CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 10, 1976
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(Studio) West Point commandant of cadets, Brigadier General Walter Ulmer, is leaving post without usual accompanying promotion. Ulmer has been supporter of strict honor code at Academy; for now code stays in.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(West Point, New York) Ulmer's new assignment is at Fort Hood, Texas. Washington, DC sources say Ulmer's handling of recent Academy cheating scandal is reason for departure. 2 reports on scandal, critical of him, to be out soon. Cadets voted Thursday night on milder penalties for violation of honor code; results 23 votes short of 2/3 major needed to pass resolution. [Cadet Steve DAFFRON - says code is clear and sees no reason to change it.] [Honor committee chairperson cadet Michael IVY - says he'd hoped resolution would pass, but is ready to go back and see what problem was and try to solve it.] Most cadets here say it's only matter of time to get other votes needed to modify code.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard
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