Science: Farewell to Washington

Dr. Edward U. Condon; retiring director of the National Bureau of Standards, was given a farewell dinner in Washington last week. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer was there, and 400 prominent scientists and officials. The speech Dr. Condon had prepared was a talk on the importance of basic research. But at the last minute he changed his mind, put the address away, and tore into the House Un-American Activities Committee, which three years ago called him "one of the weakest links in our atomic security," but never held public hearings to let him...

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