A PLACE TO HIDE
Full-size clay masonry family
fallout shelter on display at the
National Housing Center, Wash
ington, demonstrates that a
basement atomic fallout hide-
away can be made a lived-in
area of a house. This model.
furnished as a small den, has
incompleted brick walls to per
mit viewing of exhibit.
Right—Artist's drawing shows
a guest room which sleeps two
and can double as a den by day.
Built-in bolsters with hinged
fronts make blanket and pil
low storage. Decorating data:
beds and furniture in walnut;
fabric on covers and bolsters,
mustard and brown stripes on
an off-white background; pull-
up chair in bright orange, lounge
chair, brown and black tweed;
floor of beige, white and brown
asphalt tile; rug, mustard; walls,
buff exposed brick masonry.
These Fallout Shelters No ‘Groundhog Hole’
It’s a stern fact of life in today’s world. Ameri
can families must provide themselves with pro
tection against the possibility (heaven forbid!) of
atomic attack. In the American tradition of pre
paredness, the Office of Civil and Defense Mobili
zation has been encouraging families to build
fallout shelters in their houses.
OCDM director Leo T, Hoegh puts it this way.
“Radioactive fallout respects no person and no
place. There is not a home in America that
could not be affected by fallout after a nuclear
attack. Shelter from fallout is the greatest single
protection for you and your family.”
Dual-Purpose Shelter Has Appeal
A fallout shelter need not be merely a for
bidding, dark hideaway in the cellar or just a
hole in the ground near the house—never enter
ed until the emergency sirens blow. Of course,
any kind is better than none at all.
Recognizing that many families are reluctant
to build a limited-purpose shelter crowded with
emergency equipment, civil defense officials had
an interior designer of the American Institute
of Decorators to develop seven alternative plans
for incorporating a clay masonry family fallout
shelter into the lived-in area of the house. De
signs include a “den”, guest room, children’s play
room, card room, stereo and hi-fi room, utility
room, and study.
Working with OCDM, the Structural Clay
Products Institute built a full-size clay masonry
family fallout shelter in the National Housing
Center at Washington, D. C. The shelter was
furnished as a family study area, pointing up the
dual purpose of study room and shelter. The
9 X 12-foot area contained an easy chair and
ottoman, two armchairs, a sectional bookcase
and desk with side chair and small end table, all
in modern Danish-style walnut and teakwoods
with harmonizing bright fabrics. Other furnish
ings were a three-way floor lamp, desk lamp, and
a bright rug which unified the furniture.
WALLS were exposed red brick and beige
structural tile on which were interesting wall
decorations. Survival equipment was stored just
outside the shelter where it could be brought in
side, if needed. The OCDM estimates that there
would be sufficient time following public emer
gency warnings to move equipment into the
Brick manufacturers started a project of build
ing full-size clay masonry family shelters at
home shows, county fairs, shopping centers and
other places where numbers of people gather.
Almost three dozen of these displays have been
built to acquaint the public with family fallout
protection, and to emphasize its urgency.
Nobody is trying to persuade the public that
living in a fallout shelter can be “the most fun
ever,” but the National Housing Center exhibit
and others like it across the country are showing
how a family can have protection if it is need
ed, while at the same time adding an extra use
ful room to the house.
The booklet, “Clay Masonry Family Fallout
Shelters,” has complete plans for five brick and
structural-tile residential shelters. For a free
copy, write; Fallout Shelters, Structural Clay
Products Institute, 1520 Eighteenth Street NW,
Washington 6, D. C. Other literature on home
fallout shelters is yours free from your local or
State Civil Defense headquarters, or from
OCDM, Battle Creek, Mich.
You Have Fun — But Safely
Just when you suppose they’re
safe, that’s when firearms are
apt to blow off your head—or
somebody else’s. Unpleasant
truth, but good for a lesson in
safety, now that the hunting
season is underway.
