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',October 28,1978-The Michigan Daily

Church Worship Services

CONSUMER BUYING POWER SHRINKS
Inflation climbs 0.8%

NUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
ssell Street
ay School-10 a.m.
ing Worship-i1a.m.
;day Bible Study and Pray
1.
iy Evening Service, 727 Mil
nity Room-6:00 p.m.
piritual help or a ride to
s please feel free to call Pa
I Sheldon, 761-0580.
ited with G.A.R.B.C.
* * *
RY STUDENT CHAPEL

UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN CHAPEL
Serving the Campus for LCMS
Alfred T. Scheips, Pastor
1511 Washtenaw Ave.
er- 663-5560 and 668-8720
Double Sunday Services-9:15 a.m.
and 10:30 a.m

FIRST CHURCH OF NAZARENE
2780 Packard
Pastor, Francis Rouse
11 a.m.-Morning Worship.
7 p.m.-Evening Worship.

ner, alU . 111
Sunday Bibl
our Midweek V
stor 10:00 p..m.
Midweek B
7:30 p.m.

*
e Study at 9:15 a.m. UNIVERSITY CHURCH OF
Worship Wednesday at THE NAZARENE
409 S. Division
ible Study Thursday at Steve Bringardner, Pastor
Church School-9:45 a.m.
* *Service of Worship-11:00 a.m.

Iompson-663-0557
ekend Masses:
urday-7:00p.m.
day-7:45 a.m., 9:00,
noon and 5:00 p.m.
* * *
ARBOR UNITARIAN
I owUt P

a.m., 10:30

FIRST UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
120 S. State St.
(Corner of State and Huron)
Worship Schedule:
8:30 a.m.-Holy Communion in the
Chapel.
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.-Morning Wor-
ship in the Sanctuary.
Church School for All Ages-9:30
a.m. and 11 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal Thursday-7:15
p.m.
Ministers:
Dr. Donald B. Strobe
Rev. Fred B. Maitland
Dr. Gerald R. Parker
Education Director: Rose McLean
Intern: Carol Bennington

Sunday Morning, Oct. 29-Topic
'American Sign Language" by
achman, Detroit Hearing and
Center.
doctrine that will not bear in
tion is not a fit tenant for the
an honest man."-R.G. Inger-

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AVAILABLE AT:
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Student Publications Bldg.
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AND

WESLEY FOUNDATION
UNITED METHODIST
CAMPUS MINISTRY
602 E. Huron at State, 668-6881
Rev. W. Thomas Schomaker, Chaplain
Rev. Anne Broyles, Chaplain
Shirley Polakowski, Office Manager
Sunday-5:00-Song practice.
5:30-All Saints Day Worship Serv-
ice. Followed by shared meal.
* * *
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1432 Washtenaw Ave.-662-4466
William M. Ferry
Carl R. Geider
Graham M. Patterson
Services of Worship:
Sunday 9:30 and 11:00a.m.
Coffee hour at 12 noon.
Student Fellowship meets at 4:00

