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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 6, June 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript ained "' ic Ener- heul invade I'"' —Wide World Photo Ziz cars, four-seaters with radios and Push-button windows, parked outside government buildings in Moscow. Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs, still faced ei shocking problem in establishing a proper organization for "the fabrication of the components, and their eis- sembly into a workable weapon." "Firsl of all." says Mr. Lilienthal in his hook Big Business: A New Era. "ihi- task required industrial experience . . . "Second, what we wanted done re- luired men of et high order of ability "i scientific fundamentals . . . 'Third, ihis lask called for a special kinel of operating experience in dealing with ihe technical characteristics of systems used in these wi';i|»ons . . . "Must importanl of all. these three Capabilities of research, industrial techniques and operation hail lo he combined in tin' seinic team . . . "io go out anil create such an organization was oul of the- question. Tl ■ „ 1 Her.' weis mil time. Now does anyone seriously think 'here has been mure lime for ihis kind °l creation in Russia? Tt weis our 'hunch','1 says Mr. Lilieu- *hal, "lhal there weis such an organization In existence the Bell System . . . A careful analysis confirmed ihis "n'tial 'hunch.' . . . "The Hell System took over lhe San- "'a operation (as ihis pari of atomic **apons production is called) . . . li has '"in responsible for II ever since. The "spped-up production of alomie bombs a,|d ihe Favorable results in the tests of '"'W weapons . . . arc. I am sure', in considerable measure due in the unique contribution of the Hell System . . .'"" tt Now if the industrial gianl of the *esl (that's ii-. lln' U.S.) found ii in 'he logic of advantage In petition the f*rvices of the Bell (telephone) System, " seems altogether appropriate lo in- PACTS FORUM NEWS, June, 1955 quire whether the' infallible guardians of the Workers' Paradise heul any comparable organization to which they might turn. Actually, there ure fewer telephones in nil of European and Asiatic Russia than there arc in Chicago?" As you look al the thing il gals eel mosl ridiculous. Take ihe automobile industry, lis record in converting readily from peace to weir sleilus and from weir to peace sleilus means that its volume of production is ell once a symptom of emd a felc- lor in industrial and economic strength. By cautious estimate the Soviet I nion heis one' motor vehicle to our fifteen.17 A more sensitive barometer is doubtless lhe electronics eunl electrical :l|epli- einee' industry. Again from the World Almanac: Early in 1952 ihe United States had 109 T\ stations. (Licensing of such sleilions was "frozen" al the lime: shortly thereafter il was unfrozen, emd there were 700 applications on file wilh the Federal Communications Commission hy July 1. 1952.) The KS.S.I!. "opened its third television station ill Kiev January 15 11952 |. ll operates only on Saturday and Sunday." The United Slales had 21.000.000 "TV sets, the Soviel Union 21.500.18 The editors of Fortune say of Soviel technology in general: The Soviel Union has developed ami produced some equipment as advanced as the best in lhe U.S. . . . Yel lhe general technological level remains low. Cold-drawing of nuts and bolls, extrusion in nonferrous metallurgy, and self-recording control devices are still in lhe pilot slage."10 Now lhal is really pretty bad if you are thinking about atomic energy in a big way. And il does nol help much if the following reporl is true: "Inadequate control of heavy-media separation techniques is holding up the beneficiation ol marginal mi's eii Krivoy Rog."20 1 don't know whal ores the' editors of Fortune here hem' in mind, bul in the judgment of lln- editors of Business II eh (as of July 28. 1951) all the uranium ores available In the Russians wiii' marginal.21 Mr. Ellsworth Raymond and Mr. John F. Ilogerlon did a specieil study feu- I.mil; in 1948 to estimate Kussiein prospects for meiking an atom bomb.2' Mr. Hogerton. who had been chief of the Technical Reports Division of Kel- lex. thc engineering firm thai designed K-25. made an estimate of what kind of / 5 David I'.. Lilienthal, Big Business: A New Era i Harper, 1952), pp. 100-103. 6 The 1953 World ilmanac, p. 176. gives the I >.S.I1.. "including ;ill -\siatic territory," ,\:>0(U)()0 telephones; Chicago 1,526,156. U.S. telephones total 13,003332. In support n( Mr, Liti en trial's view thai ;i flourishing telephone industry can make a unique contribution tn tin' production of atomic weapons in quantity, is the following state- menl ol Dr. Mervin .1. Kelly, Executive Vice President, Bell Laboratories, Inc.. made before tic Join! Committee on -Vtomic Energy, July 7, 1949, shortly after completing a survey nt \Ki"- Los Uaraos and Sandia operations: "This is indeed a com- plex operation; probably a- complex as any sin^lt- operation in applied science.-. It is an area in which 1 have spent my whole professional I iff." i Investigation Hearing, p. 809.) 'Current Soviet production may be as high as one-tenth the U.S. rate. See Fortune, Feb. 1953, p. 110. But the 1953 World Almanac, p, 287, estimates the Soviet production goal For 1955 as only 7.'J per cent of U.S. production in I95L Any reasonable allowance for U.S. accumulation due to past productivity, freedom From invasion, and superior (maintenance readily yields tlie l.Vtn-1 ratio Favoring thr United States. 3 1953 World Almanac, pp. 317-18. 'Fortune. Feb. 1953, p. 211. ' tbid. 1 Thr {torn. 1951, 1 Business II eek Report (McGraw-Hill, 19511. p. 5. iLook, March 16. 1948, pp. 27-34. —Wide World Pholo Television aerials shown in village of Zagorsk, forty-eight miles north of Moscow. Page 49
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