Science: The Military Moves In

In the past five years, in one way or another, almost every able-bodied U.S. scientist has worked for the Office of Scientific Research and Development. This week OSRD quietly went out of business.* But scientists, who are diehard individualists, fear that they are not through with being bossed. In universities throughout the land, they are beginning to discover that they have acquired a new paymaster—the U.S. Army & Navy.

Contracts & Plans. No one will say what the present Government payroll amounts to; it is a quasi-military secret. The universities are mum. The Navy grudgingly admits that it has signed research contracts...

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