"I am waiting to hear what the defenders of Harry Hopkins would say," declared Lieut. General Leslie Groves cryptically, when Radiorator Fulton Lewis Jr. set off former Major G. Racey Jordan's atomic fireworks (TIME, Dec. 12). With that come-on, the general assured himself of a S.R.O. audience.

Last week, before three members of the House Un-American Activities Committee, General Groves (now vice president of Remington Rand) abruptly doused cold water over the whole show. Hopkins had never tried to get any maps or plans away from him or his officers of the Manhattan Project. Said Groves: "At no time did...

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