NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 23, 1973
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(Studio) Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz and assistant Secretary Agriculture Carroll Brunthaver go before Senator Henry Jackson's subcommittee hearings to defend Russian wheat sale last yr. Allegedly grain companies made large profits while small farmers suffered due to Agriculture Department mismanagement.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) [BUTZ - states Jackson tries to intimidate Brunthaver.] [JACKSON - says Butz already admitted grain deal conducted in secret.] Butz and Jackson badger each other with personal cuts. [BUTZ - states everyone forcing Agriculture Department to get rid of wheat.] Deep differences exist with regard to wheat sale. One consensus is that Sovs. outsmarted Americans in grain deal.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski
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