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May 5, 1960

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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Civil Defense Prepares for Mav Alert North Dakotas cihes ann counties will participate in a nation-wide test alert May 3-5, 1960 to find out exactly how well North Dakota is prepared for an enemy attack. Col. Noel F. Tharalson announc- ed this week that a realistic ex- ercise will be held this year, com- plete with readings of radioactivity to be reported from 56 different points in the state. Counties and cities are urged to get their civil defense organization ready for the annual test, Tharal- son said. "Local participation is the big problem in handling an enemy at- tack," the Colonel said. "If we fall down at our basic levels of gov- ernment, we will be unable to meet the tremendous task of recovering from an enemy attack." The exercise will begin with an attack warning and radio alert at noon May 3, 1960. All radio stations will either go off the air or broad- cast emergency information through the special "Conelrad" setup County and city directors through- out the state will report radioac- tivity after 6:00 p. m. Special en- velopes have been prepared for designated cities and towns which will contain the radioactivity in- formation. This information will be relayed to the operations center at Fraine Barracks in Bismarck where it will be plotted out on maps. Once plotted, the patterns can be estab- lished and warnings can go out to people living in the danger zone. Award Contracts For Cell Block The board of administration has signed contracts for construction of a new cell block at the State Pen- itentiary. The 'John Larson Co Bismarck, has the general contract: Egan Plumbing, Minot. the mechanical work, and L. & H Electric, Mandan, the electrical job. The board said Larson is prepar- ed to start as soon as steel arrives, but does not intend to start excava- ting until it is at hand. The con- struction is expected to require about 18 months. The reorganized Hazelton-Moffit district has been operating since last July 1. ---OJ To supply 3,20 million people, est- imated U. S. population ]Sy 1975, with the same kinds of foods we ate in 1958 will require one-third more of red meats, poultry meat, eggs and milk. and total crop output would need to be increased by one- fourth that of 1958. a child- If camp seems to be de- sirable, however, there are camps to satisfy all interests, ages and pocketbooks. In making a selection. ?~he child's age and maturity and his interests are the important considexa~ions. The variety of camps available in- clude private camps for boys and girls, ranging in price from $400 to $800 for an eight-week session; or- ganization camps, sponsored by sruch groups as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts. YMCA and YWCA, costing from $15 to $35 per week; and spe- cial interest camps, emphasizing such a~ivities as foreign langu- ages, music, dramatics and dance. The article recommends the fol- lowing criteria, suggested by the American Camping Association, for evaluating the program and facili- ties of any camp: Safety: Is the camp site free froxn serious pNysical ~haMards? Living conditions: What are the facilities for sleeping, eating, food preparation? What is the water supply? Health: Is there a registered nurse in attendance at all times? Is a doctor readily available? Camp program: Is it well-bal- ance