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Cost of Living / February Figures #30638

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 21, 1974
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(Studio) Govt. reports cost of living jumps 1.3% in February Food and energy products cause biggest increase People on fixed incomes hard hit by cost of living increases
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Riverdale, Georgia) Merritt and Cleo Brace retired. Braces drive only to grocery store and doctor; food prices eat up most of fixed income Till January, Braces received government surplus commodities, but $10 Social Security raise stopped extra government money. [Cleo BRACE - explains why surplus food cut out.] Braces' heating costs and electricity bills kept at minimum by using luxuries sparingly [Merritt BRACE - insists he and wife simply can't make ends meet.]
REPORTER: David Snell

Smith, Howard K.;
Snell, David

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