THE ATOMIC AGE: Reciprocity

Hiroshima's Acting Governor Shigeru Kojo peered through tortoise-shell glasses and smiled through gold-capped teeth at the U.S. newsmen. They had come to a special press conference to hear a special plea: would it not be a splendid gesture if America helped rebuild the first city leveled by an atomic bomb?

"Thus rebuilt," said Shigeru Kojo, "Hiroshima will be an international symbol of humanity and peace . . . the cradle of a peace-loving, reconstructed Japan. . . ."

Hiroshima's Mayor Kihara took up the plea. "You look like messengers sent by God," he hissed politely. "We are helpless like babies....

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