Dr. Vannevar Bush, Chairman ol the Joint
Research and Development Board of the War
Department and Navj Department, to be a
member ol the ' ommittee on Vtomic Energy
under that hoard.
I am enclosing with this tetter a memorandum submitted to me bj General Groves relative to the loyalty nf Dr. Oppenheimer.
In conclusion. I should sav thai from m>
knowledge of the work thai he has done toward making the atomic bomb a success and
in other matter- related to atomic energy, I
liave confidence in his character and lovaltv
to the United States.
igned I Roberi P,
I'v I I III-
I AM THE CHINA LOBBY
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china, lln- threat In Southeast Asiee. eunl
tin- shift in llii' balance of power from
West I,, Keist sine,- I'll;;. \h constant
objective heis been lln- resurrection of
tin- "Open Door Policy," abandoned b)
tin- Truman-Marshall-Acheson policies.
So I musl conclude, regardless of the
lent thai the' course nf events is slowly
opening lhe public mind lo our serious
danger in lln- Far East, that I have
feeile-el eis lit, "China Lobby." It is slill
nol ten, late tee sum- \siei. |,ui 1 fjMil my
self unable to secure public acceptance
of those' firm policies llieit eeeulel still return China, lln- "Key lo rVsia," to tin-
free world. No wonder lln- Daily
II urker. commenting on lln- legal outlawing of lln- Communist partv by Congress, could say, "These legislators cannot IkiIi ihe- meeie li of communism."
Nevertheless, for good or ill.
I AM STILL THE "CHINA LOBBY"
If there arc any contenders for the
title, my answer to them is a quote from
former World's Heavyweight Champion,
Gentleman Jim Corbett:
"Co gel ei reputation.
December 13, 1954
Hon. Jiinn Foster Dulles
Si i hi i un "i Si vit
\\ V-IIIM.M.N 25, I) I .
Dear Mu. Sei iti j vin :
Noticing in the press that you are to
ajt|ioint an Vmerican to the I \ i
mittee on Peaceful Uses of Atomic
Energy, I hereby apply. A job at high pa)
vvith little oi- no work Jias always been
one oi mv secrel w ishes.
Of course, I know nothing aboul atomic
energy. The logical man lor the job, 1 am
lold, i- Prof. I. I. Rabi of Columbia
lTniver-itv. at present Chairman ol the
GAC i <reneral Kds isory < ommittee . to
the \EC and top adviser to Presidenl
Eisenhower. He is said to know his
onion- mi isotopes.
Nevertheless, 1 think I can improve on
Prof. Rabi's adv ice. In proof whereof I
attach two letters, both published the
Mm.' day, Feb. 16, 1946.
(al Prof. Rabi's in the V. >'. ft'ines*
'hi Mine in the Yen leader (The
Social Detn um Weekly)*
Professor llabi's advice to drop our
fissionable material in the ocean i- in the
pattern ol bad advice that led us so
Rwiftlj from the unconditional victories ol
1945 to the Korean stalemate and abandonment of our POWs. Prof. Rabi's idea
might even have contaminated the ocean.
On the merits of the two sets of 1946
advice. I awail your call to be sworn in.
\ cry sincerel) yours,
'Signed > \u hi n Kohlberg
Selections from the letters referred to
by Mr. Kohlberg.
The New York Times letter of Febru-
jjjy Id. 1946, entitled "1 rge Bomb-
faking Vacation," signed by Prof.
tobi and others included the following:
In view of the establishment of the
' NO I > ni —ion on the Alomie Bomb,
*e would like to BUggeSl a declaration
"I policj . . . b> the President. . . . :
1. The I nited States will at ■«■ stop
"le production of I atomic | bombs....
-. For one year... we will stop accumulating pur i tied (J ii ton t mn and uranium-
"■'■>. »hich are the essential ingredients
"[ atomic bombs \- produced, these
^d| |>e eliminated hy appropriate means,
V|I,h as dumping them into the ocean or
"^turning them to their original mixture.
3. We arc prepare.| to have the di-
P°siti t our presenl stockpile of bombs
''"i-iden-il a- one ol the item- in an
''-''■ein,.,,, ],, be entered into by us and
ne othei governments.
^ACTS KORUM NEWS, May, 1955
In the New Leader uf Februarj \(>.
1946, Mr. Kohlberg, in bis letter en-
titled "Atomic I ntruths," stated:
... The (lommunisl press ever) where
professes to fear that \merica will use it
I the atomic hoinhl against Russia. ... To
tlie non-Communist American this is such
utter nonsense that In- wonders what's
hack of it. ...
The truth is that everywhere in the
world people fear the atomic bomb only
in the hands ol luissia. None fear Costa
Rica or Switzerland as its possessor; none
tear Britain or thc United States or
Canada as its possessor; hut thej all fear
that soft headedness or treachery mav
give it to Russia. And rightlj or wrongly,
they all think Kussia would use it.
Thej would he perfectly satisfied to
have the United States and Canada and
Britain keep it, except thai they fear
these countries may not he able to prevent leaks to Russia's all-pervasive intelligence service. What is the answer'.''
Viliodv know-, hut all fear that the
present lack of franknes- and truthfulness
in approaching the problem bodes ill for
a sound solution.
March 26, 1955
Hon John Foster Di lli s
Secretary oi Stati
Washington 25. D.C.
1JY NO MEANS CONFIDENTIAL
Dead Mh. Sei retary:
Through one of my private eves, it has
come to mv attention that one Mr. Mired
Kohlberg lias applied for a job on the IN
( ommittee on Peaceful Uses ol Atomic
Ol course. I hate to take anybody's
possibility of a job away from him. and
I know that Mr Kohlberg i- sorely in
w,'t;\ of stead) employment. He i- a
young man and ha- been married within
the la-t few years. I always like to help
young men hut. in this case. 1 must warn
you that he is a man of thoroughly had
character I have good reason to believe
that he lias been siphoning out hind- of
the greal Rockefeller tax-exempt institutions in such subversive work as trying to
keep thc Vmerican flag above the I nited
Nations flag. His wife is no better than
Im f:. In lad. due to her lamilv origin, it
\< Strongly suspected that she is still a
Nail. It i- even rumored that she i- a
direct descendant of a mesalliance between Wanner and one ol the Rheingold
maidens at least thev u-ed to he
maiden- before Mr. Wagner met them.
She embodies all tlie wnr-t qualities ol
the Teuton. She actually believes that it
is no disgrace to have earned her living
and to have kept some ol the money. You
and I well know that, in this modern
America, such thoughts are treason.
Mr. Kohlberg i- also a man of strong
racial prejudices. When given a chance
to place the greal Mr. Ralph Bunche on
a com in it tee. Mr. Kohlberg turned him
down. Although he did nol say it was on
account ol hi- racial prejudices, Mr.
Kohlberg's action- show that it was. Mr.
Kohlberg, instead of asking Mr. Bunche
on the committee, appointed Mr. George
Schuyler a man with know n anti-Negro
—Wide World Photo
Please, of < -e. treat thi- letter RS
completely confidential. Bv thi- I mean.
of course, do not let anyone know what 1
have said, but see to it that Mr. Drew
Pearson ami the \lsop brothers spread as
manv smears and derogatorj lie-, about
the Kohlbergs, a- i- possible.
Mo kibald B. Roosevelt
THE NEW YORK TIMES.
WEDNESDAY. APRIL 13, 1955.
RABI NOT TO HEAD
U.S. ATOMIC GROUP