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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - August 26, 1976, High Point, North Carolina A High Point Enterprise thursday. August 26, 1976 candidates split on Blanket Pardon by the associated press the democrats and the republicans chose the same forum to deliver contrasting messages on the treatment of Vietnam draft dodgers. First came Jimmy Carter on tuesday with his previously stated policy of Pardon a i do not favor Blanket amnesty but for those who violated selective service Laws. I intend to Grant a Blanket Pardon a he told the american legion National convention receiving As anticipated a hostile reaction. Next came sen. Robert Dole of Kansas the gop vice presidential candidate on wednesday. A let there be no confusion As to president Ford s position a he told the legionnaires at their Seattle meeting drawing a standing ovation. A it is unequivocal and applies equally to draft evaders and deserters a no Blanket Pardon. No Blanket amnesty no Blanket clemency a both men Are members of the american legion Carter Drew a distinction Between amnesty and Pardon a to me a he said a amnesty Means that what you did is right. A Pardon Means that what you did a right or wrong a is forgiven. So. Pardon a yes. Amnesty a Dole said. A i am confused by such semantics websters new world dictionary makes no such distinction. It defines amnesty As a general Pardon a John Seigenthaler publisher of the tennessean and a special investigator with the Justice department under the late atty. Gen. Robert f. Kennedy said the two words May be synonyms in general English usage but As Legal terms they Are different. A i Don t think gov Carter is Correct when he suggests that amnesty Means that what you did is right a Seigenthaler said. A but he is completely Correct in pointing out that there is a Clear Legal distinction Between the two words Pardon and Seigenthaler said in a statement wednesday after Reading news accounts of the amnesty is. Pardon definitions that Black s Law dictionary sustains the distinction Between the two Legal acts Black s revised fourth edition states a amnesty is the abolition and forgetfulness of the offence Pardon is Webster s third new International dictionary refers to the two words As synonyms. But Black s says a they Are of different character and have different purposes. The one overlooks offence the other remits punishment a Ford in september 1974, ordered a program of conditional amnesty for draft evaders and deserters if they reaffirmed allegiance to the country and worked up to 24 months in Public service jobs. The clemency Board set up by the president listed 113,337 men eligible but Only 21.729 applied and 14.514 of them were Given outright pardons or pardons conditioned on Public service work Dole said wednesday that a was far As i know the Effort is the Republican platform adopted in Kansas City makes no mention of the Issue of amnesty or Pardon. The democratic platform adopted at the party s july convention in new York urges that draft evaders and others in trouble because of peaceful opposition to the Vietnam War be pardoned and that the cases of deserters be considered on an individual basis. Raleigh shortage worsens Raleigh a Raleigh s water crisis worsened wednesday As thousands of College students returned to six campuses City officials reported that tuesday s water consumption reached 22.76 million Gallons a Day the highest rate in nearly a month. Jesse s. Goodman City Public utilities director said the increase probably reflects the influx of students he said the 90degree heat also probably boosted usage More than 22.-000 students Are enrolled at Raleigh colleges and universities. Including 17 500 at n. C state we be sent a special plea to College students to conserve Goodman said. Six arrested in truck theft Raleigh a Sipper sons All North carolinians have been arrested in the theft of a tractor trailer containing $35,000 Worth of tobacco the state Bureau of investigation ski said wednesday stolen aug 19 from a truck Stop at St Paul n the truck was driven to a wooded area near Raeford where it was recovered with the tobacco still aboard the ski said those arrested were identified As James Thomas Jones. 55. Of Shannon. James Walter Watson 38, of Raeford. Glenn Currie Gibson. 42, of Rockfish. Wendell Ronnie Branch. 25, of Raeford William Sidney Drakeford. 40. Of Marshville and Kenneth w Jacobson. 19 of Cumberland appointive . Offices proposed Over elective Charlotte a most Council of state positions should be appointed rather than elected As they Are presently says state sen James Mcduffie Charlotte Democrat. He plans to introduce at next year s general Assembly a constitutional amendment proposing the change. Mcduffie said he would exempt the attorney general s office but would seek to have most or All other Council members appointed by the governor a one basis for it is to get people with backgrounds in the Field they re Mcduffie said. A rather than a person who might raise enough Money and get elected to the Job but maybe not perform the Mcduffie an insurance Man. Said he was not directing the legislation at insurance commissioner John Ingram but Ingram a is an example of an individual who can be elected and