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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 12, 1975
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(Studio) Defense Department plans $1 million radio campaign for Army enlistments.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(No location given) Pentagon happy with "new" Army. Critics charge Army drawing disproportionate share of poor volunteers, mostly black. [RECRUITER - talks to black about Army.] [Ex-Secretary Army Howard CALLAWAY - says easy to recruit in ghetto and black areas.] American population 11% black; Army 20% black. In September of `74, 23.8% blacks in combat arms. [CALLAWAY - says now we're being more selective.]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(New York) March `75 film shown. sergeant Mike Moore was recruiter for 4th infantry division. He recruited mostly whites. [MOORE - talks to high school class about $2500 bonus given to those who sign with combat units.]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Fort Polk, LA) More whites enter combat units; black enlistment declines. Racially balanced Army dvting. Army cuts program by 90% to seek better educated. Moore shifted out of recruitment post due to lack of funds. 40% unemployment among black teens provides stimulus for joining.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Southampton, New York) [President Southampton College Harry MARMION - says black enlistment will go up significantly even when unemployment picture turns around.]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(DC) Hoped new willingness to serve in Army will bring more whites in.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Pappas, Ike
Duration:
00:04:50

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