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VOL. LXVI, No. 45




SCase Begun
On Saboteur
Gas Chamber Death
Urged By State DA
DENVER (P)--The State of Colo-
rado yesterday took over prosecu-
tion of John Gilbert Graham and
Denver District Attorney Bert M.
Keating said he would ask death
in the gas chamber for the man
charged with sabotage of a United
Air Lines plane which killed 44
The federal government asked
the state to handle the case after
it was found there was no federal
statute of murder applicable.
Graham, 23, baby-faced playboy
and forger, was arrested by the
FBI Monday on a charge of plac-
ing a dynamite bomb aboard the
plane in the luggage of his mother,
Mrs. Daisie King, who died in the
crash near here Nov. 1.
Graham Heir to Estate
Graham, father of two young
children, took out a $37,500 insur-
ance policy on his mother just be-
fore she boarded the plane for a
visit with her daughter in Anchor-
'1 age, Alaska. He also was an heir
to his mother's estate valued at
around $150,000.
The maximum federal penalty
for the offense, "peacetime sabo-
tage," is 10 years in prison and a
$10,000 fine. So U. S. Attorney
Donald E. Kelley, after conferring
by telephone with the Department
of Justice in Washington, turned
the prosecution over to the state.
Graham was formally charged
with murder of his mother in a
complaint signed by W. A. Patter-
son of Chicago, president of United
Under Heavy Security
Graham was held under extra
security precautions in the Denver
County jail. Warden Gordon Dolli-
ver said he had received a tele-
phoned threat from an unidenti-
fied man threatening a mob would
storm the jail to take Graham out.
Graham's cell was isolated from
other prisoners and guards kept
a 24-hor watch on him.
Keating said Graham would be
tried first on a charge of murder-
ing hi mother but he would hold
over Graham's head, for use if
CHICAGO WA)- Survivors of
13 of the passengers who
died in the crash of a United
Air Lines plane in Colorado two
weeks ago will be paid a total
of $655,000 by the Continental
Casualty Co., one of the largest
writers of -coin machine travel
necessary, 43 other potential mur-
der charges in one of the worst
cases of mass killing on record.
If convicted, Graham will get
neither the proceeds of the insur-
ance policy nor his share of his
mother's estate. The Colorado Su-
preme Court has ruled that a per-
son cannot gain money from a pre-
meditated act against another per-
son which results in death.
At the same time, a federal
hearing into another United Air
Lines crash took a bizarre turn
when a witness testified the crew
of the plane which smashed into
Medicine Bow Peak Oct. 6 may
have been mysteriously incapaci-
Crash Killed 66
Sixty-six persons died in this
crash-the worst in America's

commercial aviation history --
when a DC4 rammed into the'
12,005-foot peak on the Colorado-
Wyoming border on a flight from
Denver to Salt Lake City.
Warren D. William, manager of
flight operations for United in
San Francisco, where the crew of
that plane was based, told a Civil
Aeronautics Board of Inquiry:
"I believe it possible the crew
could have been incapacitated.
How or why I don't know."
Testimony at the Medicine Bow
crash inquiry, which opened Mon-
day, indicated the plane was off
course and flying at 2,000 feet be-
low the minimum safe altitude for
the mountainous region.
Garg Sets Special
Subscription Rates
Gargoyle subscription rates for
the four remaining issues of the
magazine's 50th Anniversary Year
were announced yesterday by Gor-
don Black, '57, Business Manager.

Adlai Will"Seek
'56 Nomination
No Comments From Gettysburg;
Stevenson 'A Good Man' - Kefauver
CHICAGO (W)-Adlai Stevenson's long expected announcement
that he will go after the Democratic presidential nomination next year
produced equally expected reaction yesterday.
Republicans-and one Democrat-ripped into Stevenson. His
supporters were enthusiastic.
Several leading Democrats, notably House Speaker Sam Rayburn
of Texas, declined to take a side.
Gov. Averell Harriman of New York, also touted as a candidate,
declared Stevenson was a "fine standard bearer"in 1952 and if
nominated this time, "I am sure he will be again." He added he








