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Rotary International / Women's Membership #257870

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 16, 1978
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(Studio) Report is on Rotary International's reaction to women as mbrs., at international conv. in Tokyo.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Duarte, California) Duarte, California, Rotary Club representative's presentation of club's case in allowing women into mbrship., as expressed at international convention in Tokyo, reported [Luke McJIMSON - says club's purpose isn't to force women's mbrship. on international organization, but to allow each local club to decide issue for selves.] International conv.'s vote to back ouster noted. Duarte club's plans to challenge Rotary's tax-exempt status in California on grounds of sex discrimination stated. Background of controversy given. [Duarte Rotary club member Mary Lou ELLIOTT - wouldn't cut men down at all, since they've gone out on limb for women members Doesn't think men will ask her to do so.]
REPORTER: Miriam Bjierre

Bjierre, Miriam;
Cronkite, Walter

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