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    TEXAS GOVERNOR PRESTON SMITH DEFIED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO STOP HIM FROM PAYING SALARY INCREASED TO 123-132 THOUSAND TEXAS TEACHERS AND STATE EMPLOYEES OF FRIDAY, CONTRARY TO PRESIDENT NIXON'S FREEZE ON WAGES.

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    EXTERIOR STATE CAPITAL BUILDING IN AUSTIN, INTERIOR SHOTS STATE GOVERNMENT CLERKS AND OFFICE PERSONNEL AT WORK, THEN SHOTS OF GROUP OF TEACHERS AND SCHOOL KIDS ON TOUR OF CAPITAL BUILDING, THEN SMITH IN HIS OFFICE SPEAKING TO NEWSMAN. SMITH SAID HE TOOK OATH OF OFFICE TO UPHOLD ALL STATE AND US LAWS. THAT THIS (BAN) IS CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUE, HE BELIEVES THAT NO PRESIDENT OR ANYONE ELSE CAN SUSPEND STATE BILL ALLOWING FOR INCREASES. THAT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CANT JUST STEP IN AND TAKE AWAY PEOPLES RIGHTS IN ONE SENTENCE AND DO AWAY WITH STATE LAWS.
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    Background: TEXAS GOVERNOR PRESTON SMITH DEFIED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO STOP HIM FROM PAYING SALARY INCREASED TO 123-132 THOUSAND TEXAS TEACHERS AND STATE EMPLOYEES OF FRIDAY, CONTRARY TO PRESIDENT NIXON'S FREEZE ON WAGES. HE GIVES HIS REASONS FOR THE ACTION IN AN INTERVIEW WITH AN NBC TELEVISION REPORTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6K5LRLONL9OJY6T21MZRHC4AS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6K5LRLONL9OJY6T21MZRHC4AS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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