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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 1952

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DORIS FLEESON:
Campaign
Planning
WASHINGTON-Back at his White House
desk Wednesday morning, President
Truman looked over a Thursday schedule
which includes his first post-convention
press conference and realized he was sure
to be asked a lot of questions about his role
in the coming campaign.
Since he doesn't know the answers
either, he decided the best thing to do
was to arrange a conference with the
man who does. His next step was to'pick
up the telephone and call Springfield,
Ill.
The White House luncheon next Tuesday
at which the Democratic nominee will meet
with Mr. Truman, his cabinet and staff was
quickly arranged. It will be an interesting
test both of the President and the candidate
he hopes will succeed him.
Much water has run under the bridge
since the winter week end when Mr. Tru-
man designedly put the White House sound-
ing board at the disposal of a Stevenson-
foi-president boom. The Stevenson publi-
city rolled out on schedule but it included
the indispensable fact that Governor Ste-
venson was reluctant to accept the crown
from the incumbent president, preferring
instead to be Governor of Illinois for four
more years and then seek the presidency.
The convention story further emphasized
the Stevenson determination to be inde-
pendent. So does his recent selection of a
personal campaign manager, Wilson Wyatt,
and his decision to replace Frank McKinney
as National Chairman.
So far the President has done the co-
operating. At Chicago he took a hand
with the delegations only after the in-
conclusive first two ballots and helped
roll up a Stevenson total on the third.
In the conferences about a vice president
he was agreeable, even deferential.
Then he left for Kansas City where for
10 days he was almost out of touch with
the nominee. This now is his frame of mind
as described by close associates :
The President is eger to put himself, his
associates and the resources of the White
House at the disposal of the ticket. He be-
lieves that Governor Stevenson would make
an excellent presidentt and he wants him
to win, both as a friend and as a Democrat.
Although he has jested in the past that
he was getting ready for another whistle-
stop campaign, the President is not now
sure this is the most effective way of help-
ing win the election. He realizes that such
a campaign might tend to overshadow Ste-
venson, might set a campaign pattern dif-
ferent from one better suited to the Ste-
venson talents. He is willing to work along
other lines if that is what Stevenson wants.
The President also has some experienced
counsel in mind about finances to give the
nominee. It was one of his greatest prob-
lems; In solving it he. put himself under
obligation to some who did not later add
luster to his record.
(Copyright, 1952, by the Bell Syndicate)

WASHINGTON-Vice-Presidential Candi-
date John Sparkman, together with Sen.
Tom Hennings and various others, has been
urging the White House to make public the
confidential report on world control of the
oil industry which has been bottled up ever
since the Federal Trade Commission wrote
this dynamite-laden document.
Their contention is that the public is
entitled to know the way in which certain
big oil companies have worked out cartel
agreements to keep the price of oil high
and have divided up the world's oil sup-
ply between themselves.
This column has now had access to the
Federal Trade Commission report. While the
facts contained therein are voluminous, the
commission comes to the following import-
antt conclusions:
"Outside the United States, control over
the petroleum industry is divided, for all
practical purposes, between state monopolies
and seven large international petroleum
companies, five of which are American. and
two British-Dutch . . .
"These seven companies are: Standard
Oil of N.J., Standard Oil of Calif., Socony-
Vacuum, Gulf Oil, Texas Company (all
American); Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., Royal
Dutch-Shell (British and British-Dutch.)
"In 1949, the seven companies accounted
for more than one-half of the world's crude
production (excluding Russia and the sat-
ellite countries), about 99 per cent of the
output in the Middle East, over 96 per cent
of the production in the Eastern hemisphere,
and almost 45 per cent in the Western
hemisphere."
* * *
HIGH PRICES TO UNCLE SAM
THE FTC REPORT then proceeds to tell
how the control of tankers and pipelines
in the hands of these seven companies thus
permitted them to stifle the competition of
other companies.
But the most interesting part of the
oil report deals with the way American,
British and Dutch companies secretly
conspired to hold back oil production in
some countries when they wanted to keep
prices down, and how they jacked up
prices to the United States Government
during the war and tried to do it again
after the war.
One way competition is stifled, the secret
report states, is through interlocking direc-
torates.
"A considerable part of the directors of
the seven companies," states the FTC re-
port, "hold multiple directorships in subsi-
diary companies. For example, the directors
of the Standard Oil of N.J. and Socony-.
Vacuum, who determine the policies of the
Arabian-American Oil Company (Saudi
Arabia) are the same men who help to shape
the behavior of the Iraq Petroleum Com-
pany. The directors of the Anglo-Iranian

