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Truckers' Strike / Effects #475433

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 05, 1974
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(Studio) President orders freeze on diesel fuel prices in effort to end truckers' strike.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp and House labor adviser William Usery meet with General Alexander Haig and energy czar William Simon to discuss truckers' strike. [SIMON - explains President' proposal to freeze prices.] Truckers to consider plan.
REPORTER: Gordon Graham

(Studio) Strike causes some violence. Attorney General William Saxbe orders FBI to probe possible strike violations. Strike causes unemployment and widespread shortages.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Atlanta, Georgia) Chicken industry suffers; drivers won't carry products out of state. Many layoffs expected; supermkts. to feel shortages by wkend.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Chicago, Illinois) In Sioux City, Iowa, stock mkts. are empty because packing hses. unable to ship meat out. [American Meat Institute Richard LYNG - believes all packing companies to close soon unless strike ends.]
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Jamestown, Tennessee, virtually dependent on truckers.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Jamestown, Tennessee) Jamestown's food and fuel supply cut off by truckers' setting up blockade outside city. [Grocer Hutzell TAUBERT - says store nearly empty of some items.] 1 truck reaches town today; grocery partially restocked.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

Chancellor, John;
Delaney, Steve;
Graham, Gordon;
Jamieson, Bob;
Jones, Kenley

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