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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, June 7, 1979-Page 5

Sadat's party expected to gain in
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Parliamen- are prohibited. This effectively puts a ned in the election campaign as well as
tary elections today will yield increased damper on the National Unionist attacks on Egypt's basic social and
power and control for President Anwar Progressive Party (NUPP), a small political system.
Sadat and his ruling National but potentially troublesome group on THE NUPP and the far right call for
Democratic Party (NDP), observers the left that opposes the peace treaty. a change in the established order in
say. Most of the election restrictions were Egypt.
When Sadat unexpectedly dissolved based on two referendums in which The Liberals and Arab Party have
the unicameral Parliament in April, the Egypt's 10.3 million voters over- supported Sadat's major policy
NDP controlled 312 of the 350 elected whelmingly supported the peace treaty decisions, including the treaty. The two
seats. A party spokesman said the and Sadat's plans for restructuring held 13 seats in the last Parliament and
number is expected to increase in the political life. could increase their standing to about
new 380-seat Parliament, the extra 30 As an extension of the referendums, 25 seats, observers say.
for female representation. criticism of the peace treaty was ban- The voting coincides with the era of
The NDP is fielding 335 candidates,
the Liberals 78 and the Arab Socialists
176. The 30 sests reserved for women n rf p i
are being contested by 99 candidates,
although women also may run against4,
men for the other seats.
MORE THAN 950 independents are WASHINGTON (AP) - President including his standby plan for gasoline
running. Carter pledged yesterday to join forces rationing - have been soundly rejected
Recent election restrictions ruled out with Congress in assembling a major by Congress.
any party based on religion, thus ex- new energy package aimed at boosting IN A SESSION described by House
eluding the Moslem Brotherhood and U.S. fuel production, congressional Speaker Thomas O'Neill (D-Mass.), as
other extremist groups on the right tht leaders reported. "somber," the president and the
oppose the peace treaty with Israel. Among elements of the package will congressional leadership reportedly
Also forbidden are parties that held be new government subsidies for coal- agreed that a major new effort was
power before the 1952 revolution in derived fuels and legislation expediting needed to lessen U.S. reliance on oil
which King Farouk was ousted, and in- the building of new pipelines, according imports.
dividuals known collectively as "cen- to participants at a White House Those in attendance reported that the
ters of power" who tried to oust Sadat leadership meeting which focused on president was glum about reports that
in 1971. energy issues. oil on international spot markets has
COMMUNISTS are not allowed to The measures will stress production been selling for as high as $50 a barrel.
hold executive posts in Egypt and par- rather than conservation. Carter's past House Majority Leader Jim Wright
ties with ties to political parties abroad proposals emphasizing conservation - . (D-Texas) said there was a "positive

peace and reconstruction that started
with the peace treaty, officials say, and
is billed in the state-controlled media as
the first multi-party voting since King
Farouk was overthrown.
One reason for holding the election
was to allow new political parties to
emerge, Prime Minister Mustafa
Khalil said recently. But the only new
party to apply for permission to
establish itself, the National Front, has
seen its request shelved indefinitely.
tion of pipelines to carry Alaska oil
from the West Coast to the nation's
inland - including the removal of all
remaining legal obstacles to construc-
tion of Sohio's troubled California-
Texas pipeline proposal.
" Various other energy bills, possibly
including one encouraging expanded
use of "gasohol," that the president
would select as being important to the
nation's energy future aod which
congressional leaders would then give
priority treatment.
Meanwhile, Democrats on the House
Ways and Means Committee reached
informal agreement to stiffen Carter's
proposed "windfall-profits" tax on oil
revenues. However, the Democrats did
not decide how the tightening should be
The committee begins work today on
the proposed tax, which is designed to
take away some of the windfall
revenues that will flow to the oil com-
panies as a result of Carter's decision to
gradually remove federal controls from
oil prices.

Carter plan woi
dow go' pa

consensus" among the president and
those attending the session to assemble
l d h old a package that would include, at the
least, these three elements:
" A rush program to develop syn-
raises thetic fuels from coal that can replace
oil imports. A bill authorizing $2 billion
in federal price subsidies to plants that
stration estimates of non-federal produce these fuels, already approved
s. ,by the House Banking Committee,
might be a starting point, Wright said.
ars n r n n l dir nn l n -T..:.. ..

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter asked Congress yesterday to
change the federal pay system and hold
down salary increases for 2.1 million
federal employees, saving the tax-
payers an estimated $3 billion a year.
Military pay would remain largely
unaffected. Administration officials.
dropped a proposal that would have
held down pay for uniformed personnel
after Pentagon officials protested.
Carter's package, strongly opposed
by federal employee unions, was
backed by Common Cause, two major
business groups and associations of
state governments and legislatures.
NO FEDERAL worker would get a
pay cut, but future pay raises would be
held down until federal pay is closer to


uarter s personne airector, AMan
Campbell, said that when fully im-
plemented in October 1981, the
proposals would hold federal pay three
per cent to five per cent below what it
would beunder present pay formulas.
The major proposal would take ac-
count of generous civil service pensions
and other fringe benefits when setting
federal pay at a level supposedly com-
parable to non-federal pay.
A similar proposal also would com-
pare federal pay not only to pay in
private business, as is now the case, but
to an average that would include pay
for state and local government
workers, who now make up 13 per cent
of the work force.

Legislation to expedite construc-

Two state agencies kill
MIill Creek park plans'

We can't afford to waste it.
Ann Arbor --1979 4
Thursday, June 7, Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9
Live Bouzouki Band
8:00 p.m. to Midnight Daily PASTRY SALE
GREEK FOOD Evening Admission: 11:(10am. to Midnight
1 :a m. to Midnight $1.50 after .3 p.m. G
Grecian Boutique
Daily Prizes Taverna
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church /
a e h o414 N. Main Street.
ancee to the Music of "Dino l& the Contnetas "

LANSING (UPI) - In a unique land
use clash, the heads of the departments
of Natural Resources (DNR) and
Agriculture yesterday killed plans for a
new recreational park in western
Washtenaw County.
DNR Director Howard Tanner and
Agriculture Director Dean Pridgeon
said the proposed 3,501-acre Mill Creek
park would have wasted prime
agricultural land and was located too
far from populous Detroit.
The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan
Authority Park was proposed for Lime
and Freedom townships, 55 miles from
Detroit, 16 miles from Ypsilanti and
nine miles fromtAnArbor.

THE AUTHORITY, which operates
several large southeast Michigan
"Metroparks" and levies a tax on four
counties, listed the purchase price at
$6.9 million for land.
It applied through the DNR for a
federal grant for half of that sum, but
Tanner rejected the grant application
in close consultation with Pridgeon.
Pridgeon said the agriculture depar-
tment consistently opposed the project,
which has been in the works for nearly.
15 years.
Recent emphasis on the agricultural
production of alcohol as a fuel source
makes it even more imperative to
preserve prime farmland, Pridgeon

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