Daddy- 5 May 1960

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Daddy- 5 May 1960 - Expansion of Civil Defense Called for by Maj....
Expansion of Civil Defense Called for by Maj. Keyes s civil defense director today called for city officials, county commissioners and legislators in the slate to expand the state's CD program. Major Robert Keyes said, "It's time that these officials' place some value on the lives of Mon-tartans." Keyes statement followed a na tionwide practice alert designed mostly for civil defense officials and their communications. He said where there were civil de fense people working in the state during the alert "they responded in a superior manner." However, he said the simulated enemy attack would have killed ,000 persons in the Great Falls area and 200 in Glasgow "not counting the thousands who would nave nictt from radiation fallout." Keyes said just how many Montanans would have been killed by lanout— u the attack had been real— is an "X factor" largely dependent on how effective the slate's civil defense was. For instance, during the "attack" a 10 megaton bomb was dropped near Great Falls and a 15 megaton bomb was dropped five miles west of Ft, Peck. "It would depend on how effective the civil defense organization was in getting fallout information to the people of the state," he said.. Keyes said the stale's civH defense program needs to be expanded and this was going to cost money. "At present," he said, "we are spending three and one-half cents a person a year far civil defense in the stale. Nationally, we are spending 25 cents a person." He said many civil defense directors in the counties are receiv. ing little or nothing for their services. Lewis and Clark county's di rector is paid ssu a month. • ARMSTRONG LINOLEUM • KENTTLE AND ARMSTRONG FLOOR TEE • FORMICA • WALL THE FLOOR COVERING INSTALLATION FREE ESTIMATES MODERN PAINTING AND FLOORING

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  1. The Independent-Record,
  2. 05 May 1960, Thu,
  3. Page 10

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