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The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS Page Twenty-Seven e gently puts his hands outside the blanket, again whispering: "It is forbidden." In the Lubianko Prison silence is a pow- erful torture. Warders whisper. When the prisoner is marched out for interro- gation (and searched every time) his guards clear the path with clicking noises and small signs. When an interrogation lasts through the night into the morning till 5 a.m. the prisoner is still forced to leave his plank bed at 6 a. m., the regulation time. Should he try dozing in a sitting position, his ever-watchful warder awakens him, gently but surely. The hunger weapon is used just as efficiently. In G e r m a n concentration camps, M. Stypulkowski told us, food was always served up in a filthy condition. In the Luhianko, ,the starvation diet is served by white-clad, spotless cooks into Holiday Greetings MILWAUKEE SAUSAGE CO. Stall No. 5 Sanitary Public Market 1st Ave. at Pike St. EL. 8115 L. G. MASSART PLUMBING and HEATING 652 Elliott Ave. W. Phone GA. 8113 MATTHEWS HARDWOODS, INC. 1158 W. 48th St. SU. 7123 Dealers in Hardwood Flooring and Hardwood Lumber METROPOLITAN SHIRT SHOP i SHIRTS MADE TO ORDER You Will Enjoy These Custom Made and Properly Fitted Shirts 6205 Latona VE. 2592 SEASON'S GREETINGS OLYMPIC GARAGE, INC. Convenient Central Location TWO ENTRANCES 507 University 6t, and 506 Seneca St. SE. 1870 ARTIST MARTHA BOSSIE COMMERCIAL AND ADVERTISING ART Including layouts, lettering, illustrations and portriature 905 2nd Ave. Building SE. 0095 ACME AUTO WRECKERS 1519 15th Ave. W. GA. 0035 New lind Used Parts for All Maizes of Cars. Safety Glass Installed While You Wait BUDDY SQUIRREL'S NUT SHOPS OF SEATTLE, INC. Factory--1306 E. Pike .................... CA. 7028 Store No. 1322 Pike ............. EL. 3734 Store No. 2---809 2rid .............................. EL. 3303 Store No. 6--4336 University Way _EV. 0181 RELIANCE MATTRESS CO. 1537 Ballard Way HE. 5400 NeW Mattresses Made to Order Mattresses Renovated and Recovered Boat Mattressel ljjlade to Fit Your Needs W. L. TRUDAU, Prop. SHIPMAN SURGICAL CO. Medlc/Ll & Dental Bldg. MAin 6363 Physicians, Sickroom and Hospital Supplies We Rent Wheel Chairs and Hospital Beds / VAN WATERS & ROGERS LAUNDRY SUPPLIES 4000 1st Avg. SO. SEneca 5050 each cell and i4 most hygienically pre- sented. The whole environment is cal- culated to increase hunger to a shocking degree. M. Stypulkowski's diet was: Morning, two slices of bread and an enormous pot of boiling water; noon, water with cabbage leaves or a few fish bones; about 5 p.m., two spoons of barley. He found his circulation affected by his copious draughts of hot water, and a sensation almost of intoxication overcom- ing him. After a time the dazed prisoner lives in a constant state of expectancy, waiting for the door to open for the next ntero rogation, thinking of what he would talk about next time, trying to recall what he had said last time, and all the while driven nearly mad by hunger, lack of sleep, and by the silence which is broken only by whispered orders. His eyes glaze, his feet swell and slow- ly he becomes an automaton, striving des- perately to think. His power of judgment is blunted. He is inclined to accept any- thing his interrogator tells him. He loses his will Qpower and does not realize he has lost it. He does not realize his power of discrimination-is also gone. He can no longer distinguish between fact and fan- tasy, between his own past actions and the ideas the "judge" suggests to him. M. Stypulkowski reckons it is between the 40th and 70th session that "confes- sions" begin. Every incriminating "con- fession" is taken down and has to be signed, and gradually a "case" is built up. He himself felt things were getting bad about his 63rd session. The major assured the prisoner: "I am sorry for you, but happy to tell you my Government is not keen on, taking your life or sending you for 30 or 40 years to Siberia. We need men like you to help us. We need Europeans. The Ger- mans have murdered the best brains and men in Europe. "We are even enlisting our former ene- / . mies on condition that tley are prepared, later, to become our true friends. You are not a capitalist. Your previous antir Nazi record is good. You re the type who should be Cabinet Minister in your country. "You refuse to work for us. Very well! Work for Poland. For her sake you must work and prove your