IN its 992 pages of fine print, the Oppenheimer case transcript contained ample evidence to show why the Atomic Energy Commission's personnel security board reached a 2-1 decision that Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer's security clearance should be revoked.

Basically, Oppenheimer's case was what he had outlined in his earlier, eloquent statement to the AEC (TIME, June 14). He had been a "fellow traveler," an active Communist fronter from late 1936 until around 1942, but all that was behind him. He had been a loyal citizen, working hard for his Government ever since he went...

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