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Butz / Attitude Re: Blacks / Callaway Issue #243170

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 05, 1976
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(Studio) In resigning Butz says racist joke he repeated doesn't reflect own real attitude; within hrs. report published questioning Butz's real attitude.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Butz in office to wind up affairs at Agriculture Department; sees reporters briefly to deny published reports that he'd advised state extension service officials at 1973 meeting how to delay government minority hiring policies. Butz says told state officials to get going, but says Agriculture hiring of minorities has been slow. [BUTZ - says agriculture to young Southern blacks represented serfdom and for long time didn't go into it; not so now. Notes incr. in Agriculture Department hiring of blacks. Says he'll campaign for Ford during next month] Butz's planned return to IN and further possible activities noted.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) Butz also figures in controversy with regard to former Ford campaign manager Howard (Bo) Callaway. Details of Callaway case and Butz's part in it noted. Democrat major of Senate subcommittee investigating case says questions of propriety on Callaway's part raised but no action recommended; Republican minority says it's not so and Democrats playing election year pols.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter

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