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    SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY WAS AT THE CENTRE OF A WASHINGTON CONTROVERSY THIS WEEK FOLLOWING A FACT-FINDING TOUR OF ALASKA.

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    SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY WAS AT THE CENTRE OF A WASHINGTON CONTROVERSY THIS WEEK FOLLOWING A FACT-FINDING TOUR OF ALASKA. SENATOR KENNEDY IS CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE SUB-COMMITTEE ON INDIAN EDUCATION.

    OFFICIALLY THE PURPOSE FOR SENATOR KENNEDY'S TRIP TO ALASKA WAS TO INVESTIGATE THE EDUCATIONAL CONDITIONS OF THE STATE'S ESKIMOS AND INDIANS.

    SENATOR KENNEDY AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE TOURED THE STATE BY AIR. THEY INSPECTED SCHOOLS AND WENT INSIDE PRIVATE HOMES TO TALK TO LOCAL PEOPLE AT A STRING OF SMALL OUT-OF-THE-WAY POVERTY-RIDDEN VILLAGES.

    EVEN BEFORE THE SUB-COMMITTEE LEFT WASHINGTON, SOME OF ITS REPUBLICAN MEMBERS WERE COMPLAINING THAT SENATOR KENNEDY WAS USING THE TOUR AS A MEANS OF FURTHERING HIS PRESIDENTIAL AMBITIONS.

    THE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS -- SENATORS MURPHY, SAXBY AND BELLMAN -- WENT ALONG, BUT IT WAS KENNEDY WHO GOT ALL THE ATTENTION. AFTER ONE DAY THE REPUBLICANS WITHDREW.

    THEY SAID SENATOR KENNEDY HAD ORGANISED THE TOUR AS A PUBLICITY STUNT AND WENT OFF OF A SEPARATE TOUR OF THEIR OWN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA7V6VAYQZFC1RRY7IFTOK5BU3
    Media URN:
    VLVAA7V6VAYQZFC1RRY7IFTOK5BU3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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