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Riegle admits to
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BOTH ESCH and Rockefeller
that was referred to in the De- said they thought the disclosure
troit News was a foolish mis- could have an .adverse effect
take and has been a source of on Riegle's election chances,
great regret to me." but neither said they thought'
Esch and former GOP Gov. it should be cause for disquali-
George Romney have alleged fication as a candidate.
Riegle's character is too un- "1 don't think you can sepa-
stable for him to hold office. rate personal integrity and pub-
Esch, traveling with Vice lic life," Esch said. "What I've
President Rockefeller in Michi- tried to do all along is discuss
gan yesterday, was asked if the issues of this campaign. I'm
he knew beforehand of the News going to continue talking about
article. "No, not at all," he the issues."
Riegle did not challenge the'
validity of the News story. He
said he knew "once or twice"
that the tapes were being made.
But he denied one portion of
the story that his wife,a staff
member he married in 1972saft-
tour er divorcing his first wife, knew
of the relationship between him
Ford underspending linked to slowdown.
WASHINGTON P)-The Ford on whether there is a direct Budget Director James Lynn question that the spending slow-
administration contributed to the link between the slowdown in is one of those who doesn't be- down influenced the govern-
current slowdown in economic economic activity and the spend- lieve there is a connection be- ment's statistics on economic
activity by failing to spend all ing shortfall, but there is no tween the two phenomena. He growth, since the amount of
of its burget in 1976, a growing question that both have oc- said a major share of the un- government spending is one
number of economists is be- curred simultaneously. In addi- derspending may still be spent component of the nation's Gross
ginning to believe. tion, many economists are un-jin the months ahead, especially National Product (GNP).
Even within the administra- able to fully explains the slow- by the Defense Department, "A $1 billion shift in a given
tion, one highly placed econ- down in any other way. which may have accounted for quarter can mean as much as
omist said the lower-than- After spurting to an annual Ihalf of the shortfall. i per cent of the growth rate,
anticipated government spend- vrowth rate of 9.2 per cent in BUT HE acknowledged that so in an accounting sense, it
ing undoubtedly had a "dam- the first three months of the the administration still doesn't clearly had a role," said David
pening influence" on the econ- year, as reflected in the na- know why it didn't spend what Rowe, a budget office econ-
omy in the past six months. tion's Gross Political Product, it was budgeted to spend. "The i omist.
I DON'T think it was the the economy allowed to a 4.5 frank answer, is we don't know Rowe was referring to the
major cause, but I don't know per cent rate in the second as yet," he said. nominal growth rate of GNP be-
what was," said this economist, quarter. fore inflation is discounted. Real
who did not want to be identi- THE Commerce Department . A Congressional Budget Of- growth is determined after dis-
fied. is scheduled to publish the third fice economist said there is no counting for inflation.
However, another prominent quarter growth figures today,
economist, George Perry of the and economists are looking for
Brookings Institution, said the growth of only about 4 per cent, rL
shortfall in spending, which has a level insufficient to reduce the C./ .. AYERS Tresent
been estimated as high as $30 nation's high unemployment THREE ONE-ACT PLAYS
billion at an annual rate, could rate.
account for all of the slowdown. The administration under- TlE
as the numbers we're getting, which ended June 30, by $10.4 BY ANION CHEKHOV
you could attribute this kind of billion. Officials of the Office directed by CHRISTINE CHILD
slowdownasscoming from this of Management and Budget sayL //T/
sourcePLAYN6 WILYH 1111k
sore" he said. it may have been $7 billion
THE government has to find under its spending estimate for BY AUGUSTE SIRINDBERG
out what is going on." the three-month period ending directed by [ESlE MCCLEOD
Economists are not unanimous in September. TM W IMLTRhb T IG
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RIEGLE termed the story
I I i i n the most vicious hatchet job
N li han ;1I have ever seen in politics"
.and accused thenewspaper of
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banquet at Cobo Hall that also slinging campaign.
featured Senator Robert Grif- "The reason for the mudsling-
fin, Governor William Milliken, ing is that Esch does not want
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