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Gas:  $0.20 to $0.25 a gallon.  All stations provided full service as laws 
prevented self-serve gas stations.  Oil was checked with each purchase as was 
tire pressure, and windshields washed.  Promotional items given away with 
minimum fill-ups.

Had been in practice for 4-years.  Discontinued E-O insurance the previous 
year when premium doubled to $700 per year.

Billing rate was $12 to $15 per hour.

The construction industry was in a major recession.  Small architectural 
firms were folding and large architectural firms were cutting back, even 
letting "associates" go.  With no employment in sight, these former 
"associates" started their own practices, operating out of their homes.

PCA started cutting back services/representatives, eventually getting to the 
point that they are at now, with few representatives and little promotion.

Ah, yes!  1970 was a year to remember!

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

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