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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, September 11, 1979-Page 9
Kennedy sets November timetable for decision

(Continued from Page 1)
presidential race and their belief that
the New York delegation to the 1980
Democratic National Conventionought
to be united.
BOTH MEN believe there is no way
the delegation could be united behind
Carter. They believe Kennedy could
unite the delegation and, if he does not
run, that Carey or Moynihan should run
as favorite son.
Later that day, they collared Ken-
nedy, and, going off to a private room,
told him they thought he ought to make
a decision on 1980.
Kennedy voiced concern about Car-:
ter's low standing in the opinion polls
and the possibility that he would be
defeated by a conservative Republican,
according to the sources, who declined
to be identified.
THE SENATOR reportedly also said
he was troubled by the possibility that
with Carter leading the Democratic
ticket in 1980, the Republican presiden-
tial candidate might win by such a wide
margin he would carry other GOP can-

didates to victory. That could give the
party control of the Senate for the first
time in more than 30 years, as well as

I don't

think that he

(Kennedy) could be denied
the Democratic nomina-
tion if he were to run.'
-House Speaker
Thomas (Tip) O'Neill
majorities in state legislatures in a
year in which states must reapportion
congressional seats in accordance with
the 1980 census figures.

Kennedy's aide also refused to
discuss a possible timetable for the
senator deciding whether to enter the
If Kennedy decided in late November
to challenge Carter, the Massachusetts
senataor would have time to get his
name on the ballot in such early
presidential primaries as New Ham-
pshire and Massachusetts, where he
would be heavily favored over Carter.
KENNEDY HIMSELF has tried to
discount rumors about his candidacy by
reiterating his support for Carter.
But public statements maderecently
by Rosalyn Carter, the president's wife,
decrying a lack of support for Carter
from key Democrats, were taken by
some political analysts to mean that the
White House expects a challenge from
,House Leader O'Neill sidestepped a
direct question on whether he himself
would support the president or his
Senate colleague from Massachusetts

in the event of such a contest. "I sup-
port the party every day of the week,"
the House leader said.
IN THE PAST, O'Neill has declined
to comment on a Carter-Kennedy race,
saying only that he expected Carter to
be renominated and re-elected and that
he did not consider Kennedy a can-
didate. His statements yesterday,
made at his daily news conference, go
considerably beyond those previous
The speaker yesterday did reiterate
his claim that he does not expect Ken-
nedy to run and that he feels Carter
will be renominated. "I'm going on the
basis that the nomination is his,"
'O'Neill said.
White House advisers appeared to be
taking the attitude that since Carter
currently has a low standing in
popularity polls he would be better off
waiting until later to launch his re-
election bid officially.
Press commentators have suggested

NEW YORK (Reuter) - A new poll
issued yesterday said 70 per cent of
Americans feel President Carter will
riot win re-election next year and
showed that confidence in him has slip-
ped to an all-time low.
The ABC News-Louis Harris Polls
reported that it surveyed 1,493 adults
between Sept. 1 and 5 and only 21 per
cent thought Carter could be re-elected
to the White House next year while nine
per cent were not sure.
THE REMAINING 70 per cent stated
"no" when asked if they thought he
could win a second four-year term.
A 56 to 35 per cent majority believed
that Carter would be served best by en-
suring that as much as possible of his
legislation is passed by Congress so

he could not even win the Democratic
nomination. Other polls in recent mon-
ths have shown Senator Edward Ken-
nedy of Massachusetts as the clear
frontrunner for the 1980 Democratic
nomination, although he has been
saying that he did not intend to seek it. a
' By an overwhelming 76 to 20 per cent=
those surveyed by the ABC News-:
Harris poll gave Carter negative marks
on his ability to inspire confidence. This
was the worst mark ever received by
Carter, whose previous low point was a
74-20 negative rating in June and com
pares to a 55-39 positive rating he got in
December, 1977, a year after winning'
}the presidency.
that he can show the electorate con-
crete evidence of his presidency's,

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U.S. geologist claims world has much more undiscovered fuel

U.S. geologist called yesterday for in-
ternational efforts to develop new oil
and gas wells, saying the world
probably has as much undiscovered
fuel in the ground as has been
discovered so far.
"There is great urgency to search for
and find new oil reserves to establish
enough lead time" to develop other
energy sources, said Michel Halbouty
of Houston, in a report to the 70-nation
World Petroleum Conference.
HALBOUTY, A former president of

the American Association of Petroleum
Geologists, called on governments and
politicians to agree on "proper
regulatory frameworks which will
enhance exploration for development
and production of the needed petroleum
By the 1990s, half the world's oil
production will come from fields not yet
found, he said. He cited potential oil
reserves along the Norwegian coast
and off southwest Ireland.
The largest undiscovered fields are
thought to be in the Soviet Union and

China, Halbouty said. Three years ago,
undiscovered reserves in those coun-
tries were estimated at 350 billion
barrels, compared with 77 billion
barrels thought to be as yet un-
discovered in the United States.
WORLD OIL production stands at
about 57 million barrels per day and
could only grow to 66 million barrels a
day without any new discoveries, he
said. If potential new sources are ex-
ploited, production might top 90 million
barrles in 15 years, he added.
Halbouty spoke at the first full day's

session of the week-long conference, a
meeting of about 4,50' petroleum in-
dustry officials arid scientists.
Earlier, American oil analysts said
federal pollution regulations might for-
ce the U.S. oil industry to spend an ex-
tra $23 billion by 1985. The result, they
said, would be a $4 a barrel increase in
the price of oil, which would translate to
an increase of two to three cents in the
cost of a gallon of gas at the pump.
THE PRESENT price of oil from U.S.
wells averages $13 a barrel, while the
Organization of Petroleum Exporting

Countries (OPEC) charges a top price
of $23.50 a barrel.
The problem involving oil supplies
was highlighted by other international
Nigeria said it was considering
charging a $3 to $5 per barrel premium
for its top grades of crude as of Oct. 1.

