Army & Navy And Civilian Defense: Mountain Sailors

For the first time ever, the Navy is building a training station in the rough-&-tumble Rocky Mountains. The site: Bayview, Idaho, a quiet several-horse town at the southwest end of Lake Pend d'Oreille, some 45 miles northeast of Spokane. Last week, as the citizens of Bayview (pop. 104) stood by goggle-eyed, the first of 10,000 carpenters, masons and plumbers were busily at work on a $20,000,000 base.

In picking the place, Navy bigwigs showed the sea-wisdom of an old salt, the esthetic sense of a crackajack travel agent. Of glacial origin, Lake...

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