V- Have von ever been a member of
''"' board of thai school?
V No; I don't think I have, l.e! me
"■ on w ifc. I don'l think so. no.
V- Have you ever lectured or taught
""'"' al any time?
A I never taught there. My son went
" school there, and once or twice vvlu-n
"a- up there 1 spoke- at school gatherings.
v- On how many occasions?
A- Maybe a couple.
y. In what connection did you meet
J";"| Chase Ilinlon?
*■ \- Mrs. Hinton's daughter.
,- Do vou know an) oilier members
"f 'be family?
A. I met her brother, who was at
'" time farm manager of the school.
Q- \\ hal is his name?
, -'• Yon have a son, David Lattimore,
llai" you not?
^ Thai is righl.
, '■'■ Did he attend the World Youth
"'iyil in Prague in 1947?
A- Ves, he did.
. ,- Did vim aid him in making plans
^ "l es. Well, actually, he wenl with
''""ol group, and the plan- were
"'"ll' through the scl I.
p v> W as the- World Youth Festival, as
' •'• ) on kn,,». a I lommunisl projeel ?
No, we diiln'i understand il to be
I ''' the time. There were delegations
, .'"' ill hind- of non-CieininiiiiisI ,-oun-
il - ■ Have vou subsequentl) found oul
'' " was a (lommunisl projeel ?
t ' No. Ji,, Communisl delegations
Il('"' ver) active ai the time, but I
q 'dn t be able to characterize it as a
te '' "o vein know w ho accompanied
""""J on that trip?
1 Ts FORUM NEWS, March, 1956
A. Several people from his own
(,). Who were they, and whal school
Wils it ?
A. The school was Putney School ill
Vermont, and lln1 head of ihe school.
Airs. Hinton, also wenl lo Czechoslovakia that summer.
O. Who was Bertha Hinton?
A. Her daughter.
O. Do you know whether Bertha Hinton was the one who was lhe identifying
witness who gave the- State Department,
when In- applied for his passport, gave
him em affidavit of identification?
A. No. I don't know thai. Bertha
Hinton was a daughter-in-law of Mis.
Hinton. nol a daughter.
Q. How was she related to loan Hinton?
A. Joan Ilinlon was her daughter.
They wen- sisters-in-law.
Hearings before the Subcommittee
lo Investigate Administration of the
Internal Security Ael and oilier Internal Security Laws, July 27, 1951.
Senator William E, Jenner (R-
Intl.). Chairman. Alva C. Carpenter
served as committee counsel.
Testimony of William II. Hinton.
O. Where do vou reside. Mr.
\. Mv permanent residenci
iiev. \ i-rmonl.
Q. Anil w belt is v our husines
A. I have always been in th,
agriculture, as an agriculture technician
and farm manager.
O. Are vou in lhal field now?
A. Al the present lime. I am doing
some' lecturing anil speaking.
* * *
Q. Where were you born. Air. Hinton?
A. I was born in Chicago. III., on
February 2. 1919.
O. Where did you attend school?
A. Well. I graduated from high
school at Putney School. Putney, Vt,
I attended Harvard I niversity lor two
ve-ens. stalling in 1937. I then transferred tee Cornell I niversity and graduated from Cornell with a degree i;i
agriculture in 1911.
Q. Prior to going lo school, did you
have occasion lo travel in the Far Fast?
A. i es. I did.
Q. Were you employed in lhe Far
East, in Japan?
A. A es. I was.
O. Whal was lhe nature of your employment ?
A. I worked then' as a news reporter
on a newspaper called the Japan Advertiser.
Q. And who was the sponsor of tha!
r\, i in vti ntaiii "i it ,-i"'ii>i
* * *
Q. What year was lhat?
\. If 1 recall correctly, it
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William H. Hinton shown as he testified before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee.