On April 18 of this year, the President of the United States made a television address to the American people on the subject of energy. It was a somber talk. He described the energy situation facing this nation as "the greatest challenge that our country will face during our lifetimes" with the exception of preventing war. He went on to say that our efforts to deal with the energy crisis must be the "moral equivalent of war", and that the alternative to those efforts "may be a national catastrophe."

President Carter's talk was not the first Presidential energy message. There have been at least six earlier energy messages going back to June 1971. Unfortunately, those earlier messages did not convey the sense of urgency that the energy crisis really merits. Nor were they heeded by the nation to any significant degree.

Meeting Name

4th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1977: Oct. 11-13, Rolla, MO)


Luncheon Speaker: Rear Admiral William A. Myers, III, USN

Document Type

Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type





© 1977 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

13 Oct 1977