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Energy Crisis / Gasoline Rationing / Alaska Pipeline #23716

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 16, 1973
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(Studio) Senator postpones vote on bill to give President authority to deal with energy crisis, incling. power to impose gasoline rationing. Democratic leader Mike Mansfield urges gas rationing now. Vice President designate Gerald Ford forced to retract statement that Arab cntrys. lift oil embargo because it was only rumor. As President signs Alaska pipeline bill into law, President comments on energy crisis.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) Resumption of embargoed Arab oil won't ease energy crisis in US, although President expects oil to be flowing again soon. [NIXON - believes oil will be restored to United States because of Mid. E. stability.] [Interior Secretary Rogers MORTON - thinks gasoline rationing real possibility.] President to speak this wkend. in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee. President' jet to fly slower to save fuels, however.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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