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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date January 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • 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 " As one who deeply shares your ho requested |respec< and affection for the late President, I hope for your favorable con Shipley, Chi Was an) rl ir somewhere expressing it, row it is exprej ■r states that on on your loy ething of that» s a result of •• Ii Department, li'llcr to PRESIDENT sideralion to this appeal before it is too late for me to join the party. Sincerely yours, Edward I hler Condon. Is that the letter which you wrote? Dr. Condon: It sounds like it, and I don't think that there are any discrepancies, from memory. It sounds correct. Mu. Moulder: What is the dale cef that letter? Mr. Tavenner: There is no date. Do you recall approximately? Dr. Condon: Ii would have been in ,1 Stales ill re? •'""'' "1 19-1-5 that this whole incident occured. Mr. Tavenner: Did you assign any reason why Major General Groves op- rot(, a l,-i i. -1 to j posed your going to the Sovicl Union led States, butjat that time? Department. Dr. Condon: Well, I think he op- id you dictate tot posed, or I know he opposed the going e Department, *of a number of people' who had had Ice the Preside1 connections with the project. t is rigbl. M"- Tavenner: There are other per- urine the cour* Bons> t0°' tnat he registered an objection ■ eommillce has to, S°.inS'. *'h? had obtained knowledge „i,;,.l, 1 "f scientific information in connection kith the Los Alamos project? Dr. Condon: Either had obtained ii ■sident: 1 ret or given u . gave more (han j 0D,ainPd to overrule !» j„ ,),.„_ , |hi|lk 'i rcirard lo l"e K. '/'. Coirt i regara to «- Mr. Tavenner: 1 meant no re " I"';'''"' "°j <>'' your conlriliuliiin. celeliralion o) ,f Science, nil'1', l,li', (-"M»on: It always sounds as ■remade ) '," ""'' 'he project had some secrets but having /ce«r?an.t! Wl' "'"' "'Xl'" 'hem. The secrets o vrovide an /ffl'orl"lna'''d with the scientists and they 1 decide*^"e given to the project. "roup. conscientiously Mr. Tavenner: You slated that Dr. ty in the field Of I' rank Friedman Oppenheimer was one oject with 'il'" "' 'hose who visited in your home. Thai onnection. l/v " 's right, is i t? finished jour ""' Dr. Condon: Yes. Mr. Tavenner: How long had you attention lo my known Dr. Frank Oppenheimer? "/"' research f^ ,),,. CoN|,,,N . , (,, mp ^ j might hav(. I .ueV11"'1 him earlier than going lo IScrkelcx Ijirmwtth all* „„. ^ ^ ^J ^ "I .""'*'""" jknow him well, and so let us saj from "'"'",' , , ,,iJSl'l'l''ml,er. 194S, on. at thai time. at;/^i^:T-~:We,.,Dr.FrankOp. - neceisan '" "' ' "hl'mpr admitted lo the committee , \\'}at he had been a member of the Tl'have Aee«#~-' party. establishing ctP ""■ Condon ng tinerieiiii mi . Thai is rigbl. ,/ Ru* Mr. Tavenner: Did you know of his parly? At that /,-,-,/ forward ^""'"il'.-.sliii ■ns would pi r»"*J Dr. Condon: In th myself by d*\ilinK he told me later. tudy of ihe ft* Mr. Tavenner: When did he tell Jyou? ,„„ to milium |)|( ,;()M)ONi j, is more or ,ess about '" ""."'".'."„■, th" time „f those hearings, bill after be my «■".'""/" :>dmiltcd it. and as a matter of fact I "' ''"" /"'''' "','ythi'ik he iol,| „„. j„sl ., few hours before stimulate es\" the hearing that he was intending to tell il. so lhat he would be honest with me before coming to the meeting of this committee, but I am not sure. It may have been after, but my impression was il was before. Mr. Tavenner: Did he consult with you about the advisability of bis telling the truth about it? Dr. Condon: No. Mr. Tavenner: Do you recall having met Dr. Frank Friedman Oppenheimer al Idaho Springs in June of 1949? Dr. Condon: Oh, yes. Mr. Tavenner: Whai was the occasion of the meeting there? CONFERRED AT IDAHO SPRINGS Dr. Condon: There was a scientific conference there on cosmic rays held at the Idaho Springs High School Auditorium that was arranged by some group, I think it was the Office of Naval Research, and I have forgotten, but it was a gathering of approximately one hundred of the outstanding people in the fide! "f cosmic ray research for a discussion of research. Mu. Tavenner: Al that time you knew of his former membership in the Communist party? Dr. CONDON: Oh, yes; I think that was right. Frankly I am not quite sure when he appeared before this committee; if it was prior to thai then I knew it. I must have known it at that time. Mr. Tavenner: Yes, he testified before the committee on June 14. 