ATOMIC AGE: Pure Science

Europe's Communist scientists are dreadfully worried by the U.S. drain on the world's uranium supplies. Recently, the late Madame Marie Curie's son-in-law, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Communist head of the French Government's atomic research program, uttered an atomic moan. The U.S., he said, has a monopoly of the world's "marketable" uranium.

Belgium's Paul Libois, Brussels University physics professor who doubles as a Communist senator, mushroomed up. What, he asked darkly, is happening to the uranium from the Belgian Congo?

All that Premier Paul-Henri Spaak felt free to answer was: "During the war we put at the disposal of the Allies all our uranuim....

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