willingness to be our friend. The change may be difficult; but if you are able to testify that you are willing to collaborate you will be free." The prisoner who is at his last gasp feels his persecutors know everything He is offered an easy way to freedom, to a career, and to fulfilling his duty to his country. He thinks he will select the things he will "confess," but once he starts, though he no longer realizes it, he has no power or will or judgment. He merely repeats his judges. Rumors ap- pear as facts. M. Saypulkowskl heard his own com- panions, mdst of whom had suffered over 2000 interrogations, "confess" at their trial the most fantastic happenings and go far beyond even the Soviet accusa- tions. Some days before the trial, final data and signed "confessions" were collected and the Soviet Nuremberg prosecutor took charge. Prisoners were given cigar- ettes and good food and taken for walks; and two days before the trial were shaved, scented, their shoes cleaned and braces and ties supplied. Breakfast of bacon and eggs was introduced, and the visitors generally prepared for the arc lights of a Soviet "trial.'! M. Stypulkowski went into the dock and pleaded "not guilty." He feels that had the trial been delayed long enough, he, too, would have broken down. His good fortune was the fact that Moscow had to rush the trial so as to answer pertinent enquiries at the San Francisco Conference about the sixteen missing Polish envoys. He also owed his light sentence and subsequent release to Moscow's desire to give the West some window dressing. After four months he was set free and returned to Poland. Eventually he escaped to the West, via Italy, to reveal Soviet "confession" meth- ods, and their technique of phychological pressure which cunningly alternates be- tween optimism and depression and plays on tle tortured minds of a physically and mentally demoralized prisoner who only desires peace. SEATTLE Holiday Greetings M. S. WOLF DISTRIBUTING CO. Amusement Devices 2313 Third Ave. MAin 0166 Distributors of Ami 20 Records -- 40 Selections I GILLMAN'S SHOPPING MART ' 1605 3rd Ave., Cor. Pine EL. 5162 I " I Materials for Your Wardrobe, I Draperies, etc. I UNITED JANITORS SUPPLY JANITOR AND FLOOR SUPPLIES DEODORANTS -- DISINFECTANTS 2307 Fifth Ave. CO. MAin 5143 ST. JOHN'S AUTO BODY REBUILD 10016 E. Marginal Way RA. 0345 BODY and FENDER WORK TRUCK REPAIR, PAINTING SPECIALIZE IN AUTO GLASS CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND BEST WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR r REVIEW PRESS 84 UNIVERSITY ST. EL. 5129 521 Olive Way O'NEILL FLORISTS MAin 4143 I . THE OFFICE OF C. A. DONAHUE Extend Christmas Greetings To Readers of The Progress C. A. DONAHUE Realfor "Your Home Finder" 403-05 15th N ........................................ PR. 2030 North End Branch 8076 Bothell Way ........ VE. 8550 South End Branch 4545 44th S. W .............................. AV. 6710 Suburban Branch, Juanlta, Kirkland 5151 List With Us For Results Open Evenings and Sunday Wenzler & Ward INC. ENGINEERS and CONTRACTORS Plumbing - Heating - Ventilating and Automatic Sprinkler Systems r IEAdn'8999 2625 First Ave. If no answer, Call EA. 2628 117 6th Ave. So. CARL F. MILLER & CO., Inc. CHEMICALS MAin 4330 AMERICAN AMBULANCE SERVICE 4703 Stoneway MElrose 8700 and MElrose 8701 NATIONAL AUTO VILLAGE 12505 Aurora Ave. SH. 6165 31 Double Cabin= - Trailer Camp . 75 Rental Spaces o Day and Night Garage Restaurant Service AMERICAN STEEL AND WIRE CO. CYCLONE FENCE DIVISION 1936 First Ave. So. MAin 8164 AURORA TILE CO. Tile, Marble, Terrazo 25 Years Service to the Northwest A. Shannon. Owner. 518 DENNY WAY. SE. 1340. A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW #YEAR FARRLL LUMBER CO. 1011 8th Ave. N. GA 9300 STATE MEAT MARKET Convenient Central Location 1523 Fourth Ave. MA. 0935 WESTLAKE FURNITURE CO. 2001 WesUake Ave. EL. 8655 _ FURNITURE OF ALL KINDS Finished and Unfinished See Us for Your Furniture Needs I I BELL & CO. I INSURANCE i FIRE  AUTOMOBILE Can Be Purchased On The Budget Plan | 909 Joshua Green Bldg. BE. 0800 i THE SEATTLE STETSON SHOE SHOP, INC. STETSON & RICE - O'NEILL SHOES FOR LADIES Stetson & Arnold Shoes for Men" 411 Union St., Seattle MAIn 0960 N. J. KLASGYE SUNSET MILLWORK CO. C. E. WEST -- 42 YEARS EXPERIENCE Kitchen Cabinets Our Specialty Cupboard Doors and Drawers - Fly Screens Sash Doors - General MIIIwork Store Fixtures - Mantels 5100 SHILSHOLE SU. 4770 HOLIDAY GREETINGS STAR