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President / News Conference #37863

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 25, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford holds news conference
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) President questioned about United States policy of using nuclear weapons in warfare specifically involving North Korean attack on South Korea. [PRES. - refuses to comment on his actions given circumstances described. United States has strong deterrent force to be used in own national interest.] President says unemployment may remain higher than he likes, but expects it to gradually decline. [PRES. - says tax reduction measure may be used again; circumstances that would lead to such an action outlined.] Threat by oil producers to increase oil prices $3-4 per gallon this fall said to be totally unacceptable by Mr. Ford. Mr. Ford says he and John Connally didn't discuss Texan's political future in recent secretive meeting
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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