Company, who assist in making high oil
policy for Iraq and Iran, participate along
with the directors of Gulf, in planning the
price and production policies in Kuwait."
It should be noted that during the Lon-
don debates over the Iranian oil dispute,
members of Parliament and British news-
papers were worried over reports that
American oil companies might step in and
take over the Anglo-Iranian Oil Com-
pany's operation in Iran. Nothing should
have worried them less. For the trade
commission's report makes it all too clear
that American oil companies have been
working hand-in-glove with the British.
They held back production in one country
when they wanted to, and fixed prices in
this or that country when they wanted to.
British companies had nothing to fear from
American competition, or vice versa.
* * *
SHALLOW WELLS
IN SOME CASES, the Trade Commission
charges, companies drilled shallow wells
in order not to strike oil, thus keep produc-
tion down.
Referring to attempts to hold back oil
production in Iraq, the Federal Trade Com-
mission states:
"Among the tactics used to retard the
production of Iraq oil were the requests
for an extension of time in which to make
the selection plots for Iraq petroleum com-
pany's exploitation, the delays in con-
structing a pipeline, the practice of pre-
empting concessions for the sole purpose
of preventing them falling into other
hands, and the drilling of shallow holes
without any intention of finding oil."
Originally, these restrictive agreements
applied chiefly to Iraq and were between
the British-Dutch and French in coopera-
tion with Standard of New Jersey and So-
cony-Vacuum. However, the Texas company
and Standard of California later got into
the rich Arabian field, at which time Stan-
dard of New Jersey and Socony-Vacuum
horned in.
They did it by letting Texas and Standard
of California in on some of their own
monopoly petroleum gravy in the Near East.
The Federal Trade Commission, using!
more refined language, explains it this way:
"At this point (1947) ARAMCO (Texas
and Standard of Calif.) proposed to build
a pipelin to the Mediterranean.
"This proposal caused 'treat concern to
the established International companies,
which immediately endeavored to open up
additional markets to ARAMCO, but in such
a manner as not to disturb world markets.
This involved several coordinated steps.
First, the Texas company sold its European
marketing facilities to Caltex, thus making
its markets west of Suez available to ARAM-
CO. Second, Standard'- of California and
Texas permitted Standard Oil Company
(N.J.) and Socony-Vacuum Oil Company,
together, to purchase a 40-per cent interest
in both ARAMCO and Trans-Arabian pipe
line company. And third, Jersey Standard
and Socony-Vacuum entered into contracts
to puy oil from ARAMCO.
"Thus, while new markets were opened
up to ARAMCO, the recognized market-
ing positions of the International Oil
Companies were preserved. The principal
change was a shift in their sources of
supply on the part of three of the four
American companies which now own
ARAMCO in order to make room for
ARAMCO's production-production which
they are now in a position to control."
This is just part of the secret story of the
intricate, far-flung attempt by five Ameri-
can oil companies with two British-Dutch
companies to corner the oil prodution and
oil distribution of the rest of the world.
(Copyright, 1952, by the Bell syndicate)
CINEMA]
Architecture Auditorium

THE LADY VANISHES with Margaret
Lockwood, Michael Redgrave and Dame
May Whitty.
PRODUCT OF Alfred Hitchcock's fruit-
ful middle period, this oft-revived film
still carries an impact that many of its pres-
ent-day counterparts lack. Most of the ac-
tion takes place on an express train careen-
ing across Europe. The plot, involving the
abduction of an elderly female British agent,
is pleasantly preposterous, but no one seems
to mind. The cloak and dagger atmosphere
is properly menacing and, combined with
what has now become standard Hitchcock
suspense tricks, it rattles one's vertebrae
like a stick on a picket fence. Ingenious cut-
ting, clever use of sound effects (e.g., the in-
cessant screech of the European train whis-
tle) plus good performances from all hands
add up to an above average thriller.
Surprising enough, the short subjects that
made up the other half of the bill are uni-
formly first rate. A Canadian short in color
utilizes authentic Indian masks to charact-
erize an old legend. Though somewhat ama-

°.Nope - Haven'-t Seen Any Flying Saucers Yet"
DAILY O~iCIAL ULLETI
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ettet4 TO THE EDITOR
The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all letters which are signed by the writer
and in good taste. Letters exceeding 300 words in length, defamatory or
libelous letters, and letters which for any reason are not in good taste will
be condensed, edited or withheld from publication at the discretion of the
editors.

