ATOMIC AGE: Not Even Half an Inch

At Lake Success last week a Russian scientist created a minor sensation in a very major matter when it appeared that he was moving his country approximately half an inch toward international control of the atom. The sensation promptly collapsed.

Since last June the U.N.'s Atomic Energy Commission had floundered in a deadlock between the U.S. desire for international inspection and the Soviet objection that such inspection would violate national sovereignty. The UNAEC has sidetracked political debate for technical fact-finding; the Scientific & Technical Committee at length surfaced with a report, unanimously agreed to by twelve nations, that control...

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