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Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Friday, Se'pt. 27, 1974 FAYKTTRVILLC, ARKANSAS I Important' Things ' WASHINGTON (AP) - White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen says he expects President Ford to "have some important things to say" about the economy on Saturday but that he has seen no shitt in the President's attitude. He said that ho expects the President to speak out at the conclusion of a summit session of government and private economists and businessmen, but that he assumes any major decisions about a new course of action will require additional consideration* Priest Dies WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -The Rev. Thomas J. Walsh, S.J., 63, formerly assistant dean of men and associate theology professor at Holy Cross College, died on Wednesday. He entered the priesthood in 1343 and also taught lilslory and ths- ilogy at Boston College, The TIMES Is On Top of ThÂ« Newt Seven Dayi a Week Dinner With Italy's First Lady President Ford and Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger chat with Mrs. Giovanni Leone following a State Dinner at the White House Wednesday evening given tor (he Hal- ian President rod his wife. (AP Wirephoto) _ Trade Bill Obstacle Is Worked Out . WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Finance Committee has removed a major obstacle to approval of a trade bill by agreeing on benefits for work ers whose jobs are lost because of imports. A plan approved Wednesday would allow an eligible worker to receive up to 70 per cent o! his average weekly wage, to t maximum of $170, in addition to unemployment-compensatior benefits already paid by the states. Another obstacle to adoption of the bill is the dispute ovei denying the Soviet Union trade concessions until free emigra tion of Russian minorities is as sured. However, the committee has allowed Sen. Henry M Jackson, D-Wash., to negotiate with the Ford administration over terms of the Soviet con cession and apparently will ac cept whatever compromisi Jackson works out. The Senate committee is ex pec ted to complete work on the trade bill by mid-October. Fords To Attend Football Game WASHINGTON (AP) - Pre: ident and Mrs. Ford have ac cepted an invitation from Rec skins Coach George Allen to a tend the National Footba League game between Wasl ington and the Denver Bronc on Monday night. An aide said the Preside: and his wife will sit in a bo with the Allen family at Robe F. Kennedy Memorial Stadiu here. Press Secretary Ron Nessc said Ford will fly to Salt Lak City on Tuesday and will a dress students at Brigha Young University in Prov Utah, on Wednesday morning. Theologians Rap Moral Value Of The Nixon Pardon By GEORGE CORNELL NEW YORK (AP) -- From a udeo-Christian standpoint, sev- ral theologians say that Presi- ent Ford's pardon of Richard I. Nixon was not in keeping vith the way forgiveness works n a religious sense. They say that in moral terms orgiveness cannot take effect 'ithout acknowledgement of uilt and the need of being for- iven and that this factor had een missing in the case of From the Biblical per- peclive, "you can only have orgiveness if there is some ind of admission of fault be- ore or after the forgiveness is iven," says the Rev. Dr. Waler Wink, a New Testament cholar of New York's Union 'heological Seminary. "Otherwise you can't accept t or recognize the need of it." In Nixon's case, "he has con- iistently denied he was morally culpable," Dr. Wink said in an nterview. "He's still pre ending the space he's in is clean space. That's the reason so many people are incensed by the par don. It has legal force, but no moral force. The moral issue las been swept under the rug and that's what's tearing thi country apart. People , havi been kicked back into the skep ticism that they thought Presi dent Ford would deliver then from." Rabbi Dr. Robert Gordis professor of Bible and the phi] osophies of religion at Ne\ York's Jewish Theological Serr inary. said he knew of no reli gion which teaches that forgive ness can be extended "withou some clear, definitive avowal o an offense, whether agains man or God; While not impugning the sin. erity of President Ford's mo ves, his act does not meet the equisite so forgiveness in reli ious tradition. Forgiveness resupposes the readiness o he person forgiven to recog ize his offense. Until that hap ens a pardon makes very little ense. It's illogical. It violate, le principles." The religious scholars said an ntirely different point was in olved in regard to amnesty fo raft evaders, since amnestj neans a wiping out or "forgett ig," not forgiving. "It say kay, we'll drop it, forget it vith no implications abou vho's right or wrong," Dr Vink noted. In the pardon, however, thi ev. Dr. Martin Marty of thi University of Chicago Divinity ichool said Ford had dispensei' 'cheap grace.' "I'm really puzzled whei ihurch people say Mr. For vas accurately reflecting th hristian sequence," he said. "The President may hav been moved by his laith, but h declared mercy before ther was a sign of contrition, re morse or repentence. Nor ha :here been a declaration lt. In Christian terms, a pa don at that point of the si quenee trivializes the sense i justice and right." The Rev. John Dunne, of th University o f Notre Dame, sa that while God's forgiveness freely given without condition "to receive it there has to b an acknowledgement of nee for it." Betwe'en persons, he adde both the one giving forgivene and the one getting it "are r leased by it," but it cannot 1 appropriated by the receiv without "conscientously real] ing the need for it." Award-Winning Gershwin Show Slated Sunday NEW YORK (AP) - There's good and I mean good music low coming up early Sunday vening on CBS-TV. The only najor kick I have about it is i at it's not on in prime eve- ing time. It should be. The hour-long opus is called What Makes a Gershwin Tune Gershwin Tune." It's the lat- st in CBS' award-winning iries of "Young People's Con- erts" by the New York Phil- armonic and starts at 6 p.m. EDT. The program is a brilliant analysis, complete with musical lustrations, of the serious and opular works of George Gershin and the various jazz, rag- me, popular and classical in- luences from which he drew. The tour guide is Michael Tilon Thomas, a young pianist- onductor who took over the eries' haton from Leonard ernstein last season. He's an xcellent choice, a friendly, ar- iculate guy with whom young isteners will readily identify. An advance suggestion for jarents whose kids may not be nusic students: try to locate he neighborhood music expert vho might be able to elaborate or the kids on some of the points Thomas discusses. 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