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Dr, Stern’s Son Appeals to Ford

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August Stern, son of Dr. Mikhail Stern, appealed to President Ford yesterday to urge the Soviet authorities to grant clemency to his father who is serving an eight-year sentence in a Soviet labor camp. Stern met with Philip Buchan, President Ford’s Counselor, at the White House and appealed for intervention by the President and Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, the Union of Councils of Soviet Jews reported. Buchan promised to take up the matter with the President. Dr. Stern, a 55-year-old endocrinologist from Vinnitsa, Ukraine, was tried and convicted for alleged malpractice after his sons applied for exit visas from the Soviet Union.

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