BRITAIN: The Lights Are Going Out Again

In Britain, this will be a Christmas of extraordinary hardship. The country is staggering under a savage double blow: the oil shortage and widespread labor disruptions. Together, the two crises have left the nation desperately short of fuel for homes and industry. To combat the problem, Prime Minister Edward Heath last week ordered stern restrictions on fuel use and asked Britons to make their greatest belt-tightening sacrifices since World War II.

Heath's conservation measures:

> For the next two weeks, shops, offices and factories will be allowed to operate only five working days....

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