• Short Summary

    A 700 MILLION DOLLAR PROGRAM FOR SUBSIDIZING CONSTRUCTION OF COMMUNITY FALLOUT SHELTERS IN SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS WAS SPELLED OUT TODAY AS DEPUTY DEFENSE SECRETARY ROSEWELL GILPATRIC.

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    SCENES GILPATRIC AND PRESS
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    SOUND UP, CU GILPATRIC TALKS
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: THE FEDERAL SHELTER INCENTIVE PROGRAM IS PLAN TO SUPPORT THE CONSTRUCTION OF SOME 20 MILLION SHELTER SPACE IN THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WOULD BE RETROACTIVE IN EFFECT, TO PROVIDE INCENTIVE PAYMENTS FOR QUALIFYING PROJECTS BEGUN ON OR AFTER JAN. 1, 1962. IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR INCENTIVE PAYMENTS EACH SHELTER WOULD HAVE TO ACCOMMODATE A MINIMUM OF 50 PEOPLE AND WOULD HAVE TO BE OPEN FOR PUBLIC USE IN TIME OF EMERGENCY UNDER LOCAL CIVIL DEFENSE DIRECTION. UPON COMPLETION EACH SHELTER WOULD BE MARKED AND STOCKED WITH FOOD, WATER, FIRST AID KITS AND RADIATION METERS. AN EFFECTIVE CIVIL DEFENSE REQUIRES THE PARTICIPATION OF EVERY CITIZEN. IT CALLS FOR ADVANCE PLANNING AT EVERY LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT... THIS PLANNING MUST BE FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ADAPT ITSELF TO CHANGES IN ENEMY WEAPONS AND TACTICS. IT MUST BE COMPREHENSIVE ENOUGH TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR PEOPLE LIVING UNDER WIDELY DIFFERENT CONDITIONS... FROM RANCH HOUSES TO APARTMENT HOUSES. THE PRIMARY DEFENSE OBLIGATION OF THE GOVERNMENT IS TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN DETERRENT POWER TO MAKE AN ENEMY ATTACK UNLIKELY. THIS DETERRENT DEMANDS A MAJOR EFFORT IN MEN, MONEY AND ORGANIZATION, NOW AND FOR (END CUE: "THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.")




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    Background: A 700 MILLION DOLLAR PROGRAM FOR SUBSIDIZING CONSTRUCTION OF COMMUNITY FALLOUT SHELTERS IN SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS WAS SPELLED OUT TODAY AS DEPUTY DEFENSE SECRETARY ROSEWELL GILPATRIC. AT A WASHINGTON NEWS CONFERENCE HE EXPLAINED.

    (PARAPHRASING) GILPATRIC SAYS:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2Z9M1RRACQSDTB2LWZZNOQNRR
    Media URN:
    VLVA2Z9M1RRACQSDTB2LWZZNOQNRR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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