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Soviet Plan ier in
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date fo
GENEVA M)-The Western Al- tion for
lies yesterday turned down a new crats, a
Soviet bid for a European security I believ
pact based on the continued div- good lu
sertion '
ision of Germany. all nati
They also rejected a draft dec- right a
laration by Soviet Foreign Minis- himself
ter V. M. Molotov which would can p
commit the Big Four powers to quadren
consider the disarmament prob- Sen.I
lem in future with emphasis on said at
the Russian objective of banning ducting
atomic weapons. linquen
good m
Chilly Reception candidE
Molotov's repeated efforts to di- ever, th
vorce European security from Ger- tential
man unity got a chilly Western At G
reception. Secreta
"As long as Mr. Molotov per- the Wh
ong a . o perat all 0
sists in his refusal to agree to ment.
discuss German reunification by Georg
means of free elections," United governo
States Secretary of State John was "d
Foster Dulles said, "we are not decision
prepared to consider fragmentary presiden
Soviet proposals to put asunder "I sh
what the four heads of govern- help Ad
ment joined 'together." ination;
British Foreign Secreary Har- saod in
old Macmillian said that "Since for hel
Mr. Molotov on his return from For
Moscow in effect torecupthe sum- choose
mit conference directive by re- Leonard
fusing to discuss the prospect of a tional c
reunited Germany under a sys- E. Walt
tem of free elections, it seems "toC
us that discussion of these pro- Halls
jects is irrelevant and contrary to tory ha
the will and the spirit of the dir- chance'
ective under which we are work- more el
ing." The
Pinay's Views "The a
French Foreign Minister Antoine few we
Pinay said he had made clear the to put i
views of his government "concern- tonpwa
ing the two inseparable parts of son was
Item One of our agenda European able qut
security and German reunifica- Walte
tion." nique S
"Mr. Molotov did not feel that of his
he could pursue this road . . . I "Warm
express my very strong regret," said, ha
Pinay added. "on Ma
On the eve of concluding the Stevens
deadlocked 21-day parley, the Americas
Western ministers resolved not to discredi
consent'at this time to another ever to
conference with Molotov in 1956. voters."

as sure that if chosen, Ste-
would again have "the full
t" of New York Democrats.
iman, often described as re-
himself, had asserted ear-
the day that anyone who
the nomination will have to
or it, and "I'm not going to
or it."
ansing, Gov. G. Mennen
ns, mentioned as a candi-
r the Democratic nomina-
President, said, "All Demo-
and most Republicans, too,
ve, will wish Mr. Stevenson
ck and will applaud his as-
to a right which belongs to
ive-born Americans - the
nd privilege of submitting
and his ideas to the Ameri-
tople in another of our
nnial debates."
"Good Man"
Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn.)
Miami, where he is con-
a hearing on juvenile de-
cy, that Stevenson "is a
an and will be a formidable
ate." Kefauver added, how-
,hat he has "found much
agement" for his own po-
ettysburg, Pa., Presidential
ry James C. Hagerty said
ite House has no comment
n the Stevenson announce-
ge M. Leader, Democratic
r of Pennsylvania, said he
elighted" with Stevenson's
n to seek the Democratic
ntial nomination.
hall do anything I can to
lai Stevenson win the nom-
and. election," Gov. Leader
a statement. "I shall be
to respond to any request
p he might make."
acidity, it was hard to
between statements of
d W. Hall, Republican na-
hairman, and Rep. Francis
er, (D-Pa.).
Coyness and Staging
said "no candidate in his-
as said 'give me another
with more coyness or with
aborate staging."
GOP chairman declared,
rtificial buildup of his for-
inouncement over the past
eks was slightly ridiculous,
t mildly." He said Steven-
s "repudiated" in 1952 and
t to come up with a suit-
ip for the results."
er also alluded to the tech-
tevenson employed in some
1952 campaign speeches.
ed-over wisecracks," he
ve no appeal to the voters
in Street." Walter called
on "the laughing boy of
an politics" and the "most
ted presidential candidate
foist himself upon the

-Daily-Chuck Kelsey
THE TOWN CRIER, along with various posters, signs and flyers, did his part yesterday to help advertise the SGC elections. , Going
from poll to poll he issued his plea to the hurrying students. His voice did not fail him as, braving the cold rain, he urged the passers
by to stop and cast their ballots. All campus elections will continue through today despite predictions of snow flurries and achilly
35-degree temperature.

