Seven O'Clock News - Silent Night
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This is the early evening edition of the news:

The recent fight in the House of Representatives was over the open  
housing section of the Civil Rights Bill. Brought traditional enemies 
together but it left the defenders of the measure without the votes of 
their strongest supporters. President Johnson originally proposed an 
outright ban covering discrimination by everyone for every type of 
housing but it had no chance from the start and everyone in Congress  
knew it. A compromise was painfully worked out in the House Judiciary 
Committee.

In Los Angeles today comedian Lenny Bruce died of what was believed to 
be an overdose of narcotics. Bruce was 42 years old. Dr. Martin Luther 
King says he does not intend to cancel plans for an open housing march 
Sunday into the Chicago suburb of Cicero. Cook County Sheriff Richard  
Ogleby asked King to call off the march and the police in Cicero said 
they would ask the National Guard be called out if it is held King now 
in Atlanta, Georgia plans to return to Chicago Tuesday.

In Chicago Richard Speck, accused murderer of nine student nurses, was 
brought before a grand jury today for indictment. The nurses were found 
stabbed and strangled in their Chicago apartment.
 
In Washington the atmosphere was tense today as a special subcommittee 
of the House Committee on Un-American activities continued its probe 
into anti-Viet Nam war protests. Demonstrators were forcibly evicted 
from the hearings when they began chanting anti-war slogans.

Former Vice-President Richard Nixon says that unlesss there is a 
substantial increase in the present war effort in Viet Nam, the U.S. 
should look forward to five more years of war. In a speech before the 
Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in New York, Nixon also said 
opposition to the war in this country is the greatest single weapon 
working against the U. S.

That's the 7 o'clock edition of the news,
Goodnight.

Silent Night
Holy Night
All is calm
All is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.
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