This month has been a busy one to say the least, much to the detriment of posting on the blog. The May 1960 NCCD newsletter is reflective of the slow and somewhat directionless progress of the federal civil defense program at the time. For North Carolina, with the State Operational Survival Plan published, focus shifted to having counties creating and publishing survival plans of their own. All counties would eventually have these plans by the mid-1960s.
Also noted is Operation Alert 1960 (OPAL 60). I believe I have a copy of the CONELRAD script and will post it up. The script itself leaves the read with a strange sensation of the theatricality of it but also the reality that it could have been a real attack.