Science: Pull Together

The world's busiest scientist, the U.S. Government, has more arms than a Hindu goddess. Last week President Truman set up a central committee (the Interdepartmental Committee for Scientific Research and Development) to make all the scientific arms work in concert. Chairman is John R. Steelman, the President's assistant, who will keep the White House informed on scientific doings. Government agencies concerned with science (from Agriculture to Veterans Administration) will supply one member each to sit on the committee. The principal duties of the committee: to coordinate federal research, recommend new projects, keep in touch with non-Government scientists through their...

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