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Sunday, September 7, 1 975


Page Seven

Sunday, September 7', 1915 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven


Missile site gathers dust in


By STEVE WEINER vince the Soviet Union not to
Associated Press Writer !fight a nuclear war. McCaf-
EGYPT, Wash. (/P) - Ed Mc- fery's 22-acre area cost between
Caffery owns a dinosaur of the $13 million and $20 million to
missile age. McCaffery, a wheat build and equip,
farmer, owns an Atlas missile
site, one of nine built in eastern HE BOUGHT it in 1967 for
Washington in the early 1960s just under $5,700 - about four
and abandoned almost before one-hundredths of a per cent of,
the paint had dried. its original cost.
The sites were built for $150 "I don't know what to do with,
million in an effort to help con- it," said McCaffery. "My idea is
Couple restores '29 popcorn auto
SAN RAFAEL, Calif (AP) - popcorn machine used to travel
Guy and Beverly Williams the streets of San Rafael with
"found an old pile of rubble" children and adults alike gath-
which back in 1929 ran on the ering around to buy boxfuls of
streets of San Rafael selling popcorn. Now that it's in shape
popcorn, again the Williamses have been*
The Williamses restored the showing up at civic celebra-
old auto to its former glory and tions.
it is bringing back memories to At a recent celebration at
those who want their popcorn nearby College of Marin, Mrs.
served with a squirt of history Williams said she opened a soft
and nostalgia, along with butter drink at 11 a.m. and didn't get
and salt- another sip until 4 p.m. because
Before it fell on evil days, the she was so busy popping corn.

to turn it into a casino." some e s t i m a t e s was worth everywhere.
The nine sites are like small, $10,000. The Wash:
underground cities, each cap- Now, Stanfield said, the firm Co. bought a
able of withstanding anything wouldn't mind selling. that it stillL
other than a direct nuclear hit. mission, alo
They were built as part of the Its missile site, located about Con, aho
Atlas network and surrounded seven miles south of Davenport, County sher
Fairchild Air Force Base just is little more than high class McCaffery
west of Spokane. rubble. The concrete structure like to gra2

ington Water Power
communication site
uses for radio trans- E
ng with the Lincoln
iff's office.
finds that sheep
ze inside his Atlas
so stores an antique
the base and his
s where a missile

EACH SITE was in operation
24 hours a day, with a crew of
12 always ready to fire the de-
vice. The Atlas rocket, fueled
by liquid oxygen and a chemical
like kerosene, lay on itsside
inside an enormous, buried
"coffin." Around it, also under-
ground, were the steel-encased
', F,.,,n n n},nl nntsre nr livih

is intact-not even weeds have1
badly harmed its strength-but1
the exterior is a wasteland, and+
the underground rooms have

base. He al
truck inside
combine sit
once lay.


tioUUe. McCaffery got a quonset hut
. with his purchase and provides
LIKE MOST of the other sites, free storage for boats anducamp-
its power has been turned off.' ers of his neighbors. But pri-
Cows graze, grasshoppers bound marily the place is wasted, he
through tall grass and debris is said.

Caner Socan

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firing control centers and iving ---
Noneof the rockets was fired I
and the Atlas system was su-1T T EN T IO
perceded by new kinds of mis-
siles. In 1965, the 567th Strategic
Missile Squadron was deacti- S
vated and the missiles and
tracking equipment were re-
moved. You must reregister your organi-
The General Services Admin zations for Fall '75 and Winter
istration sold the sites two years
later. 76.
THE BUYERS included farm- j Pick up registration forms at
ers seeking to reclaim land, and
companies hoping for the bar-i 3909 Michigan Union
gain of a lifetime. The high:
price paid for any one of the Any questions contact-
sites was about $8,300; the low
was about $3,300. STEVE KELLY
One buyer was a trucking Chairman S.O.B.
company now known as Rings-
by United of Littleton, Coo.DThe OR
property manager there, D.E.OR
Stanfield, said the firm made JIM REYNOLDS
the buy to obtain the high-qual-JIM R Y O D
ity fence which according to Director Student Organizations
.hool SALE
Texas Instrument SALE
SR 11 $47 SR 50$79
SR 51 $127

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September 8 and 9
He'll show you how to get the most out of any HP calculator. Just come to

11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Ulrich's Bookstore, 549 E.



We know that schedule decisions Guest Artist Series
are a problem right now and we would A selection of distinguished
actors or directors join with
like to help. The University Theatre our department's finest actors
directors a nd designers to
Program gives you a chance to buy a create our own presentations
in Power Center.
two series book of coupons at a DIS- Oct. 8-12
COUNT now and allows you to choose DEAThur A ESMAN
the show and date later. It's called our Nov. 26-30
SPECIAL DISCOUNT BOOK; and it Wali Shakespeare's
contoins 10 special coupons, four cou- Feb. 18-21
pons for each of the series listed here, PU1a
the Guest Artist Series and the Show- April m-1 1
Tennessee Williams'
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whose use will be announced later. Use in addition to our Power
Center productions, we en-
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in direction and design by
for one production or one for each of offering:
the four shows in that series. The Spe- University
cial Discount Book is designed to fit Showcase Productions
your schedule and budget ( it's only Oct. 22-25
$10). Inquire at our ticket office for NEW BLACK SCRIPT
in Trueblood Theatre
more information. Nov. 12-15

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