Civilian Protection Courses to Be Held
A series of short, specialized courses in organization and techniques of civilian protection for local defense officials, instructors and key plant personnel was announced recently by the War Department and the Office of Civilian Defense. The courses will be given at six universities by the Chemical Warfare Service.
Replacing the ten-day general courses which until now have been offeyed by the War Department Civilian Protection Schools on behalf of the OCD, four fiveday courses will be given on the University campuses, the first course having started on November 29. The subjects covered are plant protection, gas defense, staff and basic protection
The War Department announced that beginning with the November 29 course its Civilian Protection School at Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College will he discontinued and a new school established at Loyola University, New Orleans.
The other institutions, where protection schools will continue to be held, are Amherst College. Amherst, Mass.; Purdue University, Lafayette, Hid.; Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.; University of Washington, Seattle, and Occidental College, Los Angeles.