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Soapbox Derby #230081

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 28, 1973
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(Studio) After Soapbox Derby winner, James Gronen, was disqualified for cheating. Legal guardian Robert Lang admits he put his nephew and ward up to cheating.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Boulder, Colorado) Lang admits bad judgement and regrets his action, but insists derby winners in the past have consistently broken rules without punishment. Gronen's rigged-car workings explained. [District Attorney Alexander HUNTER - intends to find any rule violations at derby and take action.] [Father of derby entrant, Ed MARTELLA - insists he will carry probe as far as necessary because his son treated unjustly.] [Ed MARTELLA JR. - says he would ask Gronen reason for cheating.] Rule changes anticipated before next derby race.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike

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