Civil Defense: Louisiana Haymaker

The director of the Office of Civil De fense Mobilization has one of the most thankless chores in Washington. The public yawns whenever civil defense is mentioned, and Congress finds the OCDM budget a dandy place to practice economy, trimming off an average of 76% of the requested funds over the last ten years. OCDM directors of the past have sometimes seemed to absorb the public's apathy. But Frank B. Ellis, the energetic new OCDM chief, is determined to overcome the frustrations of his job, even if it means going over President...

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