiwl Sunday cook. Mrs. Mrs. Baca cooks. Mrs. Lena Eva Larragoite and were employed as Goodheart will re- place Mrs. O'Bannon at Wood- Donald N. Yates, commander and Hattie Mae Allen was the Air Force missile test center, jnired as a high school cook. "but we weren't." Yates got the news while duck hunting. The big rocket base received no official word from Washington about Russian claims. The center is closed for the long holiday weekend. CLAUDE'S Santa Fe's Popular Night Club And Restaurant DANCING NIGHTLY TO ORCH. 656 Canyon Rd. Ph. EL PASEO STARTING TODAY! 2 BIG FEATURES DIAL 3-4991 DINE DANCE Dancing nightly (except Sundays) with Ralph Houston at piano. Enjoy choice steaks, sea foods and chicken in our separate dining room. Serving till 1 a.m. dally ex- cept Sunday. BUFFET DINNERS. Served Sundays from 11 A.M. to P.M. PRIVATE PARTIES accomodated by appointment Phone Mr. 2-3I031 TOWNHOUSE Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge las Vegoj Highway YUcca 2-2031 FRIENDLY soldier in Fidel Castro's revolutionary army shows his whiskers to P.age Blakinship of Virginia as her mother watches. The troops were in Havana, and the baby and her mother were awaitine evacuation. (UPI Telephoto) 330 Lose Licenses Gotta xFood Hangover? from eating all those holiday left-overs! You know what we mean, so come on out to NEW SAN CRISTOBAL ROOM and enjoy good food along with Eddie Hill's good Hammond organ music- DINNER at The Pantry Young Chicken with Oyster Dressing Fruit Cocktail Tossed Salad Vegetable Hot Biscuits Dessert Drink Roast Spring Leg o' Lamb with Mint Jelly Tomato Cocktail or Soup Vegetable Whipped Toratois Hot Biscuits Dessert BREAKFAST at The Pantry Fresh Strawberry and Pecan Waffles Blueberry Pancakes Buckwheat Cakes Served with Butter, Maple Syrup or Honey Also Ham, Sausage, Bacon with Eggs Best Coffee Anywhere! 1820 Cerrillos Rd. YU 2-2212 The Driver Service Department took action in 330 cases of drivers convicted of hazardous moving traffic violations or- who were in- volved in accidents during the week ending December 26. The department revoked the driving privileges of 59 drivers, suspended 31; and cancelled two licenses. Warning letters were mailed to 300 persons whose rec- ords had not reached the re- examination level. Drivers in this area who had their licenses revoked for a period of one year for being convicted of while intoxicated were: Benavidez: Billy Borger; driving George Alvin Champion; Jose S. Chavez; William K. Drydcn: Edith E. Longenbaugh: Neil H. Schultz; Jose M. Trujillo and Robert J. Wafer, all of Albuquerque. The driving priviliges of Lee D, iBroadnax and Vernon T. Henson, both of Albuquerque, were su- spended while an' appeal on a drunk driving conviction is pend- ing in district court. Alfredo B. Lopez, Albuquerque, had his driving priviliges revoked for an additional year for op- erating his motor vehicle on the highways at a time when his licens'es was revoked. Reckless driving convictions cost Felix Encino Jr. and Juan A Martinez, both of Albuquerque] their drivers licenses for a period of 90 days to six months. Six drivers in this area lost their licenses for a period of 90 days to GI In Exercise Army PFC Walter Ashby, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ashby, Fairview, N. M., recently partic- ipated with Ihe 24th Infantry Di- vision in annual combat efficiency Army training tests in Germany. Ashby, a wireman in headquar- ters Company of the division's 21st in Munich, entered the Army in January 1958. six months for being convicted as habitual traffic violators. They are Joe L. Lucero; Waldo P. Lucero; Thomas J. Lujan Jr.; Charlie Maestas; Phil A. Martinez and Pete M. Moreno, sU of Al- buquerque. The drivers licenses of John B. Masters. Albuquerque, was can- celled because he has frequent black-out spells. Hospital Patients Recent admissions to St. Vincent Hospital includes Alfred Medina; Francis Rivera: Blanche MacDon- ald; Jeanne Martinez, Jennifer Donegan; Benito Alarid; Edwardo Armijo, Glorieta and Randall Ke- vin Smith. Also admitted were: Anthony. Baca; F. B. Montoya; Bertha Martinez; Celestina Gonzales, Pe- cos and Claude W. Robinson, Tu- cumcari. 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