CPS Worker 009665 - Smucker, Arthur Allan
Birth year: 1923
Denomination: Mennonite Old
Education: MS, PhD Univ. IL BioChemistry
Original occupation: Student
Occupation after CPS: Chemistry & computer professor
Drafted from: Goshen , Indiana, United States
Entered CPS: 6 8, 1943
Left CPS: 6 12, 1946
Arthur Smucker worked at the Poughkeepsie State Mental Hospital where abuse against patients was uncovered by the COs:
"The significant result of the Poughkeepsie project was the exposure of inmate mistreatment by attendants. Several of us reported such incidents. As a result three non-CO attendants were fired. Several were military veterans and their cause was taken up by the local American Legion and others. Hostility against the COs at the hospital increased which brought on a public hearing which made the pages of TIME magazine. The event was a contribution to formation of the Mennonite mental health program."
From "Detour...Main Highway": Our CPS Stories. Goshen, IN: College Mennonite Church, 1995. Pp 55-7.
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