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Budget Cuts #227918

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 06, 1973
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REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Mark Riffon is 4 years old. Attends federal assisted child care center which will soon close unless city can contribute money from revenue sharing funds. New guidelines will force thousands mothers on to welfare. Parents Protest Department of Health, Education and Welfare cuts at Department of Health, Education and Welfare office in NYC. [Mary Ann RIFFON - says mothers working to pay rent and buy food. Don't want welfare.]
REPORTER: Sylvia Chase

(Licking Cnty, Ohio) [Della HENSON - says some get welfare who don't need it and others need it but can't get it. Says she got help from neighborhood center when couldn't get it elsewhere.] [Neighborhood Center Director Charlesetta BONNER - says her program goes to people and tells them where they can go for help for different problems.] "Leads" program provides information services as well as adult education, day care, etc. [BONNER - says program effective.] [Executive Director "Leads" Paul MARSH - says people use "Leads" services effectively.] Office of Economic Opportunity funds "Leads." Program due to close March 31.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Other cuts are for medical research and training. Dr. Michael DeBakey, famed heart surgeon, calls cuts extremely short-sighted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Chase, Sylvia;
Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton

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