Education: Yak-Ac

The Oak Ridge (Tenn.) High School, which grew up by the light of the atom bomb, had a visit from atomic chemist Charles Coryell one day last fall. He told the students: "Unless the atom bomb is controlled for peace, one out of three persons in this auditorium will probably die of the effects of atomic energy." The Oak Ridge school kids, soberly shocked, organized a Youth Council on the Atomic Crisis (which they promptly nicknamed "Yak-Ac").

An editorial in the Oak Leaf, the school paper, explained what they were up to: "We do not want to die a useless death. We...

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