ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 01, 1973
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(Studio) Beef industry pressures Nixon administration to remove freeze before September 12 deadline. Shortages result in many areas. Admin. stands firm on decision.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Chief economy spokesperson Herbert Stein against freeze beginning, but defends freeze before joint cmtes. of Congress [STEIN - states administration doesn't like to see cattle withheld or a surge in beef prices.] [Senator Jacob JAVITS - asks what action should be taken.] [STEIN - advises freeze remain.] Beef industry spns. meet with Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz. Cattlemen say beef will skyrocket 20% unless controls removed before September 12. [American Meat Institute spokesperson Herrell DEGRAFF - threatens beef disappearance from shelves if controls not removed.] Agriculture Secretary Butz blames Democrats for forcing freeze on President
REPORTER: David Schoumacher
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