CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 06, 1976
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(Studio) Elmo Freeland builds big house ; government officials interested.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Mason Cnty., Michigan) Freeland began to build house on own farm; made sketch and started building Trouble started when county building inspector found out and informed Freeland he must purchase series of permits to continue building; Freeland refused and he and neighbors continued building house [FREELAND - says he owns farm free and clear and now someone tells him he has to pay to build on own land.] [Zoning coordinator Harvey SILVER - says his office must administer and enforce law and Freeland should comply same as all in cnty.] Neighbors picket Mason Cnty. cthse. where Freeland fighting injunction halting construction; 2 more court appearances scheduled. Freeland says he'll resume construction next week with or without court permission.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels
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