MATTER OF'AFACT
By JOSEPHad STEWART ALSOP

WASHINGTON - A report of a hitherto
unpublished interview with Russian dic-
tator Joseph Stalin s receiving powerful and
puzzling attention in Washington and other
Western capitals. The interview was granted
by Stalin to Pietro Nenni, the Italian So-
cialist leader, who has just returned from a
months stay in the Sovie Union.
Nenni, who wen to Russia to receieve
A Soviet "peace prize," is universally re-
garded as a captive of the Italian Com-
munist party, and thus of the Kremlin. On
his return to Rome, he made no public re-
port of his conversation with Stalin, con-
fining himself instead to the expected pro-
Soviet propaganda. But immediately aft-
er he talked to Stalin, he went to the Ital-
ian Embassy in Moscow and described to
Italian Ambassador, Mario di Stefano, the
substance of what Stalin said. Nenni's
report is accepted as accurate as far as it
goes.
Stali nstarted the conversation by saying
the expected things about the Soviet "will
to peace." This formality over, he questioned
Nenni at length, displaying a surprising.
grasp of the details of Italian politics,
about the crucial Italian election next spring.
Stalin then began to talk about Germany,
and it is this portion of the interview which
is considered particularly interesting.
Stalin noted that the Bonn agreement had
been approved by the United States Senate.
He predicted as "bery probable" the elec-
tion as President of Gen. Eisenhower. He re-
marked that, for these reasons, he considered
any further diplomatic exchanges on the
subject of Germany with the Western bloc
was no more than a "propagandistic and
marginal expedient"-in other words with-
out real meaning. And, he said, he had fur-
ther considered that it had become impos-
sible to prevent the division of Germany into
two parts on a permanent basis.
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THEREFORE, Stalin told Nenni, it was
necessary to substitute another formula

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logical counter-weights to each other." In
this situation, the "independence ana secur-
ity" of Eastern Germany must be 'rein-
forced."
Stalin then reverted to the theme of the
Soviet Union's "will to peace," and on this
note the interview ended, without refer-
ence to Korea or other problems. Nanni
reported that Stalin seemed in excellent
health and spirits, and "calm and confi-
dent" throughout the interview. Stalin's
attitude, Nenni implied, was that of a man
who certainly has no intention of making
war, but who is in no hurry either to make
unnecessary concessions to the Western
bloc.
Having thus described the interview, Nen-
ni then asked Ambassador di Stefano cer-
tain significant questions about di Stefano's
American opposite member, Ambassador to
Russia George Kennan. How, he asked, was
Kennan regarded in Western diplomatic cir-
cles? Was Kennan sincere? Did he speak
for his government when he referred, in
conversations with Soviet officials, to the
possibility of easing tension and eventually
negotiating a peaceful settlement of the dif-
ferences between East and West? Di Stefano
replied firmly that Kennan was wholly sin-
cere, and that the Soviets were making a
most serious mistake in isolating him and
paralyzing his efforts.
S0 ENDS the Nenni story. As to what, if
anything, it means, one man's guess is
about as good as another's. And certain
points do stand out. Nenni almost certainly
reported the Stalin interview to his ambas-
sador with the full knowledge and consent
of the Kremlin. Equally certainly he also
asked the questions about Kennan with the
Kremlin's encouragement.
Thus it is obviously dangerout to inter-
pret the episode on its face value. Yet it
is at least true that Stalin's statements on
Germany seem to support the views of
the more optimistic of two schools of

