Search the Archive

Small Towns / Federal Funds #50284

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 12, 1977
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Several big city mayors meet with administration officials to request aid for cities and may get it. Earlier, several small city mayors did same and were turned down. Some are suing government, charging discrimination.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Shenandoah, Iowa) Hondo, Texas, Mayor Woodie Glasscock requested federal aid for city, in order to build civic center which he says city needs and which would have created jobs. Is turned down because city's unemployment rate is only 3%. [GLASSCOCK - doesn't think penalizing people for working is American way, and thinks those unemployed deserve government help.] Hondo, along with many other small towns, has problem of low unemployment, but high underemployment. State of Iowa has gotten along without many big cities, and Shenandoah, Iowa, Mayor David Childs wants to org. small towns to boycott them. Says big cities and big government work to exclude small towns from public works and other benefits. Shenandoah had requested federal funds to rebuild swimming pool, was turned down and Childs says he doesn't know why. [CHILDS - thinks major problem for small cities is that they don't have strong enough lobby with federal government as big cities do.] Many other small cities are sympathetic to plights of these 2 towns.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

Reporter(s):
Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:02:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.