CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 12, 1980
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(Studio) Bribery suspicions in United States armed forces Post Exchanges recalled. Corrective measures noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Dallas, Texas) Congress warning to joint chiefs of staff with regard to scandals reported [House Armed Services Committee Representative Samuel STRATTON - speaks of seriousness of situation.] Middlemen between product mfgrs. and post exchanges said sometimes questionable. [Representative Dan DANIEL - says supervision often bad.] Case of Estil Brumfield cited. [AAFES employee Wayne WOOLARD - speaks of shady practices.] Companies suspended from doing business with post exchanges noted; subsequent name changes and reinstatement reported Mfgrs. represented by those suspended noted. [DANIEL - says companies only interested in amount of sales.] Elimination of post exchanges and accompanying increase in military wages noted as costly to taxpayer.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg
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