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Callaway Investigation / Senate / Butz #488176

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 08, 1976
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(Studio) Senator investigates charges that Howard "Bo" Callaway as Army Secretary used influence to get Forest Service to okay ski resort expansion.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Investigator, Owen Malone, says Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz signed memo. urging Forest Service to okay expansion. Memo. came from Butz's undersecretary of agriculture, J. Phil Campbell. Memo. quoted. [MALONE - says Butz said he took no further action with regard to matter.] Memo. went to Butz's deputy undersecretary of agriculture, Richard Ashworth, who wrote Callaway's company and reported that Forest Service would okay expansion. Callaway and Butz to testify Saturday
REPORTER: James Polk

(Studio) Butz denies using influence to help Callaway and says expansion decision still not made.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(New York) [BUTZ - says no decision made with regard to ski expansion. Didn't call to support Callaway's plan. Callaway never discussed matter with him.]
REPORTER: Richard Hunt

(Studio) Forest Service recommends giving extra federal land despite 1 of its representatives advising against it.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Hunt, Richard;
Polk, James

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