ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 12, 1974
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(Studio) February 26, 1972, dam collapsed in Buffalo Creek, West Virginia. Water and mud killed many people. Federal government pledged such aid as building of new road. However, road may be at cost of some homes.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Buffalo Creek, West Virginia) [Resident Mrs. Shirley MARCUM opposes road to remove her home. Govt. made no effort to help her restore her mobil home, which must now be removed for new road.] [Resident Wilbur HiCKS also opposes government effort to remove residents from homes.] [Resident David BUTCHER compares government attempt with Gestapo.I State officials refuse to comment. Work on road to begin shortly. [Resident Mrs. Casey LINVILLE -says government will condemn her property if she refuses to sign paper. Won't sign or move.] [Mrs. Ruth MORRIS also refuses to move. Says governmentthreatened to take property.] All residents want repairs on road, but don't want road to remove them from homes.
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid
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