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(2) Information about the local police and sheriff's officers
and the extent they can be depended upon for support,
should be determined. They should be able to advise as to
the locations of armories, schools, and colleges to which arms
have been issued and the means taken to protect such arms.
Names and locations of stores dealing in arms and ammu-
nition, the locations of storehouses of explosives and approxi-
mate quantities of explosives stored, and the locations and
capacities of police stations, may also be obtained from these
(3) Other information and sources that can usually be
used to advantage are:
(a) Locations of public utilities, including waterworks,
reservoirs, standpipes, gas and electric lighting plants, power-
houses, street railways, telephone centrals, telegraph offices,
fire stations, wharves, subways, viaducts, bridges, tunnels,
roundhouses, railway stations and yards, and public build-
ings. The city or county engineer probably will be able to
supply this information, and maps and plans which may
be used in determining measures to be taken for their
(b) The locations of supplies of fuel, oil, gasoline, and
foodstuffs may be obtained from dealers in these commodi-
ties. The locations of refrigerating plants, packing houses,
and manufacturing establishments may likewise be learned.
(c) Cordial relations should be established with repre-
sentatives of the press and radio, who will be the source
of much information.
(d) Through conferences with leaders, the attitude of
both social and economic groups of the community may be
d. A chronological record of information should be main-
tained by means of a journal or log, and should be studied
constantly and kept up to date. This record, with informa-
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United States. War Department. Domestic disturbances, book, July 30, 1945; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96652/m1/25/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.