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Hays / Scandal / Chrmships. #488926

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 03, 1976
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(Studio) Representative Wayne Hays' sex scandal involving Elizabeth Ray reviewed. Hays resigns temporarily as chairperson House Campaign Committee because of scandal. Hays also chairperson House Admin. Committee; may also temporarily resign that post.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol) Hays works on press release in Admin. Committee office. [HAYS - gives up chrmship. of Campaign Committee; reasons given. Plans to call Admin. Committee meeting] 7 Democrats who signed letter demanding Hays give up both chrmships. react. [Representative Abner MIKVA - states reason for 7 Democrats' position is to learn if Hays misused public funds.] Hays likely to be stripped of authority if other post not relinquished.
REPORTER: Linda Ellerbee Artist: Betty Wells

(DC) Elizabeth Ray poses for pictures in her Virginia apt. Court order keeps Ray from talking about Hays. [LAWYER - tells reporter Ms. Ray can't discuss matter.] Ms. Ray asked about affairs and Congmen. [Ms. RAY - thinks Congmen. should have own private lives; affairs could be part of it.] Ms. Ray has no job; does have expensive car, apt., lawyers, nurse.

(Studio) Story about Hays became public after Ms. Ray told Washington, DC "Post."
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Ellerbee, Linda;
Iker, Sam

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