NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 04, 1978
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(Studio) Reserve Officers' Training Corps program's readying of young college men for Army noted. Discovery of curious practices in one such unit reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Ames, Iowa) Report is on practice of Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps unit at Iowa State University of counting as cadets anyone who takes military course, regardless of his actual status as cadet in program. Exs. given include that of Keith Olyenbruns and Dave Paskach. [Iowa State Reserve Officers' Training Corps commander Colonel Rex FRAZER - thinks it is effective and less expensive way of recruiting people into Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps.] Congress appropriations to Army for training of college cadets this yr, noted. Expose of recruiting violations at Iowa State by former Reserve Officers' Training Corps Captain Jim Olberding stated. [OLBERDING - suspects violations go on in 1/3 of schools in nation] Beginning of Army investigation into allegations reported; Congmen.'s desire to ensure money isn't being spent on cadets who don't know they've joined program mentioned.
REPORTER: Jim Cummins