Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on September 6, 1974 · Page 12
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 12

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 6, 1974
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12 · NerthwBst Arkansas TIMES, Friday, Sept. 6, 1974 rAvrrriviLLt, ARKANSAS Religious Leaders Welcome F ords Move Toward Amnesty NEW YORK (AP) - -Reli-l jious leaders are registering warm support for the new man in the White House, President Ford, including his moves toward some sort of amnesty for Vietnam draft resisters. Major religious groups have urged such action. T h e r e also were tentative gestures toward more direct Communication between U.S. ch,urch leadership and the presidency, a channel that largely had been shut off under former President Richard M. Nixon. President Ford is a ly religious person "sincere- himself who "lakes the churches seriously," observes the Rev. Dr. Robert J. Marshal!, head of the Lulheran Church in America. Recalling that Ford twice met with denominational execu- iives while a member of Congress, Dr. Marshall suggests in a letter to him that he hold similar meetings in his new ca- Hcodsrarters Dedicated HOPE, Ark. (AP) -- State and local officials dedicated a new $1.2 million District 3 Highway Department headquarters here Wednesday . pacily, addding: "All of us can benefit from understanding each other in .his time when both · govern- ient officials and leaders in Ihe churches have reason to he concerned with morality, justice and the welfare of people, " Give-and-take meetings with church leaders had been a com- Ford has said he won't revive them. An Episcopalian, he mon custom in past · administrations, including those of Presidents Harry S. Truman, Dwighl D. Eisenhower ,and John F. Kennedy, but lapsed under President Lyndon B. Johnson and church criticism of the Vietnam war. Nixon shunned such confrontations, except for the ceremonial White House services over which he presided and which were dropped in the lat- General Dies BRUSSELS. Belgium (AP) Lt. Gen. Jean-Baptiste Piron, 78, who led. the" first Belgium liberation forces into .his* country in 19 W, died Wednesday, the 30th anniversary of his triumphant entry into Brussels. ter part of his administration, They didn't, allow for discussion, however, plans to continue worshipping at Immanuel-Church-on-lhe-Hill in Alexandria, Va. As a congressman, he also has been active in Capitol prayer groups, but this -probably will be limited in 'his present rolo. Recalling his meetings with church leaders: at congressional prayer breakfasts, : the Rev. Dr. Robert, V, : Moss, president oi the United Church · of Christ commended him in a letter -for his "devotiafiori to high :tnora standards." Concerning his stand favoring some form of amnesty for draft evaders, in contrast to Nixon's opposition to it, Dr. Moss told the President: Mrs. Pulitzer Dead NEW YORK (AP) -- Elizabeth Edgar Pulitzer,- 84, widow of St. Louis Post-Dispatch edi : tor and publisher Joseph Pulitzer, died Wednesday. Shs married- -Pulitzer in -1926. During World War I, Mrs. Pulitzer served in a hospital- near Paris and narrowly escaped injury when the hospital was bombed. "Your compassionate concern for the welfare of our youth... is especially welcome. Your initiation of a process under which they may bs 'reunited With their homes and homeland is a first step, toward justice..." Bishop James Rausch, general secretary- or the National Conference o f ' Catholic Bishops, called it a "constructive step," suggesting that unconditional amnesty should be considered in view of the need for national healing. : ... , . The President has said amnesty should be conditioned on some kind of alternative serv ce, and is now comuHinj v»rl-; ous groups on the matter. Defendants Dropped '.LITTLE' ROCK CAP) - ThV Faulkner County, Board o cation and the Conway School District' have, . dropped as defendants in a federal Justice Department desegregation suit against the six Conway County school districts. The decision resulted from, a ·ecent United Stales .Supreme Court decision -- ui "" --'··- district busing legralion. . (city) .been curbing .cross.-' to achieve ·in- TheHoM* Of LOW PRICES Open 9-9 GLAD WRAP 100 Sq. Ft. Roll 25 LIMIT 2 RAZORBACK Insulated CUPS PKG. OF 4 25 WE SELL FOR IESS WAL-MART Dascount City pnd«e, Vfei- Itkvt ·« tax a ASSORTMENT OF HLH Cosmetics 25 ASSORTMENT OF Hardware Items 25 · Tfo. fcolH to Shop Prices Good Friday and Saturday Only PARSONS AMMONIA 25' Limit 2 Plastic ASH TRAY 2 FOR 25 i-k -. .**« iM 25y Will Go R Long Ways fit Wai-mart Assortment of SUMMER TOYS Golf Sets, Fishing Sets, Ring T S«t, Indoors or Outdoors. 25 LIMIT 3 STENOGRAPHERS NOTEBOOK 80 SHEETS 25 RUBBING ALCOHOL 16 FL. OZS. 25 ALL PURPOSE WONDER CLOTHS 25 LIMIT 6 Wal-Mart ALUMINUM FOIL I CRAZY FOAM Spiderman Batman Robin 25 UNCOLA GLASS 12 OZ. 25 Assortment of HOUSE- WARES 25 Limit 25 T WAL-MART DISCOUNT CITY WAL-MART DISCOUNT CITY W A L - M A R T DISCOUNT CITY

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