CIVILIAN DEFENSE: Home Was Never Like This

The 168-year-old Massachusetts Committee of Public Safety organized the militia that fought at Lexington, and it is still going strong. In World War II it has pioneered in civilian defense.

To find out how militia methods have changed since the Revolution, two Committee members, Lawyer John K. Howard and H. Wendell Endicott (Endicott-Johnson shoes), visited Britain last year. They were impressed by the Home Guard School conducted by Guerrilla Tom Wintringham for the British War Office (TIME, May 25). Last week came the result: on the velvet-lawn-and-colonial-brick campus of Middlesex School at Concord, Major...

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