International: Safety in a Package

Jimmy Byrnes' chief aim in going to Moscow was to clear the air. That meant getting a Big Three agreement on how to deal with the atom. With no trouble, Jimmy got it. But he ran into a senatorial hornets' nest just the same.

Byrnes stuck to the terms of the Truman-Attlee-King statement on atomic energy (TIME, Nov. 26). Following its terms closely, the Foreign Ministers proposed an atomic energy commission under the UNO Security Council, to make suggestions in four stages: 1) free exchange of basic scientific information; 2) controls to see that...

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