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South Vietnam / Rice Crop #29828

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 25, 1974
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(Studio) Fighting in South Vietnam drops to lowest level in 3 weeks Fighting has been on incr. in recent weeks as government fights to hold on to its rice crops.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Mekong Delta) If rice harvested now, South Vietnam and North Vietnam could be fed for year; excess could supply entire population of Bangladesh for 6 mos. Because of renewed fighting, only fraction of rice to reach market [South Vietnam minister Dr. Nauven VAN HAD - blames plight of farmer and cntry.'s economy ills on new wave of Communist attacks.] Farmer on government side of land profiled.
REPORTER: Frank Mariano

Mariano, Frank;
Reasoner, Harry

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