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CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 06, 1976
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(Studio) Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz admits he was guest at Southern Railways lodge in South Carolina for 2 days during Christmas holidays. Butz denies anything improper. Agriculture Department to pay railroad for Butz expenses. Butz to pay 1/2 because visit both business and pleasure. Defense Secretary Don. Rumsfeld says practice of defense workers being guests of defense contractors over. Lockheed representatives testify at congress hearing.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Lockheed spent millions to promote sale of aircraft. [Chairperson subcommittee on mulintl. corps. Frank CHURCH - asks if business done that way in Japan.] [Chief operating of., Lockheed Aircraft Corp., A.C. KOTCHIAN - says lots of business run that way.] In addition to Japan, Italy and Sweden, Lockheed sales to Dutch also helped by payments to Dutch government rep. [KOTCHIAN - explains why payments made.] [CHURCH - asks if Netherlands representative received money.] [KOTCHIAN - says yes, $1 million recd. by Dutch representative]
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Marya
Duration:
00:02:30

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