Time of Meeting-6:00 p.m.
CAMPUS CHAPEL
(One Block North of S. University and
Forest)
1236 Washtenaw Ct.
Rev. Don Postema, Pastor
10 a.m.-Service of Holy Communion.
6 p.m.-Evening Worship.
10 a.m.-Congregation puts "Need
for Reformation" on chapel door.
6 p.m.-Historic Service by John
Calvin, 1542.
* * *
AMERICAN BAPTIST CAMPUS
CENTER at FIRST BAPTIST
CHURCH
512 E. Huron St.-663-9376
W. 3-mnes Grant, Interim Minister
A. Theodore Kachel, Campus Minister
Worship-10 a.m.-"The Attitude of
God."
11 a.m.-A Bible Seminar "The Apo-
calypse in Biblical & Modern Litera-
ture"-Campus Center Lounge.
6 p.m. Oct. 29-American Baptist Stu-
dent Fellowship. Student Discussion-
Campus Center Lounge.
LORD OF LIGHT LUTHERAN
CHURCH
(The Campus Ministry of the ALC-LCA)
Gordon Ward, Pastor
801S. Forest at Hill St.
Sunday Worship at 11:00 a.m.
Potluck supper at 6 p.m. Program on
"The Church and Social Justice" at
7 p.m.
Sunday Bible Study: Love and Jus-
tice-9:30 a.m.
Monday Night Bible Study on North
Campus-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday night study group on
Criminal Justice-7:30 p.m. in the
Lounge.
* * *
CHURCH OF CHRIST
530 W. Stadium
(Across from Pioneer High)
Schedule of Services:
Sunday-Bible School-9:30 a.m.
Worship-10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday-Bible Study-7:30 p.m.
Koinonia
(A Bible Study for college students)
For information call 662-2756
Wilburn C. Hill and Larry Phillips,
Evangelists
Transportation: 662-9928
* * *
STUDENTS
Join us for Sunday School and Worship
PACKARD ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH
Packard & Stone School Road
Sunday School-9:45 a.m.
Worship-11:00 a.m.
For transportation-call 662-6253
* * *
CANTERBURY LOFT
Episcopal Campus Ministry
332 SqIth State St.
Rev.Andrew Foster, Chaplain
SUNDAY COMMUNITY EVENTS:
11:00 a.m.-Bruch and Social Hour.
12:00 noon-Celebration of the Holy
Eucharist.
Canterbury Loft serves Episcopal-
ians at the University of Michigan and
spionsors.-pfrograms in the arts which
have ethical or spiritual themes.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Inflation
gave consumers their worst pounding
in three months in September as costs
rose 0.8 per cent and pushed the index
of retail prices to almost double what it
was 11 years ago, the government
reported yesterday.
The September price rise also out-
paced wage gains during the month,
reducing workers' purchasing power by
0.3 per cent, the fifth monthly decline
this year. Purchasing power has'
declined by 3.3 per cent in the past 12
months,
WHITE HOUSE press secretary Jody
Powell said the report was
discouraging and "underscores the im-
portance of maximum cooperation and
support for the President's inflation
plan." Powell was referring to the new
wage and price guideline program Car-
ter announced to the nation Tuesday
night.
Powell revealed that Carter held an
hour-long meeting yesterday with
Alfred Kahn, the newly-appointed
chairman of the Council on Wage and
Price Stability, and with Barry Boswor-
th, executive director of the council and
Charles Schultze, chairman of the
Council of Economic Advisers.
"The purpose of the meeting was to
review the organizational setup for Mr.
Kahn's operation and to discuss plans,
follow-on plans for the President's anti-
flation program," Powell said.
THE LABOR Department reported
higher prices for gasoline, housing and
college tuition contributed to the Sep-

tember price surge, which if continued
for a year would mean an overall in-
flation of 10 per cent.
Prices had increased at a more
moderate 0.6 per cent in August and 0.5
per cent in July.
The September increase raised the
overall increase in prices during the
first nine mnths of 1978 to 7.1 per cent,
compared with 6.8 per cent during all of
last year. The annual rate of increase
for the first nine months was 9.6 per
cent.
CARTER administration officials
admitted it was unlikkely the inflation
rate for the year-will be held to even the
eight per cent level and that was the
latest in a continuing series of wor-
sening inflation forecasts by the ad-
ministration.
WIlliam Cox, deputy chief economist
for the Commerce.Department, said in-
flation for the year may be between
eight per cent and nine per cent.
"It appears to be running above eight
per cent," he said.
IN ANOTHER report signaling
possible bad news for Americans, the
Carter administration said economic
growth next year may be between three
per cent and 3.5 per cent, down from
earlier forecasts and close to the point
where unemployment may rise.
Economists say the nation's econmy
must expand about four per cent yearly
to keep unemployment from worsening.
The unemployment rate is currently
about six per cent, but the new forecast
said it should be in "the neighborhood

of six per cent" next year, indicating it
could worsen.
The forecast for slower economic
growth in 1979 is the consequence of
reduced federal spending and higher in-
terest rates which are being used to
help combat inflation. The forecast for
economic growth this year is for 3.75
per cent, compared with growth of 4.1
per cent last year.
IN YET ANOTHER economic
development yesterday, the Labor
Department issued a study showing
that major labor contracts negotiated
during the first nine months of 1978
gave workers first-year wage and cost-
of-living increases of more than eight
per cent. These increases are well
above the voluntary seven per cent
wage and fringe benefit guideline con-
tained in Carter's new anti-inflation
program.
Business is being asked to hold price
increases to around 5.75 per cent in
1979.
The most worrisome aspect of the
September price report was that rising
food costs could no longer bear most of
the responsibility for the overall in-
crease in inflation. Food prices rose 0.5
per cent, the lowest of any major com-
ponent of the consumer price index.
The chief culprit last month was
housing costs, which rose 0.9 per cent.
The actual cost of owning a home jum-
ped 1.3 per cent and rents rose 0.8 per
cent, the biggest increase of the year in
both cases.

