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Hays-Ray / Scandal / Ohio Reaction #488392

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 24, 1976
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(Studio) "Washington Post" reports Ohio Representative Wayne Hays hired Elizabeth Ray as congress aide just for sex. Hays confers with attorney with regard to libel charges. Part of "Today" interview with Ray by reporter Doug. Kiker shown. [RAY - says she knew she was getting $14,000 year to participate in sexual relations with boss. Took job under those rules.] House nay investigate. 2 "Post" reporters observe Hays and Ray at restaurant.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [HAYS - says Ray put on payroll to work. She was not paid to be mistress.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Hays is chairperson of House Admin. Committee His power noted. Report on reaction of Hays' hometown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Flushing, Ohio) Many defense Hays. [MAN -thinks people trying to get rid of Hays politically.] [2nd MAN - says someone trying to get easy money.] [WOMAN - says Hays' personal life is his business] Hays' wife is part-time worker in his local office; they've been married for only few weeks
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(Martins Ferry, Ohio) Newspapers in Hays' district run story on front page Local Democratic leaders support Hays. [Publisher Martins Ferry "Tines-Leader" Bob DIX - says if facts true, Hays could be hurt politically.]
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(Flushing, Ohio) Hays voted to Congress in 1948.
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(Studio) Hays signs papers terminating Ray's employment. Reuters says her office lock changed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Ross, Brian
Duration:
00:04:00

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