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Wallace / Missouri / Background #278

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 28, 1968
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(Studio) George Wallace says polls are liars trying to rig elections. Tells Hannibal, Missouri, crowd that crowds are best poll. Report on early Wallace.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Clio, Alabama) George Wallace birthplace shown. Born in 1919 in Clio, which is in political country., Barbour. [Bro. Jack WALLACE - says plenty to eat in depression though poor by today's standards.] Childhood reviewed. [Mother, Mrs. Mozell WALLACE - says Wallace was ordinary boy though he liked to be around people.] Found flair for politics in Mississippi. [Classmate, Virgil PELFREY - says George liked by all. Tells of George convincing all to vote for bill even though it was ridiculous.] At 16, became page at Alabama capitol. [Grandmother, Nora Mae WALLACE - says thought he'd be President long ago.] Wallace has come much farther to President than anybody thought he would.
REPORTER: Jim Burnes

Burnes, Jim;
Smith, Howard K.

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