ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 19, 1973
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(Studio) President and chief energy experts hold meeting with govs. and representatives from 10 states. President to make decision soon with regard to mandatory fuel allocation.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Emmett, ID) Farmers in Idaho valley are running out of fuel to harvest crops. Distributors insist no more fuel can be delivered. [Farmer Lynn GURNEY - says no more fuel available to him.] [Stn. owner Bill WEBB - relates fuel distributors' refusal to supply Webb with more gasoline.] [Farmer Max GURNEY - states without fuel, no crops.] Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz reacts to problem in Illinois. [BUTZ - explains agriculture needs are top priority for fuel distribution under allocation system.] Farmers only know reality; no fuel available to harvest crops now.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson
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