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Hays-Ray Scandal / Effects #488595

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 01, 1976
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(Studio) Wayne Hays-Elizabeth Ray scandal on agenda for House of Representatives Carl Albert quoted with regard to situation. Denies knowledge of sex orgies in Capitol hideaway room. Strong pressures rptdly. on Hays to resign his committee chairmanships, at least until investigated with regard to charge that he hired woman solely for sexual services.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Hays' opponents claim to have enough votes in Democrat caucus to remove Hays as chairperson House Admin. Committee and Democrat Campaign Committee Effort being made to compromise with Hays before June 16 caucus meeting Rumored if Hays steps aside from chairmanships, opponents won't make issue of matter in caucus. [Abner MIKVA - says substantial number of mbrs. involved.] Carl Albert confirms mail on subject, but has no formal plans to meet with Hays.
REPORTER: Linda Ellerbee

(Studio) Federal grand jury looks into Elizabeth Ray's accusation against Hays. Carl Stern learns witnesses have testified Ray did show up at office for work most of the time. Hays said to hope for Justice Department statement he won't be prosecuted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Ellerbee, Linda

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