HOME DEFENSE: Off Guard

To guard against fifth columnists within its gates, California needs a Home Guard of 30,000 men, according to Army esti mates. Last week, while stubborn Governor Olson and State Legislators wrangled and fought, California's Home Guards had dropped to about 3.000 overworked, ill-equipped, disgruntled men.

Two years ago, grinning Gordon Gar land celebrated his election as Speaker of the House by tearing out the telephone by which his predecessor had kept in touch with the Governor. Mr. Olson and the Legislators have been out of touch ever since, except when they wrangle.

The Legislature finally passed a $7,934,365 compromise bill calling...

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