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Bureaucracy / Agriculture / Navy #448202

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 12, 1970
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(Studio) Agriculture Department has 2 depts. in 1 building; 1 tries to get rid of surplus dairy products, other tries to increase dairy production; Oregon converted ship from tanker to Navy tracker, then to surplus sugar carrier and made other ship tracker; costs a lot.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Portland, OR) Cost $30 million to make tracker ship "Mercury"; later stripped and sold for $1 million; USS Sherburne being converted to tracker; costs $18 million; Navy calls system "cost effectiveness."

Brinkley, David;
Neal, Roy

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