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Budget / Vets' Benefits #24699

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1973
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(Studio) Veterans discovering GI Bill benefits not enough to meet tuition and living costs in many private colleges.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Robert Hickerson is veteran of Vietnam. San Francisco City College charges no tuition, so with GI benefits he can support wife and son and still go to school. On E. coast story is different. Only 13.6% vets use GI Bill to go to school. Philadelphia's Pat Malone is Vietnam veteran Spends his days job hunting. Wants to attend Temple University, but tuition too high. Recently Congress approved bill to give $25 million to schools increasing vets.' enrollment. Nixon impounded funds. This budget drops bill altogether. [Assistant Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Dr. Sidney MARLAND - says administration giving money available for veteran benefits directly to vets. and not to institutions.] [Representative Silvio CONTE - says Vietnam vets. getting bad deal. If US has enough money to squander B-52's on North Vietnam, has enough to care for vets.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Peterson, Roger;
Smith, Howard K.

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