CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 29, 1969
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy's Sub. Committee opens hearings on Draft Reform.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Admin. plan is to take 19-yr. olds 1st and to switch to lottery system. [Senator KENNEDY - says law piecemeal. Need sweeping changes.] Assistant Defense Secretary Roger Kelley testifies. [Senator KENNEDY - asks if withdrawals mean lesser draft calls.] [Secretary KELLEY - says Vietnamizing war brings less draft calls.] Student leaders, incling. moratorium organization, David Hawk, protests student deferments as unfair. [Senator KENNEDY - asks why take them at 19?] [Scientific Manpower Commission Betty VETTER - says no one considered taking away undergrad. deferment.] [Senator KENNEDY - says it has been considered.] House votes Thursday on making lottery legal.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
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