CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 28, 1969
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(Studio) American deserters get sanctuary in Sweden.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Nystill, Sweden) 300 American deserters there. Swede gave 45-acre farm to 5 deserters and draft dodger and wife. Menagerie shown. [Steve CLOWERS - deserted from West Germany when I found out I was due to go to Vietnam.] [Danny ROWAN - says he can support farm by next summer.] [Draft Dodger JOE - says left as soon as I was drafted.] [Wife KAY - says farm can be paying venture.] [JOE - says with hard work, people can make it anywhere.] 7 Swedes help with work. [SWEDE - says he wanted to help them because of their active protest.] Life not easy here. [CLOWER5 - says he won't go back unless amnesty granted. He'd consider it a couple of mos.] [JOE - says they ought to put people who started war in jail.]
REPORTER: Peter Kalischer
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