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CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 10, 1978
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(Studio) Report on opening of Volkswagen plant in New Stanton, Pennsylvania. Film shown.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Watsontown, Pennsylvania) [MAN - begins workers' testing.] Pennsylvania state employment service's testing of potential workers for VW plant at New Stanton, in plant built by Chrysler and never used, detailed. Plant site is in Westmoreland Cnty., south of Pittsburgh. Reasons for VW's move to United States to build some Rabbit model autos, in light of dollar devaluation, described. VW tape shown. Econ. impact on New Stanton and area surrounding it examined. [New Stanton Mayor John REAGAN - notes business is booming and prospects look good.] Another town near plant is Mt. Pleasant; VW plant manager Richard Cummins' talk to local Chamber of Commerce meeting,with regard to fears that outside workers will be brought in, reported [CUMMINS - says it's local wages and services and company won't increase burden on schools and municipal services.] [Chamber member Zigmund PREVENSLIK - states concerns about type of people that will move into area.] Contrasting situation in north Pennsylvania city of Watsontown, where Zenith has laid off many workers because stereos assembled here soon to be imported in finished form, detailed. [Plant manager James LENELL - states reasons for Zenith's actions, in order to remain competitive.] Town's committee to look for new industry mentioned.
REPORTER: Mitchell Krauss

(Studio) Upcoming report on United States trade problems involving golf carts outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Krauss, Mitchell
Duration:
00:04:00

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