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Economy Policy / Reactions / Oep #459378

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 17, 1971
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(Studio) Ford Motor Company unwilling to sell 5-1972 models at 1971 prices; Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) to enforce wage-price freeze.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Office of Emergency Preparedness enlarging staff, moving to new office. [Office of Emergency Preparedness regional director Orcutt P. DRURY - says counting on public cooperation with freeze.]
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

(DC) Office of Emergency Preparedness waiting for guidelines from new Cost of Living Council; Office of Emergency Preparedness has indicated school tuition fees can be raised, fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and poultry prices incrd.; 10% surcharge doesn't affect products passing through customs before midnight, August 14; wage raises for teachers, policemen and firemen can be paid if increase in effect before August 14.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(Studio) Nixon's administration asks all labor union mbrs., now striking, to return to work, not to strike during 90-day freeze; labor unions' reaction to freeze hostile.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Euclid, Ohio) Addressograph-Multigraph workers have been on strike since June 3. [Unidentified STRIKERS - express displeasure with President Nixon imposing wage-price freeze.]

Chancellor, John;
Davis, Lou;
Goralski, Robert;
Trotta, Liz

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