Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 21, 1974 · Page 17
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 17

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 21, 1974
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Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed., Aug. 21, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE. ARKANSAS State Officers React To Amnesty Proposal By The Associated Press Arkansas political leaders generally approved of President Ford's comments concerning conditional amnesty for Vietnam war dn ft evaders, but most said they wanted to hear more details before committing themselves. Sen. J. W. Fulbright, who two weeks ago called [or amnesty for those who refused to fight in Vietnam, said Ford's comments were "a step in the right direction." Ford, in s speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, said he could not support blanket amnesty, but he.said he wanted the draft resisters to have a second chance. He said he had asked a study to ibe conducted on how to allow them to return home. "I believe and hope that the President has made a wise choice on amnesty." Fulbright said. "Since he has not yet announced 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. Hay H. Thornton and Rep. Wil'bur 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 Democratic senatorial nominee and David H. Pryor, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, both said they opposed blanket amnesty. Pryorsaid today he hopes Ford will not propose blanket amnesty for Vietnam war draft eyaders. Pryor said his own position against unconditional amnesty remains unchanged. Pryor said he believed Ford's statement was an attempt to bring a'o a reconciliation in the nation. Pryor said he was glad Ford was trying to bind up the nation's wounds. But Pryor said he has not seen the President's full statement on amnesty and could not approve it or reject it until he has had an opportunity to examine it. "I don't think there should be any carte blanche amnesty,' Bumpers said, adding that he thought it would be a bad prec edent. But Bumpers said "Those who fled . the ' countrj ought to be given a chance to come back...and I 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 op pose it. "In my mind, you're balancing a temporary unity against the permanent need for the individual to meet the do fense needs of his country," he added. Ken Coon, the Republican gu bemalorial nominee, said he still opposed amnesty. "Whei you start talking about 'condi tional,' that opens up a lot ol interpretation," he said. "I'd have to really know what was meant by 'conditional' 'before I'd change my view." State Sen. Jim Caldwell oi Rogers, the Arkansas GOP chairman, said there is no way L RT CITY WAL-MART CITY WAL-MART CITY WAL-MART CITY NEW COMMANDER TAKES OVER .. .in change o/ command ceremonies at Fort Campbell, Ky. Elam To Command Transport Battalion Lt. Col. Fred K Elam, son of Jack Elam of Fayellevillc, took command of the 29th Transportation Battalion at Fort Campbell, Ky., recently. Colonel Elam was commissioned in 1960 on graduation from the University of Arkansas, where he completed ROTC. Since then he was served in Germany and South Vietnam. He "earned a degree in transportation in 1963 from Michigan State University and has completed the Command and General Staff College. His awards include the Bronze Star with two Oak Lea Clusters, .the Meritorious Scr vice.Cedal and Army Commen elation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. Colonel Elam, his wife ant two children live at Fort Campbell. to deal with amnesty on a blanket basis. "I think probably there are occasions when am nesty can be justified and there are probably occasions when it cannot be." he said. Southgate Shopping Center WE SELL FOR LESS WAL-MART Discount City Health Beauty Aids DISCOUNT COUPON S A T I S F A C T I O N . G U A R A N T E E D , SALE FANTASTIC SAVINGS ON FAMOUS BRANDS YOU KNOW AUTOMATIC AUCTION SALE Check Your Resistance DON'T TAKE THE CHANCE THAT THE ITEM WILL BE THERE. YOUR CHOICE MAY BE GONE!! SOMEONE MAY BUY THE ITEM BEFORE YOU. 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