Search the Archive

Hughes Will / Dummar #246203

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 03, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Report on purported will of Howard R. Hughes.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Attys. for ex-aide of Hughes, Noah Dietrich, went to court to file papers for Dietrich to be apptd. estate executor as will specifies. [Attorney Harold RHODEN - says chemist to analyze will's paper.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow

(Willard, UT) Will beneficiary, Melvin Dummar, arrested for forgery the same year the will supposedly written. Details of incident noted; Dummar was acquitted. Dummar currently faces California court action. Downey, California, dairy trying to recover $4800 it claims Dummar owes from milk route
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, Harold

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.