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    The Governor of Alabama, Mr. George Wallace, this week looked the likely winner of the?

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    SV Audience applauding and chanting (3 shots)

    SV Mr. Wallace speaking (SOUND ON FILM)

    LV & Hecklers among audience as applause continues (2 shots)

    SV Mr. Wallace speaking

    SOF ENDS: ...causes that to come about."

    SV Audience and Mr. Wallace shaking hands with supporters (4 shots)

    WALLACE: "I said eight or nine years ago that if the officials of the state and local political sub-divisions do not stop this takeover of the public school system it's going to be in chaos and it's going to be against the interests of all children regardless of their race and colour -- and many didn't believe me. The New York Times and the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun said Wallace is a bad fellow, and he's meaning something that he's not saying, but that wasn't true. Now, the chickens are coming home to roost and all over the country the average citizen now knows they have come home to roost. And this matter that they decided on now -- in Florida and throughout the country -- of busing little children is the most asinine, sinister and atrocious thing I have ever heard." (Loud applause -- during which some hecklers are escorted out by police. Speech continues:)

    My friends, law and order....these folks who interrupt people's speeches, they're the free speech folks. They believe in free speech for everybody but -- you known -- me. They don't want me to speak free. They're the folks who want to use four-letter words, you know. And that's one thing the American citizen is tired of -- is a breakdown of ethical and moral values in this country that causes that to come about."

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    Background: The Governor of Alabama, Mr. George Wallace, this week looked the likely winner of the Democratic presidential nomination in next Tuesday's (14 March) Florida primary.

    Mr. Wallace has based his campaign on a single issue -- school busing, a scheme introduced to help end racial segregation in United States public schools.

    It's a contentious topic throughout the southern states, and in Florida, Mr. Wallace has found strong support for his condemnation of the scheme.

    SYNOPSIS: An enthusiastic campaign meeting in Florida for Governor George Wallace of Alabama -- front-runner for the Democratic nomination in next Tuesday's primary.

    Mr. Wallace is campaigning on a single issue: school busing -- to which he is strongly opposed. He found support from this Miami audience on Wednesday.

    Mr. Wallace is only one of eleven candidates seeking the nomination in candidates seeking the nomination in Florida -- but pre-election polls show him as the likely winner.

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