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Page 2-Thursday, May 24, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Democrats renounce Carter's decision to decontrol oil

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter's decision to lift oil price con-
trols was loudly renounced by his own
party in the House yesterday, while
Carter said he fears the nation won't
cope with energy problems unless there
is a severe crisis.
Members of the House Democratic
Caucus tentatively approved a measure
expressing "Democratic policy" that
existing price lids on domestically
produced crude oil "shall be continued
and enforced."
THE ACTION was by voice vote and
is subject to ratification by a recorded
roll call vote scheduled for today.
However, formal adoption of the
resolution was expected by those on
both sides of the issue.
But Congressional approval is not
required for Carter's decision to lift
price lids on domestically produced oil
beginning June 1 and to allow prices to
rise to world levels by Oct. 1981.
Energy Secretary James Schlesinger
warned of possible reprisals in the form
of another round of price hikes on im-
ported oil should Congress follow the
lead of the Democratic House members
and enact legislation blocking decon-
MEETING WITH a group of fresh-
men congressmen, the energy
secretary said members of the
Organization of Petroleum Exporting

Countries (OPEC) would view efforts to
block decontrol as more evidence that
this nation cannot handle its own
energy problems.
"I think this would be reflected in

participating in a two-way video broad-
cast that linked the White House with a
convention of the National Cable
Television Association in Las Vegas,
THE PRESIDENT said he fears the
nation will avoid dealing with energy
problems "unless there is such a severe
crisis with shortages that the American
people are shocked."
Carter reiterated his view that
Congress has shown hexcessive
timidity" in dealing with the energy
issues. "So far, the American people
have not faced a sure fact-- that we
have an energy shortage. It's going to
get worse in the future unless we act
together," he said.
Earlier, the Democratic caucus,
composed of all 276 House Democrats,
had rejected on a 124-96 procedural vote
a last-minute attempt at a compromise
sought by White House allies.
THE "COMPROMISE" would have
urged the president to continue price
controls at least until Congress enacts a
stiff "windfall profits" tax.
But rebellious Democrats decided
they wanted nothing to do with the new
proposal and approved a motion that
prohibited it from even. being con-
Even though the resolution would not
be binding, the action by the
Democratic Caucus was a major rebuff

their price actions in June,"
Schlesinger said. He also said failure to
allow U.S. prices to rise to world levels
would receive a "highly unfavorable
reaction" from U.S. trading partners.
Carter made his comments while

to Carter's efforts to reduce U.S.
reliance on imported oil by encouraging
more domestic production and by
making petroleum products more ex-
group wins
battle againMst
(continued from Page 1)
Rabinovitz said. "Sure, it's going to
cost money, but if people want it, they'll
work for it."
Berger said he now will develop the
32-acre tract of land as an industrial
park. The area is zoned for that type of
project. Berger said he would comply
with the ordinances, and added that he
does not believe there would be op-
position because the citizens said they
would not object to an industrial park.
He also said if the city wants to buy
the land for a park, they would consider
it, although he doubted that the city
would have enough money to purchase
the land.
LAST WEEK, the Washtenaw County
Planning Commission rejected
Berger's proposal because it said the
plan did not coincide with the county's
long-range goals to develop the river
bank as open space.
Residents feared that sewage from
the proposed hotel and salt from its
parking lot would damage the riverbed,
and that traffic would increase.
Earlier, in response to neighborhood
pressure, Berger prepared an
assessment of the project's impact on
the area. His report maintained the
project would avoid harming shoreline
vegetation and would be built in a
limited area in order to preserve the

Lance indicted on banking charges
(Continued from rage l) resignation, Lance also has been the from the media." He said, "This ex-
defendants, their families and friends. target of, civil complaints by the perience has been one of disillusion-
The conspiracy count against the four Securities and Exchange Commission, ment and profound shock for me and
carries a maximum prison sentence of which questioned his financial dealings. the members of my family ... I know
five years and a $10,000 fine. Adamson, the Justice Department that Iam innocent."
In addition, Lance was charged with spokesman, said copies of the indic- There have been unsubstantiated
15 counts of misapplication of bank fun- tment have been turned over to Paul allegations that $500,000 of the loans
ds as president of the Calhoun bank and Curran, an attorney picked by Attorney were illegally diverted to Carter's
the National Bank of Georgia, the fifth General Griffin Bell last March to head presidential campaign in 1976. Wed-
largest bank in Atlanta. a special investigation into President nesday's indictment did not deal with
THE INDICTMENT also names Lan- Carter's family peanut business. those allegations.
ce in five counts of falsifying personal IN A STATEMENT issued through Carter, who had been a staunch
financial statements to banks and in his attorney after the indictment was defender of Lance, was not mentioned
one count with making false entries in made public, Lance contended that in the indictment and did not appear to
National Bank of Georgia records. pressure from the news media prom- figure in any of the complex financial
Some of the charges have been aired pted the grand jury action. He said, "I dealings listed in the document.
at least partially during Senate know that no jury will find me guilty of At the White House, presidential
hearings and investigative reports in the charges directed against me." press secretary Jody Powell said "it
the summer of 1977, which resulted in Lance said the grand jury had been would not be appropriate" for Carter or
Lance's resignation. Since his meeting "under enormous pressure one of his spokesmen to comment.




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254 off mugs, popcorn & pop
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SUNDAY is Hospitality Night-
All employees of A2 bars and restau-
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New wave music with

'U' requested to reveal
staff salaries by name

(Continued from Page 1)
Traditionally the University -has
declared that releasing personal salary
information is an unnecessary invasion
of privacy.
Currently, Schnetzler said, the com-
mittee is assuming that each university
will comply with its requests. "We're
not even talking about the universities'
not complying," she said. She said she
did not know whether the committee
could force colleges to reveal infor-
mation on personal salaries.
UNIVERSITY faculty members said
their colleagues are divided on the issue
of making personal salaries public.
University History Professor Stephen
Tonsor said he approves of making per-
sonal salaries public. "I, myself, have
no objection to anyone knowing what
my salary is," hesaid.
"My colleagues, who fear publication
of salaries, which I really can't under-
stand, will discover that it's really
exaggerated. Who cares?" Tonsor, ad-

Tonsor said disclosure of personal
salaries would bring an equalization of
salaries among departments and
schools. Once salaries are open to the
public, Tonsor said, "I think we will
find a good many people with
reputations approaching the inter-
national level who are paid more poorly
than plumbers or teamsters."
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Thursday.May 24.1979
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