Portales' Vern Witten brought us some old news with a new perspective the other day.
He produced a clipping of the May 20, 1973, Portales News-Tribune, which reported news of a fuel crisis.
Local jobbers were faced with diesel orders that wer being cut by suppliers, resulting in tight supplies locally.
Local fuel distributor Oscar Whitworth told the newspaper that rumors of $1 per-gallon gas were unjustified.
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