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CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 31, 1977
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(Studio) Fuel conservation seems to be working, Congress moving forward on Carter emergency legislature, but weather not better. Great Lakes region and South get snowstorms; conditions noted. Ohio seems to pay heaviest price.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Dayton, Ohio) Unemployment lines in Columbus noted. Dayton Power and Light Company has ordered all major users to close-to-maintenance level; layoffs at General Motors Corporation plants in Dayton, Ohio, noted. Situation serious for GM. [GM Delco div. spokesperson Len ROBERTS - says ntnwide. assembly of cars will be stopped when plant runs out of equipment already made. Dayton Press Incorporated workers don't qualify for anything but unemployment; plant closes today. [Press employee Grover SMITH - says it looks serious.] Press prints "Newsweek, Ladies' Home Jnl., McCall's" and "Vogue" mags.; "Newsweek" has had to be printed elsewhere; company s concerned others will go elsewhere also. Conditions won't improve soon.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

(Studio) Snowstorm in Watertown, New York, noted; perhaps hardest hit city is Buffalo, New York.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Buffalo, New York) Problems due to blizzard in Buffalo noted; among stranded are children who were on bus going to Toronto, Canada, and are now at firehall. National Guard working to clear roads. Calling in Army help is still option.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Studio) Senator moves toward passage of Carter emergency plan and House committee sends its version for floor vote Tuesday; though there are minor differences, passage expected by end of week Govt. monitoring gas supply.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) FPC survey of gas companies reveals lessening of demand; concern re: loss of momentum noted. (Interview by Jim McManus.) [FPC chairperson Richard DUNHAM - says savings gained up to now could be used if temperature conts. below normal.] FPC defers on 2 plans to draw gas from Canada pipelines. Solution to problem still depends on weather.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Bowser, Betty Ann;
Kladstrup, Don;
Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard

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