Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
16 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wadnasday, September No turning back for those who accept amnesty offer Centennial coin Donald Patterson of Don Mills, Ont., won a first prize for his design of a 1975 silver dollar mark- ing the centennial of the founding of the city of Cal- gary, the finance department announced in Ottawa Tuesday. WASHINGTON (CP) Once a draft evader or deserter takes the first step toward accepting President Ford's conditional amnesty offer, there is no turning back. He is not free to negotiate, for example, how long he will work in a public service job. He can cite reasons why he should serve fewer than the 24-month maximum, but if he is unhappy with the time decided on by the local U.S. Attorney or his former military branch there is no es- tablished route of appeal. Re- fusal to serve probably would result in prosectuion for the original offence. Officials say an evader or deserter living in Canada should call or write before re- porting. They caution that some men might be ineligible for the program, and instead of starting a public service job might find themselves under arrest. Some might have been legally charged outside the period covered by the 4, 1964, to March 28.1973. Others may be accused of crimes in addition to draft evasion or desertion. The evaders and deserters believed to be living in Canada have 15 days from the date they re-enter the United States until they report to a military installation (for deserters) or the U.S. at- torney in the area where their draft board was located (for evaders) They must report by Jan. 31. The informal controls along the border make it likely some will come back without check- ing at U.S. Customs stations, all of which have had com- puterized lists of evaders and deserters since 1970. Those who do report at the border will be checked off and handed a copy of Ford's amnesty proclamation, but in no way followed, officials say. Once a deserter has com- pleted his alternative service, he receives a new "clemency discharge" in place of the un- desirable discharge. Although given a clear mili- tary record, he receives no veterans benefits. His dis- charge carries no code iden- tifying him as a deserter. Total amnesty boycott called for by exiles TORONTO (CP) A spokesman for United States military deserters and draft evaders said Tuesday that a total boycott of the U.S. con- ditional amnesty offer is the purpose of an international conference that starts, here Saturday. Gerry Condon, 27, managing editor of Amex-Canada maga- zine and a deserter from the Green Berets in Vietnam, said about 40 delegates are ex- pected at the three-day conference. Representatives of U.S. ex- iles in France and Sweden are en route here to join a delegate who nas already arrived from England on behalf of the Union of American Exiles in Britain. The delegate from England, Fritz Efaw, formerly of Okla- homa, took part in a caucus meeting Monday night that brought together various U.S. exile groups in the Toronto area. Mr. Condon said in an inter- view that the closed meeting decided on strategy to imple- ment a complete boycott of the earned re-entry program outlined earlier Monday by President Gerald Ford in Washington. Overseas delegates will be joined at the conference by ex- ile leaders from Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Win- nipeg, Montreal and Halifax, Mr. Condon said. The three-day conference will be held behind closed doors at the International Stu- dent Centre at the University of Toronto. The conference will culminate Monday when it will be joined by executives of the U.S. National Council for Universal Unconditional Amnesty, who are coming from various U.S. cities. Prices Effective Until Closing Saturday, September 21, 1974 We Reserve the Right to Limit Quantities p Red Leaf Fancy Long Grain 051 lllvL Zibpkg...................................... PAKE MIYPQ Duncan Hnes 7QO Uflflh IfllAkW 5 Varieties. 19 oz.pkg...... j %f INSTANT CHOC, I25 CHOC. CHIPS ass. IGATABLEFRESH PRODUCE in QQC Canada No. 1, Local Dig U W CELERY ?s4Qo California Canada No. 1, Stocks, Ib................fljpj PEARS Q59 Canada Fancy B.C. Bartlett Handi-Pak................... RED GRAPES Canada No. 1 LETTUCE Canada No. 1 California ORANGES Kraft Past Process CHEEZ WHE IGA FROZEN FOODS Westvale Choice STRAWBERRIES 15 oz. pkg. Sunkisl Valencia. Size ORANGE JUICE 2s 89' 3s 79' IN STORE BAKERY FEATURES PAN BUNS ?sQ9 Bunch of 10 MRWW CINNAMON KNOTS QQ< Plain. Dozan WW 2i79 JELLY ROLLS Chocolate. Each...................................... W Cracked Wheat LEMONADE s. HASH BROWNS FISH STICKS K- I29 Aunt Bessie, 18 oz. pkg ftl IMPI IllfiC IHflfll LIRIIV FANCY PEAS asr. FROM IGA DAIRY COUNTER CHEESE SLICES Kraft Canadian, 2 Ib. pkg.............................. ga CHEESE 1 Qo R.d Leaf, All Varietw. OFFPERPKQ. GRATED CHEESE 7Qt Kraft Canadian, Soz. pkg. g RadUaf.1lb.pkg.