CIVILIAN DEFENSE,ARMY: Spiritual Alert

CIVILIAN DEFENSE

Colonel Frederick L. Devereux,* Director of Civilian Protection in New York's Westchester County, last week suggested a cure for the playful spirit with which many U.S. citizens meet blackouts. He pointed out that during blackouts people who take them seriously often feel "that some great cosmic thing was about to happen, as though creation were about to occur and a new world were to be born." Said he: "I suggest that while the protective forces are on the physical alert all other residents of Westchester declare a spiritual alert between the warning siren and the all-clear...

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