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Winter `78 / Ohio Coal Shortage #52558

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 01, 1978
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(Studio) Report on effects of coal shortage in Ohio on state capital of Columbus.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Columbus, Ohio) City's efforts to encourage conservation of electricity due to growing shortage of coal described. UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) strike's effect on present coal supply and prospects for future shipments detailed. [Columbus and South Ohio Electric Company spokesperson Bob SISINGER - says strike would have to end in few days or serious curtailments to consumers will have to be made.] Predictions of Governor James Rhodes with regard to possible layoffs given.

Walters, Barbara;
Watts, Ken

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