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Gasoline Shortage #263745

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 13, 1979
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(Studio) Gas station closings said to have affected Mother's Day traveling and incrd. no of telephone calls. California, Texas, Massachusetts, Illinois, IN, and Georgia listed as states with over half gasoline stations closed. Tourist towns reported concerned about effects of fuel crisis.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Las Vegas, NV) 1/2 of Las Vegas tourists said to arrive by car. Desert freeway between Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas shown; traffic termed drastically curtailed. [Nevada Resort Association President Mel EXBER - says without fuel Las Vegas will die.] Losses in revenue and incrd. layoffs of employees detailed. [Motel owner Kyong SHIM - comments.] Noted that local drivers are urged to purchase gasoline on week days leaving wkends. for tourists. [Resident Barbara STUMPF - comments.] [Ohio tourist Al JORGENSEN - speaks of being frustrated by gas shortage on his vacation.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow

(Studio) Unwillingness of pols. to make concessions necessary to pass needed legislation for a standby gasoline rationing plan. President Carter's plan noted as killed by House of Representative Carter's statement that Congress should write a plan of its own and Senator Robert Byrd's suggestion that White House and Congress meet to write a joint plan cited. White House said not enthusiastic about the idea.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Dean, Morton;
Dow, Harold

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