only for peaceful purposes, do our laws
alee such elaborate precautions to keep
Tt, °a' °f Private American hands?
the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, like
,, i?;'.0mic Ener8y Act oi 19-«5> strictly
Prohibits American individuals and
American business firms from owning
mese fissionable materials. Our Congress does not trust Americans with
'nese materials — which Americans paid
or But the 1954 law which expresses
*ucn deep distrust of Americans permits
«e President to give the same materials
o loreign governments, merely on the
°,Ur Ttf mise.of 'hose governments that they
ides of W won t misuse our gifts.11
Think about this a moment. After a
year of begging and wheedling and
Soviit ne80liat'"g on our part, the
viets have decided apparently to par-
t'O'Pate in the atom pool.
, atomic pow*
atories in InOy
in scientists at*
;m (as we sf
we do if tl*
ce over all i
ems quite p01
we have is uj
; the Preside
ver, who assi*
rial can he ro*
believe that t*
[ that cannot l
man a shotg*
you gave it'
which, in the UN, support the Soviets
far more often than they support us.
Didn't we win a great propaganda
victory by suggesting this atom pool,
thus proving that we want to use atoms
for peace instead of for war?
Examine the facts.
The one thing which gives America
military superiority over every other
nation or combination of nations on
earth is its qualitative and quantitative
superiority in the production of atomic
energy materials. But America offers to
give away part of that superiority to
Americans are supposed to be a free
people. Yet our President (without consulting the people, or even the Congress)
US. JUST GIVES
ey have not promised to put one
"ollr 1"t° "le atom P°o1' but tl,ere is
.Soi'i'8/" the arrangement to keep the
'cts lrom openly drawing out what
w Put in. h is ;ln international pool,
we cant control it. We say ice don't
want to control it. All we can do is give.
on ,1 are Sambli'ig lhe life of America
for, ■ g°0d fai"' and Promises of
ern!ign Sovernments, including the gov-
'"'""■"t of the Soviet Union.'"
lo ke" SU,'l|)0.se we work out some way
the ,P Soviets from getting directly
Pooler materia'S WC ',Ut i,Uo ,he
i oi. where do we intend most of these
initial spe* means Ind.a, Indonesia, Burma: nations
unite n proven themselves to be
can -Pr-° °mmunist and anti-Ameri-
lich we h*'
;ift to the int"
uite usable >'
ind in fact
res for elef
est to say ™
are usable '
filtrated'l0" rWhich are danger°usly in-
u °y Communist parties; nations
e A EC's "»''
is of the f
tists won* ui
Af . —Wide World Photo
"eft) "and ,Scie,,,ists Ernest O. Lawrence
e*omined Robert Oppenheimer as they
1944. c»<:lotron diffusion pumps in
PACTS FORUM NEWS, February, 1955
—Wide World Photo
Top interest at the West Berlin Industrial
Fair in Germany September, 1954, was attracted by "magic hands," mechanical
hands for handling radioactive material in
gets up before the United Nations and
promises to use the power of his office
to seize from the American people the
producl of their labor and of their taxes
lo lake away from them by the force
cef law their most vital material resource
and give it away to hostile foreign governments on the mere promise of those
governments lhat they will be nice and
use it properly.1
When the Soviets first rejected this
scheme — probably because they simply
couldn't believe their ears12—Mr. Dulles
threw away any conceivable propaganda advantage that we might have
had, by saying that he would negotiate
with the Soviets secretly about their
participation in the plan.13
SOVIETS GET MORE CREDIT
For merely going along with us — a
year later — the Soviets got more credit
in the "forum of world opinion" (as
the one-worlders and United Nations
man's Flat, Nev.
—Wide World Photo
blast at French-
lovers call the thing) than we got for
What will happen later on, when the
Soviets claim that they endorsed the
atom plan because Mr. Dulles had
secretly promised to let Red China
participate in the scheme?
Mr. Dulles will loudly deny that he
made such promises. But the Soviets
will insist that he did. The world will
recall that it was Mr. Dulles who wanted
the negotiations with Russia to be
sec ret. And the record shows that our
friends in the UN respect Russia's word
as much as they respect ours.
In his original atom pool speech in
December, 1953, President Eisenhower
said that the real purpose of the atomic
pool proposal is to turn the world
toward developing the peaceful uses of
atomic energy so that we can eliminate
atomic materials for military purposes.
It would be nice—and just as sensible—
if the President would go on record
as being against sin.
The chilling reality is that the Soviet
gangsters have already stolen enough
atomic energy know-how and materials
from us to get started on what appears
to be a fairly extensive atomic energy
program. As long as they can obtain
atomic energy materials, either by producing them in their own plants, or by
stealing them from us, or by getting
them via the international pool, the
Soviets are going to continue building
whatever frightful atomic energy weapons they can. No amount of wishful
thinking, speaking, resoluting, treaty-
signing, or sharing of the wealth on our
part will change that grim set of facts.
The Soviets say that they want to outlaw
atomic weapons. They no doubt do.
They would like to engage us in a treaty
tomorrow to outlaw the use of atomic
weapons. That would guarantee the
scrapping of our atomic weapons; but
not of theirs.'4
In manpower the Communist nations