SWITZERLAND: Preparedness

Hearings before the National Defense Committee as to how Switzerland can best defend herself brought to light last week Striking facts and proposals:

¶Zurich already has a four-story, subterranean retreat into which officials can dive at a moment's notice. To avoid confusion as to what is the right way to number the floors' of a building underground, each floor has been given, not a number, but a color. The shelter has a 1,000-gallon water supply, a phonograph "well-stocked with records of comforting melodies."

¶Mountains in central Switzerland have already been deeply tunneled with caches of...

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