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Two Cuban

Tribunals

Sentence
Terms

USW Forms Pact Plai

U.S.

Pilots

to

Prison

Monkey Business

SAM RETURNS-The space monkey Sam threw his arms around
his brother at Langley Air Force Base, Va., after his return from
a 55-mile flight into space Friday five days after being plucked
from the stormy Atlantic.

(Author of "I Was a Teen-age Dwarf", "The Many
Loves of Dobie Gillis", etc.)
TV OR NOT TV
The academic world has made its first tentative steps into
television-a few lectures, a few seminars, a few lab demonstra-
tions-but colleges have not yet begun to use television's vast
capacity to dramatize, to amuse, to stir the senses, to unshackle
the imagination. Like, for example, the following:
ANNOUNCER: Howdy, folksies. Well, it's time again for
that lovable, laughable pair; Emmett Twonkey Magruder,
Ph. D., and Felicia May Crimscott, M.A., in that rollicking,
roistering fun show, American History 101... And here they
are-the team that took the "hiss" out of "history"-Emmett
Twonkey Magruder and Felicia May Crimscott I
DR. MAGRUDER: Howdy, folksies. A funny thing hap-
pened to me on the way to my doctorate. A mendicant ap-
proached me and said, "Excpse me, sir, will you give me 25
cents for a sandwich?" and I replied, "Perhaps I will, my good
man. Let me see the sandwich.'

Court Acts,
Saves Two
From Death
HAVANA (P) - Three American
pilots were sentenced to long pris-
on terms yesterday by two mili-
tary tribunals of Premier Fidel
Castro on charges of counter-
revolutionary activities.
Two got 30 years, the other 25.
Prosecution demands for death
sentences for two were rejected.
Death was not asked for the other.
In Havana, Rafael Del Pino, 33,
a Cuban-born United States citi-
zen whose home is in Miami, Fla.,
was sentenced to 30 years.
Del Pino was captured last July
when he landed a light plane on
a highway near Havana. He was
accused of trying to help anti-
Castro Cubans flee the country.
Asks Death
The prosecution asked the death
sentence but the court in Ha-
vana's La Cabana Fortress said
that despite the gravity of charges
against him, Del Pino had not
caused any loss of life and there-
foe ewas given the prison sen-
tence.
In Pinar Del Rio, a two-man
military tribunal spared from the
firing squad Frank Austin Young,
38, also of Miami. He was sen-
tenced to 30 years.
His American companion, Peter
John Lambton, 24, Londo-born
grandson of a British socialite,
was given 25 years. The prosecu-
tion had demanded a 30-year sen-
tence.
Court Refuses
The court in Pinar Del Rio also
turned down the demand for a
death sentence for Fernando Pru-
na Bertot, 24, a dapper Cuban un-
derground worker who once at-
tended Columbia University. He
was ordered to prison for 30 years.
Seventeen other Cubans were
given sentences ranging from two,
to 25 years and 18 were acquitted.
Either the military prosecutor
or the defendants may appeal the
verdict within 24 hours to the su-
perior military tribunal. The tri-
bunal can reduce or increase sen-
tences.
The Havana tribunal acquitted
Del Pino's co-defendant, Lucio
Linares Gastell, a policeman dur-
ing the regime of ousted dictator
Fulgencio Batista. But Gastell will
be turned over to a civil court for
trial on charges of illegal posses-
sion of firearms and attempts to
flee the country.
Del Pine Breaks
Del Pino, who helped Castro
purchase arms or his revolution,
broke with the bearded leader and
headed one of various opposition
organizations in the United States.
During his trial he denied work-
ing against Castro, but said he
had been trapped by a Cuban
friend who turned out to be a
Castro police spy Del Pino has a
wife in Miami.
The first reaction to the ver-
dict at Pinar Del Rio court was
that the military tribunal, revived
by Castro to battle his enemies,
was much more moderate than
earlier courts. The old tribunals
by unofficial count sentenced 555
alleged war criminals to death by
firing squads.
The sentences at Pinar Del Rio
were announced to newsmen half
an hour after the tribunal had
gone from cell to cell notifying
the defendants of the decisions.
The court, which had been de-
liberating since an eight-hour
trial on Dec. 1, sentenced Bertot's
winsome fiancee, Eudalia Cabrera,
24, and her father Francisco to
prison for 20 years.
A mother and her son also were
sentenced. Mrs. Blanche Santos

