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CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 02, 1972
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(Studio) Senator votes $60 million for hiring of civilians to relieve GI's of kitchen police duties. Senator William Proxmire defends K. P. Senator Lloyd Bentsen says soldiers don't need dishpan hands.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Fort Dix, New Jersey) To make military service attractive enough for volunteer, Pentagon tries to eliminate less attractive forms of military service, include K. P. [SOLDIER - says professional soldiers should not have to perform menial tasks.) GI's in basic training, however, still suffer. [Mess sergeant David ROGERS - says training teaches men how to sweep floors.] Late General George South Patton liked toughness, discipline, and character building, and wouldn't have liked to hear K. P. called female work.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

Cronkite, Walter;
Osgood, Charles

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