The Joint Congressional Committee on Atomic Energy, after being deadlocked for several weeks over the question of whether a new chairman should be elected from the Senate or from the House of Representatives, finally has settled the issue by naming Representative W. Sterling Cole of New York to fill the post. A bipartisan conference of leaders of both houses of Congress is reported to have approved Mr. Cole's election and to have established a policy whereby chairmanships of all joint committees shall be rotated every two years between the Senate and the House.

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