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(Studio) President Ford calls maritime union's refusal to load grain tragic and unfortunate. Houston shippers ask federal judge to order longshoremen back to work.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Houston, Texas) Yugoslav freighter being loaded with Soviet grain until boycott. [LONGSHOREMAN - says Soviet wheat deal hurts economy] [2nd LONGSHOREMAN - asks why we should keep selling our grain.] Freighter Bosanka caught in middle of conflict.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg
(Peoria Cnty., Illinois) [Agriculture Secretary Earl BUTZ - says union featherbedding raises food prices more than price farmers in Illinois get.] [President Illinois farm bureau Harold STEELE - says longshoremen want more products shipped in American bottoms.] Farmers squeezed by production costs and abundance of crop. [Farmer Richard POLHEMUS - says must keep export market going.] [Farmer Don. DULEY - says they don't have right to refuse to ship grain.] Farmers say middlemen, not farmer, making profit.
REPORTER: Bill Plante (WMBO-TV)
- Goldberg, Bernard;
- Mudd, Roger
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