ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 08, 1972
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(Studio) Supreme Court considers discrimination suit against Moose Lodge 107 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Liquor licenses of similar fraternal organizations at stake.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Local Order of Moose in trouble because no nonwhites or men with nonwhite wives can belong. Lower court calls on Supreme Court to support decision that states granting liquor licenses to such organizations are ptys. to discrimination. [Pennsylvania house majority leader, K. Leroy IRVIS - a Negro, was refused service at Moose Lodge 107, says he doesn't want to belong, but refuses to see them benefit from his tax money and deny him privileges of club.] [Moose Lodge attorney, Thomas CALDWELL, Junior, - says depriving them of liquor license penalizes club in exercising freedom to assemble.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman
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