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Truckers' Strike #30414

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 07, 1974
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(Studio) Tentative agreement reached in truckers' strike.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp announces agreement; details outlined. [Trucker representative William HILL - believes most important part of agreement calls for government to recognize truckers. Hopes public understands reasons for strike.] [Trucker Jim TAYLOR - says details of disagreement foggy.] [Trucker Bart BARTON - reports truckers won't take rash action; agreement not ratified yet.] [President IN truckers council George RYNN - insists truckers should get diesel fuel price rollback. Drivers won't go till demands met.]
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

(Studio) Admin. believes agreement to work. However, interagency task force drafted to keep hwys. open if agreement fails. Morgantown, West Virginia, hard hit by strike.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Morgantown, West Virginia) [Mayor Dorothy COMUNTZIS - says no gasoline sold in city; owners fear reprisal if stations open.] With aid of National Guard, escorted gas trucks reach few stations, but most stations refuse to open. Food supplies limited; inds. forced to close. [Mayor COMUNTZIS - hope strike ends soon so city can function.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Kaplow, Herbert;
Smith, Howard K.

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