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Ford Resignation #263684

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 10, 1979
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(Studio) Henry Ford's resignation as head of Ford Motors Company this fall reported; Philip Caldwell said replacing him.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Detroit, Michigan) Abortive bid for power at annual Ford meeting by Benson Ford, Junior, detailed. [Henry FORD II - announces resignation.] Benson Ford's nomination for board of dirs. by Evelyn Davis noted. [DAVIS - nominates Benson Ford, Junior] [Henry FORD - says Benson's not qualified; says there are no crown princes in Ford Motor Company] Benson Junior's present court-battle with regard to voting rights left to his mother upon father's death. [Benson FORD, Junior - reads statement with regard to attempt to get Ford voting rights.] [Attorney Roy COHN - comments on Ford family.] Cohn's role in McCarthy hearings of 1950's recalled; Cohn quoted with regard to Henry Ford's misuse of corporation assets [COHN - comments on Henry Ford's use of funds; mentions Carlisle Hotel apt.] Henry's denial stated.
REPORTER: Don Webster Artist: Karl Lance Dolphin

Mudd, Roger;
Webster, Don

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