It was the Cold War. In the U.S., there was threat of nuclear attacks. In that light, here’s an interesting story from 1955 related to Linfield. The art work accompanying this story was found via Internet search.
Eugene Register-Guard Jan. 13, 1955
College Site To Be Used As CD Center
McMinnville, Ore. (UP) – Linfield College would be immediately converted into an administration center for the entire staff of the Oregon Civil Defense Emergency Welfare Service in event of enemy attack in the Northwest, the CD announced Wednesday.
Dr. Harry L. Dillin, college president, said the campus was located outside the probable damage area. If an attack occurred in Portland, the college would be the focal point for directing welfare centers to be set up in northwestern Oregon.
Frank M. Parcher, emergency welfare officer for the Oregon Civil Defense Administration, said the emergency installation would include all buildings on the campus. Civil Defense officials would be assisted by faculty members and many of the students.