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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 6, June 1956 - File 066. 1956-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 8, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/139/show/135.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 6, June 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Title File 066
Transcript HELP THE III SI OF FREEDOM • Call or write friends to listen in on Facts Forum air shows. Type or write a list of stations on which they can hear and see FF programs and mail the list to them. • If you cannot hear or see FF Radio and TV programs in your area, ask your station to carry them. • Commend TV and radio stations for presenting FF. Your letters will help offset the ones they receive from critics of the FF idea of giving hoth sides. • Ask newsstands for the Facts Forum Newt and if they do not carry it, ask them to do so. • Get your club or discussion group to raise FF poll questions in their meetings. • Write editors, columnists and commentators your informed opinions on problems facing the American people. Enter the published clippings of letters containing 130 or less words in the FF letter contest. Read rules of the FF contest on page 62 of this fame. • Write Facts Forum, Dallas, Texas, for material which will assist you in getting business friends interested in ADDING PATRIOTISM TO THEIR ADS. • Pass your copy of Facts Forum News around to friends so they may judge if they wish to subscribe. • Submit three questions to enter in the July Poll Ouestion Contest (72 spaces or less). Vote the June poll on page 65 of this issue. • Send your friends a subscription to Facts Forum News. Where else could you find so much of value for so little cost? I-year subscription, $3, 2 years for $5. r Enter My j □ New / Q Renewal Subscription Now! 1 I ENCLOSE $3 FOR 1 YEAR. I ENCLOSE $5 FOR 2 YEARS. PUTS FORUM IEWS Americans Most Thought-Provoking Magazine 1710 Jackson Street, Dallas 1, Texas I ZONE STATE J NIKE . . . (Continued from Page 33) particularly aerial shots — are being cleared. Security measures are being tightened. The sites are "off limits" to civilians. Although described as a "backyard" defense, Nike is far from an inexpensive weapon. Army spokesmen estimate that land (approximately 50 acres per battery) and construction for a site costs, on the average, one million dollars. And that does not include the cost of the missile, estimated unofficially at between $20,000 and $25,000 each. The entire program is so extensive that it will take several more years to complete, and vvill cost upward of one billion dollars. Extensive and expensive are the words for Nike. Considered one of the prime targets for enemy bombs — for the material damage as well as for the demoralizing psychological effect it would have on the populace — is the vital I lamp- ton Roads Defense Command, which embraces Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News, Virginia. With 72 individual missile-firing ramps ringing the area, it is one of the most powerful concentrations of defensive power in the nation, costing more than six million dollars. This potent ring of air defense guards the strategic Naval Supply Center and Naval Air Station at Norfolk (also the largest population center in the state), the headquarters for the Eastern Air Defense Command at Langley Air Force Base at Hampton, the naval ship repair yard at Portsmouth, and the private shipbuilding facilities at Newport News, where the navy's newest air-carrier, USS Forres- tal, recently underwent construction. A colonel in the army district engineers at Norfolk stated recently that all of these installations, firing in unison, conceivably could blast into oblivion an enemy armada of at least 55 bomb-laden planes with the first sledgehammer punch. They could then tlo the same thing all over again three minutes Utter — the length of time it takes to reload and fire. The percentage of "kills" is based On tests against Air Force pi,tues. which demonstrated that Nike could destroy three of every four aircraft approaching within a 50-mile range and theoretically before they could speed close enough to drop their death-dealing charges on the target. In practice the guided missiles have knocked off conventional B-17 bombers at 30,000 feet with no difficulty. The Air Force recently, however, dropped a foreign object into the neatly-stacked woodpile of army sta tistics when it claimed that Nike may not be the never-miss, electronic wonder that everyone had been led to believe. After observing test firings at tlif White Sands proving grounds in desolate New Mexico, Air Force spokes men said that those near-perfect firing records had been established entirely against slow-moving 15-17's, now ai obsolete as the Model T Ford. Certainly the B-17's are nothing to compare with the speedy jet bombers thj Kremlin war lords could set loose ovei this country in a sneak attack. Moreover, they claimed that Nike had even missed four out of four 15-17's in recefl' tests. The army grants that Nike will no1 hit every target it chases in its SH domain. This admittedly makes it less than perfect, as one missed bomM could drop the H-bomb that vvouW blow up the city and surroundi"? countryside for miles. The Air Force's criticism may tj considered a ping for a new type "' guided missile developed by the na^ known its "Talos." A senate sub-COW mittee lias urged that tlie army a'" Air Force pit the Nike and Talos fflij silcs against pilotless jet bombers *' determine which service has the be* anti-aircraft weapon. Air For'1 Undersecretary James H. Douglas '^ supported the idea, stating that CoJ gress is entitled to an exhibition *? determine whether Talos is justing ami whether it does or does not dup" eate Nike. Meanwhile, the taxpayW public holds what may be the bill11"1 dollar bag. w LOYALTY DAY SPONSORED BY V.F.W. On May 1st Americans observed Loyalty Day, which was reported on oUf April Readers Report I inside front covet' as having been instigated by Mrs. Albert Grande of Park Ridge, Illinois, '" 1954. More recent information regarding the observance of May 1st as Loyalty D°T indicates that the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., inaugurated this observance in 1950 on a nationwide basis, ond has sponsored and directed it evfir since that time. Mr. Louis G. Feldmann, Notion"! Chairman of the National L0YALT' DAY Committee of the V.F.W, 4s9 Fifth Avenue, New York 17, N. Y., hi" written us: "It was through the eff°rts of the V.F.W. that President Eisenho*^ lost yeor proclaimed LOYALTY DAY Two weeks prior to LOYALTY DA' this year Mr. Feldmonn's office h° already received detailed reports ° more than 1400 planned celebration*' including four in Japan and one Okinawa. Page 64 I \i is Forum News, June 1$
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