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Okemah, Oklahoma / Woody Guthrie #458798

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 15, 1971
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(Studio) 1930's folksinger Woody Guthrie considered Communist by some in hometown.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Okemah, OK) Guthrie's home uncared for; papers refused by library. [Allison KELLY - thinks naming library room for Guthrie would have demoralizing influence on youth.] [Mrs. V.K. CHOWNING - says Guthrie not Communist, just non-conformist.] Guthrie's widow and son get library to accept material. [Mrs. Marjorie GUTHRIE - says if people opposed to Guthrie would just read and sing what Guthrie wrote, they would join us.] [CHOWNING - says every verse Guthrie wrote honors US.]
REPORTER: John Dancy

Brinkley, David;
Dancy, John

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