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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date March 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Title File 042
Transcript Q. Then you went to college after returning from Japan? A. Yes. that is correct. Q. And you graduated from Cornell? A. 1 es. that is correct. Oi. Where were you employed after leaving Cornell? A. I was employed as the farm manager at Putney School in Putney, Vt. Q. And how long were you in that employment? A. Approximately one year. Q. Who was your supervisor at the Putney School? A. I believe the business manager was my supervisor. Q. And when you left that employment, where did you go? A. I was drafted, and I was sent to a CBS camp. I was at lhat time a conscientious objector. Q. A conscientious objectors' camp where? A. At Weston, N. II. Q. And some time later you left that ramp? A. I applied for military service and was rejected. 0- And how long were you in thai camp? V Oh. about a year and a half. I believe, if I remember correctly. 0. To whom did vou make- application when you joined the 0\\ I? A. I don'l recall any specific person, sir. I applied for a job with the OW I and not one. O. \nd vou wenl to China with the 0W1 in what year? V I believe it was 19 15. Q. Whal was the nature of vour work with the 0W1? A. My title, when I was employed, was propaganda analyst. Q. What background did you have for that particular type of work? \. Previous employment as a newspaper reporter in Japan. O. Where did you go in China with the OWI? A. I was first sent lo Kunming. later to Chungking, and then I worked in the Hankow area, and also—well. I was in Shanghai before I went home. I didn't have any work there. O. Mr. Hinton. did you go to China alone, or with someone? A. I went alone. Q. \\ as your sister. Joan C. Hinton. there at the time? (Mr. Hinton cmferrrd with his counsel.) A. No, she was nol. O. Did she come later. A. Joan Hinton went to China later. Q. And you met her there? (Mr. Hinton conferred with his counsel.) A. She is working now on a (lain farm in the city of Sian. Q. I asked you if you met her there? (Mr. Hinton conferred with his counsel.) A. On lhe grounds of the- Fifth Amendment. I respectfully decline to answer that question. Q. You do not care to tell us whether or not you met or conversed with your sister on either of the trips lo China? A. The same answer. O. You claim vour privilege on that, Mr. Hinton? A. The same answer for the .-aunreason. Q. Would you care to tell us what your sister was doing in China, if vou know ? (Mr. Hinton conferred with his counsel.) A. She was working on a dairy farm. Q. She worked on a dairy farm all the time? (Mr. Hinton conferred with his counsel.) A. I decline to answer that question, on the same grounds. Q. On what grounds. Air. Hinton? A. On the grounds of thc Fifth Amendment. Q. That your answer might tend to incriminate vou? A. Yes. Q. .Mr. Hinton. are vou lamiliar with a magazine called People s China, published September 16. 1951. in Peking. China, in which Joan Ilinlon wrote an article entitled. "Why China Wants Peace"? A. I decline to answer on the same grounds. Look. Senator. I got a letter from your committee inviting me lo come here to talk about my experience- in China, and I have prepared to do that. I should like lo have a chance to read my statement. Q. You did know, however, that vour sister was a young American scienlist formerly employed al I.os Alamos? And then I think she went into Chicago? (Mr. Hinton conferred with his counsel.) A. I decline to answer thai, on the same grounds. Chairman: Air. Hinton. when you are asked a question by any member of this committee or counsel, il is perfectly all right for you to consult your counsel before you reply, bill please. Mr. Friedman, let ihe witness make his own answer. Mr. Friedman: I lake il. Senator, it has not been suggested thai I haven! followed that procedure, has it? Chairman: I notice that thc witness turns to you sometimes before the question is fully slated, and you converse. I would like for the question to be stated, and if he wants any advice from vou, it is perfectly agreeable with this committee that he confer with you. and lhat is our procedure. Page 40 Mr. Friedman: I know. Chairman: But please let the witness testify, and not you. Mr. Friedman: Of course. O. Mr. Ilinlon. vou knew vour sister to be a member of the Federation of American Scientists, did you not? A. I decline to answer that, on the same ground. Q. And if the testimony is produced here at this hearing or subsequent hearings showing that your sister was an eminent scientist studying in the atomic field, il is your testimony now lhal sin- is milking cows over in China. Is that correct? Or working at a dairy, I think you staled. A. That is correct. Q. What is she doing at that dairy? A. She is working there, helping with the dairy farm, with the production of milk. Q. Common labor? A. No. Q. Whal type of work. Mr. Hinton, if you know? A. I am not aware of her exacl duties ihere. Q. General duties. I take it, around " dairy farm. A. Correct. Q. And she is not engaged in an) scientific research at the dairy farm? (Mr. Hinton conferred with hi1 counsel.) A. .\o. she is mil engaged in any such work. Q. Mr. Chairman, al this time, as pari of my cross-examination. I woulo like to ask you to admit, by reference, into evidence a magazine called People I China. Vol. 4. published in Peking, "Why China Wants Peace." As the second exhibit. Mr. Chairman. I would !ike to ask you to introduce bv reference reprint of that article which was printed January, 1952, in a magazine called V«e // orW, published al 111 F. 32n« St., New York 16, N. Y. * * * Q. And what was the exacl work y1" did there in China? A. Il was the analysis of Japan'"' propaganda and lhe writing of a weekly summary of all the things which d"' Japanese were saying al the time. Vn* 1 turned this over to my superiors. • • « Q. And were you there when the w." ended? A. I believe I was. sir. Q. And you did work after the «•" ended? A. Yes: I worked for a few ni'"'1 months after the war ended. Q. What was the nature of thai work- A. Well. I helped to finish off ''"! work of the United Nations Fid1"' News Office, which was an OW I pioj'1'1 I helped to wind up that work. I u"\ a mobile movie-showing team thro"', some of the provinces. And I l«'li'v FACTS FORUM NEWS, March, 19°' ,1 * Yo„
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