Linus Pauling: Then I was approached with the problem, how can someone who wants to communicate with the government send a message, let's
say in the form of an ordinary letter, a sheet of paper, that no one would be able to decipher?
Thomas Hager: An unbreakable code.
Linus Pauling: Yes. So, I had an idea, and we worked for two or three years on this, and then one of the people with me was disappeared
from view. He was taken by the government. So, my secret writing...and I don't know what happened to that. I still don't
say what the method of the secret communication is.
Thomas Hager: Have you ever had the chance to use it since then? Was there anything that you wanted to transmit in code?
Linus Pauling: No. You have to set up the system. I have several books, research books, containing messages that were written and then
transcribed, but I never heard whether this was ever used or not. Although, I did turn over the materials to the government.