Paper: Independent Record City: Helena, Montana Date: Friday, December 10, 1952 Page: 3 Southern Utah's Craters Not Made by Meteors Alburquerque, N.M. - (AP) - Dr. Lincoln La Paz, head of New Mexico university Institute of Meteoritics, said Thursday that four small craters in southern Utah weren't from meteorites. He called an apprasial by a colleague that they were from a meteorite fall "one of the most embarrassing scientific blunders of recent years." The craters were caysed by dynamite blasts, Dr. La Paz said. He took issue with published remarks of Dr. Richard N. Thomas of Utah university and the Harvard observatory about the craters near Antimony, Utah. Thomas wrote that members of a party he led to the craters agreed they were produced by a recent meteorite fall. His views were in the October issue of Harvard's journal of astromony, "Sky and Telescope." La Paz made public a statement by Van A. Wiley of Antimony that the craters came from detonation of dynamite left over from a ditch blasting project. Wiley said he supervised the detonation of the old dynamite. Please visit, www.MeteoriteArticles.com, a free on-line archive of meteor= and meteorite articles.