ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 25, 1971
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(Studio) North Carolina candidates will have to face question with regard to liquor.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Charlotte, North Carolina) At night clubs here, "brown-bagging" only way to get liquor by drink. Only 5 states forbid liquor by drink. Referendum to be held on issue November 5: estimated 75% Charlotte population drink. Chamber of Commerce wants to increase convention business [Chamber of Commerce member Luther HODGES, Junior - says neither side operating under special instructions from heaven.] Anti-liquor forces, mostly Protestant churches, hold country western music show to kick off campaign. Johnny Cash performed; no admission fee. Charlotte has 3rd largest crime rate per capita in nation Anti-liquor forces feel mixed drinks will make rate rise. [CASH - says drinks lead to more and on the way down.] People see it as moral crisis.
REPORTER: Don Farmer
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