INDUSTRY: The Helpful Atom

At least once a month some investment expert asks plump, balding Robert E. Wilson, 61, chairman of Standard Oil of Indiana, the same irksome question: How will atomic power affect the oil industry? Last week Oilman Wilson* stood up before the third annual atomic energy convention of the National Industrial Conference Board to give the oil industry's answer. Said he:

"There will be few, if any, atomic power plants built for purely commercial purposes in this country within ten years. These would be only at points remote from conventional fuel supplies . . . without direct or indirect subsidy from...

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