Everything shows up in render. (using blender 2.70a)
But in 3d view only the mesh shows, switching between wireframe & solid only shows wireframe (or the option we get to change with "Z" key)
with wireframe viewport toggled
with solid viewport toggled
Only changing "maximum draw type" to solid or textured shows white shading but not the orange color I gave in materials.
New cubes show shading though.