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(Studio) Shortage of diesel fuel and admin directive giving farmers top priority noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Chicago, Illinois) Inability of fishing boats in Seattle to operate due to diesel shortage reported; American Trucking Association quoted with regard to dilemma for truckers. American Public Transit Association mentioned. Halt to some farm work reported by Iowa Energy Ofc. [Iowa Energy Policy Council Edward STANEK - discusses situation of farmers with regard to diesel fuel supply.] New federal regulations requiring priority fuel allotments to farmers, commercial fishermen cited; public transit, police and fire vehicles said next on list. [Gene GUTAN - says hasn't had problem yet finding diesel fuel.] Effect of diesel shortage and priority given farmers on diesel-powered auto owners considered.
REPORTER: Bob Faw (KIRO-TV newstape) (KCCI-TV newstape)
- Cronkite, Walter
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