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Page 2--Thursday, July 12, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Carter's domestic summit may be completed soon

(Contnued from Pa,1
capital to hash out with'him the range
of domestic problems facing the coun-
In addition to government figures and
economic and energy experts, the par-
ticipants included civil rights leaders,
sociologists, and religious authorities.
Once the conferences end, one of
those aides likely to be among the

busiest will be Hendrik Hertzberg, Car-
ter's favorite speechwriter and the man
who would be called upon to fashion the
president's thoughts on the meetings in-
to a major address.
yesterday, his deputy said.
With the specific focus on em-
ployment, the president expanded the
realm of the conferences beyond

energy and inflation and a broad topic
that came up on Tuesday: the malaise
occurring in the nation dating back to
the assassination of President John
Kennedy in 1963.
Acknowledging a worsening
economy, the administration is revising.
its official jobless forecast from 6.2 per
cent to 6.9 per cent for the end of 1980,
said administration sources who asked
not to be identified. That could mean
that by the end of next year - just after
the next presidential election - 1.3
million more Americans could be out of
work than are now without jobs.
The new unemployment estimate is

to be released publicly later this week.
Neither the White House nor the Office
of Management and Budget would con-
firm or deny the report.
While Carter held his morning
meetings, the Congressional Budget Of-
fice released its prediction that clim-
bing food and fuel prices would make
the impending recession deeper than
earlier forecast.
In its mid-year business outlook, the
budget office predicted inflation likely
would top ten per cent this year and the
jobless rate would rise to between 6.4
per cent and 7.4 per cent by the end of

We can't afford to waste it.

Corporation projects new
uses for Michigan theater

(Contiuu from Page I )
form in the building, Lotz said. Using
the theater during next summer's city
arts festival also has been considered.
Professional production companies
may also rent the facility.
ber of the corporation, said the pur-
chase "will give us a house that belongs
to the citizens. I have a great suspicison
this place is going to be loved to death
over the next five years," he added.
Twenty citizens have already com-
mitted themselves to operating the
theater. Lotz said the board's current
officers will choose 17 new directors to

represent the city's civic, business, and
architectural interest.
The final agreement reached bet-
ween the group and the owners of the
theater included furniture, equipment,
and fixtures of the theater in the sale.
The 1927 Barton organ, originally added
to the theater by Buttefield Theatres
(co-owners along with the Poulos
family) will also continue to grace the
The citizens' group will obtain the
money to pay for the theater through
contributions and fund-raising efforts.
The Poulos family began the pur
chasing effort with a donation of

You can save a lot of
gasoline - and a lot of
money - if you use the phone
before you use your car.
By calling ahead, you
can be sure the restaurant
is open . .. the store has
what you want ... or the
friend you want to visit is
home - before you waste
time, gas and money on an
unnecessary trip. On the
average, you waste about
a dollar's worth of gas on *
every unnecessary trip-
and just two wasted trips
a week can cost you more

than $100 worth of gas
a year.
Saving energy is easier
than you think, and with the'
rising energy costs we're
facing today, it's neve'r
been more important. So
the next time you pick up
your car keys and head for
the door, ask yourself
whether a phone call could
save you the trip-and
the wasted gas.
For a free booklet with
more easy energy-saving
tips, write "Energy," Box 62,
Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

U.S. allows states to shift gas
supplies from striking stations
WASHINGTON (AP)-The Energy supplies to stay open longer, and
Department issued an emergency rule gasoline suppliers would be prohibited
yesterday authorizing governors to from cutting deliveries to states which
shift gasoline supplies from service have invoked the emergency rule.
stations which shut down to those which T HE DEPARTMENT'S announ-
remain open. cement said the agency "was moving
The rule was adopted on the eve of a forward on dealing directly with the
threatened strike by some Delaware concerns expressed by retail dealers,
and Pennsylvania independent gasoline but noted that closings by large num-
dealers who said they would refuse to bers of gasoline retailers could create
sell the fuel starting today as a protest unnecessary disruptions in the states
against federal allocation and pricing and localities affected."
policies. The Economic Regulatory Ad-
THE ENERGY Department's ministration has been holding hearings
Economic Regulatory Administration, on proposals to change the allocation
making its new rule effective im- and pricing rules and was expected to
mediately, did not blame the action announce its decisions early next week.
specifically on the strike threat by But the Pennsylvania-Delaware Ser-
dealers in those two states. vice Station Dealers Association voted
But it said it was authorizing "each Tuesday to strike indefinitely.
governor to redirect supplies from TOM ANDERSON, the association's
retailers who refuse to serve the public executive director, said, "Our main ob-
to those who continue to sell gasoline." jective, and I'm going to be quite blunt
A governor can also require gasoline about it, is to make the public angry."
stations receiving these transferred The group said it wanted to generate
support for its demands for higher
profit margins, which gasoline station
THE MICHIGAN DAILY dealers say are needed to keep pace
v USPS .144-900) with inflation, and for changes in
Thursday, JuI 12, 1979 allocation rules which they maintain
is edited and man ged by students at favor stations owned by the large oil
the University of Michigan. Published companies.
daily Tuesday through Sunday morn-
ings during the University ye'- at 420 The association represents about 30
Maynard Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan per cent of the gas station dealers in
48109. Subscription rates: $12 Septem- Pennsylvania and Delaware.
ber through April (2 semesters); $13 by Another Pennsylvania organization,
mail outside Ann Arbor. Summer ses-
sion published Tuesday through Satur- the Keystone Service Station Dealers
day mornings. Subscription rates: Association, has voted not to join an
$6.50 in Ann Arbor; $7.00 by mail out- immediate shutdown, and dealers
paid at Ann Arbor, Michigan. POST- elsewhere also seemed willing to wait
MASTER: Send address changes to at least a few more days to see what
THE MICHIGAN DAILY, 420 Maynard changes the Energy Department may
Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. make in the allocation and price rules.;
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to waste it.
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