U.S. Asks
UN Council
The United States yesterday called
for an early meeting of the United
Nations Security Council to con-
sider applications for UN member-
ship from 18 countries, including
controversial Outer Mongolia.
Sudden Move
This sudden move came as near-
ly two-thirds of the 60 UN mem-
bers lined behind a Canadian reso-
lution urging admission of all 18
applicants. Diplomats said 35
members were committed and they
expected more than the two-thirds
to pass the Assembly.
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., chief
United States delegate, maintained
a public hands-off policy on Outer
Mongolia as he requested the
council to meet. A United Mates
spokesman said the United States
will abstain in the council vote on
the five Soviet satellites, including
Outer Mongolia, and will not veto
He said Lodge believes Outer
Mongolia cannot muster the seven
votes needed to pass the council
and the 40 needed to go over the
Assembly hurdle.
Positive Recommendations
The United States said the meet-
ing of the council was requested in
accordance with a resolution by
the Assembly last December. This
asked the council to make "positive
recommendations" on new mem-
It was reported that the United
States and others are trying to
get big power agreements before
the council meets.
Court Closes
Plitcha Case
Ann Arbor's most baffling case
in years was closed yesterday when
Mrs. Wilma Plitcha confessed to
embezzling $33,000 and was sen-
tenced to a term from three-and-
a-half to 14 years in the Detroit
House of correction.
Specific charge against Mrs.
Plitcha was forgery of one check.
Mrs. Plitcha stuck to her story
that she paid the amount to a
mysterious blackmailer known only

Foreign Policy Unity.
Wiley, Morse Disagree,
In a debate held last night, two United States Senators contra"
dicted a popular contention that Democrats and Republicans stand
united on foreign policy issues.
Discussing the topic, "Do We Have a Sound Foreign Policy,"
Sen. Alexander Wiley (R-Wis.) responded with an emphatic "yes,"
while Sen. Wayne Morse (I-Ore.) insisted American foreign policy

had "missed the boat" time and t
Sen. Wiley supported his conte
He noted the present administrate
such problems as the Korean War<
and had achieved a general "les-
sening of East-West tension."

ime again.
rntion with two
ion had found

major observations.
specific answers to

'Gondoliers' On Stage

British-Iranian Settlement
The jovial, grey-haired senator
pointed to the settlement of the
British-Iranian oil dispute, the
Manila Pact and President Dwight
D. Eisenhower's atoms for peace
plan as concrete and advantageous
steps in the foreign policy pro-
Former Chairman of the Sen-
ate Foreign Relations Committee,
Sen. Wiley admitted, "the world
still resembles 'a seething cauld-
ron," of political, social and eco-
nomic turmoil. With conditions as
they are," he continued, "it's a
miracle we don't have more prob-
Commends Administration
The Senator from Wisconsin
commended the strong executive
leadership of the present Adminis-
tration. "The law of self-preser-
vation is of utmost importance in
this contracted world," Sen. Wiley
commented. "Our foreign policy
is sound because it is in sound
Tall and distinguished, Sen.
Morse outlined what he termed
some "major deficiencies" of Unit-
ed States foreign policy. "Our
foreign policy is too negative to
be effective or appealing," the
Senator contended.
U.S. Policy Unconvincing
Sen. Morse expressed the opin-
ion that United States foreign pol-
icy has failed because it has not
convinced backward and political-
ly-uncommitted nations of United
States interest in their social and
economic welfare.
With his expressive - bristling
eyebrows serving as punctuation,
Sen. Morse recommended an ex-
tensive loan system which would


Morse Cites
America is experiencing a "deep
farm recession," Sen. Wayne Morse
commented yesterday.
"We're beyond the recession
stage, and the economy can't take
Sen. Alexander Wiley agreed the
farmer is "one guy that's getting
The lawmakers disagreed, how-
ever, as to solutions in an inter-
view after last night's debate.
Predicting that Congress would
take new action on the farm prob-
lem at its next session because
"the politicians have heard from
the farmer," Sen. Morse offered a
"multiple solution."
He advocated a return to 90
per cent of parity "to begin with,"
more vigorous "dumping" of sur-
pluses abroad and conservation of
soil productivity. The Oregonian
emphasized the importance of
prices at the "farm gate" over
those at the processing plant.
"You've got too much talk about
parity," Sen. Wiley argued, advo-
cating a price standard of "cost
of production plus reasonable re-
"If the farmer gets six cents for
his milk and eight cents is an
equitable price," Sen. Wiley sug-
gested he be paid the difference
from "the imposition of import
"T donn't cal it the Brannan Plan

