|Detroit Free Press, April 28, 1940|
The story recounted here is about the first insane patient who was unshackled due to his own persistent requests. Bennett allowed for it during field work and the man almost immediately got himself into trouble drinking from a can of poison used to treat potato bugs. Luckily, the concoction was weak and didn't cause any irreversible damage. The man remained unchained thereafter and was a model patient. The chains reportedly remain buried on the grounds.
Here is the aforementioned feature:
The photos above show the music therapy participants with Ira Altshuler featured in the lower left, patients tapping their feet on the right and patients from the Hope, Effort and Success Clubs listening to a nurse (probably Jane Matney).