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Fuel Allocation Plans / Energy Crisis #230796

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 15, 1974
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(Studio) Govt. releases fuel allocation plans.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Fuel allocation rules outlined. [Energy office John SAWHILL - says needs of customers to be fulfilled if home owners turn down thermostats.] Questioned about home owners running out of fuel. [SAWHILL - states government wouldn't allow customer to freeze to death.] Gasoline supplies to be cut 20%. [SAWHILL - reveals shortage to be felt even more during summer mos.] stand-by gasoline rationing plan to be published tonight.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) Following report explains workings of fuel allocation system.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Smyth Sure-Fire Oil Company explains allocation system. [Heating oil dealer Richard SMYTH - says system works on paper, but dealings on personal level upset nonhumanized system. Temps. for homes containing sick persons given as example] Questioned about answers to problems. [SMYTH - says bad credit accts. may have no oil.] Mandatory allocations place Smyth in middle.
REPORTER: Robert Bahr

Bahr, Robert;
Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter

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