and brother of Joan Ilinlon. The record
of this hearing is the principal source
of information now available on Joan
Joan Hinton is herself important and
her connections are important. In the
scanty publicity given her is a suggestion that there may have been s,inn-
kind of "cover-up" in the case. The
author of the suggestion later appeared
to 1„- of another mind. Perhaps it was
fell once that lhe Joan Hinton case was
being suppressed because of her connection wilh Oppenheimer. and lhal
breaking il might break thc Oppenheimer case, discussion of which was
then taboo I especially in periodicals devoted lo free. open, and fearless discussion of controversial questions i. \ow
he a very good thing. I think thai, for
instance, if in China, where I understand we are prepared to help with the
generation of power in tin- Yangtze \ alley, il were possible and sollllil lo establish atomic power, it would he a very
good thing lo do that through the I \
In the same month Frank Oppenheimer participated in a round-table
conference in San Francisco on atomic
energy sponsored by tin Institute of Pacific Relations where "a scientist who
had worked on lhe bomb" suggested
lhal lhe Inited Slates "might supply
atomic power plants lo nations who do
not now have the needed power in develop their raw materials. One operating uranium pile in China." he continued, "might be- convincing testimony to
lhe Chinese as well eis the resl of the
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Three Red army officers at Camden, S.C., to observe First Army maneuvers in 1941.
Shown inspecting a U.S. Army plane, left to right. Major Paul Baraye, Col. Ilia Sarayev, and
Col. Paul Berezin.
that the Oppenheimer case has been
opened up. perhaps it is felt lhal lhe
Joan Hinton case, which mighl have
served as a lever, is no longer needed.
But the Oppenheimer ease is nol fullv
settled, thanks lo Jeise-ph ami Stewart
Alsop among others, lhe Lattimore case
is not settled. The nature ami extent "I
the power of Communisl China are not
Roberl ami Frank Oppenheimer were
thinking about atomic power in China
in 1915. In the- hearings on the Mi-
Malm i Hill, in December, I1) 15. Senator
Brien McMahon asked Roberl Oppenheimer: "Have you considered the possibility "f a I Ml ownership of such
power plants as might he developed?'
Oppenheimer replied: "I think il would
world, lhal we do nol intend to monopolize atomic power for our own selfish
Then- is the basic idea ol the Atom-
for-Peace Plan presented at lhe I nited
Nations meeting December 8. 195.1. by
our President, al lhe original instigation
of Roberl Oppenheimer.
Bul it was not necessary to wait foi
official, legal motions to be made in
order lo do something aboul "one operating uranium pile in China." Only.
since it wee- Joan Hinton who would :',,
lo China, instead of a uranium "pile" It
mighl he a "water-boiler," and thai, as
th,- \FC Director of Reactor Development said later, was the "mosl economical type of chain reactor."
In lln- succeeding columns, Finis
He sure mill see page 1~,
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Forum News presents a compilation °
authoritative material on Joan Hintofl.
1NSTIT1 TE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Owen LatHmore's testimony »""
fore tin' Senate Subcommittee "K
resligoling the administration °t
lite Internal Security Act and In"'
in the Institute of Public Relation'
hearings. The following are pt,T'
lions of llir hearing March I"'
1952. Replies are by Lattimore.
Q. . . . rea,ling of the name assiiH""
thai the witness has had some dealinff
« illi the person. If not. the vv itness '"
n quested to s,, stale when the nam'' '■'
read. Then the question is: Iii vi""
de 'lings w illt this person, or in 8W
other wen. eliel you ever know eer h"v'
reason to believe lhat this person i-
person under Communisl discipline0
who had voluntarily anil knowingly ''''
operated or collaborated with Conn""
nisi party members In furtherance ol ''''
Communist part) objectives? Mr. I-"'
limine, do you understand thai as -'j\
plying to each name as we ffo ,|,,vv n '"'
A. Thai is right.
Q. The nexl name is Joan Chase H1"'
A. The answer is "No." I knew »'
',)■ Do \ mi know an) othei menil"'1
ol her familv ?
A. *! es, I know her mother.
Q. W ho is her mother, Mr. I
\. II, i mother is the head of a -',|'""
Q. What is her name?
A. Carmelila. j
Q. Vre v.eu a member of the bo*
of thai scl I, Mi. Lattimore?
A. No; I don'l think so.
FACTS FORUM NEWS, March, ''