TITLE

THE DYNAMITE IN AD-X2

PUB. DATE
April 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;4/13/53, Vol. 128 Issue 15, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents an analysis on the necessity of ousting of Allen V. Astin, Director of the National Bureau of Standards by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks. Scientists of the Bureau had failed to report favorably upon AD-X2, a powder supposed to prolong the life of batteries. During the 51-year history of the Bureau, it has jealously maintained a splendid reputation for scientific accuracy and objectivity. Its achievements have been of incalculable value to U.S. industry and science. And during these 51 years it has never been involved in political controversy, nor have any of its directors been removed for political reasons.
ACCESSION #
14497272

 

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