Perez, who told the court, "I hate
Fidel Castro," was sentenced to
three years.
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Disgruntled attacks on the loy-
alty oath provision of the Nation-
al Defense Education Act have in-
tensified following recent with-
drawals of colleges from the fed-
eral student aid program because
of the oath requirement.
The provision (section 1001 (f)
of the Act) requires a student ap-
plicant for an NDEA loan to sign
both an oath of loyalty and an
affidavit disclaiming membership
in, support of, or belief in an or-
ganization advocating v i o l e n t
overthrow of the government.
Educators and students have de-
nounced eitherethe disclaimeror
the oath requirements since the
Act's passage in September, 1958.
NEW YORK - Feelings at
the four New York City colleges
run counter to both the oath and
the disclaimer. The presidents of
three of the four colleges have an-
nounced their displeasure over the
provisions, but have said their
"hands are tied" by the colleges'
status as tax-supported institu-
tions. The three were Pres. Buell
Gallegher, City College of New
York; Pres. Harry G i d e o n s e,
Brooklyn College; and Pres.
George Shuster, Hunter College.
Activity at the fourth city insti-
tution, Queens College, featured
an editorial in the campus news-
paper, "The Phoenix," stating
that the security provision "dis-
criminates against students by
singling them out for suspicion;
that it serves no real purpose,
since any subversive would not
hesitate to sign it; that it violates
the First and Fifth Amendments;
that it limits freedom of opinion
and inquiry; in short, that it is an
insult to the integrity of the
American student."
BOULDER - Colorado Univer-
sity's Pres. Quigg Newton an-
nounced plans to stay in the pro-
gram, despite his objections to the
disclaimer provision, because "the
way to achieve elimination of the,
disclaimer is to stay in the pro-
gram and work for improvement
from within."
The~federal funds which Color-
ado will continue to receive are
not a factor in his decision, New-
ton said. The Colorado "Daily"
commented: "It is unfortunate
but perhaps realistic that the uni-
versity has decided to remain in
the federal student loan program
despite its opposition to the loy-

ATTACK OATH, AFFIDAVIT:
NDEA Requirements
Draw More Opposition

alty oath provision of the pro-
gram.
"It is unfortunate because the
University is placed in the hypo-
critical position of taking federal
money while officially despising
the conditions under which it ac-
cepts the money."
PHILADELPHIA - The Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania's "Daily
Pennsylvanian" ran an informal
poll of faculty feeling toward the
oath and disclaimer and reported
100 per cent opposition. A Penn
coed defended the oath require-
m wnt in a letter to the editor,
saying, "We are at antagewhen
we are highly idealistic and im-
pressionable. In our earnestness
to defend what we think is the
course of liberty, we may actually
be the pawns of subtle men who1
would deprive us of that very
liberty."
The Penn editor replied, "This
requirement, that one should have
to pledge his political inclinations
to receive money, is repugnant to
persons who hold personal beliefs
and loyalties beyond the legisla-
tion of Congress."
LOGAN An assistant profes-
sor at Utah State University asked
"Why must we be put under sus-
picion to borrow money to attend
school?" "What do you think of
being accused of a crime you
didn't commit?" The professor,
Don Wright, objected to the re-
quirement in an interview with
the Utah State "Life," but noted
that Utah State had not protested
the provision.
ITHACA - Cornell's "Daily
Sun" supported the University's
decision to stay within the pro-
gram. "We cannot meet the jus-
tifiable demands of all the stu-
dents who request financial aid
each year," the "Sun" said edi-
torially.
SEA'TTLE - The University of
Washington's Pres. Charles E.
Odegaard announced that he
shared the conviction "that the
disclaimer affidavit required of
students accepting loans under
the Act is misguided," but said he
was "reluctant to recommend an
action by the University against
acceptance of these funds which
would interfere with the indi-
vidual student to accept a loan if
he so desires."
The University of Washington
"Daily" supported Odegaard.

