The Michigan Daily-Sdturday, July 14, 1979-Page 7
Blumenthal: Tax cuts not needed
From AP and PI
speech tomorrow night.
flation-inflation that is decimating the
WASHINGTON - Although the In testimony to Congress yesterda. purchasing power of American con-
''onomy may be sliding into the administration officials also continued sumers, inhiting business invest-
rcssn of 1979, the administration to focus blame for many of the nation's mnent, and weakening our export com-
sterday told Congress it had no toten- economic woes on the Organization of petiliveness' "he said.
non 1 -"pushing the panic hutton' hy Petroleum Exporting (ountries, which Blumenthal added that the ad-
ttting taxes or increasing spending. this year has raised crude oil prices by Iinistration intends to retain its
"It wpould make no sense at this stage 60 per cent. program of voluntary w iage and price
to rush in with a program to pump up B BLMENTH A l TOll) the Senate guidelines. "Voluntary guidelines have
the ecooomy hy either a new tax cut or Budget Committee that the biggest had a positive effect," he said. "They
spending program, or by an easing of mistake the country could make would have worked-not perfectly but they
monetary restraint," said Treasury be to "validate" the OPEC price hike have worked."
Secretary Michael Blumental. by raising wages and other prices to Lyle Gramley, a member of the
SPE AKING IN blunt terms, Blumen- keep up with the soaring cost of fuel. president's Council of Economic Ad-
thal and top administration economic "We're goling to have to absorb that visers, also urged fiscal restraint and
advisers portrayed the expected oil price increase," Blumenthal economic sacrifice. "Our nation's
recession as a "test of our national declared. "We're going to have to eat it. economy is encountering problems this
will" and called on the American We're all going to have to tighten our year that are testing our national will,"
people to make sacrifices to counter belts. I know that is an extremely dif- he said.
sharp increases in world oil prices. ficult thing to do politically." BUT WHILE the administration
President Carter. is likely to strike Blumenthal said inflation, now at an urged the nation to adopt a mood of
similar themes when he concludes his annual rate of 13.4 per cent, remains sacrifice, senators said they detected a
"domestic summit" at Camp David the nation's No. 1 problem. different emotion sweeping the coun-
and addresses the country in a televised "OUR CORE problem is in- try: fear. l uaen IeiI
'Human rats' help identify nutrition needs
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - No dividuals. In the bathroom, he collects his urine take it.
cigarettes, no booze, no sex, no candy, Sandstead said the work was and feces and puts the waste into a If he eats a candy bar, necks wit
no soft drinks, no potato chips. producing results, but he cautioned that silver-plated refrigerator which opens girlfriend, sips a soft drink, smo
Those are the rules for the "human he wanted to see the results repeating into the lab next door. cigarette, or violates any of thec
rats," male volunteers whose every in other labs. "Our work touches on the He brushes his teeth with metal-free rules in a written contract signed
crumb of food and every drop of sweat lives of so many people, we've got to be toothpaste and saves his whiskers when he was accepted, he is immedi
is measured at a government nutrition cautious on what our work means," he he shaves. discharged.
lab. said. BREAKFAST, LUNCH, and dinner
THEIR BODIES are monitored for up THE LAB's typical volunteer, a man are prepared by dieticians who load the ABOUT 40 men have been hi
to six months at a time by 110 lab in his 20s, is the one in ten who is accep- servings with carefully weighed dashes rats in the past three years.
technicians, nurses, and biochemists at ted after a rigorous physical of salt, pepper, zinc, iron, copper, stayed about four months, some 1
the Agriculture Department's Human examination and an interview with a nickel, or vanadium. 14 months, and others left after tv
Nutrition Laboratory here. psychologist. The program is being ex- And the volunteer eats every last costs the government about $240
The lab, one of several in the United panded to include women. morsel. He uses a special spatula to get per volunteer.
