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July 17, 1979 - Image 7

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Carter calls for
(Continued from Page 1 to a sense of unity again."
country on a consistent basis, and that's Carter spoke briefly, then answered
the voice of the president of the United questions from delegates who had been
States," Carter said, selected before the speech.
Many questions dealt with the.
THE AUDIENCE t president's voluntary wage and price
appeared to be guidelines, which ask that workers set-
impressed with the tough new tone the tle for wage increases at or below seven
president has adopted for his energy pr cent annually.
addresses. "We're with you," CWA pre DRWapasefoy
President Glenn Watts told Carter after CARTER DREW applause from the
his question-and-answer session with union members by endorsing cost-of-
delegates. "I believe we're on the road living-allowances.
He suggested that the wage and price

The Michigan Doily-Tuesday, July 17, 1979-Page 7
national unity
guidelines, often violated in recent con- ter and would provide for compensation
tract settlements, could be interpreted to those who cannot meet the rising cost
with "flexibility." of home heating oil.
Carter indicated tha tthe a d- CARTER YESTERDAY pledged to
ministration is re-working the wage increase the amount of money ear-
and price increase in the wake of con- marked for heating oil compensation to
sultations with labor leaders during
Carter's recent 12-day Camp David the poor - from the $800 million now
domestic summit. proposed to "double, or even triple this
CARTER BLAMED the . Carter told the delegates that the
Organization of Petroleum Exporting nation's space program would continue
Countries (OPEC) for inflation over the in a more routine manner than in the
seven per cent mark. past, with the introduction of regular
"I take the responsibility for a lot of space shuttle flights.
things, but I don't take the respon- He said the first priority of space ex-
sibility for the increase in energy ploration was "defense and increasing
prices," Carter said. our nation's intelligence."
The president also used the occasion " The president said he would push
to drum up support for the package of for reformed labor laws but he was not
energy bills he outlined on television specific. His announcement came in
Sunday night and in a speech in Kansas response to a delegate who questioned
City earlier yesterday. why the government continued to buy
CARTER PROPOSED Sunday night from the J. P. Stevens Company, a tex-
to cut in half the amount of imported oil tile manufacturer which has resisted
used in the United States per day. unionization. "I don't know," the
To reach this goal, the president has president replied. Loud applause-
proposed legislation that would create followed.
an Energy Security Trust Fund that Carter'said the government could not
would receive money generated from a enact legislation to forbid the gover-
windfall profit tax now before nment to buy from non-unionized com-
Congress. panies.
Carter also outlined uses for money - He said that he would act to cut
generated by the windfall profits tax. taxes if unemployment rose too much,
"THIS MONEY, which is a lot of but that he planned no tax-cutting
money, will be used for three basic pur- proposals at present.

PRESIDENT CARTER continued to carry his energy message across the
country yesterday, and stopped at Cobo Arena in Detroit to address the
Communication Workers of America.
A residents agree:
National confidence low

poses. The first is financing the
development of our own energy resour-
ces, which we have right here to
A private corporation, the Energy
Security Corporation, would oversee
the development of new energy resour-
ces. Carter said he hopes to have the
Energy Security Corporation
established by late this year.
"The second reason to wield the win-
dfall profits tax is to improve the
quality of our public mass transit
system-buses, subways, trains, and so
"AND THIRDLY, is to give special
allocations of financial help for the very
poor of our country, who must depend
on energy to heat their homes, in par-
ticular," Carter said.
In response to other questions from
convention delegates in Detroit yester-
day, Carter made the following points:
" He outlined the purpose of a home
heating oil act.
The act would stockpile 240 billion
barrels of home heating oil for this win-
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Many Ann Arbor residents crossing
the Diag yesterday agreed with
President Carter's prognosis of a lack
of confidence - but while some said
they lack confidence in America's
future, others claim a lack of confiden-
ce in Carter himself.
"I think the nation is just lacking con-
fidence in everything," said University
Engineering Senior Greg Mathamel.
A FEW expressed sympathy for the
president. "It's not so much a lack of
faith in Carter as in the ability of
anyone put in that position to cope with
that problem," said Steve Ullmann, a
graduate student in economics.
"It's not that people don't have con-
fidence and think America's great,"
countered Ann Arbor resident Yvonne
Malone. "They don't have confidence in
him (Carter)."
Joe Lepgold, a student in the Univer-
sity's Inter-University Consortium for
Political and Social Research, claimed
the American public sees Carter as an
unsuccessful president. But, he added,
people will listen to him if the threat to
the nation is severeenough.
"THIS REALLY is his (Carter's) last
chance," Lepgold continued. "I think
the problem is sufficiently severe that
most people will give him a chance."
Special interest groups, such as the
highway lobby and oil companies,
which have much at stake, and "those
people who've decided he's a loser,"
might be the only ones to disregard
Carter. . .

But public opinion polls have in-
dicated that those who think Carter is a
loser may be in the majority.
"So far he hasn't doen too much at all
about anything," said LSA junior Greg
CARTER'S PLAN to reduce the
nation's dependence on oil sold by
OPEC countries was greeted more
~ "We can put a lot of reason for in-
flationary and fuel problems on
OPEC," Ullmann said. "The only way
we can fight OPEC is to reduce our
demand on OPEC."
Lepgold agreed. "It is essential we
stabilize imports. OPEC will be able to
decide at what level the economy
progresses. Carter correctly has said
the first thing we have to do is lessen
reliance on OPEC," he said.
PSYCHOLOGY graduate student
Ralph Ward said Carter's proposed
measures to fight energy and inflation
have come "too late."
"Inflation at this time is really out of
control. The measures he proposed are
again coming a little too late," Ward
He added that the American public,
which has borne the burdens of conser-
vation and inflation, sees escalating
energy prices as "related to increased
profit by industry."
"America is traditionally a country
in which we waste a lot. It's very dif-
ficult to adjust in terms of conserving -
that's the crunch people are into."

CHICAGO (AP)-Manager Herman
Franks of the Chicago Cubs was
reminiscing about Connie Mack, who
was still managing the Philadelphia
Athletics in his late 80s and who had as
his first-base coach, his 65-year-old son,
Earle Mack.
Connie always sent Earle to the
mound to remove a pitcher. On one oc-
casion, the startiig pitcher, who wan-
ted to stay in the game, got very
vehement in his opposition to Earle's
message. He did not budge the younger
"I don't care what you think," Earle
said, "but you'll have to come out.
Daddy says so."
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