Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Amnesty quarre divides America By ANTHONY RIPLEY New York Times Service WASHINGTON - Like the Vietnam war itself, the issue of amnesty for those who left the country and refused to fight seems likely to be a divisive and emotional part of the American political scene for many years. It raises once again the old catch phrases and stances that had become such a familiar part during the long war. Backers of amnesty-church groups, anti-war and anti-draft activists and civil libertarians - argue that with the war over, it is only right to forgive and forget. Opponents of amnesty - veterans' groups, the department of defense and conservative politicians of both parties - argue that lawbreaking and disloyalty cannot be tolerated in American society. This week amnesty forces were gathering strength and making plans for an international conference of antiwar exiles to be held in Paris Feb. 19-22, according to Todd Ensign of the Safe Return Committee in New York City. Opponents of amnesty, confident that they had the bulk of American society behind them, were biding their time. Patrick E. Carr, commander in chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was briefed on the question by his staff for a news conference in Washington last week. But the question never came up. The VFW is unalterably opposed lo general amnesty. In Massachusetts, state representative Peter Harrington introduced a bill that would require the state to defend any draft resister who returned home and faced prosecution. Jerome Riley, 26, a former Vietnam paratrooper, later confronted Harrington and gave him medals and campaign ribbons "in memory of all my comrades who died there - who gave their lives so that you could make a mockery of justice and democracy and the American system." EAST AFRICA from $695 Choose from 14 Safari holidays amidst Africa's unique wildlife reserves and tropical beaches. Year-round weekly Jet departures. 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Michael Kekkdnen, 4, wandered this week among the fairyland formations, created by cold temperatures and gusting winds. Big city pollution studied Pravda flashes ivarning about Soviet traffic toll By THEODORE SHABAO New York Times Service MOSCOW - The Soviet ministry of the automotive industry was accused last week of doing nothing to develop a code of safety standards and thus help reduce a continuing high toll of traffic casualties. Bureaucratic barriers were also said to hold up the manufacture of collapsible steering columns and seat belts as the country rushes into what is essentially an entirely new experience - more and speedier cars on the roads. Pravda, the Communist party daily, in making these charges in effect pointed up the apparent lack of interest or ineffectiveness of the Soviet government-operated auto industry to develop a comprehensive safety program similar to those rapidly gaining in the market economies of the West. The situation in the Soviet Union contrasted particularly with developments in the United SLates, where the federal government has been in the forefront of a safety campaign with its demands for safer, damage - resistant and pollution-free cars. Traffic-fatality statistics are i being kept secret in the Soviet | Union, but Pravda alluded to ! their magnitude by saying that 1 there had been "thousands of j dead and injured in 1971." � Alluding to a new set of traffic regulations that went into effect this year, the newspaper said that, traffic rules alone would not. help alleviate the ; situation and that the answer had to Iw? found in improved auto design. Pravda also found fault with Soviet roads, saying that they were badly maintained and thai their design was often out of date by the time they were completed. WANTED NOW PAYING MORE FOR ALL TYPES OF SCRAP METAL Farm Machinery-Tractors-Trucks Industrial Scrap-Machinery-Demolition Anything Made of Iron! 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