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(Studio) Federal Energy Administration says major effect of high heating costs for winter borne by home-owners.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Plaquemine, LA) City administration of Plaquemine, LA, allows utility cutoff to homes with bills 2 mos. overdue. About 20% of town affected. [MAN - objects to utility man with regard to cutoff.] Those who could pay total bills accepted, but no partial payments taken. [WOMAN - says husband's just gotten job and she could begin payments but can't pay all at once.] [2nd MAN - says if man pays weekly on bill and keeps current ones up, should be accepted from those on fixed income.] [Mayor Stanley HERBERT - says if it's started, bills will only accumulate and bigger ones now have piled up over 1 year] Community tries to help, but can really only teach conservation and listen to pleas for help. [2nd WOMAN - says money can't be paid if it can't be gotten.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Hall, Bruce
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