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West Point / Women (Studio) Women To Be Cadets At United States Military Academy At West Point. #487269

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 27, 1976
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REPORTER: John Chancellor

(W. Point, New York) 100 female cadets to arrive at West Point on July 17. Prospects from Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, visit. Women must meet academic and physical requirements. Fort Monmouth women receive rigorous training. [FEMALE - says has been platoon sergeant; can be ofr.] [2nd FEMALE - explains why she wants to go to West Point.] [Supt., Lieutenant General Sidney BERRY - says presence of women will cause males to exert selves in many ways. Woman can be as good an ofr. as man.] [CADET - says against women at West Point, but will do best to make it work.] Females will have own rooms but will be on same floors as males. Ethics committee set up to propose moral regulations. Only ones who object to women are mothers of male cadets.
REPORTER: Betty Rollin

(Studio) Most girls questioned say they would like to marry fellow officers in the future.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Rollin, Betty
Duration:
00:03:50

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