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Notices
Regents' Meeting: Friday, September
26.Communications for consideration
at this meeting must be in the Presi-
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Recommendations for Departmental
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to recommend tentative August gradu-
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Science, and the Arts, and the School
of Education for departmental honors
should recommend such students in a
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before August 21.
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Assistant Registrar
Attention August Graduates: College
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School of Education, School of Music,
School of Public Health:
Students are advised not to request
grades of I or X in August. When such
grades are absolutely imperative, the
work must be made up In time to allow
your instructor to report the make-up
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21. Grades received after that time may
defer the student's graduation until a
later date.
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Assistant Registrar
All Applicants for the Doctorate who
are planning to take the August pre-
liminary examinations in education, to
be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 N, Au-
gust 18, 19, and 20, 1952, will please no-
tify the chairman of the committee on
graduate studies in education, room
4019 University High School, immedi-
ately.
Harlan C. Koch, Chairman
Committee on Graduate
Studies, School of Education
Teaching Opportunities: The super-
intendent of schools, White Salmon,
Washington, announces the following
positions open: English and library;
English and girls physcial education;
and industrial arts and assistant coach.
The director of Personnel, San Diego,
California, announces the following
positions open: woodshop and mechan-
ical drawing; and radio-electricity.
The supervisor of industrial arts, Up-
per Marlboro, Maryland, announces the
following position open: auto mechan-
ics; and elementary printing-mechani-
cal drawing.
The Department of the Army in Ger-
many needs a Russian language in-
structor to serve in a civilian capacity.
Salary $5940, plus free housing for em'-
ployee and dependents.
The Michigan Civi Service Commis-
sion announces examinations for sev-
eral positions as music director in state
institutions.
For further information call at 3528
Administration Building or telephone
University extension 2614.
Closing hour for undergraduate wo-
men who attended the Stanley Quar-
tet concert on Tuesday, Aug. 5, will be
no later than 11 p.m.
Closing hour for undergraduate wo-
men who attended "Merry Wives of
Windsor" on Thurs., Aug. 7, will be
no later than 11 p.m.
School of Business Administration.
Faculty meeting, Monday, August 11.
3:00 p.m. Room 268.
Lectures
Symposium on Heat Transfer. "Theo-
retical Considerations in Heat Transfer
and Fluid Flow of a Rarified Gas." S.
A. Schaaf, University of California. 3:00
p.m., 311 West Engineering Building.
Academic Notices
The Inter-University Seminar on So-
ial Integration will hold a round table
discussion regarding its activities in
the East Conference Room of the Rack-
ham Building on Tuesday the 12th of
August, at 8:00 p.m. Graduate students
in Sociology and staff members of the
Sociology Department are invited to at-
tend.
Doctoral Examination for Orville

Chemistry Bldg., at 3:00 p.m. Chairman,1
F. E. Bartell.
Doctoral Examination for George Felt I
Osmun, Classical Studies: Greek and
Latin; thesis: "Dialogue Technique in
Menander," Wednesday, August 13, 2020
Angell Hall, at 10:00 a.m., Chairman,t
W. E. Blake.7
Doctoral Examination for Robert May-
er Kloepper, Physics; thesis: "Angular
and Direction-Polarization Correlation
for Successive Gamma-Gamma and
Beta-Gamma Transitions," Wednesday,
August 13, 2038 Randall Lab., at 2:00
p.m. Chairman, M. L. Wiedenbeck.
Doctoral Examination for Harold Orel,j
English; thesis: "The Russian Novel
in Victorian England: 1831-1917,'" Wed-
nesday, August 13, East Council Room,
Rackham Building, at 2:00 p.m. Chair-
man, K. Litzenberg.
Concerts
Student Recital: Grace Miller, pianist,1
will be heard at 8:30 Monday evening,
August i1,nin the Rackham Assembly
Hall, presenting a program in lieu of
a thesis for the degree of Master of Mu-
sic in Music Education. It will include
works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahm,
Chanler and Bartok, and will be open
to the public. Mrs. Miller is studying
with Benning Dexter.
Student Recital: David Helm, student
of piano with Helen Titus, will pre-
sent a program in lieu of a thesis in
partial fulfillment of the Master of;
Music degree requirements at 4:15 Tues-
day afternoon, August 12, in the Rack-
ham Assembly Hall. It will include
compositions by Haydn, Beethoven, Hin-
demith and Chopin. Thepublic is in-
vited,
Student Recital: James Vandersa,
violinist, will present a program in par-
tial fulfillment of the requirements1
for the Master of Music degree, at 8:30,
Tuesday evening, August 12, in the.
Rackham Assembly Hall. He will play
::ompositions by Tartini, Sibelius, and'
Saint-Saens. Mr. Vandersall studies
with Gilbert Ross.
Student Recital: Roland Samber,sp-
anist, will be heard at 4:15 Wednesday
afternoon, August 13, in the Rackham
Assembly Hall, playing a prgram in
partial fulfillment of the requirementsi
for the Master of Music degree. It will
include works by Bach, Beethoven. Cho-
pin, Granados, Ravel, and Copland, and
will be open to the public. Mr. Samber
is a pupil of Benning Dexter.
Student Recital: Carol Tannenbaum,
pianist, will be heard at 8:30 Wednesday
evening, August 13, in the Rackham
Lecture Hall, playing a program in par-
tial fulfillment of the requirements for
the Master of Music degree. It will in-
clude compositions by Scarlatti Bach,
Strawinsky and Debussy, and will be
open to the public. Miss Tannenbaum
is a pupil of Ava Comin Case.
Carillon Recital by Sidney Giles, As-
sistant University Carilloneur, 7:15,
Thursday evening, August 14. The pro-
gram will open with Franssen's Gon-
doliera, for Carillon, followed by selec-
tions from Verdi's II Trovatore, Delibes'
Sylvia, and Saint-Saens' Samson and
Delilah. It will continue with Suite for
Carillon by Nees, and close with three
popular tunes, I Dream of Jeannie, My
Wild Irish Rose, and All Through the
Night.
Student Recital Cancelled: The organ
recital by Elizabeth Thomas, previous-
ly announced for Thursday evening,
August 14, in-Hill Auditorium, has been
cancelled.
Exhibitions
Museum of Art, Selections from the
Permanent Collection.
General Library. Dictionaries.
Museum of Archaeology.rAncient
Egypt and Rome of the Empire.
Museums Building. Rotunda exhibit.
Some museum techniques.
Michigan Historical Collections, 160
Rackham Building. The changing Cam-
pus.
Clements Library. American books
which have influenced the modern mind
(through September It.
Architecture Building. Student work.
Events Today
opera, presented by the School of
Music and the Department of speech.
The Mrry Wives of Windsor. by Otto

