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four double seven shifts contemplated that Psychiatrist Says 'No Evidence'GIs Tainted By Reds PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (UP) -An Army psychiatrist said Monday he saw no evidence of Communist sympathy among liberated war prisoners flown here in tight secrecy amid rumors their minds had been tainted by enemy propaganda. .Lt. Col. Philip Smith of Des was'Peres, Wis., assistant chief of class I neuropsychiatrie section at "Next for high We the put dailies classes school tiie L. crop Mose- of rain wheat heavy the. Delta best ley Forge Army Hospital, backed up 13 of the prisoners who angrily denied at a press conference Sunday that they turned toward Communism during their captivity in North Korea. Smith said the report that the prisoners had fallen victim to a Communist "brain washing" apparently stemmed from '-'inconclusive studies" made in the Far East. Those who posed for cameramen and talked to newsmen insisted their, outlook toward American life Bid not change while ithey were prisoners of the Reds. CpL James L. Ball, 21, Bellburn, W. Va., said the reports :hey had been won over to Communism made the men "feel like criminals." Another ex-prisoner, M-Sgt. Robert W. Shaw, 44, Vancouver, Wash., said he felt "bitter" about the whole thing. The Army said on the arrival of a hush-hush flight of 20 of the 'ormer prisoners that "some" of the men "may have been the vic- 1ms of Communist propaganda." A spokesman emphasized that 'only a few" fell into this category and it would be "unfair" to jrand the entire group as suspect. Cpl. William R. Hinckle, 22, of Cliutonville, W. Va., one of the prisoners who was interviewed, said some of his 'fellow-captives jretended to be converts to Communism so their guards "would- nt bear down too hard." Hinckle said he signed a Communist "peace appeal" only because it was a part of a prison routine and not because it ijdi- cated any change in his way of thought. 'Signing it was just like takmi chow," he said. area chairman services who On E. Mrs. W. Mr. and and Mrs. Rosemary Ann Heritage. H. and Joe Joe Peel

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  1. The Delta Democrat-Times,
  2. 04 May 1953, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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