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Elkhart, Indiana / Energy Crisis #28443

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 30, 1974
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(Studio) Elkhart very uncertain now.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Elkhart, IN) [Unemployment office director Walter HARROFF - thinks each unemployed person has own private depression.] Questioned about Nixon's state of union address. [Unemployed trucker Leonard McMANUS - wants to hear something about fuel shortage. Doesn't think real fuel shortage exists.] Fuel shortage takes devastating toll on makers of recreational vehicles in Elkhart. 6 mos. ago, Elkhart booming; today is different story. However, band instrument industry in Elkhart booms. [Refinishing foreman Don WILLIAMS - believes President and Congress at odds over who's responsible for problems.] [Repairman Bob NIHART - says Williams really saying credibility gap exists.] [Sign company owner Ron LAMB - doesn't respect President because he doesn't reveal plans to Americans] [NIHART - believes incrd. voting could change some things.] Elkhart citizens to watch state of union address to learn President' plans for dealing with their problems.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reporter(s):
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:03:30

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