ATOMIC ENERGY: Reactor Reaction

Harmony was in the air as the Joint Congressional Committee on Atomic Energy met last week to hear AEC's new program to develop U.S. atomic power. After the long battles between Lewis

Strauss and Congress, there was hope for an era of good feeling under new AEC Chairman John A. McCone, who talked of a more vigorous program—just what the committee wanted.

But McCone touched a sensitive committee nerve almost at once by saying that "efforts during the past five years have paid off in remarkable progress. I believe we have had a good program." Snapped Tennessee's Democratic Senator Albert Gore,...

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