ATOMIC AGE: Progress Report, Feb. 11, 1946

Washington last week speeded up efforts to padlock the atom. President Truman endorsed the McMahon bill to control atomic energy. The House Naval Affairs Committee moved to make sure that even if foreign observers witness the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll next May (see ARMY & NAVY), they will get none of its technical results. But during the week, news from four other countries showed that the atom does not stand still.

¶ Czech Premier Zdenek Fierlinger vigorously denied a report that the Jáchymov mines were being worked by Russians. (The report had also stated that the uranium was...

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