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Wage-Price Freeze #218746

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 20, 1971
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(Studio) Cost of Living Council asks Justice Department to take necessary steps to force Texas Governor Preston E. Smith to comply with wage freeze; Nixon's admin. warns con- tracts will be withheld from firms failing to comply with freeze; former President Lyndon B. Johnson's economy aide Charles Schultz calls for 90-day freeze on rhetoric; Schultz proposal endorsed by Senator Mike Mansfield; Ralph Nader charges General Motors had advance warning of freeze.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Syracuse, New York) Edward Sullivan raises cost of laundromat washing machines after announcement of price freeze. [SULLIVAN - says went ahead with price increase because of Nixon's assurance exceptions would be made in dire cases.] 2 customers complain to authorities about increase
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

(Studio) Govt. spokesperson hopes Sullivan will rescind increase voluntarily, apply for exemption to government
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Shepard, Gary

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