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(Studio) Benjamin Sasway reported 1st sentenced for failure to register for draft; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Govt.'s concern that Sasway's sentence won't have the desired effect of incring. draft registration compliance examined. [Selective Service director Thomas TURNAGE - is delighted with registration response.] Govt. radio ad encouraging registration heard; Social Security, IRS (Internal Revenue Service) and FBI noted aiding in tracking down non-registrants. President Reagan recalled signing law requiring male college students to present proof of registration before they can get federal loans. [Representative Gerald SOLOMON - hopes such law will be attached to all pertinent legislature; explains.] [Edwin MEESE - notes emphasis on registration rather than prosecution.] Sasway, Chuck Epp, Mark Schmucker's basis for refusing registration recalled; Army's stance on registration versus vol. army outlined. [MEESE - cites national security need.]
REPORTER: Bob Simon Artist: Howard Brodie
- Rather, Dan;
- Simon, Bob
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