ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 06, 1976
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(Studio) "Washington Post" reports Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz and assistant were guests at Southern Railroads recreation lodge in South Carolina in December Butz says nothing improper; he was luncheon guest of "Post" in September of `74. Agriculture Department to reimburse railroad. Defense Secretary Don. Rumsfeld says he'll "land all over" defense workers who take favors from defense contractors. Senate committee recently named 50 workers who were entertained by 2 defense contractors. Japan Premier Takeo Miki says government to investigate reports of Lockheed bribing Japanese representatives to sell Lockheed's planes. President Lockheed admits payment made to promote sale of aircraft.
(DC) Sale of Lockheed's L-lOll jumbo jets to Japan airlines questioned. December 18, 1973, film shown. Senate subcommittee on multintl. corps. holds hearings. [Chairperson Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee Senator Frank CHURCH - asks how money transferred and to whom.] [President Lockheed Corporation A.C. KOTCHIAN - explains transfer.] [CHURCH - asks about ant. of money given to Japanese government representatives] [KOTCHIAN - says $2 million.] $1 million paid to Dutch government representatives; $8000 to West Germany's 2 political ptys. and $12 million to Italy with 85% for Christian Democratic party Committee refuses to name payoff recipients, fearing damage to United States foreign policy.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson