Communism Threat Finally Neutralized, Seattle Updates Civil Defense Plans
Seattle city officials held a progress review meeting today to update the city's civil defense preparations. The meeting was hastily ordered by Mayor Nickels after a city clerk discovered an obscure city code dating back to the 50s that requires the city to update its civil defense plans and distribute updated materials to the public every ten years. Seattle has not updated its civil defense plans since 1951. ...changes to the civil defense materials include updates to lists of subversive organizations and replacing detailed explanations of death by atom bomb with comprehensive descriptions of death by chemical or biological attack. We're pretty proud of what we were able to produce on such a short notice, said Mayor Nickels, who explained that updated civil defense pamphlets and books will be available to Seattle residents as early as next week.