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Boston / Busing / State Federal Help #28659

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 16, 1974
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(Studio) Pentagon alerts units of 82nd airborne division for possible use in Boston. Yesterday, Massachusetts Governor Francis Sargent urged President to send fed. troops to Boston to help deal with busing dispute. Sargent also mobilizes National Guard.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Boston, Massachusetts) National Guard call-up becomes political issue. Republican Senator Edward Brooke calls Sargent's actions political Boston Mayor Kevin White questions National Guard's ability to handle situation; fears another Kent State. [Governor SARGENT - calls White's statement irresponsible.] Attendance at Boston schools still down.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Smith, Howard K.;
Tucker, Lem

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