Potter .
To the Editor:
CONGRESSMAN Charles E. Pot-
ter, running for senator from
the Republican Party, native of
Cheboygan, Michigan, is making
capital from the speech made by
a Detroit youngster in Finland. A
speech which proclaims the friend-
ship and fraternity of the people
at the Olympics, without the
judgment and approval of the
war mongers in the United States
who are responsible for the war.
The congressman is very angry
and as a member in the Un-Ameri-
can Committee, demanded an in-
vestigation of the issuance of the
passport to "red sympathizers...."
According to the informations the
youth wanted to visit the Olympic
games and visit relatives in Eu-
rope. Is it any wonder why the
young man from Detroit visited
Finland? Is it any wonder why he
made such a friendly speech in
that country?
The honorable congressman
from the Republican party wants
to make capitol of this speech be-
cause elections are - coming you
know. But this is only a partical
from the "Republican Democra-
cy" and from the Un-American
Committee which is trying to su-
press free speech not only in the
U.S.A. but also in Finland. Is it any
wonder why we lost our friends all
over the world, in Europe, in Asia,
and in Africa?
"I am getting tired of Amer-.
icans appearing at Communist
rallies all over the world
claiming to speak for the Ameri-
can people," Potter said. Who does
the honorable congressman think.
he is? Does he think that the
people should think what he wants
them to. Perhaps he does not be-
lieve in that kind of free speech.
He probably believes in Republican
free speech-reactionary ones.
As a student I congratulate the
student. tiom Detroit and recom-
mend the voters to vote straight
Democrat next election and re-
pudiate the Republican reacion-
ary, un-A.mT'ican foreign and do-
mestic policies. -George MiJer
* * *
Prosecutors,
To The Editor:
IN AN EDITORIAL appearing in
the August 3 Daily, Mr. Bill
Wiegand has seen fit to intimate
that there have been instances of
maladministration in the local
prosecuting attorney's office. To
support his thesis he cites the dis-
position of the following cases as
erroneous:
1. Stacy was found sane within
dant, whose mental balance was
doubtful, was convicted on flimsy
evidence of an 'arson' which had
once been termed an accident by
fire department personnel." His
attorney is said to have abandoned
the case only because Stacy in-
sisted on it.
2. In the Mielczynski case con-
viction was "obtained at the ex-
pense of a deal made with another
offender, the ringleader, who turn-
ed state's evidence." When a read-
er called attention to inaccuracies
contained in this statement, an
editorial note indicated In justi-
fication that the confederate re-
ceived probation. a
3. Trial of a forgery case is said
to have involved a consistent mis-
pronunciation of the name of a
Jewish character witness.
4. The Whipple rape case is said
to have been "a virtual circus" be-
cause "the prosecution's case was
so far-fetched."
5 Clyde Fleming, a former coun-
ty treasurer convicted of embez-
zlement, served less than twenty
months at Jackson.
6. In contrast, David Royal re-
ceived twenty-two years to life for
"riding in the same car with Bill

