National Affairs: Home Front

Under way last week were the first plans for an idea that President Roosevelt has cherished for many a month: to make use of the willingness, even eagerness of many U. S. citizens to serve their country in time of crisis, in order to organize a Home Front if that crisis turns into war.

No one wanted to contemplate the day when whistling explosives might make piles of smoking trash out of U. S. buildings, craters in U. S. streets. But few dared say that such things were impossible in the world of 1941. An organization of U. S. fire-watchers, trained...

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