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Campaign `72 / California Propositions #18240

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 31, 1972
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(Studio) California voters face imposing list of 22 propositions on ballot, include legalization of marijuana, and development of recreation areas.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(California) Proposition 19 is on legalization of use of marijuana. It is losing 2 to 1. Proposition 17 is on restoring use of gas chamber. Proposition 22 would eliminate food boycotts and right to strike. Cesar Chavez' farm workers union opposes it. Proposition 20 would slow private development of California coast line. [Charlton HESTON - in television ad says it would stop indiscriminate building on beaches.] [Opposing television commercial says 20 would stop recreational development of beaches.] Booklet publisher by state to explain propositions is hard to understand. Obscenity, busing, workmen's compensation, property tax relief also have propositions. Decisions could set a trend for rest of nation
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Shoemaker, Dick;
Smith, Howard K.

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