ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 10, 1977
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(Studio) 1966 United Nations economy sanction against Rhodesia noted; incls. sanction against importing chrome from Rhodesia. Byrd amendment by Senator in 1971 gave United States companies permission to import Rhodesian chrome. Today Carter administration goes on record as supporting black major rule in all Africa; Senate subcommittee discusses repeal of Byrd amend.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Subcommittee chairperson, Iowa Senator Dick Clark, says amendment most damaging thing with regard to credibility in Africa. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance is 1st Secretary of State to testify in favor of repeal. [VANCE - cites administration's commitment to amendment repeal and to aiding black major rule in Rhodesia.] Senator and administration want South Africa to know United States is totally committed to major rule in Africa; 1 Senator says no one in south Africa should think, in event of racial war, US Marines will come to rescue.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Vance also comments on slaying of 7 white missionaries in Rhodesia during week Rhodesians of both races mourn deaths today.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(No location given) Report on funeral mass for 7 missionaries. 1 of 2 survivors is Sister Anna; Catholic Church has supported advocates of maj. rule of Rhodesia, which ntlists. call Zimbabwe. More random attacks on unprotected missions expected.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings narrates
(Studio) Roman Catholic bishops in South Africa have conference and issue statement against racial inequality in country
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
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