The Activator, Volume 1, Number 8, May 1945 Page: 166
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166 THE ACTIVATOR May
"well-arranged postwar plans for the perpetuation of Nazi doctrines and domination."
According to the article part of the plans have already been put into operation while
other parts are ready for wide scale use immediately upon termination of the war in
Europe. The Germans plan to center their activities in the United States, depending
upon our gullibility in making the plan work. In all probability they will succeed,
unless, being forewarned, we take steps to prevent them from using any part of the
In the list of steps to be taken by the Germans to prepare for ;he next war are
two which should be of interest to our profession, as they emphasize the amount of
importance attached to science and scientists by Germany. They show to what extent
they will use their scientists in perfecting plans for World War III.
(1) They are going to attempt to share in the control of technological
development "reflected in the phenominal increase in German patent registration
in foreign countries during the past two years." This reached an all-time high
(2) To send German technicians and scientific research experts to schools
and firms in foreign countries at low costs, affording "the Germans an excellent
opportunity to design and perfect new weapons."
By making well trained scientists available to schools and firms all over the world
at a very low cost, obviously by a subsidy plan, it would be hard for trained men in
their own countries to compete with them in postwar expansion and development in
the various fields. By this infiltration into the laboratories of schools and firms the
world over Germany would have a network of espionage agents pouring vital informa-
tion into a central clearing house of the development and progress being made by other
nations in all lines of endeavor. With this information, she could build weapons
superior to any the rest of the world had, by spotting new trends in research work.
Unless controlled their plan will work.
Germany, however, is not the only nation that places special emphasis upon her
scientists. In a recent article by James Young, author of "Behind The Rising Sun,"
is written the experiences of an American civilian imprisoned in Manila after its fall.
This American was made to do menial work about the Jap headquarters and was
present when Tojo made a visit to Manila. It is related that as all the high officers
bowed low before Tojo, suddenly Tojo left his place of honor on the dais, made his
way quickly through the crowd of bowing officers and stood before a very old man
dressed in the robes of a Japanese scholar. Then Tojo bowed, not once but many
times, to this old man who stood as haughtily before Tojo as Tojo had before the of-
ficers present. This man was one of Japans greatest scientists. Why he was in Manila
was not explained in the article, but whatever the reason, his presence demanded hom-
age, from Japans highest military leader.
Both Germany and Japan have used their sciences for the preparation and prosecu-
tion of war, not to better the living conditions of their people, or as they say on a
certain radio program "Better things, for better living, through chemistry." Having
demonstrated what they can do with science, and knowing how they plan to use it
for the next war, they should be denied the right to participate in science after this
war, for years to come.
Allied Nations should create a council of scientific men to govern and direct
the efforts of these nations, and to see that any sanctions placed upon them are not
violated. This council should also take certain steps to prevent either of these nations
from preparing for war through their sciences. (1) They should drastically emas-
culate their schools of science and research. (2) Provide control over the movements
and work of their presently well trained scientists. (3) Deny these nations the
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