Washington Wire

May 1956
New Republic;5/28/56, Vol. 134 Issue 22, p2
This article focuses on the political developments in the U.S. It is almost a test of patriotism to assume America's ascendancy over Soviet industry and science yet actually Moscow is catching up with, or passing, it is training more engineers; in the arms race Soviet equality is now increasingly taken for granted here. A Panel of distinguished specialists selected by the National Academy of Sciences in 1953 unanimously decided that the controversial battery restorative AD-X2 is without merit. The Bureau of Standards said the same thing. But the Federal Trade Commission has just lifted its ban on the magical white powder arguing that the testimonials of happy users outweigh scientific evidence.


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