Jenner Traces Hinton Pattern
Senator William E. Jenner, Internal Security Subcommittee
Chairman, lasl September summarized tbe William Hinton Le-sti-
mony as follows:
Two months ago. one William
If. Hinton appeared before the
Subcommittee on Internal Security.
He returned to the I nited Slates
in August, 1953, after a stopover
in Moscow. Since bis arrival in
ihis country, he has been propagandizing on behalf of the brainwashing, soul-killing Red Chine-,-,
whose soldiers were torturing and
slaying Hinton's fellow Americans
at the very moment he was on Red
The Subcommittee on Internal
Security never scrutinizes participants in the Communisl world con-
spiracy as mere individuals. None
of them are mere individuals.
They are cogs in a machine,
threads in a fabric, figures in a
pattern. Il is the machine, the
fabric, lhe pattern which we always seek to uncover anil explain
lo the American people. So we
looked at the pattern around W il-
lieim Hinton. Here is what we
To begin with, there is his family. On.' sister. Jean, was a friend
of ihe notorious Nathan Gregory
Silvermaster and worked under
him at the old Farm Security Administration. Another sister. Joan.
was an atomic research assistant
at the Los Alamos project, where
-he had access to classified material. Like her brother. William.
Joan also went to China and
-lave,I there after the Communisl
triumph. She got a job through
another American. Gerald Tanne-
baiiin. who was executive director
of the China Welfare Fund headed
bv Madame Sun Y at-sen, one of
lhe world symbols of Chinese communism. We -hall hear about Tan-
nebauin. the China Welfare Fund,
and Madame Sun as these hearings
In China. Joan married Erwi i
Engst, who was . . . an old I NUBA
man. Today the Engsts are some
where in the depths of I unci
Mongolia, serving lhe Communist
cause. Joan came out of obseuiilv
long enough to make a bitterly
anti-American speech at the Communist-inspired fraud known as
the Asian and Pacific Peace Conference, regarding which the subcommittee also expects lo reveal a
lhe Putney School, which is
run by William Hinton's mother
and where he himself vviis employed, is a story in itself. -One of
its faculty members was Edwin S.
Smith. Smith later became a registered propagandist for the Sov iel
government. He distributed photographs attempting lo prove thai
the I nited States practiced germ
warfare in North Korea.
Another person eloselv associated with Putney was Owen Latti-
Senator William Jenner
more. The subcommittee found,
after a 15-month inquiry, thai
Lattimore was a "conscious, articulate instrument of the Soviet conspiracy."
Lattimore built the Pacific Op-
orations Branch of OWL for which
Ilinlon later worked in Chungking.
John K. Fairbank was at the top
of OWI's Chinese organization.
Benjamin Kizer ran the Chinese
branch of I'.NKliA for which Hinton also worked.
Lattimore, Fairbank. and Kizer
all were kev figures iii the Institute of Pacific Relations: All
three were named as Communists
in sworn testimony before us. All
three denied the charge, but when
counsel for the subcommittee
asked Hinton about bis connections with Lattimore and Kizer.
In- seiid ii mighl incriminate him to
give a true answer to the question.
Il was exlremelv inter,-ling I,,
learn that Hinton wenl on duly in
Chungking at the end of World
War II. He bad some strange
predecessors. There were, for instance, the political advisers assigned by Ihe State Department to
Lt. Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer.
who was chief of staff lo General-
issimo (hiang Kai-shek after the
removal of General Stilwell. This
choice little Slate Department
group included John Stewart Service. John Paton Davies, Raymond
Ludden, and John K. F.mmcrson.
"If I bad followed their advice."
General Wedemeyer said in testimony before the subcommittee.
"communism would have run rampant oyer China much more
rapidly than it did."
Ce n. Claire Chennanll. who saw
this group in action, told our subcommittee thai ils members "functioned as a public relations bureau
for the Yenan Communists."
John Carter Vincent was on
duty at Chungking during pari
of the war period. So was Solomon
The Loyalty Review Board
found that there is a "reasonable
doubt" about Vincent's loyally In
lhe United Stales. As for Adler.
be was the chief Communisl agent
in China of Harry Dexter White.
Davies. in the unanimous opinion of thc subcommittee, "testified
falsely" when he appeared before
us in 1952. According lo Joseph
John P. Davies, Jr., once Beri-
ously a,-ens,-,I tl,,- Generalissimo "1
traffic with the Japanese on tin-
odd authority of tin- vice-chairman
of the Chin,--,- Communist party.
So that is a picture of the original American group in Chungking, which cleared the path for
Ihe ultimate Communisl victory.
What other Americans replaced
them? Where are they now ? What
are they doing lo aid and comfort
lhe bloody cause of Red China?
Who else and what else is in this
pattern around William Ilinlon?
What can we do lo rip il apart?
I In -e were the obvious quesliolls
which confronted ihe subcommittee after Ilinlon appealed before
us. These are lhe questions lhal
must be answered, for the sake
of America's safetv.
FACTS FOHUM NEWS, March, *