The power and responsibility of the next President of the U.S. may have been vastly increased by a report that arrived last week from Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific: the first hydrogen bomb, perhaps 1,000 times more powerful than the first atomic bombs, was exploded.

The report was contained in a letter giving an eyewitness account of the explosion. The letter was received by a Los Angeles woman, published in the Los Angeles Examiner. Excerpts:

"Early this morning we stood on the deck facing the islands we couldn't see. Everyone waited tensely as the loudspeaker announced the minutes, then seconds,...

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