Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on May 25, 1965 · Page 5
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TUESDAY, MAY 25,1965. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN tlth District Legion Meeting To Be at Mercer MERCER — The American Legion Department of Wiscons i n I Hh District Convention will be nek) here Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6. Plans were formulated at the May meeting of of auxiliary members will take place at 9 a.m. at the Mercer Community Building. The llth District Legion Conference will officially open at 9:30 a.m. in the Mercer Community Building with the Call to Order ; by Roland J. Kennedy, Medford, llth District commander; advance of colors, sergeants at arms, Verne Troiber, Steton- ville, and Ed Dittmar, Merrill. Leonard Hackbarth, Merrill, district chaplain, will give the invocation preceding welcom e s given by Oestreich, post commander, and special guest, Roland Kannenberg, Mercer town ;he American Legion Northern'chairman; the response will be Lakes Post and Auxiliary plan-1 delivered by Richard C. Doffen, ling Committee held at the Legion clubrooms. Present were Darline Sell, advertising chairman; Jack Na- ;rop, llth District second vice :ommander; Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Brandt Jr., service officer and auxiliary president; Eugene Zimmerman, Leo Stephy and Alfred Oestreich, Legion ings. Post commander. The convention will start with Post registration at the Legion Hall Saturday, June 5, at 10 a.m. * * * The auxiliary will serve brunch at 11. A service school for commanders and adjutants will be held at 2 p.m. at the Legion Hall followed by a district execu t i v e meeting at 3. A cocktail hour from 4:30 to Lake Tomahawk, district first vice commander. * * * Thomas Keefe, Medford, district adjutant and finance officer, will read the minutes; Mrs. Allman, Rhinelander, llth District Auxiliary presid e n t, will give the auxiliary greet- 6:30 p.ni; will end the business day at the Legion clubroom. The Saturday activities will end with a banquet at 7 at Club 51 —to this the public is invited and registration may be made by contacting the auxiliary president, Mrs. Brandt Jr. Sunday, June 6, registration FUNERAL FUNDS FOR PEOPLE AGES 39 to 79 »»« CM now ipply k, mll |, di,,,, i, ihi Nomt Officl for • Wili«urMe.fi>lkv|iioviilini52000.r»l(IOOiMrinl,«l. nu lil»-tlmt proltelion. Application ind mil miilid I. »w willnuf obliiitliHi. No i»nl will till. t«r out thit M •n« I mill Miy »i lh y 0 , r „,„,,_ ,„„,„, :ip Mdf lp)d y||r ln ""«l" Co.. Elgin, III. 60122. District second vice com an- der, Natrop, will introduce the distinguished guests. Expec ted to be present are Morley Morgan, Park Falls, past llth District commander, and Rob e r t Uecke, Ashland, present service officer. Reports of district offici a 1 s will be given beginning with Keefe, district finance officer, and continuing through Natrop, executive committee chairman and second vice command e r ; Coffen, membership chairman and district first vice commander; Harold Titus, Minocqua, district judge advocate, and Eldred Bergner of the remarks department. Adjournment of the llth District Conference will come at roll call of posts by Natrop. Legion Post and Auxiliary memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Mercer Community Building. A parade at 1:30 with good marching band units will climax the conference. (TSB DAILY GLOBB WANT-ADS Happy is the June Bride who chooses her Wedding Stationery from the News Record Why don't you stop in and see our exquisitely designed Stationery: Announcements, Invitations, Thank You Notes, Personalized Stationery, etc. ORDER FATHER'S DAY IDEALS t GREETING CARDS NOW! NEWS RECORD PRINTING & SUPPLY Ironwood Mrs. Lloyd H. Weslecn, Prop. Dial 932-5511 FIVf YOUNGSTERS MEET GOVERNOR — Students at the Southside Grade School at Hurley met Governor Warren P. Knowles Monday during the latter's visit to the city as a part of the Paint-up program. Seeing the youngsters lined up on the sidewalk, the governor ordered his driver to stop and he got out of the car and shook hands with each and every one of them. One of the youngsters asked Knowles, "I thought there was going to be a parade?" The governor laughed heartily, patted the boy on the head and assured him there would be one. Across the street from the school, members of the Hurley High School Student Council were still busy painting the home of Miss Agnes Hoye. The governor then chatted with them for awhile before leaving for the parade. (Daily Globe Photo) New Command Post for NOR AD Is Being Built in Mountain By FRED S. HOFFMAN MOUNTAIN, Deep inside this CHEYENNE Colo. (AP) — granite mountain, technicians have started installing secret new electronic gear that will enable U.S. commanders to react within seconds to any attack on North America. This is the final phase of a four-year, $89-million effort to build an atom-proof command post for the North American Air Defense Command. The NORAD command post now is above ground, about five miles away in Colorado Springs, and is vulnerable to an atomic knockout. By early 1966, after the specially designed computers and other fancy new equipment have been checked out, the U.S. and Canadian military staff will take over the undergroud Combat Operations Canter. There, these keenly trained experts will maintan a 24-hour vigil for signs of impending attacl: by missile bomber or satellite. If attack should come, the NORAD commander in chief and his battle staff would "button up" behind a brace of 15-ton steel blast doors and call the shots for the defense — sending •INCC 18B6 for FASHIONABLE COMFORT! 