ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 24, 1973
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(Studio) Gasoline dealers' protest against Phase IV price controls spreads to new areas in IN and DC. President intervenes in protest.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(White House) Gasoline dealers may legally raise gasoline prices at week's end. Possible plans for price rises outlined. President meets with advisory panel on timber and listens to its plans. Heating oil shortage may demand President' action on mandatory fuel allocation bill.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(DC) Scores of gas stations close in Washington, DC and Maryland to protest Phase IV controls. Dealers' argument outlined. [Stn. owner Franklin GAINES - says stations can't make profit with current prices.] [Stn. owner James SMITH - says stn. forced to remain open or station would be forced out of business.] [Stn. owner Murray BELLIN - insists owner can't afford to absorb present costs.] [Service station associate Vic RASHWED - believes present protest is prelude to widespread station closing if price controls not removed.] If Cost of Living Council's plan unacceptable, nationwide station shutdown likely.
REPORTER: Bill Matney
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