For more than nine months, Bernard Baruch, perennial adviser to Presidents, had devoted himself to synthesizing an atomic energy policy for the U.S. and getting it approved by the U.N. As always, he had flanked himself with able and distinguished aides who, like himself, took no pay. By & large, Baruch had been enormously effective. With only Russia and Poland abstaining, the U.N. Atomic Energy Commission had adopted the Baruch plan (TIME, Jan. 6), passed it up to the Security Council, where the veto question must finally be faced.

Though much had been done, there...

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