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Home Canning Lids #241140

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 23, 1975
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(Studio) House subcommittee and FTC (Federal Trade Commission) study shortage of lids for home canning. Ralph Nader says no excuse for investigation being so late. President assistant consumer affairs, Virginia Knauer, says shortage will mean wasted summer and hard winter for many.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) Mason jars sell for about $2.17 for 8. Lids needed. Companies blame shortage on new gardeners, shortage of tin plate in 1974 and hoarding by consumers. Could take mos. before lids to reach supermkts.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

(DC) [Representative Charles VANIK - says consumer agencies should act in time so their decisions can be used by people.]
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

(Los Angeles, CA) Edward Allison family hit hard by shortage. [Mrs. ALLISON - says will depend more on supermkts. Budget to be strained.] Only 2 major lid companies
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

Bowser, Betty Ann;
Cronkite, Walter

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