Clipped From Pasadena Independent
with NORTH OF HERE the military service have taken over huge tracts of land for research programs. Camp Irwin, a sprawling preserve in San Bernardino County, is one of these tracts It is enormously larger than the demands on it Another Another such military range is the China Lake bastion. Still the military wants more. The Navy has its eyes on the Saline Valley area north of the China Lake tract. Indeed if rumors seeping south out of the wild country any indication, the Navy already has Saline Valley in their pocket. A primitive road into the region 's beni.? paved. Residents point a finger at the Navy for the reasons behind this action. And now comes word that the Air Force covets a slice of land to the west of Camp known as the Cuddeback Lake area The piece of land in question is 7,545 acres of public lying, east of the little mining community of The Air Force says it wants the land lor to-ground rocketry and bombing practice. In view of all the public land withdrawal.'! t h a t have been made in the west for such think the military has enough land already. And if each individual service does not have enough real estate, what is to prevent the Air Force from using the Navy range? Surely both services do not rocket and bomb test every day. Anyone who feels the same way can communicate communicate then- opinions with the U.S. Bureau of Management. 215 W. 7th Street. Los Angeles All "