European energy officer says
U.S. must end resource abuse

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BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - The
European Common Market's energy
commissioner said yesterday that
rising energy consumption in the
United States must 4be stopped -
perhaps by higher consumer prices on
oil and gasoline - to protect the world
against another price rise by oil-
producing nations.
In an unusually blunt statement,
Guido Brunner, said any increase in
American use of oil would be an "ex-
tremely unfortunate development" that
also could have severe consequences
for the dollar, which has been taking a
severe beating on the world's money
markets.
BRUNNER, A West German, urged
the United States to add "something" to
its energy conservation program before
oil ministers of the Organization -of.
Petroleum Exporting Countries open
their next price-fixing meeting Dec.. 16
in Abu Dhabi.
OPEC oil ministers said after their
June meeting there definitely would be
a price increase in 1979, but no amount
has been set. The current price for a 42-
gallon barrel of oil is $12.70. The price
was frozen at that level at OPEC's
meeting last December and again in
June.
However, OPEC member countries
have been complaining that income
from oil, which is priced in dollars, is
shrinking as the value of the dollar con-
tinues to fall. One oil expert, former
Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Sheik Ab-
dullah Turaki, predicted an increase of
15 per cent.
IT IS ESTIMATED that for every five
per cent increase in the price of crude
oil, gasoline at the pump in the United
States goes up half a cent.
"In the short term, there is no reason
for an increase in prices," Brunner said
in the first direct comment by a Com-
mon Market official on the OPEC
Meeting. He said falling profits was not
enough to justify a price hike.
Brunner indicated that if the United
States showed it was sincere about
saving energy, the oil producers might

delay a price rise. He said if an effec-
tive U.S. energy policy helps the stan-
ding of the dollar on world foreign ex-
change markets, this would
automatically increase oil producers'
revenues from oil.
BRUNNER SAID that at the Western
economic summit in Bonn, West Ger-
many in July, President Carter
promised to cut American oil consum-
ption by 2.5 million barrels per day by
1985.
"At present, there is no sign that they
are moving in that direction," Brunner
said. "Now it looks as if next year there
will be an increase of roughly two per
cent, which is the opposite develop-
ment. This is very disquieting."
"Some change in prices," in the
United States is necessary, Brunner
said. He hinted that since Congress is
now in recess, Carter should take action

himself to raise prices.
The Common Market commissioner
said there has been no increase in
energy consumption since 1973 in the
Common Market countries - Britain,
France, West Germany, Italy, Ireland,
Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands,
and Luxembourg. The Common Market
nations, boosted by Britain's growing
North Sea oil production, have pledged
to reduce their dependence on imported
energy to 50 per cent by 1985.
European countries have used speed
limits and extensive energy-saving
campaigns since the 1973 oil crisis to
cut petroleum consumption. Consumer
prices are much higher than in the
United States. Gasoline now costs about
$2.01 per gallon in West Germany and
$1.30 per U.S. gallon in Britain. In the
United States, average gasoline prices
range from 62.5 cents to 69 cents.

Chinese reps visit 'U
seek U.S. college trade

(Continued from Page 1)
contact with several universities which
may involve an exchange of perhaps
two to three faculty members and ten
students per university, possibly
more," Eisley said.
"NO FORMAL arrangements have
been made - this is only our initial con-
tact," he added, "but we are very in-
terested and hope that something will
develop.''"
Eisley also said that no discussion of
the economics of such a program has
taken place, nor, the possible com-
plications involving the respective
countries' governments.
Eisley noted that University Vice-
President for Academic Affairs Harold
Shapiro had been in touch with officials
in Washington about the matter, but
Shapiro was unavailable for comment
yesterday.
"THE CHINESE are in a period of
rebuilding their universities after a
period in which education has not
flouished," Eisley said. "They are now
looking to open up contacts with the
outside world.
"A major thing to be determined is
the academic background of the
students who will come here. That is,
we will need to know if the students will
meet our pre-requisites to determine
where in our program they will fit.
"But I see no reason why we
shouldn't go ahead and start to make
the final arrangements," Eisley asser-
ted.
PROF. ALBERT Feuerwerker,
director of the Center for Chinese
Studies, described the activities of the
delegation as simple shopping around

for a good bargain in an America'n
university.
"The formal position of the Chinese
government," Feuerwerker said, "in
the next period of time is to send a large
number of scientists and educators
abroad." He added that exact figures
are unknown, but that as many as 10,000
people may be involved.
"They will be sent to Europe, Japan
and the U.S. for the purpose of being
trained," the director said. "The
reason is that their country has a great
shortage of qualified personnel due to
the closing of the universities there
during the Cultural Revolution."
WITHIN THIS framework, Feuer-
werker noted, talks have been going on
in Washington about the possibilities of
such an exchange in absence of formal
relationships between the two nations.
"The quid pro quo of the situation is
that American students will be accep-
ted by the Chinese," said Feuerwerker.
At this time students for such a
program are being chosen. through a
national competition program. Ten
students will leave for China by
January of next year, followed by fifty
others in the fall of 1979.
Tieh-yun Chen, a member of the
Chinese delegation, is an alumnus of
the University's College of Engineer-
ing, class of 1951.
"The strangest impression about my
days in Ann Arbor has remained with
me over the years," he said with a
touch of a smile. "It's the football. I was
here when it seemed that they always
went to Pasadena at the end of the
season.

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