Morey when the latter decided to
kill a nurse."
To set the record straight, the
following are the facts of the cases
used by Mr. Wiegand, as they ap-
pear in court and other official
records of Washtenaw County:
1. Stasy was found sane within
the standards of the criminal law.
He admitted having set the Haven
Hall fire; he denied only that he
had committed "arson," the legal
definition of which by Michigan
statute includes the wilful setting
fire to a public building. Twelve
jurymen found the evidence of
Stacy's guilt convincing beyond a
reasonable doubt; Stacy's defense
ceased only when the Michigan
Supreme Court surveyed the trial
court record and denied leave to
appeal for want of substantial
legal grounds.
2. Kluth, the confederate of
Mielczynski, confessed fully to his
participation in the breaking and
entry charged and pleaded guilty.
A Washtenaw County jury con-
victed Mielczynski after a trial in
which he was defended by counsel
andi toir the stand in his nwn h-

sentence can be explained partly
because Kluth saved the state the
expense of a trial, because his re-
morseful attitude indicated that
he was capable of being rehabili-
tated and because he was a first
offender, whereas Mielczynski had
been convicted previously of lar-
ceny in Detroit.
3. The particular forgery case is
not identified. A check of court
records indicates no case involving
a student accused of forgery or
writing bad checks where a con-
viction was had other than after
a jury trial at which defendant
was represented by counsel. None
were appealed on an allegation of
prejudice because of racial or re-
ligious issues interjected by the
prosecution at the trial.
4. In the Whipple case defen-
dant admitted intercourse, and
color photographs in court records
indicate that the prosecutrix had
received serious bruises on the
face. The preliminary examina-
tion of defendant in Municipal
Court indicated that the People
had a prima facie case, and it
was only after the proseutrix's
reputation had been attackedby
the defense that the jury after
considerable deliberation freed the
defendant. A judicial determina-
tion in municipal court and at the
close of the state's case in circuit
court that the People have proved
a prima facie case in itself indi-
cates that the bringing of a prose-
cution was justified.
5. Sentence is the' function of
the court and not of the prosecu-
tion. Fleming was sentencedto
31/2 to 14 years in Jackson prison.
Time of for good behavior is pro-
vided for by law, and probation
prior to expiration of the maxi-
mum term of sentence is purely a
matter of prison administration
based on how good a rehabilitative
risk the prisoner represents. Lar-
ceny is also considered less serious
than homicide,
6. The trial of the Morey case
indicated that David Royal helped
carry the body of the murdered
nurse to the car and shared in
the enjoyment of oney taken
from her purse. Evidence showed
that Morey and Pell had in Roy
al's presence related an earlier
attack on another nurse, from
which the jury apparently inferred
that Royal knew what Morey's
purpose was on the night of the
murder, and joined in the enter-
prise.
Mr. Wiegand is entitled to his
own opinion as to the qulifica
tions of law enforcement officials,
but a statement of opinion should
be based on accurate facts.
-B. J. George, Jr. '51L
EDITOR'S NOTE: Mr. Wiegand's
opinions were based on a major pre-
mise quite opposite to that of Mr.
George, namely that everything in
the Prosecutor's office is not as just
and objective as it's legal regalia
would make it appear. Taking into
account Mr.- George's specific objec-
tions we must note that:
1) Stacy repudiated his confes-
sion, and the prosecution was able
to offer very little corroborative evi-
dence that definitely identified Stacy
as the arsonist.
2) In the Mielezynski case, the e-
planation for the disparity in the
sentences must be yielded to Mr.
George for lack of proof to the con-
trary.
3) The forgery case, which was
attended by Mr. Wiegand, was the
Jacobson case. One reason why there
was no appeal might well be that the
sentence was suspended.
4) The spirit under which a trial
is conducted should be taken into
account in determining the fitness
of a prosecutor. In Mr. wiegand's
opinion (he also sat in on this trial)
the case was conducted in a duricrous
manner.
5) While the sentencing of Fleming
was proper for the crime of which he
was committed, one of the counts
against him was dropped by the pros-
ecutor shortly before the trial. A
conviction on this second count might
have sent him away for a longer spell
than 22 months.
6) As for the testimony that Royal
had heard of an earlier Pell-Morey
attack on a nurse, there is consid-

erable evidence that perjury was coml-
mitted at the trial on this very fact
by the state's witness Dan Baughey,
a person of- dubious character who
we have not heard about since he
vacationed in Florida where he was
visited by prosecutor Reading.
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