Memoirs of a Hayseed Physicist by Peter Martel

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Part 172:

In the early days of the project, security at Chalk River did have its problems, due in large part to committed Communists. In the very early days, a British physicist by the name of Alan Nunn May was found to be sending information to the Soviets and was duly arrested. There was another much more romantic individual by the name of Bruno Pontecorvo who spent several years at the Lab, and stimulated the fantasies of the local belles of Deep River. Aging matrons still salivated, while I was there, when they recalled memories of celibate Bruno playing tennis at the yacht club.

This concludes this summer’s writings by Peter Martel. It’s been a busy summer for me and I had hoped to work on two new songs. I have the lyrics but not much more, but I do have a garden full of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers which have taken a lot of time. So I’ll be back to music on Mondays and Fridays and art on Wednesdays. Leslie

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