Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer,
WC security risk, may yet have
*e last word on the nation's
atomic policy. Dr. Ralph E.
Lapp, famous atomic scientist, wrote in the Bulletin of the
Atomic Scientists for October
1954 (p. 314):
iJr. J. Robert Oppenheimer
'"■"n- Ins plea for candor . . .
1,1 &e July 1953 issue of For-
°<g" Affairs Operation Can-
''"'" [a planned series of Presidential hroadcasls lo reveal
secret atomic information] . . .
'"" set in in,,/,;,,, hy Oppen-
lieimer's plea.... These plans
'■'/l('<l »ul It is significant.
however, thai plan- for Opera-
110,1 Candor had reached a con-
crete form before the- whole
PI°grarn was abandoned. . . .
™e can mils conclude lhat adders close to the Presidenl
counseled against candor ami
'"'ll down any opposition.
■ • • Whatever lhe reasons, we
«iow thai the only pay-off of
., - d operation was Pres-
"''■"I Eisenhower's December 8
'Peech i„ ihe UN." [Emphasis
—Wide World Photo
On June 29, 1954, the five-man Atomic Energy Commission voted four to one to deny
Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer's appeal to lift his suspension from access to U.S. security data.
Left to right, Commissioners Thomas E. Murray, Henry D. Smyth, Joseph Campbell, Eugene
M. Zuckert, and Chairman Lewis L. Strauss.
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By JOSEPH CLARK
UNANIMOUSLY approved. Tlut was the- emphasis in dispatches about United
Nations adoption of the Eisenhower "Atoms fur Peace" plan last Tuesday. And it is the
last tribute life paid ti) Andrei Vishinsky (hat lie was working on a statement sunnortine
, C,,„,.,. .,.,,,1 I,., ,se,..el..l .....
atomic peeol for peaceful use
sc'cele lie died,
'I ! OUgjbtS gO t'.ee k lei c-e>eii|l!e'-s
n .. tings ni ilcc- 1 mi. e! Nations.
And in a pre-ss conference held
more ti.icn >< v. n years ago when
1 N headquarters was .if Lake Sim -
. rile- white-haired cl.ie-f Susiei
delegate, whose ruddy lace- broke
oat in a smile so easily,
l'ie' i euli: ut attention „| I \. Si
il surprised neilxeelv eelmi
ih.,ii 500 re norters from all
ii.. . ..ii.I turned mil tin ileal puss
e' on Sept. 27. 1947.
A ripple of l.enedile'B leeileed intu
loud and hearty laughter .it .i reply
\ isliinsky niieeic tee a* written (pus-
lion lll.it lead lePC'li snljinilled by
.sis e .iiri'sJM.IidtlltS. Thl'S SC.lliU'el
te. Iciinsv svleal ssoeelel happen it
there were no agreement about
iiiciciK mersj ■ -troL \ ! ...kv fciv-'iiinalYiiniral ■>*
*-Dciir .Sis (.ciiicspondviiCs: l.<
sour iH'sseeeeeseee lie soeer editorial
And there, perhaps, lies the
rccsnie leir the constant effervea-
(■encc- of the ciiiBn and his amazios
ceeprKy iee debate, considering lee's
age aecd .e long-standing heart-ail-
ncciel. Andrei V'ishmsi.s \e.,s n<m
pessimistic aleont the fight tee- in
' ateimic energy.
a heimer 'Ji ".""^ ' **■ mother Frank Oppen
' ," vJn-Am»° ",ed ro House Committee on
'"'' in CoTI •" Ac"vities his past membership
Robert Oppenheimer, one of the A-bomb scientists, with Rep F^nc* t^Walt^
a member of the House Un-American Activities Committee after 0»rLhl?
th committee member, h.hi.rf pl-.-J A I. , ,«*. "■ atter Oppenheimer
FACTS FORUM NEWS, February, 1955
.. ,1Vi i.cl ZL •■— "»-~ »n-«m«rison Mcnviries Commitl
talked with committee members behind closed doors June 7, 1949.