International: In a Locked Room

Kenneth McKellar, President of the U.S. Senate, last week temporarily yielded his chair, stepped down to the floor and informed his astonished colleagues that he had solved the problem of the bomb. Outlaw it, said the gentleman from Tennessee.

For a very few minutes a very few Senators beamed. Then skepticism set in. Snapped Colorado's Edwin C. Johnson: "If it is possible to outlaw the bomb, why not go the whole step and outlaw war?"

Next day, Ohio's cautious, conservative Robert Alphonso Taft added that maybe the idea might work—if every country allowed United Nations policemen to nose around for signs of atomic...

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