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Saint Croix, Virgin Island / Violence #229988

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 21, 1973
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(Studio) Saint Croix, Virgin Island, no longer romantic retreat. Violence racks Island
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saint Croix, Virgin Island) Island erupts with murders involving tourists and residents alike. Governor Melvin H. Evans calls for United States marshals to help augment Saint Croix police force. [Governor EVANS - insists no subversive groups responsible for murders. Robbery was motive.] Evans asked about possible racial factor in murders. [EVANS - says racial angle overplayed, although racial motivation possible.] [Tourist Betsy FRANCH - says she's aware of problem in Saint Croix, but intends to be careful.] Underlying problems serious; racial unrest exists. Modern world problems hit Saint Croix all at once.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David

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