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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1955 - File 006. 1955-02. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 7, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1189/show/1125.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date February 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
Type
  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
Rights No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries.
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Title File 006
Transcript Mppp —Wide World Pholos Test house at Yucca Flat, Nev., shown (top) as built 3,500 feet from blast point. Lower photo shows the house collapsing and being pushed backward by A-bomb's terrific force. nation. Obviously, the scientists whom President Eisenhower refers to as the ones to provide safe conditions are going to be scientists from all over the world, including the Soviet Union.7 Whom, therefore, are we protecting this atom bank from: ourselves? Or someone from the planet Mars ? Even if we could place the safety of this atom pool exclusively in the hands of American nuclear scientists, how secure could we feel about it when we reflect that for ten critical years America's leading nuclear scientist was J. Robert Oppenheimer, who, because of his admitted, extensive, and prolonged Communist activities, has now been officially declared a security risk?8 We know that not only atomic energy secrets, but vital atomic energy materials, have been stolen from American atomic energy plants, in spite of all the security measures and protective systems that the ingenuity of our scientists and of our government could devise. How, then, can we expect to guarantee this international bank of fissionable material against thefts or surprise seizures when the thing will be under the control of Socialists, Communists, and miscellaneous bureaucrats of the United Nations?6 And if we do find that the Soviets or the Chinese Communists or Czechoslovakia, or anyone else, is stealing from the international atomic energy bank the Page 4 materials which we are giving to it, what will we do about it? We have no control over the bank. All we can do is to contribute to it — and, perhaps, make feeble protests when we find out that it is being misused.9 We have always known that nations receiving America's openhanded aid were misusing it. Most of the big recipients of our aid, in fact, have misused part of it to build up their trade with Communist countries. But when they misuse atomic materials which we put into the international pool, they are not merely insulting us and wasting our resources. Truman, Acheson, Marshall, Eisenhower, Dulles, and Stassen have taught us how to be patient and put up with that.9 DAGGER POINT AT AMERICA'S HEART When they tinker with our atomic energy materials, they are pressing a dagger point at the heart of America. This is a substance that can destroy us. But suppose there are no raids upon, or thefts from, the international bank of fissionable material. What safeguards do we have for the material which is drawn out of the international bank in the regular way? Let's say that India draws fissionable material out of this international bank. How can we be sure that the material will be devoted to research for peacetime uses? How do we know that India will not use some of the material for producing bombs? What guarantee do we have that India will not let some of that material get into the hands of the Chinese Communists or of the Soviet Union?10 If we build reactors, atomic pow* plants and atomic laboratories in Ind» nesia and train Indonesian scientists al* industrialists to use them (as we a" proposing), what will we do if " Communists simply take over all " Indonesia — as now seems quite p* sible, even likely?10 HUNT RABBITS OR COMMIT MURDER? The only protection we have is fl wishful thinking of our Congress, whi» wrote the law granting the Preside' authority to give away our nucle* materials, and the platitudes o Dulles and Mr. Eisenhower, who assi!' us that none of the material can I used. They lead us to believe thai ' atomic materials which we contribute' the atom pool are a kind that cannot' used for warlike purposes.10 That's like giving a man a shotf^ and claiming that he cannot com"1 murder with it because you gave i'! him for hunting rabbits.10 The fact is that the 220 pounds • enriched uranium which we h*' already committed as a gift to the inly national atom pool is quite usable '. making atom bombs, and in fact enough to produce cores for ele*' A-bombs. It is silly and dishonest to say "* nuclear materials which are usable all cannot be used for destructive f' poses. If it were otherwise, why did P'^ dent Eisenhower in his initial speej about the atom pool acknowledge " danger of the pool but then assure that we could provide safeguards agai* the danger?1 Why, if these materials can be At left, the largest shipment of radioactivated cobalt on its way from the AEC's riu research laboratory in Oak Ridge to the Los Angeles tumor institute. The carrier co". 4,400 pounds of lead forming an eight-inch shield around six small capsules of the c°. —equivalent to ten million dollars worth of radium. At right, young scientists work . long-range research project in an effort to find a treatment for burns and radiation atomic explosions. The picture shows laboratory study of the metabolism of blood pi9'fl FACTS FORUM NEWS, Februa "eft) a e*°mine< '»4t. PACTS
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