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Energy Crisis / Nixon's Proposals / Reaction #23833

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 26, 1973
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(Studio) Under Nixon's fuel conservation proposals, gasoline stations to close 9 p.m. Saturday and remain closed till midnight Sunday Highway speeds to be cut to 50 m.p.h. for cars, 55 for trucks and buses. Proposals not met with favor everywhere.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chicago, Illinois) Speed cuts brew rebellion from truckers transporting cntry's. goods. Lang haul drivers insist earnings to be cut 10-15% due to reduced speeds. [Teamsters' official William JOYCE - to urge truckers not to comply with President' request.] [Terminal manager Tony BALLISLE - states diesel unit operates more efficiently at higher speed than lower speed.] Emergency road service and repairs to be stopped when gasoline stations close according to President' proposal. [Illinois Gasoline Dealers Association Robert JACOBS - intends to comply with President' plan, but association to demand rent reduction from suppliers and removal of Phase IV.] Asked about results of such a move. [JACOBS - believes dealer assns. to become more active throughout US.]
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid

Kincaid, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry

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