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Western Military Academy Closing #217780

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 05, 1971
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(Studio) Illinois college closing for good.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Alton, Illinois) Western Mil. Academy closing. [Supt. Colonel Ralph B. JACKSON - says school closing due to recession, deglamorization of military service.] [Unidentified STUDENTS- won't miss military atmosphere, just friends.] [Cadet Karl CAVANAUGH says academy taught him respect.] [Parent Arend DEBRUYN - notes academy did more for son than public school ever could.] [Parent Mrs. Marvin DROEGE - says closing heartbreaking.] [Alumnus William C. LYON - says academy symbol of idea, spirit, flame.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Mudd, Roger;
Plante, Bill

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