BRASS WORKS 810 First Ave. South MA. 5622 The CATHOLIC NORTHWEST PROGRESS Page Twenty-Seven e gently puts his hands outside the blanket, again whispering: "It is forbidden." In the Lubianko Prison silence is a pow- erful torture. Warders whisper. When the prisoner is marched out for interro- gation (and searched every time) his guards clear the path with clicking noises and small signs. When an interrogation lasts through the night into the morning till 5 a.m. the prisoner is still forced to leave his plank bed at 6 a. m., the regulation time. Should he try dozing in a sitting position, his ever-watchful warder awakens him, gently but surely. The hunger weapon is used just as efficiently. In G e r m a n concentration camps, M. Stypulkowski told us, food was always served up in a filthy condition. In the Luhianko, ,the starvation diet is served by white-clad, spotless cooks into Holiday Greetings MILWAUKEE SAUSAGE CO. Stall No. 5 Sanitary Public Market 1st Ave. at Pike St. EL. 8115 L. G. MASSART PLUMBING and HEATING 652 Elliott Ave. W. Phone GA. 8113 MATTHEWS HARDWOODS, INC. 1158 W. 48th St. SU. 7123 Dealers in Hardwood Flooring and Hardwood Lumber METROPOLITAN SHIRT SHOP i SHIRTS MADE TO ORDER You Will Enjoy These Custom Made and Properly Fitted Shirts 6205 Latona VE. 2592 SEASON'S GREETINGS OLYMPIC GARAGE, INC. Convenient Central Location TWO ENTRANCES 507 University 6t, and 506 Seneca St. SE. 1870 ARTIST MARTHA BOSSIE COMMERCIAL AND ADVERTISING ART Including layouts, lettering, illustrations and portriature 905 2nd Ave. Building SE. 0095 ACME AUTO WRECKERS 1519 15th Ave. W. GA. 0035 New lind Used Parts for All Maizes of Cars. Safety Glass Installed While You Wait BUDDY SQUIRREL'S NUT SHOPS OF SEATTLE, INC. Factory--1306 E. Pike .................... CA. 7028 Store No. 1322 Pike ............. EL. 3734 Store No. 2---809 2rid .............................. EL. 3303 Store No. 6--4336 University Way _EV. 0181 RELIANCE MATTRESS CO. 1537 Ballard Way HE. 5400 NeW Mattresses Made to Order Mattresses Renovated and Recovered Boat Mattressel ljjlade to Fit Your Needs W. L. TRUDAU, Prop. SHIPMAN SURGICAL CO. Medlc/Ll & Dental Bldg. MAin 6363 Physicians, Sickroom and Hospital Supplies We Rent Wheel Chairs and Hospital Beds / VAN WATERS & ROGERS LAUNDRY SUPPLIES 4000 1st Avg. SO. SEneca 5050 each cell and i4 most hygienically pre- sented. The whole environment is cal- culated to increase hunger to a shocking degree. M. Stypulkowski's diet was: Morning, two slices of bread and an enormous pot of boiling water; noon, water with cabbage leaves or a few fish bones; about 5 p.m., two spoons of barley. He found his circulation affected by his copious draughts of hot water, and a sensation almost of intoxication overcom- ing him. After a time the dazed prisoner lives in a constant state of expectancy, waiting for the door to open for the next ntero rogation, thinking of what he would talk about next time, trying to recall what he had said last time, and all the while driven nearly mad by hunger, lack of sleep, and by the silence which is broken only by whispered orders. His eyes glaze, his feet swell and slow- ly he becomes an automaton, striving des- perately to think. His power of judgment is blunted. He is inclined to accept any- thing his interrogator tells him. He loses his will Qpower and does not realize he has lost it. He does not realize his power of discrimination-is also gone. He can no longer distinguish between fact and fan- tasy, between his own past actions and the ideas the "judge" suggests to him. M. Stypulkowski reckons it is between the 40th and 70th session that "confes- sions" begin. Every incriminating "con- fession" is taken down and has to be signed, and gradually a "case" is built up. He himself felt things were getting bad about his 63rd session. The major assured the prisoner: "I am sorry for you, but happy to tell you my Government is not keen on, taking your life or sending you for 30 or 40 years to Siberia. We need men like you to help us. We need Europeans. The Ger- mans have murdered the best brains and men in Europe. "We are even enlisting our former ene- / . mies on condition that tley are prepared, later, to become our true friends. You are not a capitalist. Your previous antir Nazi record is good. You re the type who should be Cabinet Minister in your country. "You refuse to work for us. Very well! Work for Poland. For her sake you must work and prove your willingness to be our friend. The