CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 16, 1973
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(Studio) Senate Watergate investigators probe dairy industry's contributions to Nixon's `72 campaign and possible effects on incrd. federal subsidies for milk.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(No location given) Former comptroller of American Milk Producers Incorporated Robert Isham and milk lobbyist Robert Lilly receive full immunity to explain milk fund. Isham's revelations outlined. Lilly admits giving dairy industry contribution to White House lawyer. Lawyer took money directly to Herbert Kalmbach. Former American Milk Producers Incorporated attorney Jake Jacobson testifies money given to Kalmbach to get more understanding of dairy industry's problems from White House After contribution, dairymen more favored by Nixon administration Lilly's upcoming testimony involving Jacobson and John Connally outlined. [John CONNALLY - denies contribution linked with decision to increase federal subsidies to dairy industry] AMPI president Dr. George Mahren recalls telling former President Lyndon Johnson that no more illegal contributions would be made to President' campaigns. Dairy farmers caught in middle of scandal. [AMPI dairyman Thomas EILERS - believes dairy industry should admit wrongdoing, then continue producing milk without involvement in pols.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones