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Carter aide suggests stronger anti-inflation action
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter's chief inflation watchdog, war-
ning that the administration's anti-
inflation strategy is not working, is
recommending stronger action to avert
significant price increases, gover-
nment sources say.
Barry Bosworth, director of the
Council on Wage and Price Stability,
recommended that Carter take actions
that are "immediate in their impact
and not just a request for restraint by
the private sector" to keep prices from
increasing at a faster pace.
Bosworth, in an internal White House
memorandum last week, maintained,
for example, that contracts coming
from the coal strike have the potential
of causing "inflationary damage."
A SPOKESMAN for the council, Tom
Joyce, confirmed the memorandum,
but emphasized that it reflected only
one point of view within the White
House, has not yet been debated by key
economic advisers and has not been
seen by the president.
The memorandum as originally sub-
mitted included a suggestion that the
administration reverse itself on suppor-
ting the Social Security tax increasse
approved by Congress last year, an
administration source said.
The source, who declined to be iden-
tified, said Bosworth still believes that
Social Security taxes should be rolled
back by $6 billion to help harness in-
flation, but that the recommendation
was deleted from the memo because it
"just wouldn't fly."
IN THE MEMORANDUM sent to
Carter's six top economic advisers,
Bosworth warned there would be sub-
stantial increases in consumer prices in
coming months and that "it would be
better for the president to anticipate,
rather than to react to, public
The memorandum was written
before the wholesale price figures for
February were announced last week.
They showed a 1.1 percent jump, the
highest monthly increase in three
The February figures would be
equivalent to 13.2 percent for the year.
The administration wants a 6 percent
annual inflation rate.
BOSWORTH SUGGESTED that the
government set an example by cutting
the federal employees' proposed pay
hike from 7 percent to 6 percent and
that Carter go oni national television to
announce the cut as well as address the
He suggested that, for the short term,
" Push harder for congressional ac-
tion on his year-long hospital cost con-
tainment bill, which Congress has
watered down. he said the recent con-
sumer price indexes "substantially un-
derstate" increased medical cost.
" Expand meat imports to hold down
meat prices, and expand timber har-
vests on federal lands to hold down
rapidly rising lumber prices.
* Announce an executive order
requiring regulatory agencies to con-
sider the inflationary effect of new ac-
tions and of regulations already on the
the memo also cautioned against
responding to the farmers' strike by
raising price supports or restricting
imports. The Senate is considering an
expanded set-aside program that would
cost the government more than $2
THE BOSWORTH memorandum
came at the same time other ad-
ministration sources were revealing
that the President's next anti-inflation
program will be aimed at harnessing
prices, and not wages.
The Administration has decided to
wait until 1979 before initiating any
major push to put the brakes on wages,
it was learned Tuesday.
The administration has concluded
there is virtually no chance of getting
any cooperation from labor in
restraining wage demands unless there
is progress on prices, an administration
WITH MANY MAJOR wage negotia-
tions scheduled for 1979, the success of
the program will depend on what hap-
pens on the price side this year, one
administration official conceded.
"The real test is what we get on the
price side," he said. "If we don't get
anything on the price side, we don't ex-
pect to get anything on the wage side
Implementation of the program,
which was announced by President
Carter in January, is behind schedule
because of complications resulting
from the long coal strike. But officials
expect to begin meetings with leaders
of major industries in a out two weeks.
AMONG THOSE high on the list for
early consultations with administration
officials are executives in the steel,
auto, lumber and aluminum industries.
Although there may be exceptions,
each industry will be asked to hold
price increases this year to between 0.5
per cent and 1 per cent less than the
average price increases of the previous
The same requests will be made of
major unions later on. Carter's goal is
to reduce the overall rate of inflation by
about 0.5 per cent each year.
The so-called underlying rate of in-
flation in the economy has been stuck
for some time at between six per cent
and 6.5 per cent annually. Economists
both in and out of government say there
is virtually no chance of reducing it.
SHOE COLLECTION STEPS INTO HISTORY
SALEM, Mass. (AP) - Wooden shoes
that French resisters used to clog Nazi
machinery, 150-year-old, stilt-like clogs
and huge leather postillion boots used
by mail carriers 327 years ago are
among a collection of historic footwear
recently deeded to two museums here.
The collection of 4,300 shoes from 90
countries was donated to the Peabody
Museum and the Essex Institute here
by Emhart Corp., whose subsidiary,
USM, built the collection over a 75-year
span starting in 1899.
