NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 05, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford says election results show Republican party is alive and well. Democrats hold 36 govships.; Republicans hold 13. Evelyn Gandy elected It. governor Mississippi. Thelma Stovall won Kentucky lieutenant governor post. Margaret Hance elected mayor of Phoenix, Arizona. New Jersey and New York voters reject state equal rights amendments. Mostly incumbents elected. Big bond issue in Ohio rejected. Innovation may have been rejected.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(San Francisco, California) Police struck here on August 20. Firemen joined strike and group won. Voters vote yes that police and firemen can be fired for striking. Voters say wages won't be set at higher levels of other cities and firemen working hrs. to be changed. [Mayor candidate John BARBAGELATA - says citizens here reacted strongly to what police and firemen did.] [Firefighters union REP. - says voters don't understand issues; they just didn't like strike. Thinks 1/4 will leave between now and July 1.] Police officers association says new laws needed to give police right of collective bargaining.
REPORTER: Rick Davis
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