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Justice Department-International Telephone and Telegraph #222458

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 10, 1972
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(Studio) Senator Judiciary Committee resumes inquiry into ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) affair, hearing 1st from California Representative Bob Wilson.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator Ervin says hearings become more mysterious. Wilson says ITT lobbyist Dita Beard told him Mar. 1 she didn't write memo linking ITT's antitrust settlement with its pledge to Republican convention Senator Burdick asked why Wilson hadn't said so before. Senator Tunney asks why ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) President Harold Geneen's statement he pledged $200,000 to convention in conflict with Wilson's statement he pledged $400,000. [WILSON - says there is no conflict - says Mrs. Beard was mousetrapped by someone who wanted her eliminated.] Says it might have been ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) Washington, DC Director William Merriam. Merriam says he doesn't know who wrote memo. Chairperson Eastland reads letter from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover saying memo was written approximately June 25, not later, as ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) claimed, and on Mrs. Beard's typewriter.
REPORTER: Neil Strawser Artist: Howard Brodie

Cronkite, Walter;
Strawser, Neil

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