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The

Michigan Daily
in Ten Cents

Ann Arbor, Michigo

AP Phot,
PRESIDENT CARTER met with congressional leaders and others to discuss energy and other domestic matters yesterday at
the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md. Carter announced that Saudi Arabia will "substantially" raise crude oil produc-
tion which could result in an increase in fuel supplies and slightly lower prices.
Stolen bikes: 3

Vol. LXXXIX, No. 40-S
Twelve Pages
Carter
announces
Saudi oil
production
increase
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter announced yesterday that Saudi
Arabia will "substantially" raise crude
oil production, a decision that could in-
crease fuel supplies and moderate
prices.
The Saudi decision was reported to
members of the House and Senate, in-
cluding Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.),
who conferred with Carter at Camp
David as the president conducted a con-
tinuing series of conversations about
the nation's energy and economic
problems.
Meanwhile, in Louisville, Ky., at the
governor's conference John O'Leary
resigned as deputy secretary of energy.
O'LEARY DISCLOSED his
,resignation to the governors at the close
of a meeting to discuss coal transpor-
tation.
The deputy energy secretary, who
had disclosed recently that he planned
to leave the Carter administration, said
to the governors as the meeting closed,
"I guess this is the last meeting I'll
have with you. I submitted my
resignation just before flying down
here."
High-level changes among Carter
energy advisers have been rumored for
some time, and with greater intensity
since the president began reviewing
domestic policies at Camp David.
HOUSE MAJORITY Leader Jim
Wright (D-Texas), said: "I prophesy
that when the president comes down off
the mountain - and it won't be 40 days
and 40 nights - he will have a com-
prehensive, effective, hard-hitting
program to offer to the American
people."
House Speaker Thomas O'Neill (D-
Mass.), said he expected Carter to go
on television and radio to present his
new energy plan once the Camp David
deliberations are over and that "he will
make a strong pitch for energy conser-
vation."
See CARTER, Page 2

campus
problem with
few cures
By TIM YAGLE
Ann Arbor, like many other ccllege.
towns, is bicycle-oriented. Bicycles,
from basic two-speeds to expensive ten-
speeds, are the fastest mode of tran-
sportation in the city, according to Ann
Arbor Police Major Walter Hawkins.
And because bikes are so plentiful in
this town, they are often ripped off.
According to police statistics, 566
bike thefts were reported in Ann Arbor
in 1978, valued at more than $76,000.
And 109 of them were ripped off during
July, the most active month for bicycle
thieves. Police Sgt. Dave Miller said 43
bikes were reported stolen during the
last week of June this year alone.
OF THESE 566 bikes reported stolen
last year, just one is still missing. "The
chance (of recovering a bike) . . . is
See JULY, Page 2

ANN ARBOR, LIKE other college towns, is a haven for bike
thieves. Bicycles locked to objects such as fire hydrants (above)
and bike racks can be easy prey for the experienced thief. In
the event your bike is stolen, the serial number is the most im-
portant piece of identification.

Senate to consider direct presidential election
WASHINGTON (AP) - With both sides saying they the measure and then, if this passed, vote on the has as many electors as it has senators and represen-
were unsure of the outcome, the Senate agreed to vote proposal itself later in the week: tatives. If no candidate gets an electoral majority, the
today on a proposed constitutional amendment calling Opponents of the Bayh amendment said Monday this House chooses the president from the three leaders.
for direct popular election of presidents. was not necessary because they did not plan a Under Bayh's plan, there would be a runoff if no can-
Sen. Birch Bayh (D-Ind.), who has fought for 10 filibuster. didate received 40 per cent of the popular vote. He said
years to get a Senate vote on the proposal, said of Mon- Bayh resisted, saying, "I havea strong suspicion the he might offer an amendment that would also require a
day's agreement that supporters were "within striking opponents figure we haven't got the 67 votes, and you runoff if no candidate carried at least one-third of the
distance" of getting the 67 votes needed for a two- know, they may be right." states.
thirds majority of the Senate. HE AGREED to the vote after Sen. Harry Byrd MANY SMALL-STATE senators oppose the Bayh
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), a leader of the op- (Ind.-Va.), dropped his attempt to attach to the Bayh amendment, arguing that it would enable large states
position, said, "I have to admit it will be a close vote amendmenta proposal for a constitutional amendment to unduly dominate presidential elections.
and I'm not exactly sure which way it will go." to require a balanced budget. "The proposed resolution . .. goes straight to the
BAYH SAID 10 or 12 undecided senators held the key Bayh's proposal would abolish the Electoral College heart of the federal system of this country and could do
votes. Under an earlier timetable, the Senate had been system, in which electors chosen on a winner-take-all great harm to it," Sen. John Stennis (D-Miss.) argued
scheduled to vote today o a motion to limit debate on basis cast each state's vote for president. Each state Monday.

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