THE ATOM: Tumult & Fallout

The fallout from massive Russian nuclear tests was still clicking the Geiger counters last March when the Russian propaganda machines began grinding out a high-priority party line. The message: the peace-loving Soviets had voluntarily suspended nuclear tests, called on the U.S. to do the same. Under heavy attack from such fervent ban-the-bomb groups as SANE (National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy), U.S. officials doggedly went ahead with the U.S.'s own long-scheduled test series in mid-Pacific, but the President finally agreed to a year's test suspension beginning Oct. 31 provided the

Russians would sit down at a conference in Geneva...

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