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Truckers' Strike #233214

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 06, 1974
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(Studio) Truckers reject President' proposal to freeze diesel fuel prices; truckers send demands back to White House Effects of strike spreads; violence on increase
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Harrington, DE) Trucker Claude E. Nix killed by someone in passing car. [Driver Frank TALLENT - admits fear.] Truckers on road drive in convoys with police escort.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Burns Harbor, IN) Convoy traveling through Illinois with police escorts dwindles as rumors of planned violence increase [Trucker Robert MORRIS - must drive to keep own family fed and clothed.]
REPORTER: Hal Fisher

(Accident, MD) Area critically affected by truck blockade outside Garrett Cnty. Food, gasoline, heating oil in short supply. [Foodland Mkt. manager Cheston BROWNING - says no back stock available; entire store to be nearly empty.] [Chairperson county board of cmsnrs. Wayne HAMILTON - reports 20,000 gals. of gas left for entire cnty.] [Healthland Pharmacy manager Mrs. Dorothy RUMBLE - believes truckers have no feelings for families suffering dire shortages in Garrett Cnty.] Governor Marvin Mandel calls out state police and National Guard. [Striking trucker James WAGNER - defends strike.]
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw

Cronkite, Walter;
Fisher, Hal;
Kelley, Chris;
Shaw, Bernard

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