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Price Controls / Gasoline Stations / Hempstead, New York #226607

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 10, 1973
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(Studio) Filling stations request price increases also. Spokesperson urges price controls be lifted to allow 1-3 cent per gallon increase Gasoline Retailers Association pres. says industry fights for survival. Figures reveal twice as many stations close this year as for same period last year
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Hempstead, New York) Ea. day, at least 1 gasoline station closes in Hempstead. Neighborhood dealers forced to close. [Gas station operator Joe ZIMATOURE - says major oil company forces him to close by next May after 40 years of service to company Feels hurt.] [Town supervisor Al D'AMATO - believes gasoline station abandonments to be blight on community.] Oil companies allegedly plan self-service stations to replace neighborhood gasoline stations
REPORTER: Robert Bahr

Bahr, Robert;
Cronkite, Walter

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