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Bonn Economy Conference / Inflation / Traveling Salesmen #499726

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 16, 1978
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(Studio) Beginning of Bonn economy conference noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Bonn, West Germany) Details of 1st conference mtgs. given. Canadian Prime Min. Pierre Trudeau's attire described; President Carter's arrival in Cadillac auto. contrasted to others in Mercedes. [Treasury Secretary Michael BLUMENTHAL - says mtg. was cordial and showed large area of agreement.] Statements, or lack of them, on their cntrys.' economy issues by Prime Min. Takeo Fukuda, Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and Carter reported [CARTER - describes view of other leaders about US use of foreign oil.]
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) President Carter's promise to fight inflation, made at London economy summit in 1977, recalled. Problems with fight in Galesburg, Illinois, given as example of those across US.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Galesburg, Illinois) Details given about inflation problems faced by Galesburg and its residents. Findings about area finances at last Knox Cnty. finance committee meeting reported [MEN - discuss finances.] [Retired executive Brooks STOTTS - describes inflation problem for self.] [Tool and dye maker Mark MOON - couldn't make it if wife didn't work.] [Dave SKIEN - thinks inflation controls his life.] [Diesta SKIEN - says inflation keeps getting worse.]
REPORTER: Norma Quarles

(Studio) Traveling salesmen's protest of proposed legislature they claim will destroy their jobs reported
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Atlanta, Georgia) Traveling salesmen's dissatisfaction with proposed tax on gas guzzlers, because of salesmen's use of large cars or other large vehicles, detailed; case of clothing salesman Dennis Rust given. [RUST - discusses effects gas guzzler tax would have on him.] Salesmen's concerns about President Carter's proposed deletion of meals for tax break purposes outlined. [National Salesmen's Association spokesperson Marshall MANTLER - says independent retailer that pols. talk of will be gone in few years]
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez

Jimenez, Bob;
Levine, Irving R.;
Quarles, Norma;
Savitch, Jessica

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