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Truckers' Strike / Effects #30355

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 04, 1974
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(Studio) Violence increases as independent truckers attempt to keep all truckers off highway National Guard called out in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan to protect truckers. Layoffs occur because supplies can't reach inds. Some gasoline deliveries held up; fresh foods unable to reach market
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Dubuque, Iowa) Dubuque Packing Company forced to close because meat can't be shipped by truck. [Packing company Vice President Robert WAHLERT - says truckers offered more money, but many afraid of violence along hwys.] Packing company workers laid off. [Dick WILLMERS - doesn't blame truckers.] [Harry NEW - blames oil company] [Richard CHAPMAN - blames President] [WAHLERT - predicts grocery stores to feel shortages within week]
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

(Studio) Federal and state officials continue to meet with truckers in DC; no solutions worked out.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Dobbs, Greg;
Smith, Howard K.

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