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fAOB 8—NAUOATUCK NEWS (CONN.) FRIDAY. JAN. 27, I'M C.D. Plans Underground City In Farm ing ton, Massachusetts By RICHAKI) DEW UniUil Press International FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (UPI'J — A field used by state militiamen preparing for the Spanish-American War will later this year become a unique underground stale Civil Defense center. The area, (he first land purchased by the slate for military purposes "(in 18721, will be used for construction of an "underground city" to house CD and state government officials in the event of enemy attack. State officials hope that the project, begun with capital outlay pa- propriation by the Massachusetls legislature in 1955, will be completed by Nov. 1 of this year after getting started in May. Share Cost To be constructed at a cost of 52,138,000, shared equally by federal and. stale governments, the center will have a capacity of 300 persons for 90 days independent of.outside facilities. The 300 will include top state CD officials and selected leaders 'of the three branches of state government. Disas ter plans call for their transfer by high - speed convoy from Boston, 24 miles away. It was appropriate that the site, "just outside the blast radius of likely enemy targets," was once known as Plait's Plain and has . seen heavy military and civil use during the intervening years. The land, also known as the Framingham Camp Grounds, served as an assembly and embarkation point during IAVO world wars and-at various other critical times in American history. When completed, the underground shelter will contain 31,000 square feet and the communication keys necessary to continued government .operation in all-out enemy nuclear • attack. Concrete Box .A box of heavily-reinforced concrete, the center will be enclosed debris. The center will be complete with its own chapel, fallout - proof wells, "absolute" air filters to screen out chemical and biological agents, its own jjowcr generators, air conditioners, dormitories, exercise rooms, food and fuel supplies, and a sewage disposal system--everything to make it an independent nuclear age "underground city." lUConn Professor To Speak At Institute HTOHW3--Edward L. Pa'.mer assistant professor cf Agiveul tural Engineering at the 'University of Connecticut, Will spc-ik at Hie 22nd Annual 'New England Farm 'Electrification Institute at the University of Maine, Fc'b. 1-3. Chairman of the organization's youth ccmmcltec, Palmer will report on youth activities dur- ling the past year. liis report will also include a resolution asking for the adoption of a New England-wide 4H leaders' notebook. The three-day meeting will 'bring together Extension personnel, vocational agriculture teachers, farm electric servicemen, representatives Of power companies and Rural Electrification Cooperatives. Youth Sunday To Be Observed By Salem Church The Salem Lutheran Church,

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  1. Delaware County Daily Times,
  2. 30 Nov 1925, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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