National Affairs: ROCKET CITY, U.S.A.

HUNTSVILLE, ALA. (610-636 alt., est. 55,000 pop.), Madison Co. seat; 5 mi. from U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal, Ballistic Missile Agency, Ordnance Guided Missile School; 2 R.R. lines (Southern Ry., Louisville and Nashville R.R.); 2 airlines (8 fits, out dly., incl. drct. srvce. to N.Y., Wash., Chi., Atlanta, Miami); Accoms.: 3 hotels, 21 motels; Local bus fare: 10¢; Swim: muncpl. pools; Fish: Tenn. River; Yrly. evnts.: Catholic Festival (Aug.), co. fair (Sept.); i-hr. pkng. Imt. dwntwn.; Avge. temp.: 74.6 deg. summer, 50 deg. winter.

Yesterday. Huntsville, on rich bottomland along the Tennessee River 90...

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