The Pittsburgh Press (August 17, 1941)
NEW MEXICO TO HAVE STATEWIDE BLACKOUT
Washington, Aug. 17 (UP) –
America’s first statewide “blackout” will be held in New Mexico Sept. 12, Director of Civilian Defense Fiorello H. LaGuardia announced tonight.
During a portion of the night, 12 towns will undergo air raid warnings and a “bombing” attack by planes. Fires will be started in vacant lots and other emergency training will be given.