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Rule Demotion #22783

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 10, 1973
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(Studio) Last month Navy procurement official Gordon Rule told Congress committee Nixon made mistake in appointing Litton Industries President Roy Ash to be Federal Budget Director Within 24 hrs. of testimony, Admiral Isaac Kidd had Rule transferred to small job. Congress calls Rule and Kidd to committee again.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) Admiral Isaac Kidd doesn't deny to Senator Proxmire that Rule transferred to small teaching job because of testimony. Kidd says Rule told not to testify aboUt Navy contracts with Grumman Aerospace and Litton Industries. [KIDD - says Rule testified when shouldn't have.] [PROXMIRE - says Ash will be very powerful in government Asks if Kidd feared Navy failure to take action against Rule might have been interpreted as Navy endorsement of Rule's views.] [KIDD - says no.] [RULE - cites letter received from Assistant Navy Secretary Warner saying Rule's job to disapprove and question when necessary.] Rule outspoken in criticism of Kidd and Navy.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Smith, Howard K.

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