Nation: And the Gas Lines Grow

But the trucker strike wanes

Just a week or two earlier, the gas lines had somehow seemed temporary. It was an irritating inconvenience to spend hours waiting for what used to be taken for granted, but somebody would eventually fix things. More gas would appear, as it had before, and all would be well. Last week it became clear that nobody was fixing things very fast. The lines got longer, and the prices went up.

Most drivers, of course, remained as quietly idle as their engines while they waited as long as four or five...

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