Science: Patriot in Washington

The U.S. Government got some good news last week. Dr. Henry DeWolf Smyth, 53, top atomic scientist, author of the famed Smyth Report on atomic energy and onetime chairman of the Department of Physics at Princeton, announced that he is willing to serve a new five-year term as Atomic Energy Commissioner. Despite the irksome demands of congressional committees and the often overrigid security rules which had long since driven a whole parade of top scientists out of the AEC, Commissioner Smyth, after two years in the job, thought he had a patriotic duty...

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