then not perform the duties of this office which is pretty Well proven by the senator said Mcduffie said Ingram failed to Call rate hearings and took positions not based on Law. Mcduffie said the commissioner of labor is another position that should be made appointive he said a one would have to question the qualifications of candidates for that office this year. A obviously the qualifications and background training Aren t there. He said the constitutional amendment would require a two thirds vote of the general Assembly and would be submitted to the Public for ratification Mcduffie added that the change could not take place until 1980 at the soonest and would not affect Ingram s current bid for reelection Deputy commissioner of insurance Buck Lattimore said. A sen. Mcduffie is an opponent of our programs of change and Reform in the legislature. He fought us on the Bill to abolish age discrimination in automobile insurance. Small appetite several authenticated stories Tell of land snails that lived for years without food in the 1850s. A supposedly dead desert Snail found in Egypt was mounted on a card and displayed in the British museum four years later the rare specimen crawled out of its Shell. It ate cabbage leaves and resumed its suspended life. Ignored warnings Cost Drivers Charlotte a eight local Drivers ignored warning traffic tickets and wound up paying $52 in fines and court costs As a result wednesday. Chief District judge Clifton Johnson fined the Drivers for failing to comply with a system that allows persons to Clear up warning tickets issued for failing to carry Driver s licenses or failing to renew a vehicle inspection sticker. Under the system Drivers who receive the warning tickets can avoid going to court and paying a Fine by later proving they have a Drivers License or having the automobile inspected the eight who were fined failed to follow up on the warning tickets and were issued citations Lee urges turnout of Blacks Winston Salem apr Howard Lee of Chapel Hill a candidate for lieutenant governor subject to the democratic nomination and leading contender in last week s primary says he will need a larger turnout of Blacks if he is to win the sept 14 Runoff Lee will oppose second place finisher rep Jimmy Green state House speaker from Bladen county. Lee made the observation to a group of Winston Salem state University students during a Campaign visit wednesday. Lee also challenged Green to debate a anywhere any time under any conditions and on any subject and 1 11 still beat him Quot Lee said he had spoken by Telephone with rep. Herbert Hyde of Buncombe county one of the Defeated candidates in the lieutenant governor race. A the said hell be making his endorsement in the next Day or so but he did t Tell what he d Lee said. A but i feel very Good about it a Lee had said earlier that he also has been meeting with another Defeated candidate. Waverly Akins of Raleigh he said Akins told him he would t do anything until next monday but he said he also a Felt Good Quot about Akins rep. John Jordan of Alamance county who finished third in the race endorsed Green monday two step proceeding thanks Jim Van Hecke paid for by Jim Van he Cha we be had a Good discussion of the issues i appreciate your ideas and i thank you for listening to mine i Hope we can continue to work together to see that the problems we face get attention in Raleigh thanks for your support and consideration on August 17th.the greatest Little Beer in the world is Here Bud of. 99 when you want a lot of Quality a Little at a time. And Fusil Busch inc a is Louis death penalty Law drafted Raleigh apr a North Carolina death penalty Bill to meet objections of the . Supreme court will provide for separate jury deliberations to reach a verdict and to determine a sentence. Atty. Gen. Rufus Edmisten said wednesday that the Law being drafted by his office incorporates a two step judicial proceeding patterned after Laws in Florida Texas and California Edmisten said the new Law is being drawn up for presentation to next year s general Assembly at the request of several legislators. Execution would be a possible punishment for convictions of first degree murder and first degree rape Edmisten said. The first jury would hear testimony and deliberate on the question of guilt or innocence with specific instructions to avoid consideration of mitigating circumstances. The second jury would consider whether to recommend death or mercy depending on special circumstances. Those circumstances. Edmisten said would inc u e whether the crime was premeditated the age of the vie Tim and the convict prior criminal record the victim s ability to defend himself and a fall the things a Normal person would think of in determining whether this person can live or although the plan describes separate juries. Edmisten said one group of 12 jurors could serve both tasks when clearly instructed by the judge not to take up the question of sentencing until the verdict is announced. The proposed Law would eliminate the mandatory sentencing of the state s death statute that the supreme court struck Down ii _ j a a co great Price on a 3 pc. Mini stereo system. Sale $49 save on these major appliances. Sale $389 Reg. 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