When the Yellow Alert Flashes

Stokley, Robert W.
September 1953
New Republic;9/21/53, Vol. 129 Issue 8, p9
The article presents information on the civil defense programs in the U.S. In Chicago, civil defense was put on a standby basis because of the feeling on the part of city officials that they could not afford an adequate civil-defense effort. In Colorado, civil defense for the ensuing fiscal year has been drastically cut, and narrowly escaped being completely eliminated. At the state and local level, civil-defense officials are relying upon the cadre principle of organizing auxiliary disaster relief services to supplement individual efforts. At the core of each civil-defense service is a nucleus of trained professionals, fire fighters, policemen, city engineers, doctors, nurses, and. welfare workers. INSET: Part Sword and Part Shield.


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