Always consider every gun a
loaded weapon. This is Rule 1
which the plant safety depart
ment would have you remem
ber. And there are other precau-
• Gregory Harold, son of Mr.'
and Mrs. Harold L. Baker,
October 17. Father is a twist
er tender here.
• Bobby Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Bobby Gilreath, Octo
ber 12. Paternal grandfather
is John Gilreath Sr., utility
man in Twisting (synthetics).
tions to remember and practice,
any one of which could avoid
tragic injury and death for you
Make sure the barrel and ac
tion are clear of obstructions.
Don’t shoot at a flat, hard sur
face of water.
Never leave your gun unat
tended unless you unload it first
and put ammunition out of
reach of others.
Unload and “break down”
gun when carrying to and from
the field. In the field, travel
with the safety catch on. Keep
barrel pointed toward the
ground or carried on shoulder
“Break” gun before climbing
fences, stone walls or jumping
ditches. Unload gun before get
ting into a boat.
And be especially mindful of
others by observing these pre
For Economic Mastery
An economic warfare is going on in the free world. Nations
involved need to recognize this, then together mobilize their assets.
If any nation or combination of nations aspires to world domina
tion, success can come only by economic mastery rather than by
military ‘hardware.’ So observed Harvey S. Firestone Jr., com
pany chairman, speaking at a Canadian Chamber of Commerce
annual dinner at Calgary, Alberta, October 6.
The meeting preceded opening
of Firestone’s first tire manufac
turing plant in western Canada.
The company built the plant—
its second tire-making facility in
the Dominion — to keep pace
with increasing population and
expanding economy of the four
IN HIS TALK at Calgary, Mr.
Firestone bade investors both in
the United States and Canada
accept responsibility for finding
a way to give developing nations
of the world ample help, while
at the same time, receiving
benefits which will justify such
On America’s foreign aid pro
gram he noted that “We do not
believe that it is fair for United
States industry to have to com
pete in the world trade race
shackled and burdened by heavy
taxes, resulting from the cost of
foreign aid, which greatly in
creases its cost of doing busi
ness, unless other financially-
fortunate nations bear their
After reviewing Canada’s in
dustrial growth and her posi
tion of leadership in the free
world, Mr. Firestone made this
observation about the United
“Today, our country has a
choice of two courses; One mili
tary; the other, economic. I be
lieve the right course is the eco
nomic road, and its accompany
ing international trade.”
• Always be sure of your
target—never shoot at a noise.
Be sure other hunters are not in
range of your fire, before pull
ing the trigger.
• Never point a gun at any
one. Don’t horseplay. And alco
hol and safety don’t mix on a
• Store firearms unloaded
and “broken down,” along with
ammunition under lock and key.
To Eagle Rank
Starr N. Robinson of Post 30,
Olney, was nominated to the
National Court of Honor for
promotion to rank of Eagle
Scout in October. The nomina
tion was part of the regular
court of honor at the Gaston
Young Robinson was sched
uled to receive his badge for
Scouting’s highest rank in
November. He was among 35
boys which the Firestone com
pany honored for outstanding
achievement in Scouting, at its
annual Scout Banquet in June.
On that occasion, Robinson was
presented a Merit Certificate
and a company check for $27.75
which was applied on his ex
penses during a two-week stay
at Schiele Scout Reservation
near Tryon, N. C.
NC A Leader
South Carolina, Massachusetts
and North Carolina were pace
setters in production of broad-
woven fabrics during the first
quarter of 1960, says the U.S.
South Carolina was first
among all states in cotton broad-
woven goods with an output of
1,039,000,000 (billion) linear
yards. Massachusetts led in pro
duction of woolen and worsted
fabrics with 14 million linear
yards, and North Carolina was
first in man-produced fiber fab
ric production with 186 million
A total of 3,188,000,000 (bil
lion) yards of broad-woven fab
rics of all types were produced
during the quarter. Of that
amount, cotton broad-wovens
accounted for 2,477,000,000 linear
yards, man-produced fiber fab
rics accounted for 638,000,000
linear yards, and woolens and
worsteds accounted for 73,000,000
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