WASHINGTON (W) - The steel-
workers union announced yester-
day a tentative agreement with
the American and Continental Can
companies covering approximately
45,000 workers.
David J. McDonald, the Union's
president, said can manufacturers
are the nation's largest steel con-
sumers and the settlement should
have a bearing on the steel labor
dispute.
The can settlement reportedly
calls for a seven cents an hour
raise in each of the three years of
the proposed contract.
Awaits Ratification
The tentative settlement only
awaits formal ratification by Union
committees.
USW Dist. Director Paul M. Hil-
ber of McKeesport, Pa., told the
McKeesport Daily News by tele-
phone the contract calls for a 34-
cent wage package, including
fringe benefits. He said the agree-
ment is retroactive to Oct. 1.
Earnings in the can industry
averaged $2.73 an hour in Septem-
ber, including overtime and other
pay premiums.
Discloses Settlement
McDonald disclosed the proposed
settlement as he entered a joint
industry-union bargaining session
on the steel dispute with federal
mediators.
Secretary of Labor James P.
Mitchell, at a news conference
yesterday morning, urged that the
steel industry and the union agree
on some method for outside recom-
mendations to chart a steel peace
pact.
R. Conrad Cooper. chief steel
industry negotiator,rdeclined im-
mediate comment on Mitchell's
suggestions but said "I think our
views as to a third party determi-
nation are pretty well known."
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The industry has opposed out-
sider recommendations.
McDonald, on the other hand,
said he completely endorsed Mit-
chell's proposal to submit either
the steel dispute to a fact-finding
board or to the federal mediation
service for settlement recommen-
dations.
McDonald said, however, that
union is willing immediately to
designate a member of a three-
man fact-finding board to serve in
the steel dispute, with the indus-
try to designate a second mem-
ber and the two jointly to pick a
third member.
In case of any argument on
selecting the third man, McDonald
proposed that he be chosen by
Chief Justice Earl Warren.

Mitchell's proposals were made
in evident conviction that the dis-
putants are fairly close together
on economic terms but are still
widely separated on steeETAOIN
widely apart on steel manage-
ment's proposals for more leeway
in making manpower economies.
"The parties are close enough
in their ositions," Mitchell said,
"so that given a real will to settle
on the part of both sides," a set-
tlement can be reached before the
80-day injunction period expires."
The industry has balked at pre-
vious suggestions for third party
intervention, contending govern-
ment boards in the past have al-
ways recommended inflationary
,steel settlements.

MISS CRIMSCOTT: Oh, how droll, Dr. Magruder! How
delicious I You're a regular Joe Penner l ... But enough of
badinage. Let us turn to our rollicking, roistering fun show,
American History 101.
DR. MAGRUDER: Today we will dramatize the taut and
tingling story of John Smith and Pocahontas. I will play
Captain, Smith and Miss Magruder will play Pocahontas.
ANNOUNCER: But first a message from our sponsor...
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MISS CRIMSCOTT: Oh! John Smith! You-um startle-umn
me-um!
DR. MAGRUDER: Howdy, Pocahontas. What are you
doing by the brook?
MISS CRIMSCOTT: Just washing out a few scalps. But
what-um you-um want-um?
DR. MAGRUDER: I came to see the Chief.
MISS CRIMSCOTT: You-urn can't-um. Chief is leaving for
Chicago.
DR. MAGRUDER: On what track?
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to those two gassers, Emmett Twonkey Magruder and Felicia
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DR. MAGRUDER: Well, folksies, that's all for today. See
you next week, same time, same channel.
MISS CRIMSCOTT: Stay tuned now for ".William Cullen
Bryant-Girl Intern."
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And speaking of TV, remember to watch Max Shulman's
"The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" on CBS every Tuesday
night-presented by Marlboro Cigarettes, from the makers
of Philip Morris and Alpine.

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