CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 30, 1984
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(Studio) Large portion of banks serving United States farmers said facing financial difficulties.
(Verdigre, Nebraska) Farmers' concern over recent collapse of their small banks examined. [Farmer Jerry DOBIAS - is frightened.] Jerry and Ann Dobias noted among those farmers having to rely on free food to feed their family. [Fr. Ronald BATTIATO - notes impact of such situation on farmers' sense of dignity.] [Jerry DOBIAS - has never had to ask for handouts before.] Impact on the Dobiases of collapse of local bank described. [Ann DOBIAS - resents not getting paid for their work.] FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) mentioned attaching all their assets. [Merchant Bill JEDLICKA - notes business community depends completely on farmers.] [Grocer Jim MALY - cites inability to continue his business if he doesn't get paid.] [Jerry DOBIAS - regrets asking for free food.]
REPORTER: Frank Currier
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