World News
BsyThe Associated Press
JERUSALEM, Israel Sector Pre-
mier David Ben-Gurion yesterday
rejected British Prime Minister
Eden'sdproposal to solve the Is-
raeli-Arab dispute by territorial
concessions, terming the idea fan-
The silver-haired Premier, wear-
ing Israeli army battle dress, told
Parliament his government "will
not conduct any negotiations on
this basis." He warned that Eden's
suggestion may "lessen the likeli-
hood of peace in the Middle East."
WASHINGTON-Former Secre-
tary of State DeanAcheson, in a
book to be published today, pict-
ures the Republican party as too
divided, too hide-bound and too
closely wedded to big business to
work with long-range effectiveness
for world peace.
By contrast Acheson's book, "A
Democrat Looks at His Party,",
portrays the Democrats as having
"superior" unity, imagination and
popular backing to conduct a for-
eign policy commanding the trust
of this country's allies overseas.
GETTYSBURG, Pa.-President
Dwight D. Eisenhower plans to
hold early next week his first
meetings with the National Secur-
ity Council and Cabinet in more
than three months.
The chief executive also will
confer tomorrow and Friday with
Secretary of State John Foster
Dulles, who is flying back from
the Geneva foreign ministers' con-
BUENOS AIRES - Provisional
President Pedro Aramburu's "get
tough" policy with Argentine labor
shook the foundations of the once
all-powerful General Confedera-
tion of Labor (CGT) yesterday and
stopped a threatened nationwide
strike dead in its tracks.
The CGT's Peronista bosses ral-
lied thousands of workers for
walkouts in major meat-packing,
glassworks, rubber, tire and shoe
manufacturing industries but tens
of thousands of anti-Peronista
laborers boycotted the strike.
Symphony Slates
Concert At Hill

Still Wants
9,000 Vote
Voting Continues
Through Today
In spite of heavy showers in the
morning and afternoon yester-
day, 3700 students voted in the
first of the two-day Student Gov-
ernment Council elections.
Many of the 23 polling booths
had to be closed because of the
weather. All booths that could be
moved inside continued operation
but there were many that were
completely closed.
The weather forecast for today
predicts no rain but snow flurries
and a high of 35 degrees.
Elections director Tom Cleve-
land, '57, still expressed hope for
9000 votes "if the weather is de-
cent." He said that the vote would
have been higher if the adverse
weather conditions had not been
present. Last year's total vote
numbered 6,070.
Heavier Vote Than Spring
Total votes for the first day of
elections were better than those
last spring, when a total of 3200
was recorded for the first day of
balloting. Cleveland said this may
be attributed in part to the gradu-
ate vote which has been stressed
this year and not in the past,
He said that arrangements were
being made to allow students con-
fined to Health Service also to
vote today.
Cleveland commented that be
cause of the weather many of the
plans for decorating the/voting
booths had to be canceled. Many
of the posters, signs and other
special materials were ruined by
the rain and wilhave to be re-
done completely for today's vote.
"I actually did not expect this
large a vote when I saw what the
rain was doing to the operations
of our booths," Cleveland said.
Count To Be In Union
Ballot counting will begin at Z
p.m. today in the Union Ballroom
with the first results posted at 8
p.m. Count Night is open to the
students. SGC president Hank
Berliner, '56, and vice-president
Donna Netzer, '56, are Count Dir-
Twelve candidates are running
for five one-year terms. New mem-
bers will convene for the first time
with the Council at its meeting
Friday afternoon.
Station WCBN will give a run-
ning account of the balloting
through the night until the final
count is in. WHRV will broadcast
election results from 9:20 p.m.
until midnight with six five-
minute reports throughout the
evening. At midnight announcer
Bill Miller and Berliner will give
a ten minute report to the radio
LSA College
Discussion Set.
"Does the Literary College
Thwart Students' Intellectual Cur-
iosity?" will be discussed at a stu-
dent-faculty conference at 7:30
p.m. tomorrow in the League.
Sponsored by the Literary Col-
lege Steering Committee, the con-
ference will begin with discussion
between two students and two

faculty members.
After the discussion, David E.
Lavy, '56, chairman of the Steer-
ing Committee, will moderate an
open forum.
Prof. Herbert Barrows of the
English department, chairman of
the Literary College Honors Cur-
riculums comtimittee, will be one
of the faculty members partici-
pating in the discussion.
The other faculty member will
be Prof. Marshall Knappen, a
member of the Rhodes Scholar-


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