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Mississippi Health Project Endangered #465375

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 30, 1972
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(Studio) In Mississippi, pilot rural health program endangered because of lack of money.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Mound Bayou, Mississippi) Mound Bayou is oldest all-black municipality in US. Home of most comprehensive health-care program for poor in rural American OEO approves grant of $5.5 million for community hospital and Delta Health Center [Mississippi Governor William WALLER - says he vetoed most of grant because it centers too much money in too small an area.] Hospital officials accuse Governor of playing politics with grant. [Project director Richard POLK - says if center is closed, many people who need health care will do without rather than suffer humiliation as they have in other facilities.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

Jones, Kenley;
Utley, Garrick

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