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Rhodesia Maj. Rule Settlement / Owen / Young / Preparations #257274

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 09, 1978
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(Studio) Report on British foreign minister David Owen's cancellation of trip to New York City from DC, in order to visit United Nations before returning to London, due to remarks by United Nations ambassador Andrew Young about Rhodesian situation. Young's comments to reporters, apparently in reference to 1948 Palestine situation, quoted. British ambassador Peter Jay's complaint to Secretary of State Vance noted. BBC interview with Owen mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York City) Film of Owen shown. [OWEN - says Young has often said things like this in past. Disagrees with Young's statement, but since United States ambassador has withdrawn comment, wants to leave matter.] [YOUNG - responds to Owen's statement; refuses comment on whether he's taken it back.] Final transition not to take place in Rhodesia till end of year, but has begun.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

(Salisbury, Rhodesia) Changes that are already occurring in business and lifestyles in Rhodesia detailed. Job Kadingu's used car business in Salisbury cited as example Is noted that only minority of blacks in Rhodesia now profit from changes, but is indication of mgrs.' preparations for major rule. [Ndabaningi SITHOLE - sees establishment of Zimbabwe on horizon.] Preparations of blacks for transition outlined.
REPORTER: Robin Wright

Cronkite, Walter;
Hottelet, Richard C.;
Wright, Robin

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