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OCDM Director Gordon Gray's June 5, 1958 letter to Emergency Housing Agency Administrator-designee Aksel Nielsen regarding a meeting of the emergency-designees planned for June 17, 1958, in Washington DC.


EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
OFFICE OF CIVIL AND DEFENSE MOBILIZATION
WASHINGTON 25, D. C.

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR

JUN 5 1958

Mr. Aksel Nielsen
Title Guarantee Company
1711 California Street
Denver, Colorado

Dear Mr. Nielsen:

This letter follows a canvass by telephone which disclosed that June 17 is most suitable, generally, for a meeting of those of you have agreed to undertake special emergency responsibilities.

I am deeply appreciative of the time you have set aside to discuss mobilization matters with me. Arrangements have been made for meeting in my office at 12:30 p.m. and then have lunch at the White House mess, followed by an afternoon discussion in Room 100, Executive Office Building.

Enclosed is a list of topics which appear to warrant our consideration. You may wish to review the "Policy Guidance and Direction for Phase 2 Operation Alert 1958," which I am forwarding under separate cover, for reference purposes. Additional basic Operation Alert 1958 documents will be sent to you as they are reproduced.

Sincerely Yours,

Gordon Gray
Director
Enclosure [ MISSING ]


This follow-up letter to Emergency Housing Agency Administrator-designee Aksel Nielsen from Office of Defense Mobilization Director Gordon Gray announces the first meeting of all of the recently appointed "Emergency-Designees." Apparently no consideration was given to the fact that a gathering of the Shadow Government at the White House at the height of the Cold War might be at odds with the basic concept of Continuity of Government. After all, if there had been one Soviet A-bomb dropped on the White House on June 17, 1958 at 12:30PM, we'd all be speaking Russian now.

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