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West Virginia / Coal Miners / Gasoline Shortage #233684

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 05, 1974
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(Studio) West Virginia coal miners continue to stay off job despite UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) order to return to work.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Welch, West Virginia) Mine shutdown may affect steel production. Gasoline stations now have plenty of gas; long lines dwindle, but owners expect gas supplies to tighten again by end of March. [State welfare official Edward BURDETTE - refuses food stamps to coal miners because they could be working. Insists he didn't make policy.] Argument begins between miners and Burdette. [Coal miner Lawrence GIBSON - says more gas seems to be available, but it may not last once miners return to work.] West Virginia Governor Arch Moore proposes exemption program from state's 1/4 tank rule incling. coal miners.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed

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