NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 30, 1971
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(Studio) Indications of no draft calls for 3 mos. may mean 100,000 men may not be drafted at all. Draft law changes at midnight tomorrow, bringing more young people on draft bds.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Peoria, Illinois) [Former draft board member John BELISH - thinks Congress gave in to youth oriented society; will lose men with experience due to change.] [Draft board member Lewis VAN DYKE - disagrees; says draft board should make room for younger mbrs.] [New draft board member Thomas LEITER - says he will not be more lenient than older board mbrs.) Younger board members are to instill confidence in draft system.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson
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