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Oil / Creola, Alabama #238620

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 14, 1975
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(Studio) Search for oil leads to some unexpected good fortune for small town in Alabama.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Creola, Alabama) Oil speculators drawing up drilling rights to land all over Creola. Frank James and wife paid $20,000 for drilling rights on their 5 acres of land. [Mrs. Willie Ann JAMES - says she and husband gave church $500.] [Earl BALDWIN - says he and 6 brothers each given $250,000 for drilling rights. Feels strange accepting money for intangible oil.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Goldberg, Bernard
Duration:
00:02:30

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