CIVIL DEFENSE: Facing Up to Fallout

A man who takes the cold war seriously, New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller, last week sternly reminded 17 million fellow New Yorkers of the Soviet Union's capacity "to devastate the lives of our people in every corner of our state." Then, with tough-minded logic, he urgently endorsed the recommendation of a special study committee that fallout shelters—stocked with two weeks' food supply—be required by law in every private and public building in New York by July 1, 1963.

In a message to the state defense council, Republican Rockefeller said fallout protection "is essential to our military defense . . ....

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