ATOMIC AGE: In a Hollow Tree

Two years after the victory that was to have brought freedom from fear and want, men were as afraid of each other as ever, and most were in want. Endlessly branching plans for the world's regeneration were stiff with bureaucratic blight. To find postwar hopes alive with real sap, the world had to look in odd places—for instance, Hiroshima.

The Doves. Last week, on the second anniversary of The Bomb, the people of Hiroshima stood with bared heads bowed around a 43-ft. peace tower to hear a specially cast bell toll for Hiroshima's...

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