CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 1972
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(Studio) In Kansas and Oklahoma, law enforcement officials board Amtrak passenger trains, arrest crewmen for serving liquor in violation of state laws. Amtrak officials vow to fight back in court Suspend liquor service in 2 states until appeal decided.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) Oklahoma state statute forbids sale of liquor by the drink. Amtrak train bars open in all states. State Alcohol Beverage Control Bd. and Oklahoma County District Attorney staff ride and raid train. 4 Amtrak employees arrested in Oklahoma and Kansas. [Assistant District Attorney Irvin BOX - says Oklahoma law applies to Amtrak. Says liquor will he confiscated.] [Employee George BELL - spends night in jail. Says he didn't know much about issue.] Amtrak spokesman in Washington, DC says law creating Federal subsidized corporation preempts local laws. Says air passengers can get served over Oklahoma and Kansas.
REPORTER: Andrew Fisher
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