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CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 13, 1975
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(Studio) Admin. gives $3.25 million in aid for school districts that recd. court desegregation orders before school year began. Department of Health, Education and Welfare invites applications from: Detroit, Michigan, Omaha, Nebraska, Indianapolis, IN, Louisville, Kentucky, Dayton, Ohio, Dallas, Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Gadsden, Alabama. Funds can't be used for busing, but its use will free other funds for busing.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pontiac, Michigan) City biggest industry is auto industry Buses dynamited in August of `71 after busing ordered. Protesters chained selves to fence.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Kalamazoo, Michigan) Ind. is biggest employer here, though economy is broader baked No organized resistance to busing here in 1971.
REPORTER:. Chris Kelley

(Pontiac, Michigan) 1/2 students bused. White enrollment down; black enrollment up. [Supt. schools Dr. Dana WHITMER - says black and white academic achievement the same as before busing.]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Kalamazoo, Michigan) 2/3 students bused. White enrollment down; black enrollment up. [Supt. schools Dr. William COATS - says students learning at above average rate for past 3 years]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Pontiac, Michigan) No organized protests against busing anymore. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) president Elbert HATCHETT - says children learning how to get on well together. That's most important to me.] [Antibusing leader Irene McCABE - says who wants all-black city. Youngsters not learning, still violence in schools and white population fleeing.]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Kalamazoo, Michigan) Acceptance of busing here. [President school board Robert KELLER - says made system work.] The harder people try to make busing work at 1st, the better chances for success.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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