Science: Destruction of Confidence

At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science last week at Berkeley, a dramatic circumstance set the stage for an emphatic speech. Retiring president of the A.A.A.S. is Edward Uhler Condon, former chief of the National Bureau of Standards : for years he has been attacked as "a security risk," and last October his clearance was canceled by Navy Secretary Charles Thomas. Incoming President Warren Weaver is director of the Division of Natural Sciences of the Rockefeller Foundation, which has been attacked as part of a "subversive conspiracy" by Congressman Carroll Recce's investigating committee (TIME, Jan....

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