National Affairs: Wonderful to Play In

In a Los Angeles backyard one day last week, a panting publicity man led Actress Adele Mara past a cheering throng of Hollywood starlets, gift-laden advertisers and proud neighbors, and out into the bright glare of television lamps and popping flashbulbs. There she smiled winningly at the camera and scooped up a shovelful of light, sandy earth. The occasion: the groundbreaking, Hollywood-style, for Mrs. Ruth Colhoun's private A-bomb shelter.

Mrs. Colhoun, a divorcee with three children, was afraid, like many others on the West Coast, that an A-bomb attack would catch her napping....

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