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(Studio) Vice President Gerald Ford discusses Arab oil situation in speech to mfrs.' association
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) [FORD - says Arab oil cutoff shuts off tractors in Mid. West, leaving some people in world without bread.] Ford's office insists statement wasn't threat to Arab cntrys.
REPORTER: Virginia Sherwood
(DC) Ford statement occurs after Defense Secretary James Schlesinger spoke of possible public demand for force against Arab oil producers. Kuwait's amb. to DC, Salem Al-Sabah dismisses both statements. [Salem Alabama-SABAH - thinks United States should be loser as well as oil-producing cntrys. if force used.] Questioned about food supplies. [Alabama-SABAH - says Kuwait doesn't need American food.]
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
- Koppel, Ted;
- Sherwood, Virginia;
- Smith, Howard K.
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