1949, the same month in which you say you met him at Idaho Springs; and, now, was that after the testimony or before? Dr. Condon: I think it must have been after; yes. Mr. Tavenner: And in fail il was a mailer of a few days, or probably not more than a week? Dr. Condon: It was very close there, \ I's. Mr. Tin inner: Did you learn thai in his testimony before the committee he staled thai his Communisl party name was Frank Folsom? Dr. Condon: I don't recall that, no. Mr. TaVENNER: Were you acquainted with another young scientist by ihe name of Dr. Bernard Peters? Du. Ciiniiiin: Yes. Mr. Tavenner: Was Dr. Bernard Peters i-ienni-c ted with the development of ih" atomic bomb? Dr. Condon: Yes, he was in the Berkeley laboratory. Mu. Tavenner: Where? Dr. Condon: At Berkeley. Mr. Tavenner: Did you see Dr. Bernard Peters al Idaho Springs at that liinc. June of 1949? Dr. Condon: Yes, he was there. FACTS FORUM NEWS, January, 1955 Mr. Tavenner: Were Dr. Frank Friedman Oppenheimer and Dr. Bernard Peters acquainted with each other, to your knowledge? Dr. Condon: We were all together at Berkeley during the war. Mr. Tavenner: And you were to- gether at Idaho Springs in June of 1949; were you not? Dr. Condon: That is right. Mr. Tavenner: Arc you acquainted with the fact that a news article appeared in a Rochester, N.Y., newspaper, in which il was alleged that Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer testified before the Committee on I n-American Activities in executive session to the effect that Dr. Bernard Peters was at one time a member of the Communist party in Germany? Dr. Condon: Yes, Dr. Peters showed me the clippings of ihe articles. They appeared in the Rochester newspaper. Mr. Tavenner: Did you obtain any information relating to Dr. Robert Op- penheimer's testimony in connection with his appearance in executive session before the Committee on Un-American Activities from any source other than the news article in Rochester, N.Y., in the Rochester paper? Dr. Condon: No. Mr. Tavenner: Was an arrangement made between Dr. Bernard Peters and Dr. Frank F. Oppenheimer to go to Berkeley, Calif., where Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer was residing, for the purpose eef giving Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer a thorough questioning about his alleged testimony before this commit!"" relating to Dr. Bernard Peters? Dr. Condon : I am not sure, and an arrangement would imply definitely planning it. and I think those two fellows were going—you understand Frank Oppenheimer is the younger brother of Robert Oppenheimer, and I think lhat at the end of ihis meeting in Colorado they were both going on to California anyway, and in the normal course of events would discuss this with Robert. Mr. Tavenner: Well, you say "normal course of events." Actually, didn't llit-\ decide in advance before the closing of the meeting that they would go to Berkeley for the purpose of giving a thorough questioning Dr. Condon : That may be the case. Ms. Ta\ enner: To Dr. Robert Oppenheimer? Dr. Ciiniiiin: I was not personally and directly involved in this, and I discussed il a great deal with them. Peters was very unhappy about it. Mr. Tavenner: Well, you took part in the discussion, which resulted in their decision to do that; did you not? "NOT TRYING TO EVADE" Dr. Condon: I took part—since I don't remember the decision, I don't remember—I am not trying to evade, I Page 45 NEWS, .In"»<"'•"''
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