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New Mexican (Newspaper) - July 10, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico SUNDAY JULY 10 2005 O N H DOLLAR WORLD WAR II I 60 YEARS LATER Hopeful at home New Mexicans did their part to help support those who answered the call of war A salute to WWII vets To remember the 60th anniversary of WWII The New Mexican presents a special section contain ing wartime photographs from our readers Inside courtesy of New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Santa Fe residents watch as soldiers with the New Mexico Guard march around the Plaza in 1942 The New Mexican While New Mexicans were serving in the military during World War II their families at home were also helping win the war People moved to urban areas and some left the state for jobs in munitions factories in California and elsewhere Women took the place of men on surface jobs in the mines for the first time and the work week was extended to 56 hours There was a bigpush to increase food production Mexican laborers helped out on New Mexico farms under a special agree ment German prisoners of war and some businessmen pitched in to harvest crops Rationing was instituted Gasoline was scarce Speed limits were lowered to reduce wear and tear on tires and to increase mile age Families pooled their ration stamps for special occasions a wedding cake a car trip Housewives collected and filtered grease that they turned in at the butcher shop for credits on meat The used fats were turned into glycerin and then gunpowder Under orders of the War Production Board French cuffs a spare pair of trou sers with a suit common at the wool pockets and belts wider than two inches were banned Scrapmetal and rubber drives were held Everyone was encouraged to grow a victory garden Women took up knitting and sent handmade sweaters and scarves to their husbands sons and brothers War widows helped out at the United Ser vice Organizations at the rail depot in Albu querque serving sandwiches and cleaning the bunk rooms Maria Guadalupita Tapia describes what it was like for a young woman and the 1943 Fiesta queen during the war years Page A7 The Associated Press Two people struggle against winds from Hurricane Dennis on Saturday in Key West Hurricane turning to Gulf Coast after Keys The Associated Press PENSACOLA Fla Hurricane Den nis dealt a glancing blow to the Florida Keys on Saturday knocking out power and leaving streets flooded with seaweed as it roared toward the stormweary Gulf Coast where nearly mil lion people were under evacuation orders The hurricane blamed for at least 20 deaths in Haiti and Cuba car ried a threat of more than a halffoot of rain plus waves and storm surge that could be more than a story high when it makes landfall today somewhere along the coast of the Florida Panhandle Alabama or Mississippi A hurricane warning was in effect from the Steinhatchee River about 130 miles north of Tampa to the Louisi anaMississippi border Inside Charting the course as Hurricane Dennis heads toward land Page A9 Please see DENNIS Page A9 UC and LANL A hasty union thats endured University contract born when top scientists refused to work at a military lab By TERRY ENGLAND The New Mexican The longstanding association between nuclear weapons and the University of California an institution of Nobel Prizewinning scientists and liberal thought might seem odd But 60 years ago the nations top scientists wanted UC to be their boss rather than the military as they scram bled to build an atomic bomb after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor UC was at first reluc tant to become the business manager of Please see LANL Page A8 J Robert Oppenheimer Inside First LANL contract was pretty short on details H Bids could end 60 years under UC Faces of Los Alamos captured in photo exhibit Page A8 INSIDE TODAY Mailbox D5 Movies B2 Business Dl Muluals Classifieds Hl Opinion D2 Gl Crossword D5 Police notes B2 Focus El Horoscope D5 Pa sa 121 Scoreboard C2 Local news Bl Sports Lotteries B2 Travel Cl The Wests Oldest Newspaper llsections 112 pages 156th year Issue No 170 Publication No 596440 Todays obituaries Harry M Brittenham June 27 Dora U Chavez 81 Santa Fe July 6 Meredith Mayo 75 Santa Fe June 28 Ernie B Rivera July 1 Michael A Sedillo July 5 Amada N Trujillo Chimayd July Page B2 Late paper Classified ads 9840363 9863000 Todays forecast Partly sunny High 92 low 54 Page D6 Guttural Revelations New National Museum of the American Indian acknowledges the past while looking to the future Travel Fl Worlds seas rising at an increasing pace Knight Ridder Newspapers On the Web WASHINGTON Melt ing ice and warming waters have raised average sea levels worldwide by more than an inch since 1995 new data from space satellites and robotic submarines have revealed Thats twice as fast as the rate the oceans rose during the previous 50 years ocean experts said Thursday If the current rate continues or accelerates as they say is likely the worlds seas Scientists get a rise out of breakthroughs in understanding of sea levels sealevel will rise at least a foot by the end of this century causing widespread flooding and ero sion of islands and lowlying coastal areas Even a small change will matter to a whole lot of coastal said RichaVd Alley a geoscientist at Penn sylvania State University in State College If 15 percent of Greenland ice sheet were to melt much of South Flor ida would be More than half the sea rise was caused by a recent speedup in the melting of glaciers and ice sheets especially in Greenland and Antarctica according to Laury Miller the chief of the Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Please see SEAS Page A4