Digitization made possible by the State of Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, approved by voters in 2008.
September 4, 1972 - Protestor talked with workers. She encouraged one worker not to quit, because what good would it do for him to quit, he could easily be replaced and unemployment is high. He should stay and talk to other workers. One woman worker views the work as a job, putting little things together. She had trouble finding a job at hours she could take, with this job she could work the shift she wanted. She?s physically scared the components she assembles might blow up, doesn?t like being around explosives, transferred to another part of the operation.
September 6, 1972 - MPR’s Connie Goldman reports on the differing opinions of the Mary Tyler Moore TV show, which is set in Minneapolis.
September 7, 1972 - "And the question proposed would be shall the Minnesota constitution be amended to remove the secretary of state, the state auditor, the state treasurer, and the attorney general from the constitution? Now it would still be possible if the legislature wanted to, to have any of these officers elected or you could provide for other officers that should be elected. And there maybe, should be, at least one other officer and that should probably be a post auditor. He should either be elected by the people or by the legislature. But not to perform the functions of the present auditor, but really to perform the functions of seeing that the administration is carrying out what the legislature said it could do."
September 7, 1972 - After racial disturbances at several Minneapolis high schools last year, human relations programs are appearing in high schools.
September 8, 1972 - Presidential candidate McGovern greeted 200 supporters in Duluth. He was surrounded by media and participated in staged events for the press. McGovern talked about grain speculators making a killing at the expense of American famers and taxpayers; this money should have gone to the farmers. He said there should be an investigation into how this deal was negotiated.
September 8, 1972 - Statement by member of the Twin Cities People?s Blockade: part of national blockade effort, a nonviolent protest against Vietnam War and the war?s continuing destruction. Two arrested for blocking train track leading into Twin Cities Arsenal. This underscores Nixon administration?s intent to continue the war at the same if not greater level of destruction as the Johnson administration. Group of seven protestors vigiling on railroad tracks since Aug. 28 to highlight our responsibility to end the war in Vietnam. Arriving 15 minutes before train came US Federal Marshals removed for second time a nine foot cross and olive tree on the track, read statement ordering people off the tracks, they refused and sat down in front of oncoming train, they were removed from ordnance track, train went into arsenal. When train boxcars come out will be loaded with ammunition destined for use in what almost everyone considers an immoral and illegal war.
September 8, 1972 - Two weeks ago President Nixon announced he was against minority hiring quotas established in the ?60s. An Urban League worker who works with unions to get minorities into skilled trades says Nixon?s statement makes his job harder. He says this dilutes the whole effort, this is another way of pacifying minorities and not meaningfully integrating the construction trade. It?s a ploy by government to get the labor vote. The construction industry wants to return to business as usual, The industry wants to cut back on minorities going into construction via special programs such as LEAP. Construction unions have political and economic concerns. If minorities become mobile and more affluent and move out of the inner city, this is viewed as a threat. Older craftsman feel their jobs suddenly will be gobbled up or taken away by unskilled or unqualified blacks.
September 8, 1972 - A statement by member of the Twin Cities People's Blockade: part of national blockade effort, a nonviolent protest against Vietnam War and the war's continuing destruction. Two people were arrested for blocking the train track leading into Twin Cities Arsenal. This underscores Nixon administration's intent to continue the war at the same if not greater level of destruction as the Johnson administration. Group of seven protestors vigiling on railroad tracks since August 28 to highlight our responsibility to end the war in Vietnam. Arriving 15 minutes before train came US Federal Marshals who removed for second time a nine foot cross and olive tree on the track, read a statement ordering people off the tracks. They refused and sat down in front of oncoming train, and were then removed from the ordnance track. The train went into arsenal. When the train boxcars come out, they will be loaded with ammunition destined for use in what almost everyone considers an immoral and illegal war.
September 18, 1972 - Duluth entrepreneur Jeno Paulucci is unhappy with what has happened to the Democratic Party. Paulucci, who belongs to the group Democrats for Nixon, talked about his recent meeting with the president and his relationships with friends in the Democratic Party. He thinks the people don't like the party's positions or those of presidential candidate McGovern. In the main, he says, Nixon has done a good job on unemployment, relations with China, welfare, and inflation.
September 20, 1972 - TV star, actress Marlo Thomas visits the VA Hospital and talks to patients. She?s visiting the Twin Cities to speak in support of Sen. George McGovern and to encourage people to register to vote. She says unless you get involved in politics, even in the simplest form, of voting, it will be taken over by private interests. She?ll be visiting a few campuses and doing media appearances. Thomas says some parts of this country look like East Pakistan, that we?re so involved in earning money we no longer have a conscience about what?s going on. She talks about celebrities campaigning for politicians. Thomas says this is the era of "power to the people" and that we have to get away from not being involved when we see something that?s going wrong. She says Nixon is ruining this country, and too many people are being squeezed and saying ?ouch? and no one is listening to them.