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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, September 21, 1977-Page 7
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IRS: Lance requested
special treatment in '76




allegedly told a federal banking:
regulator last year he "just wondered if'
you could see your way clear" to lift
restrictions on a Georgia bank that
Lance headed, according to an IRS
memorandum disclosed yesterday.
The conversation was reported
secondhand in the memo released by
the Senate Governmental Affairs
Committee. The committee said it
received the summary yesterday from
the Internal Revenue Service of an in-
terview conducted by IRS investigators
with Michael Patriarca, an attorney in
the Office. of the Comptroller -of the
Patriarca told them Donald Tarleton,
regional administrator for the com-
ptroller's office in Atlanta, Ga.,
described to Patriarca on Feb. 23 in
Miami, Fla., a conversation with Lance
- that took place shortly before Lance's
appointment was announced by
President Carter.
According to Patriasrca's account, as
reported by the IRS,. Tarleton said
Lance told him:
"Jimmy wants me to be the head of
the OMB (Office of Management and
Budget), and I want to go into it with a
clear record so, I just wondered if you
could see your way clear to lift the
agreement on Calhoun."

BOTH LANCE AND Tarleton have
denied in testimony before the commit-
tee that Lance asked the banking
regulator to remove the agreement,
which imposed restrictions on the First
National Bank of Calhoun, Ga. Lance
was at the time chairman of the board
of the Calhoun bank.
Lance said in his testimony that he
and Tarleton did discuss the agreement
at a Nov. 22 meeting in Tarleton's of-
fice, but only in a general way.
Lance told the committee last Thur-
"During the course of that meeting
we briefly mentioned the greatly im-
proved condition of the Calhoun First
National Bank and in that context made
passing reference to the agreement
which had been entered into between
the comptroller's office and the
Calhoun First National Bank. Mention
of the agreement was made simply as a
reference in discussing in a general
way the improvements that had taken
place at the bank."
LANCE ALSO HAS said that at no
time did he ask Tarleton to lift the
Tarleton testified previously that he
did not recall discussing it at all during
the conversation. Carter, then the
President-elect, announced on Dec. 3
that he intended to nominate the
Georgia banker as budget director.

Tarleton; in an affidavit for IRS in-
vestigators, said he "did not recall Mr.
Lance ever discussing anything"
regarding the Calhoun bank after the
agreement was entered into in Decem-
ber 1975.
Tarleton lifted the agreement a few
hours after Lance's visit.
Tasrleton could not be reached for
comment yesterday.
CONGRESSIONAL leaders held a
breakfast meeting with Carter yester-
day and said they did not discuss Lance
and his problems.
The President scheduled a news con-
ference today at which the Lance mat-
ter was expected to be the main topic. It
will be Carter's first news conference
since Aug. 23.
Meanwhile, a nationwide public
opinion poll conducted by telephone for
The Associated Press on Monday
evening showed that 38 per cent of the
1,548 persons questioned thought Lance
should resign, 35 per cent thought he
should remain on the job and 27 per cent
were undecided.
White House spokesman Jody Powell
said, as had in the past, that Carter's
decision on Lance's career would not be
swayed by public opinion surveys.
POWELL SAID he did not know when
Carter would make a decision on
whether Lance should remain as
budget director.

Israel is aiding Lebanon-Arafat

(Continued from Page 1)
Israelis fired 1,772 rounds of artillery
into Lebanon, with most of the shells
impacting around Khiam, a Palestin-
ian strongpoint.
THE OBSERVERS also reported a
high-altitude reconnaissance flight
by two Israeli Phantoms over Leban-
on Friday and again Sunday and a
low-level flight by an Israeli Sky-
hawk on Monday.
In Cairo, the official Middle East
News Agency said the Egyptian
government strongly denounced
what it called "Israeli barbaric and
criminal attacks on Palestinian posi-
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat
also instructed his foreign minister to
tell President Carter that the attacks,
"threaten all peacse efforts in the
Middle East," the agency reported..
Foreign Minister Ismail Fabmy is to
meet Carter today.
ARAFAT'S APPEAL was his third

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call in two days for collective Arab
"The Palestinian revolution stands
alone, outnumbered and outgunned,
in the face of the massive Israeli
offensive that uses rightist Christian
militias as a disguise," Arafat said.
"The dangerous escalation threatens
the whole Middle East and imperils
all efforts toward a settlement."
Communiques from his Beirut high
command claimed Israeli tanks and
border artillery fired on the guer-
rilla-held town of Bint Jbeil, "open-
ing a new front in the latest round of
BINT JBEIL, a mile from the
Israeli border in southern Lebanon,
is 20 miles southwest of the Arkoub
region where the fighting flared up
over the past four days.
One Palestinian communique said
guerrilla "suicide squads" staged
hit-and-run raids into rightist strong-
holds on the edge of the Arkoub area

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in the foothills of Mount Hermon,
"leaving many killed and wounded
But right-wing spokesmen in Bei-
rut said Christian forces overran four
villages and a string of strategic hills
in running battles that left 15
Palestinians killed and 30 wounded
The villages were identified as Ibil
el Saqi, Kawkaha, Blat and Mari.
They had been captured by guerrillas
last March in an attempt to lay siege
to the major rightist stronghold of
Marjayoun, six miles from Israel.
unit ki~lls
.(Continued from Page 1)
expected to be a razor-thin vote this
IN OTHER ACTION, the finance
committee voted:
* To extend the current gasoline tax
of four cents a gallon through Sept. 30,
1985. Without an extension, the tax
would drop to 1.5 cents on Sept. 30, 1979.
" An incentive for saving petroleum
by using an alcohol-gasoline mixture to
fuel automobiles. The mixture would
have to contain at least 10 per cent al-
cohol to qualify for the incentive. If the
alcohol is derived from coal, the four-
cent fuel tax would be cut to three cen-
ts. There would be no fuel tax on a mix-
ture containing alcohol made from
trees or farm products.
* Approval of a Carter administra-
tion proposal to apply a four-cent tax on
motorboat fuel, rather than the current
two cents per gallon. The House earlier,
approved this.
" To repeal the present 10 per cent
excise tax on buses and the eight per
cent tax on bus parts, as the House had
* To go along with the House in ap-
proving a tax credit of up to $300 for
purchases of new electric cars.
The female population of the
United States, according to tfe 1970
official census, was 104,299,734, or 51
per cent of the total population.



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