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(Studio) Cause and effect of military underground press reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Fort Jackson, SC) The Short Times pubd. offbase because it threatens Army discipline. Issue handed out offbase. Soldier says he's old enough to decide things for self. Does soldier have right of free speech if he has to challenge officers and military itself?
REPORTER: Nelson Benton
(Fort Dix, New Jersey) [Shakedown founder Larry KARP - says Shakedown filed court suit claiming right of 1st amendment.] Each paper tells soldiers paper can't be legally suppressed. [KARP - says MPs harass guys with papers.] [Colonel William GALL - says official policy is not to harass people who read paper. Paper can't be distributed by soldiers.] [SOLDIER - says told he could get Article 15, punishment, if caught with it.] [Servicemen's Link to Peace, Carl ROGERS - says disobedience could lead to questioning orders.] Could become serious problem to morale.
REPORTER: Bob Simon
- Benton, Nelson;
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Simon, Bob
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