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Renovation Project / Wisconsin DJ #442002

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 02, 1968
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(Studio) Report on disc jockey who helped keep things cool during summer.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Milwaukee, WI) D.J. O.C. White hires boys and girls to clean up homes in their neighborhoods as point of his "clean green" project. [WHITE - talks about project between records.] 1st house to be fixed up shown; youths shown at work. In office over theatre, 1,100 sign up for work. 20 business firms donate $1,000 each for project. Others give paint and supplies. Home of Mrs. Mamie Williams shown; she's widow with 14 children. To be eligible, house owner must be widow with no support or man unable to provide for family. Workers fined if late for work. Pays $1.50 hour for 8 hrs. daily, 5 days week Adults supervise. Youths shown at work. Project's goals: to give profitable summer jobs, to keep them out of trouble and beautify neighborhood. [WHITE - describes how neighborhood once was. Let's work with what we have and make it beautiful.]

Huntley, Chet

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