ENERGY: Learning to Live with Less

Petroleum is a fuel for all seasons—but the U.S. does not have enough of it for any season. That fact was brought home to Americans last week in jolting fashion. Before the frost was on the pumpkin, federal officials had begun warning of icicles in the bedroom next winter because of a general energy shortage.

Stephen A. Wakefield, Assistant Secretary of Interior, said that "there is no assurance whatever that there will be an adequate supply of heating oil" and warned that severe cold could bring genuine hardship. He explained: "I am talking about men without jobs, homes without heat,...

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