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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 31, 1974
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(Studio) Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz says White House conference on food is avoiding blaming anyone for high costs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [BUTZ - says government doesn't want to point finger at anyone. Some profits are being made; nothing wrong with that.] [Consumer Federation of American Carol FOREMAN - says she's in favor of President and Butz asking Safeway and Great West sugar and meat packing firms to reduce profits by 5% or more.] Great West United Wesley Liebler, feels government antitrust laws used to restrict competition that could have raised food productivity. Says consumers need protection from government
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Shaw, Bernard
Duration:
00:01:40

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