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The normal 300-man staff manning the center would swell to about 800 in a "button up' emergency. To prepare for this, the Cheyenne Mountain complex has been designed as a sort of underground town-with the capability to sustain its population for about 30 days without outside contact. Inside the windowless walls of the 11 interconnected rectangular steel buildings are dormitories, mess halls, food storage areas, offices, computer rooms and the main theater where the battle staff would assemble. The center has its own seven- room hospital, with separate places for major and minor surgery, a recovery room, laboratory, dental clinic and other facilities. There is nothing outside the »,565-foot-mountain — "a tough old lady," one officer called it — to indicate what is inside. The entrance, reached from a road winding up the mountainside, looks like the mouth of a railroad tunnel. The entrance tunnel runs for about a quarter-mile inside the mountain before reaching the main opening the command center. The tunnel is curved, in 'part to lessen blast effects. At this inner approach to the center, crews will emplace the giant f eight-inch-thick blast doors spaced about 50 feet apart. One of the motor-driven doors will be kept closed at all times. In all, contractors supervised by the Army Engineers blasted about a million tons of granite out of the mountain to create the three miles of tunnels. It took a million pounds of dynamite to dp that job. Information is the lifeline of the North American Air Defense Command. Without the latest, most complete and fastest information, the NORAD com- mandor would be gravely hampered in reaching what could be life-or-death judgments. He must be able to communicate those judgments to Washington, the Strategic Air Command, and to Ottawa, Canada's capital. 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Taeger, son of Mrs. Aileen Taeger, Trout Creek will graduate with honors from Augsburg College on May 30. Taeger, a history major, is one of 220 young men and women being graduated from the libera arts college of The Ameri can Lutheran Church in Minneapolis this year. He will continue his studies a Northwestern Lutheran Theolog ical Seminary in Minneapolis. Men of Missile Battery Learn War Is Boring By HAL BOYLE HILL 327, South Viet Nam (AP) — They keep a lonely vigil on a hot and dusty hill for a meeting with the enemy that may never come. They are the four officers and »7 enlisted men of a U.S. Marines Hawk missile battery. They are learning the hard way that war more often is boring and monotonous than dangerous or exciting, and that the ;hing you do most in any war is simply to wait. The Job they have to do Is to knock out of the sky with their ground-to-air missiles any enemy planes that threaten the huge Da Nang air base. The men have great confidence in Iheir weapon. In training for their present mission they found the Hawks effective in bringing down drone aircraft used as targets at their base on Okinawa. "They'll knock the hell out of anything that can be sent against us over here," said the battery commander Capt. Everett Cowley, 33, Quincy, Mass. The battery, whose theme song is "On Top of Old Dusty," is emplaced on the flat peak of one of the highest hills in the Da Nang area. The road up it is one long river of hubcap-deep dust. It isn't that way all year round, however. When the rainy season starts the road will become a river of mud. The view from the top of Hill 327, where the long slender Hawk missiles nest in their launchers like poised hornets, is hauntingly beautiful. In one direction stretches the watery waste of the South China Sea over which white cloud towers float in slow and timeless majesty. Between the sea and the base of the hill lie the city of Da Nang and its vital air base. In the other direction lie a valley and rugged hills from whose green hell Marine patrols are tortuously and painstakingly flushing the tenacious Viet Cong. The loveliness of the hills hides the menace of the ambushing enemy. The battery's position conceivably is vulnerable to mortar attack. It is guarded by sandbags and barbed wire and company of Marine infantrymen. But the missilemen themselves also pull sentry duty, man outpost holes, and pile up more sandbag barricades. men had-had many iriterestinf experiences. He smiled wryly and said. "Well, once we saw a king _. ,_ ^ .cobra snake, and in six weeks The heart of the battery is its we have piled up 50,000 sand- small, well-hidden command j bags. This job isn't romantic — central. The darkened room is just scenic and necessary. 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