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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 45-S
ThM chign Daiy Tuesday, July 17, 1979
e Micigan a ly Twelve Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents
arter stresses nat'1 unity

With Wire Service Reports
Stressing a new unity among the
private sector, President Carter ad-
dressed an enthusiastic gathering of the
Communications Workers of America
(CWA) in Detroit yesterday, tacking
yet another addendum onto his
fledgling energy program.
Stating that the country is in the mid-
st of a crisis of confidence, with the
basic values of the nations' people un-
der siege, Carter repeated themes from
his Sunday night speech.
"WE MUST define new goals for our
country ... We must bring together the
different elements of America - labor,
business and consumer - bring them
from the battlefield of selfishness to our
table of common purpose," he said.
Carter told the delegates he could
lead the country if people trusted him
and assisted him in fighting the influen-
ce of special interest groups.
"There's only one clear voice in this
See CARTER, Page 7

Doily Photo by JIM KRL
CARTER, PRESENTED with a miniature of the Liberty Bell yesterday at the Communication Workers of America
convention in Detroit, rang the bell and gave a gesture of confidence, the theme of his address to the nation Sunday

Profs discuss
Carter speech
By TIM YAGLE THE NOTED economic expert said
Despite the unusually authoritative he expected Carter to reveal a more
tone of President Carter's speech Sun- comprehensive policy after 12 days of
day night, two University political and Camp David summitry. Grassmuck
economic experts say any popularity said, "It was the first lucid statement
boost that he might have gained will be (on energy) we've seen." The political
short-lived. scientist said he liked the president's
Political Science Prof. George departure from the "soft sell" ap-
Grassmuck, who teaches a course on proach.
the American chief executive, said Car- "He thought he had the best available
ter may enjoy a brief boost in the information, but the best available in-
popularity polls, perhaps by ten percen- formation was poor," said Grassmuck
tage points. in reference to Carter's previous
"I DOUBT THAT one speech will turn energy statements. "lie has to do
people around from the established something now."
social structure," he said. Hymans did not concur with some ac-
The former speechwriter for the tions the president took. Carter's
Nixon and Ford administrations said proposed windfall profits tax on
now the key question is whether the deregulated crude oil is supposed to pay
president can maintain political for his new $140 billion energy program
momentum in terms of Congressional in the next ten years. But, according to
support. "Can he maintain the power of the economist, it will not be adequate.
persuasion?" Hymans predicts the tax would
Dr. Saul Hymans, chairman of the generate a maximum of $5 or $6 billion
Department of Economics, agreed that per year.
unless the speech is followed up with "I'd like to see the arithmetic to
further specific measures, Carter's makesure it's consistent," he said.
gain in the polls "will be a temporary HYMANS SHRUGGED his shoulders
aberration." See CARTER'S, Page 2 ,

Three Mile Island tour AP Photo
For the first time since the Three Mile Island nuclear facilities were shut
down in late March, the plant yesterday was opened for a general tour.
Metropolitan Edison spokeswoman Sandy Polon takes reporters through the
plant which was the scene of the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history.
See story, Page 9.

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