National Affairs: Anniversary in Atlantic City

In Atlantic City, addressing the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, AEC Chairman David Lilienthal also took note of the fifth atomic year. "If this country really means business," he said, the $2½ billion investment in atomic development would have to be doubled within the next few years. The U.S. would also have to get over its bugaboo about secrecy. Said Lilienthal:

"Secrecy, applied in a stupid and hysterical and demagogic way, can actually impair and weaken our security. . . . We need ideas if we are to keep our lead and increase it. . . . New ideas require not...

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