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Campaign 1976 / Carter / Church Membership #486066

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 01, 1976
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(Studio) Ford in Michigan; Carter in California, will go to Michigan tonight. Carter deals with problem with regard to conflict between home church deacons and black man.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) In Sacramento, California, Carter reminds workers to get out the vote. [CARTER - says California may make difference.] Then goes to Southern Pacific railyard. [CARTER - says he wants to have nation to be proud of, nation as good as people are.] Controversy over allowing blacks to be members at Plains, Georgia, home church has come to head by deacons' decision last week not to allow black man to apply for mbrship. Carter says he doesn't agree with decision; suggests move might have been political motivated. [CARTER - cites reasons he'll remain member of church.] In Los Angeles, Mrs. Coretta Scott King issues statement in support of Carter, as she and other black leaders attempt to stop problem which could affect black vote; details noted. Reporter notes Carter's standing in polls and Carter comment that only polls that count are on election day.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Studio) Man who sought mbrship. in Carter's church is Reverend Clennon King of Albany, Georgia. At Carter rally in Atlanta today, King's brother, C.B. King, says he's saddened by family tragedy in terms of brother's illness. Rev. Mr. King rptdly. spent 2 weeks in Mississippi state mental hospital in 1958; also spent time in prison in California and in Kenya in Africa; details noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Jones, Kenley

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