Logan's primary concern is an apathy towards the National Fallout Shelter Program. In addition to selecting qualified applicants for federally sponsored shelter management training, he works with local business owners to solicit space for public shelters. Beginning in 1961, teams of architects and engineers traversed the United States to find existing structures capable of offering protection from radioactive fallout. This survey turned up thousands of buildings which, with the property owner's permission, would be marked and stocked for public use. The program was still being heavily promoted in 1964, the year the Office of Civil Defense released Day Without End. Logan visits a department store where the manager consents to use of his building, but refuses to yield any space for necessary supplies. Consulting the floor plan, the men notice a conspicuously empty corner in the vast basement. The manager, thinking it over, slowly concedes that while the space is reserved for "future plans", it would be a perfect fit for civil defense water barrels, medical kits, radiation equipment and boxes of protein crackers. "After all, civil defense is future plans? Isn't it?"