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Coal Ind. / Strike / Effects On Ohio and On Miners #254908

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 31, 1978
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(Studio) Attempts to get coal strike talks going again noted. Decr. in utilities' stkpiles., especially for those burdened with severe weather as in Ohio, cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Columbus, Ohio) Report on methods city of Columbus is using to conserve fuel. [Mayor Tom MOODY - cites political heat he'll get for ordering lights turned off in city, but is willing to do this because everything will be shut by late February or early March if it's not done.] Columbus and South Ohio Electric Company's request to President Carter to guarantee coal shipments to area at end of strike noted. [Company spokesperson Jack APEL - describes potential trouble for electricity supply.]

(Studio) Report on effect of strike on miners, especially retired men depending on pensions.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jacksboro, Tennessee) Plight of retired UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) miner Bishop Daugherty because union's pension fund has been emptied described; he now applies for food stamps for 1st time. [DAUGHERTY - will have to tighten belt and make small amt. of money he gets go farther.] [Retired miner Tom HUDDLESTON - worked for living and says 8 children never knew what welfare was because he and wife supported family.] Cutoff in union medical benefits noted; effects of this on miners suffering from black lung disease cited. [HUDDLESTON - cites medical problems of self and wife for which they must get treatment.] [MAN - says miners will stay out as long as they have to.]

Cronkite, Walter;
Faw, Bob;
Rabel, Ed

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