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July 10, 1951
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HEMPST' N, ainltit NASSAU REVIEW-STAR FOIAb3b HEMPSTEAD (N.Y.) NASSAU REVIEW-STAR Circ.: e. 35,529 Page: FRONT CPYRGHT CPYRGHT Lieutenant General Cornelius W. Wickersham of Lawrence who will retire Sunday. as director of.`Taf tau civil qease, was honored at a]+ Wickersham Quits. As Civil Defense Boss .County Executive J. Russel Sprague presents a framed scroll to Lieutenant-General Cornelius W. Wickersham, retiring as Nassau civil defense chief after ?a year of service. Wickersham is returning "IT DID disclose that we were wholly unprepared but I think we have learned the lesson that war will last as long as Communism lasts," he declared. He urged Americans to adopt a four-point policy' for the coming ty without pay for the past year PY?s? Our policy, he said, must _be in setting up a home front defense,, one of courage and not of fear; General F. Trubee Davison of all our Armed Forces must be i Locust Valley had been expected .,kept- ujp to strength, both as to by civil defense inner circles to, persoj-nel and i q pment we nust take over the post of director when have n stroi:g ci defense 01 of Wickersham resigned. zatian and we must conserve o+.r But Davison's recent call to' natural resources. Washington will prevent him from doing so. Davison will assit General Walter Bedell Smith in the Central Intelligence A envy. His :Czr'iglion fru CD post was an- nounced last week. WIOKERSHAM will continue to serve as director until his success- I or has been named by County 'Executive J. Russel Sprague. ,The retirement of Wickersham is not a pleasant thing to face for his is a duty remarkebe achieve- ment," Sprague said yesterday at a luncheon for Wickersham at the Fwwan Club in Roslyn. In one year under his guidance) "Nassau has the finest most out- standing civil defense organization; in the county," Srague said. .I Sprague put his appreciation and. that of the County Board of Super-'h visors into words engraved on a' scroll which he presented to Wick w e eu ageu a uuli a,a, P 60.000 anitiz tt In' ?ivte ? se : CIA-RDP75-0b001 R000 00090029-5 70,000 young4 men how I