CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 1975
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(Studio) Ford says results of elections show Republican party is alive and well. Democratic party chairperson Robert Strauss doesn't think results significant for anyone. Republican Gil Carmichael defeated by Democrat Charles Finch in Mississippi governor race. Made best showing by Republican since Reconstruction. Democrat Kentucky Governor Julian Carroll won easily. Democrat incumbent mayors won in Boston, Philadelphia, Hartford, Baltimore, Gary, Miami, and Miami Beach. Cleveland Mayor Ralph Perk won. Ex-Minneapolis Mayor Charles Stenvig won over incumbent; recount likely. Mayoral runoffs to occur in Houston and San Francisco. Voters generally turned down new taxes and bond issues. Bonds okayed in Baltimore but rejected in New Jersey, New York, and Ohio.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Columbus, Ohio) Pro-bond commercial shown. 1 million dollars spent in ads. for bond issue. Anti-bond commercial shown. Governor James Rhodes pushed issue. Plans call for more hwys. and transportation systems to be financed. Part of package involved tax incentives for relocating companies Bonds would be paid off in 30 years Program designed to end 8% unemployment. [Ohio AFL-CIO Warren SMITH - says governor didn't substantiate his claim for 500,000 new jobs. Expects less than 100,000 jobs and those not permanent.] [RHODES - says New York City affected a lot of people.] 1 of each 5 votes for bond issue.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley