ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 13, 1973
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(Studio) Govt. corrects 25% gasoline production cut figure to 5%. Energy czar William Simon and President hold news conference with regard to energy conservation plan.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(White House) [NIXON - praises individual Americans' efforts to conserve energy.] Simon outlines additional conservation measures. Details set forth. [SIMON - apologizes for 25% figure mistake; assumes complete blame.] After briefing, President and Simon meet with govs. [Kentucky Governor Wendell FORD - speaks for group with regard to gasoline rationing. Rationing more desirable than incrd. taxes on gas or outrageous prices for fuel.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson
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