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US-Soviet Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) Treaty / Montana Anti-Ballistic Missile Site #20858

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 31, 1972
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(Studio) 1 side effect of Arms Limitation Treaty signed by President Nixon in Moscow, is that anti-ballistic missile base in Montana will not be completed.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Conrad, MT) Many of 1200 men employed on Safeguard project show up at site to hear bad news. [anti-ballistic missile Project Director Ed RZEWNICKI - says government telegram orders immediate halt work on contract DACA 87-72-C-0019 Safeguard Ballistic Missile Defense System Facility.] [Many workers angry with President Nixon for signing treaty canceling their jobs.] Project 10% complete, $200 million in contracts let. Conrad population has swelled. [Bob KALBFLEISCH - invested $1/2 million in housing. Says he would be tickled to recover 25%.] [Farmer indifferent to cancellation of project.] Town will return to wheat and cattle for economy
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

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