Religion: Atomic Deacon

When Dr. William Grosvenor Pollard, 40, executive director of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, arrived in Atlanta this week for a scientific conference, he brought with him several books on the Old Testament for spare-time reading. Reason: Physicist Pollard is studying for the Episcopal ministry.

Pollard has no intention of giving up his career as a research and training chief of the famed atomic city in Tennessee. His position in the church, he feels, will simply be an extension of the job he is already doing as vestryman of Oak Ridge's brand-new St. Stephen's Church. As a deacon, he will...

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