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Women Rule / Georgia #233908

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 17, 1974
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(Studio) Women rule in Georgia town.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Walthourville, Georgia) 413 population; no main street; only 2 stores. All public officials are women. [Mayor Mrs. Lyndol ANDERSON - says we are women, but leave off the "lib".] 5 women on town council shown. Moline Burke is grocery clerk and town clerk. 7 women led incorporation drive and automatically became 1st public representatives [Cnclwoman. Mrs. Carrie KENT - says we can meet more people and men appreciate us more.] [Tom ROGERS - says doesn't think all women should run town; says wife won't tell him whether or not she'll run for office; thinks she might ask his advice.] [Mayor ANDERSON - says we'll show them we can run town. Won't be big job.] 1st council meeting lasted 30 minutes. Elections to be held in December
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Cronkite, Walter;
Goldberg, Bernard

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