With Harry it’s an obsession
The summer driving season and the lack of refineries are among the reasons given for a 30-cent-a-gallon increase in the cost of gasoline at the pump. Another reason given for the cost of motoring is nature-related and not lost on an Oconee County man. Harry Wertheimer continues to wage a campaign against ethanol-mixed gasoline, whose costs are increasing because of the effect of drought on the nation’s corn crop, which provides a necessary ingredient for the blend. Wertheimer quotes Tom Crosby of the motor club AAA Carolinas at the start of last winter as saying the cost of corn added four cents to a gallon of ethanol-gasoline, but that was then and before this summer’s corn crop disaster. Wertheimer’s comments can be heard today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.