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Ford / Press Conference #29047

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 09, 1974
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(Studio) President Ford holds news conference
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) [FORD - doesn't think United States in economy recession. If Congress and American people respond, reduction in inflation could be noticed early in `75. Discusses surtax; gives example of surtax charge on $20,000 income.] Ford questioned about Rockefeller gifts. [FORD - says every necessary tax paid on Rockefeller gifts. Ford refers to money given to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Sees no impropriety on part of Kissinger or Nelson Rockefeller.] Ford comments on Boston busing and ensuing violence. [FORD - deplores violence in Boston. Disagrees with court decision in case; opposes forced busing to achieve racial balance and quality education.] Other topics of news conference outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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