standing ovation to Joan Hinton's stirring remarks." said the Communisl Peking radio.
o. Joan Hinton's brother, William 11.
"billon, has been an employee of the
'"'d Chinese government. He worked
J°r lhat governmenl four or five years
|n China. Since the beginning of 1954
"'' has written and lectured in favor of
Communist China in the I nited Slalcs.
'"' was subpoenaed by the- Senate Internal See-uiilv Subcommittee and tesli-
ned July 27. 1954. He invoked the Fifth
;nieiii|ni,ni when asked. "Are you a
■ornmunisl now." and when asked if
"' had met his sister Joan when they
*ere both in China.
'■ Joan Hinton has a sister name,I.
''""filsinoK enough, Jean. In 19 I.", J,-an.
'"en employed in the Department of
Agriculture, received an efficiency rat-
".'" of "Excellent" from her supervisor.
2?'han Gregory Silvermaster, named by
Elizabeth Bentle) as head of a major
'"'"<■' spy lint:. Jean Hinton's former
""sband, William Greene, has testified
"at he anil Jean visited Silvermasler's
""in- for dinner "in the order of ten
"<"■>. anyway." Jean and William's own
2»ne, ai' 1739 Harvard Street, Ytt ..
"sshington. D. C. was v isited bv Silver-
aster "infrequently," and about once a
.',;|i by "successive air attaches" from
?e Russian Embassy, the firsl one being
"'"'"I. or Major, Berezin.
. ."• Joan Hinton's mother is Cannelila
.'""'in. head ,,l Ihe Putney School in
f'"'ii'iit. Owen Lattimore has lectured
'j'1''- Lattimore's son. David, went lo
**°ol there, and wilh Mis. Hinton ami
p* utile) School group in 1917 went lo
,.r"r'ue-. Czechoslovakia, to alien,I a
V"rl<l i h Festival.
/'- Joan Hinton, her mother, and
"' members of her family were, one
*''""'"t dining World War II. given the
w' of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer's New
''x,"> ranch. Perro Caliente.
preceding list of fails is meager
|!"""s;h. \I„si even of this knowledge
*! Ir>nie lo light only recently. A lew
"' brief American newspaper ae-
""' "I lhe case of Joan Hinton were
[^hed in September, 1951. f„
L? 'he publication in Pekii
s !*'' to lhe Federati,,,
^ '"'' lexl of Ibis letter was entered in
| '' r,'''oiel in March. 1952. when Owen
'""'ne appeared before lhe McCar-
iiuniiiii. then investigating lhe
S|||"le of Pacific Relations, ami was
'■Oned. anion,' other thiiiL's. about
..'"'I'lainlanee wilh Joan Hinton.
H, '"' Bulletin oj lhe llomic Scientists
L requested b) Norman Bauer ami
,;f'"l''ll'd T. Pochman (brother-in-law
iC| 'ilvid Hawkins, administrative aide
|Kj PPenheimer al Los Alamo-i I,, pub-
,.,', ""• Joan Hinton letter, bul
K ""Vo, did -ee.
ln October, 1952. afler Joan Hinton
had appeared at the Asian and Pacific
Peace Conference in Peking, sketchy,
and even misleading, statements were
published in lhe 1 nited Stales. It was
misleading, for example, to say ;is the
Washington Slur of October 16, 1952.
reported "an AEC spokesman' as saving that "Miss Ilinlon held only a
minor position at the Los Alamos lab
and thai she had nothing lo do wilh lhe
actual bomb. Of course her position
was "minor" compared to lhal of a
"name" scientist or a division chief, but
-lie was a scientist, not a technician nor
a laboratory assistant. She could sign a
Technical Report. Oppenheimer called
her "a staff member": Thai, at age 21.
is success. Shi' "mav have been," wrote
Oppenheimer, "ei member of lhe learn
that assembled the firsl bomb at Ala-
mogordo. AEC's official statement in
.lulv. 1951. lhat sin- "participated in
critical assembly weapon work" corroborates Oppenheimer's recollection that
Joan could veiv well have been present
at Trinity, and corroborates her own
boast al Peking thai she had "touched
with | her | own hand the very bomb
which was dropped on Nagasaki."
Admiral F. M. Zacharias, famous
Naval Intelligence officer, wrote an
article about Joan Hinton, "The Atom
Spv Who Cot Away," published in Real
magazine in July. 1953.
In July. 1951. Ihe Jenner Committee
I formerly the Medium Committee,
now 1955 ihe Eastland Committee)
questioned William Greene and William
JI. Ilinlon. respectively brother-in-law
—Wide World Pholo
View of the Los Alamos homogeneous reactor (water boilerl showing concrete shielding
which surrounds the reactor on all sides except the front.
Ts FORUM NEWS, March, lata
—Wide World Photo
This photo was released by Senator McCarthy (R-Wis.) who said it shows Owen Lattimore
(right! and Philip Jaffe (center) at Communist headquarters in Yenan, China, in 1937.
McCarthy's office identified the man at left as T. A. Bisson. The two women are not