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Smith, Rev. Kenneth M., October 7, 1948

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                                                        OCT 11   RECD

Wesley Methodist Church Weber at Boulder Colorado Springs, Colo.

Kenneth M. Smith, Minister 210 Cheyenne Avenue Phone Main 6853

Oct. 7, 1948 Mr. Albert Einstein Princeton, N.J.

Dear Dr. Einstein:

  I was impressed with your appeal after reading Norman Cousin's article enclosed.  I have spent what I have felt a balanced consideration of the whole problem presented.  I sent a ten dollar check for support of your plan.  
  Yesterday, however, I read the article in Sept. issue of "Fellowship" - the publication  of "The Fellowship of Reconciliation" on Vicarious Atonement which impressed me much more!  I am convinced that the argument is true that what most of the scientists of your committee do speaks so lowdy I can't hear what you say.  The argument in essence declares you calling for something that by your actions you are denying in you cooperation in atomic research, 90% of which is geared for destructive purpose according to Carroll Wilson.  
  Therefore I would not stop payment on the ten dollar check, but I do request a refund that it may go to those or those agencies supporting the action of scientist who have declared their un-

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