CIVILIAN FRONT: Los Angeles Gets Ready

Los Angeles County likes to talk about its orange-juice joints, tabernacles, oil wells and graving docks, keep a stiff and silent upper lip over its floods and earthquakes. Nevertheless, to deal with such occasional unpleasantnesses, it has a Major Disaster Committee. Last week, just before Japan loosed its bombs on Pearl Harbor, an expanded version of this committee was preparing to grapple with the bigger unpleasantness of war. Now that it has to go into action, it is expected to do all right. Civilian Defense Chief Fiorello H. LaGuardia rates its setup...

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