States, seeks to identify human The volunteer gets $20 a day, free at those hard-to-pick-up bits. Human waste is examined to fin
nutrition requirements, what is needed room and board, and medical attention. Sometimes he licks the plate. Nothing how many nutrients - zinc, coppe
to meet them, and what happens to the He can leave the lab only with an can be uneaten; it's his job to put away iron, for instance - were exc
body if they are not met, said director escort. It can be a boring existence, everything. compared with how much was
Harold Sandstead. volunteers say, but the researchers say He is under constant supervision - sumed.
Everything that goes in and they can leave if they don't like it. chaperones escort him everywhere ex- Sweat is collected to find out
everything that comes out is measured, The volunteer lives in one of eight cept into classrooms if he attends the many nutrients humans lose d
right down to their chin whiskers. small, sparsely furnished rooms on the University of North Dakota, where the exercise.
MUCH OF THE research is focused second floor of the lab, an area which laboratory has been located since 1969.
on the role of' trace elements - iron, looks like a hospital wing with a kit- IF THE volunteer exercises, he WHISKERS ARE tested to fin
zinc, copper, nickel, vanadium, and ar- chen, a recreation room, a sun deck, wears a special suit which collects the how much zinc is lost when a
senic - that are in diets in minute and a nurse's station. sweat for later analysis. He is given shaves. Other tests show how
amounts. THE DAILY routine begins before time for leisure in the evening and gets
Among the scientists' discoveries is the volunteer gets out of bed. A nurse a snack before the set bedtime. copper is in blood plasma,
that certain bran fibers in the diet can draws blood, takes his blood pressure, He goes through tae same process
lower cholesterol levels in some in- and weighs him. seven days a week for as long as he can r _ _MANN THEARES
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PANEL HAS RESERVATIONS ABOUT BACKFIRE BOMBER:
Senate discusses SALT 11 changes
IINGTON (UPI) - The Senate' SALT CRITICS consider the Backfire dment to the treaty that would
Relations Committee yester- bomber a strategic weapon that should reclassify the Backfire as a strategic
rked to develop a series of be subject to strategic arms treaty bomber.
Lions to the SALT treaty that limitations. The administration has ac-
improve chances of Senate cepted the Soviet contention that the "If we are going to deal with it (Back-
ion without triggering a Soviet Backfire is a medium bomber and not fire), it ought to be done ina substantial
tation. covered by SALT. way," Baker told reporters yesterday.
man Frank Church told repor- Senate minority leader Howard "We ought not to undertake an idle
re was "an emerging consen- Baker (R-Tennessee), Sen. Henry gesture."
a series of recommendations Jackson (D-Wash. ), and other har- If the critics rally 51 votes in favor of
ld be unveiled next week. dliners were expected to force the such a proposal - which seems
hurch reiterated, "I would op- issue, possible - the Senate will have made a
y change in the text." They probably will offer an amen- fundamental change in the treaty.
Fri, Sat, Sun
1 30, 3:15, 5:00, 7:45, 9:30
Fri, Sat, Sun
1:00, 3:30, 7:00, 9:15
BEFORE SIGNING the treaty in
Vienna last month, Soviet President
Leonid Brezhnev warned that any at-
tempt by the Senate to alter the terms
of the treaty would be unacceptable and
would lead to a breakdown in future
Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), has
proposed a series of eight reservations
that include making Brezhnev's
assurances on restraining the Backfire
bomber part of the treaty,
It was not yet clear whether the adop-
tion of reservations instead of amen-
dments would really avoid a treaty
crisis with the Russians.
The Ann Arbor Film Cooperetfve Presents at MLB
Saturday, July 14
(Paut Schrader, 1978) 7 & 9-MLB 3
Grand Rapids own PAUL SCHRADER made his directional debut with this
modernized, relentlessly fatalistic film noir about three Detroit assembly line
workers (RICHARD PRYOR, HARVEY KEITEL, YAPHET KOTTO) who robs the
union treasury with ironic results. Captain Beefheart sings the opening song.
"That rarest of Hollywood commodities, a genuinely political film. And a
damned good one at that."-NEWSWEEK.
Tuesday: Free showing of Ford's THE SEARCHERS
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