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Hays-Ray Affair #246109

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 25, 1976
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(Studio) Ohio Representative Wayne Hays answers charges he placed woman on public payroll as his mistress.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Hays meets with advisers. [HAYS - says would like to relive cast 2 1/2 years of his life. Hopes scandal doesn't destroy his marriage.] Hays tells House he did have relship. with Elizabeth Ray but denies Ray was hired to be his mistress. Ray shown in May 23, 1976, interview. She said Hays threatened her if she revealed their relations Ray and attys. at Justice Department after meeting with FBI agents last night. 28 House members sign petition to Speaker House Carl Albert asking that House Ethics Committee Chairperson John Flynt conduct full investigation to clear record.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw

Dean, Morton;
Shaw, Bernard

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