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Ford / Gibson Nom. / Federal Energy Administration Head / Ford's Day #29516

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 08, 1974
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(Studio) President Ford faces problems involving Federal Energy Administration head nominee, Andrew Gibson. Gibson to receive severance pay for next 10 years from former employer, an oil company Gibson under strong pressure to withdraw as Federal Energy Administration nominee.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) Gibson claims he informed high White House officials of severance pay offer before Ford made announcement nominating him for post. [GIBSON - doesn't plan to withdraw nomination Believes he still has President' support.] Gibson meets with Don. Rumsfeld and discusses matter. [Senator George McGOVERN - believes appointed outrageous. Nom. should be withdrawn.] President works on next year's budget; meets with budget officials, incling. Roy Ash. Ash believes federal spending must be cut drastically or increase in taxes necessary. Later, President and Mrs. Ford meet with elementary-age children.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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