The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 25, 1974, Page page 5, Image 5

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"A situation could arise where different cuiteral !
groups would examine their own navels and
compete to prove that their impact on American
culture was better than anyone else's. Or it could
become a tremendous outpouring of nationalism,
like the 1874 fair."
Welsch turned from folklore to a topic of
November significance. This fail he said he will
face three candidates for a seat on Lancaster
County's Weed Commission.
He said he disapproved of indiscriminate weed
spraying used throughout the state.
"Blue grass is not an expression of divinity," he
said. "Other things have a right to grow, too."
But not all plants need to thrive, he admitted.
"I'm not an idiot," he said. "I know that some
plants, like velvet leaf, have to be killed because
they're detrimental to Nebraska's economy."
But present spraying policies have created what
Weisch called a double agony.
"Not only are we funneiing unnecessary funds
into sprays and into wages to pay sprayers, but
we're suffering an incalculable loss in the ditches.
Choke cherrys and wiid grapes have been severely
damaneri bv these snravs."
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The Sociology Department will
again offer its full-time program,
including up to 16 credit hours, of
study in London, England for the
Spring semester 1974-75.
The curriculum will include a
combination of discussion, seminar
and independent study courses and is
open to both majors in Sociology as
well as nonmajors. Tuition is the
same for the London study as for
regular classes. Housing costs are
also similar and possibly a little less .
at the London site. "
The program will be more fully
discussed at a meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 in Oidfatheri.Hall ,707. All
interested studentsfeMWd.
Vets split on amnesty
By Randy Gordon
The president of the UNL Student
Veierans' Giyaiiizauori Said Thursday
the group is evenly split on President
Ford's grant of conditional amnesty to
draft evaders and deserters.
Rich Henderson said because of the
division on the issue, the organization
will not take a stand yet. But, he said,
members are free to give their
personal opinions on amnesty.
"I'm basically against it because
there ara about 1,300 prisoners of war
or those missing in action unaccounted
for that the government refuses to
acknowledge or try to get back,"
Henderson said.
He said that if and when these men
are accounted for, "there is nothing
wrong with amnesty on an individual
Henderson said he believes only the
"true" conscientious war objector and
those veterans who deserted after they
had served one term in Vietnam and
fled when they were about to be
forced to serve another, should be
allowed to re-enter the country under
the Ford amnesty.
He said evaders and deserters who
had never been in combat should be
prosecuted under the Uniform Code of
Military Justice through a general
court martial, which would give the
defendant the right to a lawyer.
Under the Ford proposal, draft
evaders and military deserters who
have not been convicted or punished
can turn themselves in to U.S.
officials before next Jan. 31, reaffirm
their allegiance to the United States
and agree to work In approved public
service jobs for up to 24 months.
For men already convicted or
punished for desertion or draft
evasion, Ford established a nine
member clemency board to review
their casesV"-' :
Merlin Ketchum, vice president of
the student veterans, said of the
proposal: "I thought It vas humane
and will do a lot of good for the
country, if it's forgiving. At least Ford,
by taking the step, let people know
Ketchum, who served with the U.S.
Air Force in the Orient, said he thinks
the amnesty will further decrease the
job opportunities for Vietnam veterans.
"The evaders and deserters left the
country and got their college degrees
and will now come back," he said.
"The vets, meanwhile, are starting at
the bottom of the heap in jobs and
"Most of the deserters were able to
get an education and can now return
to get decent jobs," Henderson
agreed. "Many vets are working at
minimal jobs for only two or three
days a week."
John Clatterbuck, treasurer of the
organization, said the group is trying
to maintain its apolitical nature, but
that he opposes any conditional
amnesty until all missing Vietnam
veterans are accounted for.
"I personally would like to see all
veterans serving in Vietnam receive
jobs before there is any amnesty,"
Clatterbuck said.
Henderson, who served as a Marine
in Vietnam for 13 months of his tour
years in the service, said he does not
think amnesty will bring national unity
on Vietnam.
"There are too many hard feelings
by veterans toward evaders and
deserters and the nation is too evenly
divided on amnesty for there to be a
national healing," he said.
He said Vietnam veterans are
especially bitter because many are
unemployed. "Of the five and one-half
to six percent Americans unemployed,
two and one-half percent of them are
veterans," Henderson said.
Henderson, Ketchum and Clatter-
hur.k said thpv nrmr?e anv . unnnrfLS
tional amnesty, such as that proposed
Thursday by the Nebraska Civil
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