U.S. oil companies confirmed they have
been discussing the premium with the
state-owned Nigerian National'
Petroleum Corp.
Oil companies, particularly U.S.
firms, prefer these light, low-sulfur
crudes because they are more easily -
refined into gasoline that meets en-
vironmental standards.


Workers willstrike GM
if no newcontract Friday,
DETROIT (AP) - The United Auto the company's most popular cars, in-
Workers (UAW) union said yesterday it cluding front-wheel-drove compacts,
would pull one-fifth of its workers out of employ about 95,350 UAW members, or
General Motors Corp. plants in a 21 per cent of GM's 460,000 hourly
"selective strike" if no new contract is workers.
reached by Friday's deadline. One-third of those on strike - 32,290
Thirteen of the company's 26 car and - would be in Michigan, where GM has
assembly plants, 32 of 43 parts about 200,000 hourly employees
warehouses and the country's biggest overall.
diesel locomotive plant, would be GM had no immediate comment on
struck. the union strike plans.
INCLUDED IN the plants to be Contracts covering 780,000
struck is the GM facility in Ypsilanti. autoworkers in the Big Three com-
The targetted plants, which produce panies expire at 11:59 p.m. Friday.
Challenge today's power
structure, says Steinem
(continued from Page 1) Woman's Political Caucus (NWPC) in
to working for the advancement of 1971. Steinem is also the founder of the
other groups such as minorities, Woman's Action Alliance, which was
homosexuals, and the lower classes. set up in the same year as the NWPC.
The tall, attractive Steinem appeared Steinem founded MS Magazine, a
reminiscent of her activist days publication devoted to the concerns and
dressed in a brown sweater, faded hip- needs of women. MS just recently
hugger dungarees, and large aviator- received non-profit status, which
style glasses. Steinem said last night will enable the
Ms. Steinem, who hails from Toledo, MS Foundation to put more money into
Ohioo, became involved with the women's groups and allow more people
woman's movement in 1968 after she at- to read MS.
tended a meeting of the Redstockings, a Steinem stressed that a lot of things
woman's group in New York City. have not changed. "Women are still dif-
Steinem soon became one of the ferent. Women have the couble burden:
feminist movement's leading the expectation of marriage and of
spokespersons. raising children. We have yet to find a
SHE WORKED with such notable campus where men sit around and talk
feminists as Betty Friedan and about having careers and being
congresswomen Shirley Chilsom and husbands and fathers at the same
Bella Abzug to found the National time."

13 middies expelled

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Thirteen
midshipmen have been expelled from
the U.S. Naval Academy as a result of a
five-month investigation into student
use of marijuana, the academy an-
nounced yesterday.
Dennis Boxx, an academy
spokesman, said it was the most mid-
shipmen ever dismissed at the
academy at one time for drug abuse.
A BRIEF statement issued by the
academy said the action stemmed from
an investigation that started in April

and resulted in internal charges against
38 students.
Charges were dismissed in 21 cases
and four other cases are still being
processed, Boxx said.
He said two of the expelled students
were seniors and the rest were juniors.
One of the four whose cases are still
pending is a member of the class of 1979
whose commissioning has been held up,
Boxx said.
The academy did not identify any of
the students.

We, can' t afford
to waste itf.-
Student Supervisor
Upperclassman or graduate student to supervise
LSA Student Telethon. Four hours per night, 6:00
to 10:00, Monday through Thursday, October 8
through November 15.
Phone: 763-5577
Pay: $4.00 per hour

are available at the
Deadline for submission of applications for 1980-81 competition is
OCTOBER 5, 1979
INQUIRIES: please call Vincent P. McCarron-764-2218
Canterbury Loft
Events in September,
Sept. 11-Galliard Brass Ensemble..A free performance
outdoors on the Diag on the steps in front of the Grad
Library. Tuesday, 12 noon.
Sept. 14-Equus Reading. An informal reading of the
play, Equus by Peter Sha ffer followed by a discussion led
by Tony Burdick. Friday, 8 p.m. Free.
Sept. 15--Trees in Concert. A special concert appearance
by Trees, an Ann Arbor folk group. Saturday, 8 p.m.
Sept. 20-22-Starving Artists Sale. Works of art, all
priced at $15 or less, by student and community artists.
Thursday thru Saturday, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Sept. 28, 29-"Space Opera One." A premiere per-
formance of an opera in one act, written and performed
by baritone, Richard Jennings. Electronic and acoustic
music, and special visual effects. Friday and Saturday,
8 p.m.
Conterbary seLoft
332 South State Street, second floor

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