The Senate‐House committee of conference on the question of the Science Foundation bill came to final agreement in late April, and in early May President Truman signed the bill aboard his special train during his “whistle‐stop” tour about the country. The crippling amendments relating to security provisions submitted by the House of Representatives were eliminated in the final wording, which in brief has the effect of proposing that existing national security safeguards are adequate and that no radical innovations are needed in the case of the Foundation.

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