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Economy / Income / Heating Bills / Beef and Steel Prices #58040

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 16, 1979
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(Studio) January personal income figs. reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Report is on additional economy problems of some due to cold weather and government failure to aid them.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Saint Louis, Missouri) Plight of many poor and elderly in Saint Louis due to inability to pay natural gas heating bills described. Congress approval of program to aid these people noted and delay in availability of funding reported [Saint Louis Human Dvt. Corporation spokesperson Harold ANTOINE - comments.] Pvt. org.'s attempts to aid those whose heat has been cut off mentioned; example given is Reverend Larry Rice's New Life Evangelistic Center. Rice's aid to Lottie Phillips, who's been without heat since Thanksgiving reported [RICE - discusses problem with Ms. Phillips.] OMB's rejection of several funding plans before approval of one in January detailed. [Phone CALLER - tells Antoine he's heard federal government will wait until March to allocate funds.] [RICE - comments.] Carter administration proposals for aid plan for next yr. outlined.

(Studio) Incr. in beef prices in January and United States Steel's announcement of its price incr. noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Brown, Bob;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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