Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 21, 1974 · Page 6
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iPage Six Berry's World HOPfe (ARK.) STAR Wednesday, August 21* 1974 "Lady, as someone once said, 'If you have to ask the price, you can't afford HI' " Arkan§ans generally approve ForcT§ amnesty offer By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas political leaders generally approved of President Ford's comments concerning conditional amnesty for Vietnam war draft evaders, but most said they wanted to hear more details before committing themselves. Sen. J. W. Fulbright, who two weeks ago called for amnesty for those who refused to fight in Vietnam, said Ford's comments were "a step in the right direction." Ford, in his speech to the' Veterans of Foreign" Wars, said he could not support blanket amnesty, but said he wanted the draft resisters to have a second chance. He said he had asked a study to be conducted on how to allow therm to return home. "1 believe and hope that the President has made a wise choice on amnesty," Fulbright said. "Since he has not yet an* nounced a specific policy in regard to amnesty, I will reserve my judgment until his exact recommendations are made." Sen. John L. McClellan, however, said, "I don't agree with absolute amnesty, I can't agree with it." Rep. John Paul Ham- merschmdt, Arkansas' only Republican congressman, called the case-by-case amnesty plan one of great merit. "Anytime this great country doesn't temper justice with mercy, we wouldn't be going the right route," he said. Hammerschmidt added that everyone is going to have to compromise to some degree on the amnesty proposal. Rep, Ray H. Thornton and Rep. Wilbur Mills both said they would prefer to reserve judgement Until they knew the details of the plan. "Personally, I have long thought that each case should be made on its own merits," Thornton said. "As I understand it, that's what the President is going to do." Rep. Bill Alexander couldn't be reached for comment. Gov. Dale Bumpers, the Democraticsenatorial nominee, and David H. Pryor, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, both said they opposed blanket amnesty. Pryor said that he was pleased with Ford's statement. He said it was time the nation got together. Pryor said each case of draft evasion should be dealt with individually. "I don't think there should be any carte blanche amnesty," Bumpers said, adding that he thought it would be a bad precedent. But Bumpers said, "Those who fled the country ought to be given a chance to come back. . .and 1 know that their parents are anxious for them to come home." John Harris Jones, Bumpers' Republican opponent, said he was surprised by the President's statement. He said he believed Ford proposed conditional amnesty in the spirit of national unity. But Jones said he would oppose it. "In my mind, you're balancing a temporary unity against the permanent need for the individual to meet the defense needs of his country," he added. Ken Coon, the Republican gu- bernatorial nominee, said he still opposed amnesty. "When you start talking about 'conditional,' that opens up a lot of interpretation," he said. "I'd have to really know what was meant by 'conditional' before I'd change my view." State Sen. Jim Caldwell of Rogers, the Arkansas GOP chairman, said there is no way to deal with amnesty on a blanket basis. "I think probably there are occasions when amnesty can be justified and there are probably occasions when it cannot be," he said. —Attend Church Sunday. I Date set for hearing onAP&L request Village Shopping Center Store Hours-9AM. TO 5:30 PM. Hope, Ark. Shop West's where theres plenty of FREE Parking and where your satisfaction is always guaranteed. Shop West'sand Save! •^ I LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A public hearing on Arkansas Power and Light Co.'s proposed $36.5 million general rate increase will begin Oct. 21 before the Arkansas Public Service Commission. The uitlity filed its rate request March 18. At that time, AP&L estimated the new rates would produce an additional $38.3 million a year in revenues. Since then, a PSC consultant said the utility should use more current data. AP&L chose a test year which ended June 30, 1973. The consultant, Touche, Ross and Associates of St. Louis, said the test year should end May 31, 1974. The result of this change was that AP&L anticipated additional revenues were trimmed to $36.5 million. In addition to higher rates, the utility has asked for an unprecedented debt cost adjustment clause. It would allow AP&L to pass on to customers automatically the cost of borrowing money if the company's cost of debt rose to more than 6.5 per cent, The utility's cost of debt at the end of 1973 was 6.29 per cent. AP&L also wants permission to automatically pass on to its 415,325 customers the cost of its taxes and of purchasing power from other systems. Three outside parties are expected to participate in the hearing as intervenors. They are Reynolds Metals Co., a major user of electricity; Arkansas Community Organizations for Reform Now, and Arkansas Consumer Research, Inc. ACORN and ACR want to revise the concept of rate structures from the cost of providing service to one of a flat rate for all users with a higher price for ( energy consumed during hours of peak demand. UA head encourages campus identity roles Shirt —Jac w • Matching Pants $/^B8 : u { Happy Two-some • of Encron polyester • Getting along famously, the solid • Shirt" Jac and Patterned Pant. . ^^,, a ,, T { And for a happy, care-free life ? tftey are ofencron polyester. Jacket J in red, navy, pink, blue or white-coordinated i Pants-both in sizes 8-18 Reg- Double Knit Sport Coats Reg. 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UALR has the advantage of being located in the central part of the state and should try to plan programs to meet the needs of the people in that area, he said. Bishop said the Fayetteville campus had had highly respected graduate and professional programs for many years and that he expected those programs to continue there. But, he said there also was a growing demand for access to graduate level work in Central Arkansas. "It would be improper for me to prescribe a role for the campuses now because 1 haven't been here long enough," he said. "1 do believe, though, that it is important to avoid wasteful duplication of programs." When asked if he thought Jiere would be a possibility of 'ion being lowered, Bish<#> '•.Nothing would 1 'suit me jr... I would hat-. 1 to see jjoation priced out of the •each of thost who cannot afford it " , , . « '•• However, he said inflation is necessitating tuition increases in some places "when public support is not strong enough. 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