change may be difficult; but if you are able to testify that you are willing to collaborate you will be free." The prisoner who is at his last gasp feels his persecutors know everything He is offered an easy way to freedom, to a career, and to fulfilling his duty to his country. He thinks he will select the things he will "confess," but once he starts, though he no longer realizes it, he has no power or will or judgment. He merely repeats his judges. Rumors ap- pear as facts. M. Saypulkowskl heard his own com- panions, mdst of whom had suffered over 2000 interrogations, "confess" at their trial the most fantastic happenings and go far beyond even the Soviet accusa- tions. Some days before the trial, final data and signed "confessions" were collected and the Soviet Nuremberg prosecutor took charge. Prisoners were given cigar- ettes and good food and taken for walks; and two days before the trial were shaved, scented, their shoes cleaned and braces and ties supplied. Breakfast of bacon and eggs was introduced, and the visitors generally prepared for the arc lights of a Soviet "trial.'! M. Stypulkowski went into the dock and pleaded "not guilty." He feels that had the trial been delayed long enough, he, too, would have broken down. His good fortune was the fact that Moscow had to rush the trial so as to answer pertinent enquiries at the San Francisco Conference about the sixteen missing Polish envoys. He also owed his light sentence and subsequent release to Moscow's desire to give the West some window dressing. After four months he was set free and returned to Poland. Eventually he escaped to the West, via Italy, to reveal Soviet "confession" meth- ods, and their technique of phychological pressure which cunningly alternates be- tween optimism and depression and plays on tle tortured minds of a physically and mentally demoralized prisoner who only desires peace. SEATTLE Holiday Greetings M. S. WOLF DISTRIBUTING CO. Amusement Devices 2313 Third Ave. MAin 0166 Distributors of Ami 20 Records -- 40 Selections I GILLMAN'S SHOPPING MART ' 1605 3rd Ave., Cor. Pine EL. 5162 I " I Materials for Your Wardrobe, I Draperies, etc. I UNITED JANITORS SUPPLY JANITOR AND FLOOR SUPPLIES DEODORANTS -- DISINFECTANTS 2307 Fifth Ave. CO. MAin 5143 ST. JOHN'S AUTO BODY REBUILD 10016 E. Marginal Way RA. 0345 BODY and FENDER WORK TRUCK REPAIR, PAINTING SPECIALIZE IN AUTO GLASS CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND BEST WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR r REVIEW PRESS 84 UNIVERSITY ST. EL. 5129 521 Olive Way O'NEILL FLORISTS MAin 4143 I . THE OFFICE OF C. A. DONAHUE Extend Christmas Greetings To Readers of The Progress C. A. DONAHUE Realfor "Your Home Finder" 403-05 15th N ........................................ PR. 2030 North End Branch 8076 Bothell Way ........ VE. 8550 South End Branch 4545 44th S. W .............................. AV. 6710 Suburban Branch, Juanlta, Kirkland 5151 List With Us For Results Open Evenings and Sunday Wenzler & Ward INC. ENGINEERS and CONTRACTORS Plumbing - Heating - Ventilating and Automatic Sprinkler Systems r IEAdn'8999 2625 First Ave. If no answer, Call EA. 2628 117 6th Ave. So. CARL F. MILLER & CO., Inc. CHEMICALS MAin 4330 AMERICAN AMBULANCE SERVICE 4703 Stoneway MElrose 8700 and MElrose 8701 NATIONAL AUTO VILLAGE 12505 Aurora Ave. SH. 6165 31 Double Cabin= - Trailer Camp . 75 Rental Spaces o Day and Night Garage Restaurant Service AMERICAN STEEL AND WIRE CO. CYCLONE FENCE DIVISION 1936 First Ave. So. MAin 8164 AURORA TILE CO. Tile, Marble, Terrazo 25 Years Service to the Northwest A. Shannon. Owner. 518 DENNY WAY. SE. 1340. A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW #YEAR FARRLL LUMBER CO. 1011 8th Ave. N. GA 9300 STATE MEAT MARKET Convenient Central Location 1523 Fourth Ave. MA. 0935 WESTLAKE FURNITURE CO. 2001 WesUake Ave. EL. 8655 _ FURNITURE OF ALL KINDS Finished and Unfinished See Us for Your Furniture Needs I I BELL & CO. I INSURANCE i FIRE  AUTOMOBILE Can Be Purchased On The Budget Plan | 909 Joshua Green Bldg. BE. 0800 i THE SEATTLE STETSON SHOE SHOP, INC. STETSON & RICE - O'NEILL SHOES FOR LADIES Stetson & Arnold Shoes for Men" 411 Union St., Seattle MAIn 0960 N. J. KLASGYE SUNSET MILLWORK CO. C. E. WEST -- 42 YEARS EXPERIENCE Kitchen Cabinets Our Specialty Cupboard Doors and Drawers - Fly Screens Sash Doors - General MIIIwork Store Fixtures - Mantels 5100 SHILSHOLE SU. 4770 HOLIDAY GREETINGS STAR BRASS WORKS 810 First Ave. South MA. 5622