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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 10, 1974
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(Studio) Interior Secretary Rogers Morton says Ford administration may go along with higher gasoline tax in effort to reduce consumption. Congress considering legislature to make new cars get better gas mileage. Representatives of 3 big auto makers appear before Senate Commerce Committee to give their opinion of plan.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Representatives say law unnecessary. [Ford Motor Company, Fred SECREST - believes tax incentives far more effective than regulation; details given.] [Chrysler Corp., Alan LOOFBOURROW - says if legislature can change gas mileage on United States cars, Congress should outlaw cancer. Idea of legislature regulating gas mileage somewhat ridiculous.] Big 3 say gas mileage can be incrd. 40% in next 5 years
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Vermont man says he developed high gas mileage engine.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Dover, DE) Edward LaForce and brother Robert have finally perfected engine. Ventur-e, Incr., film shows mileage demonstration with LaForce engine. [LA FORCE says engine doesn't pollute.]
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(Ann Arbor, Michigan) At Environmental Protection Agency center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, LaForce engine tested for environment safety. LaForce engine's workings explained in detail. [LAFORCE - thinks big auto makers will want engine.]
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

Jackson, Gregory;
Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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