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Grain Controversy / Administration #38877

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 20, 1975
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(Studio) Longshoremen at Houston port resume loading Soviet grain, due to court order.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Houston, Texas) Court order says International Longshoremen's Assn. must load all grain for next 10 days. [Western Gulf Shippers attorney Bryan WILLIAMS - insists on enforcement of contract.] [President International Longshoremen's Assn. Local 872 James YOUNG - says should supply US before USSR .] Yugoslav freighter, Bosanka, departed. 4 more ships due.

(Studio) Labor leaders say 2nd reason for boycott is they want more grain shipped in American vessels.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [Agriculture Secretary Earl BUTZ - says longshoremen's reason for work stoppage, consumer interest, is phony. If they're interested in food prices, they'll eliminate featherbedding that raises food prices. Issue now political problem.]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Vail, Colorado) President Ford calls AFL-CIO president George Meany about shipping issue. Ford meets with grain export representatives [FORD - says can find answers if things not so intense for while.] Exporters agree to cooling-off period until next crop report in. If grain not shipped then, they'll counterboycott union-made products and west coast union leader Harry Bridges said he'd ship grain.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Gibson, Charles;
Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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