One of the oldest and best preserved
shoes is a 4,000-year-old Egyptian san-
dal made of intricately woven papyrus
leaves. There's a boot worn by Tom
Thumb and boots worn by Admiral
Byrd on the third Antarctic expedition;
there are jousting boots worn by Henry
IV of France about 1600 and 18th-
century slippers worn by the Bishop of
Smallest shoes are tiny, three-and-a-
half-inch "lily foot" slippers worn by
young Chinese girls whose feet were
bound at birth; largest are Manchu
boots, 14 inches from tow to heel, worn
by seven-foot-tall eunuch guards at the
palace gates in Peking's Forbidden
City in the late 1800s.
The shoes will be cataloged and
reconditioned as necessary before their
exhibition debut sometime this year.
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residents Brian down. Half the reason I came here was
nathan Spaeth, 18, the 18 year old drinking age."
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might even increase old enough," he said. "When I was 17
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nking age 40 and I 18." Both agreed "if you want liquor,
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But sophomore Andy Yokom said,
"It's a good idea-it could eliminate a
lot of accidents, and cut down on
By MICHAEL ARKUSH
The new three member task force,
formed by Governor Milliken to in-
vestigate Plymouth Center abuses will
hold its first meeting tomorrow at the
Wilbur Cohen, the former secretary
of Health, Education and Welfare and
current dean of the School of Education
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State probes Plymouth Center
of the University, will head the task
force looking into abuses at facilities
which receive state funding, such as
prisons, nursing homes, mental health
facilities and public schools.
Cohen replaces Donald Smith, former
director of the Department of Mental
Health (DMH), who resigned last week
following charges he knew about
Plymouth Center abuses for the last
two years. The Detroit Free Press
reported last week that Smith has failed
to initiate any significant changes in
Plymouth despite knowledge of the in-
stitution's abuses since May, 1976.
Joining Cohen on the task force will
be John Dempsey, head of the Depar-
tment of Social Services, and Col.
Gerald Hough, head of the State Police.
The committee will file an initial report
in 40 days and a final report coming 45
days after that.
Sandra Mcguire, co-chairman of the
Michigan Association for Retarded
Citizens, said yesterday she hopes
Cohen's appointment would produce
important changes in the Plymouth
"We're hoping that Cohen will make
the situation much better. I thinkk he'll
do a good job but it has yet to be
proved," she said.
She did, however, express concern
about the possibility the committee
would be "politically oriented." She
said she believes the first task force
headed by Smith didn't want to do
anything to make the Governor look
"Smith had a lot to lose so he didn't
want to make Milliken look bad," said
In other developments, Judge
Charles Joiner of the federal district
court in Detroit ordered many changes
in the institution two weeks ago. The
new changes include increasing staff in
Binet, Malloy, Sullivan and Kennedy
halls where abuses have been repor-
tedly widespread. The center must hire
and train about 135 new attendants by
"We have some bad attendants there
now and I hope we don't go downhill,"
said Mcguire. The task force will
discuss whether to retain those em-
McGuire said the new increase will
reduce the attendant student ratio from
one-to-eight to one-to-four.
Joiner also ordered teams to suprvise
activities at Plymouth and report on
any abuses which may occur there.
Other changes announced by Joiner
* Parents, or guardians be allowed
access to wards at all reasonable times
* Staff directly accountable for cer-
" Residents at Plymouth Center will
receive annual physical exams
* Separation of passive from
Joiner's order came as a result of a
suit filed several weeks ago by the
Plymouth Association for Retarded
Citizens (PARC) against the Plymouth
Center for Human Development
charging Smith, DMH Regional Direc-
tor Donald Worden and Dr. William
Womack, former Plymouth Center
director, with mishandling the abuse
problem and violating the federal and
McGuire,also a member of PARC,
said she thinks it would be at least bet-
ween 60 and 90 days before Joiner's or-
ders are fully implemented.
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decides the contractor has not made a
"good faith effort" to meet those
minority employment goals, the
violator may face a $500 fine and may
be denied further city contracts for two.
The ordinance also prohibits lending
institutions from refusing to loan
money because the property in question
is located within a certain area of the
THE TACTIC of refusing loans to in-
ner-city and ghetto residents, a time-
honored technique known as
"redlining", has been a recurring
problem in the city..
Another problem the ordinance suc-
cessfully checks is the practice of get-
ting people to sell their homes by the
scare tactic of warning the neigh-
borhood is changing color.
The new law says "No person shall
promote real estate transactions by
representing that changes are oc-
curring or will occur in an area with
respect to race, religion or national
When the law takes effect, in about
two weeks, any individual would be
able to make formal complaints against
violators. The director of the city's
Human Rights Office could also initiate t
investigations and file complaints
The law also protects the victims of
discrimination against retaliation,
should they file a complaint about
someone for violating the ordinance.
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